By Danielle Parsons. Last Updated 5th April 2023. If you have been involved in a medical negligence incident that has resulted in you suffering injuries you may well be thinking about making an accident claim with medical negligence solicitors in Kilmarnock. However, you don’t necessarily need to use solicitors based in your locality to handle a case. Making the decision on whether to begin a claim could be tricky though. On one hand, you may, of course, want to be compensated for your suffering. But, what if you were to go through the medical negligence claim process only to discover that your case was not successful?
Here, we explore what sort of factors determine whether you have a strong compensation claim? Generally, you have to be able to prove the following two things to be true…
Someone else caused the accident. You need to show that your injuries are the result of a medical professional’s acts or omissions when under there duty of care. You will also need to prove that the injuries in question would have been avoided had you not received substandard care.
The incident happened within the last three years. This is the medical negligence claims time limit on most personal injury cases. You could have three years from the date of the incident and court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. There are some exceptions, such as the negligent acts or omission of health care professionals causing harm which occurs when you are under the age of eighteen, please do not hesitate to give us a call to discover whether the limit may be different for your case.
Here at Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of medical negligence solicitors are not based in Kilmarnock but can cover the Kilmarnock area with ease. In this guide, we will reveal everything you need to know about medical negligence. This includes information on the service provided by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, as well as details regarding the different sorts of claims that could be made. If you still have queries by the time you finish reading this guide, please do not hesitate to get in touch for more information. You will find our contact details at the bottom of this guide.
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There are lots of medical negligence solicitors in Kilmarnock to choose from and you don’t have to look for one based there which opens the search up even more. We do advise that you narrow down your search with care. When looking for a medical negligence lawyer, there are a lot of factors you could take into consideration to narrow down your search. For example, one of the first things you could want to look at is the level of experience that the personal injury lawyer has. You might wish to also make sure that this experience is relevant. After all, the last thing you may need is a personal injury solicitor who specialises in road traffic accidents if you want to make a claim for Ayrshire medical negligence. Aside from experience, payment terms might be important. We feel it is advisable to go for a no win no fee solicitor. If you are unsure regarding what this is, you will find more information at the end of the guide. Aside from this, you may wish to make sure the solicitor is reputable and that he or she is easy to communicate with.
If you suffered unnecessary harm as the result of a breach in a medical professional’s duty of care, you may wonder if you need a lawyer from Kilmarnock to claim. Your solicitor does not need to be based in the same location as you or the place where the incident occurred.
However, solicitors for the Kilmarnock area will need specialised knowledge of Scottish law and medical negligence. In addition, you may want to consider whether the Kilmarnock lawyers you look at can support your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. We explain what No Win No Fee means later in this guide.
Our solicitors offer a nationwide service. This means that they can represent claims for medical negligence from the Kilmarnock area. In addition to this, they typically offer their services under a No Win No Fee arrangement.
If you call our advisors, they can assess whether your claim is valid. If it seems like it is, they could put you in touch with one of the No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel.
If you choose to work with our panel of solicitors who can cover the Kilmarnock area, you will have access to our panel of doctors, who can perform your independent medical assessment. Our panel of doctors include;
The Connal Building
34 West George Street
In addition to the different factors that have already been discussed regarding looking for medical negligence solicitors in Kilmarnock as well as across the rest of the country it certainly helps to read medical negligence solicitor reviews online too. These comments could give you a good insight into what your experience with the solicitor would be like. However, it may be best to make sure you use independent review platforms so you could be sure that the comments are genuine. Furthermore, you might wish to also leave your own comments once you have made a claim too so that you could help other people who find themselves in your position.
There are lots of different types of negligence cases that our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could handle. Read on to discover some examples. Please do note that we have included some common incidences. Whatever your incident of medical negligence, if it has caused you injury, you might want to call us to see if our panel could help you put forward a claim.
The first example we are going to take a look at is making a doctor negligence claim. When someone is not feeling very well, they might book an appointment with their local GP. Many of us may expect our doctor to be able to assess our condition and then advise us on what to do next. Typically, after a consultation, they may either give us a prescription for medicine, some advice, or they may refer us to a specialist at the hospital. If mistakes are made, it could mean we end up with a treatment that is not right for us. The damage here could be two-fold. Firstly, it could mean you do not get the treatment you really need as quickly as you need it, making your illness more severe. Secondly, you could get worse because you may be taking medication that is not right for you. The effects of this could range from minor to severe. Essentially your doctor owes you a standard of care. If they have failed in this and not listened to you, examined you properly or followed procedures, and it has led to you suffering further illness or injury, then it may be worth calling us to see if you have a claim.
Aside from GP malpractice, you may be searching for our panel as another option to medical negligence solicitors in Kilmarnock because you have been the victim of surgical negligence. Most people know that surgeries carry risks. Before you have an operation, the risks should be explained to you. However, this does not mean that you should not look into taking action if negligence has occurred. From retained surgical instruments leading to another operation to an operation not being executed correctly leading to worsening symptoms or further surgery is required; there are many different ways that this could happen.
We could also assist with dental compensation claims in Kilmarnock. This could happen when a dentist or any member of staff within a dental surgery has acted in a negligent manner leading to worsening oral health. This could happen because your dentist has extracted the wrong tooth or damaged a healthy tooth during treatment, for example. It could also happen if the dentist has given negligent advice or if he or she has failed to spot the signs of oral cancer.
In addition to this, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help when it comes to claims for injuries during birth. Birth injuries could happen when the midwife or another medical professional has failed to notice that the baby or the mother is in distress. These cases could be devastating because they could often result in lifelong injuries for the child or the mother. There are other ways birth negligence could occur, for example, the wrong birth assisting tools being used leading to permanent and preventable scarring to mother or brain damage to the baby.
You could also make a claim if you have been injured while at a hospital due to negligence. This could be a medical negligence claim against NHS hospitals or it could be a private hospital claim. Hospital negligence could happen during a procedure, like the surgical and birth injuries that have been discussed. However, this could also occur because of poor sanitation and hygiene levels leading to the contraction of MRSA or the like, that would not have happened if correct standards were upheld.
In addition to the examples that have already been mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could also help you when it comes to nursing home negligence. Sadly, there are many different ways that negligence could happen in a nursing home environment. This could be that medication has been given to the wrong person or that you have suffered an illness because of poor infection control. There have even been cases of nursing home abuse, which could lead to a claim. For information regarding the guidelines that nursing homes have to follow, please see here.
Finally, you may be looking for medical negligence solicitors in Kilmarnock or across the UK if you have been the victim of cancer malpractice or negligence. There is no denying that cancer is one of the most aggressive illnesses out there. If it is not diagnosed quickly and if the incorrect treatment is administered, it could lead to worsening symptoms and a poorer prognosis because it could cause the cancer to spread to parts of the body it would not have. In some cases, this could well be fatal. Whether you are a dependent of a loved one that has passed away and you feel this is due to misdiagnosis of cancer, or you’ve suffered negligent cancer care yourself, we could help you look into making a compensation claim.
To get a better understanding of the number of clinical negligence cases locally, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.
Here is the link – to the website where the data is retrieved.
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|NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Here at Medical Negligence Assist, one thing you could be certain of is that our panel only takes on cases that they feel have a chance of getting compensation. After all, all of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work to a no win no fee arrangement. This means that they are paid in relation to the outcome of your personal injury claim. Therefore, they have nothing to gain by simply taking on your case for the sake of it. Your medical negligence solicitor would only get paid if your claim is successful. If a no win no fee agreement is something that interests you, please contact us to discuss the benefits in full.
There are a lot of hospitals in this part of Scotland, including…
- University Hospital Crosshouse
- Kirklandside Hospital
- North West Kilmarnock Area Centre
- Ayrshire Maternity Unit
- Ayrshire Central Hospital
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Kilmarnock area, meaning you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Kilmarnock. No matter what has happened, whether you have been the victim of dental negligence or you are thinking about filing a lawsuit for a birth injury, you could speak to our experts today to looking to the possibility of making a personal injury claim. You can reach us any time of the day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087.
Claimants for wrongful death – Relatives could make claims on behalf of a loved one that has passed away. You can read more on this here.
Malpractice in Surgery – You can find answers to common questions here.
Wrong diagnoses – FAQ – More information surrounding misdiagnosis claims.
University Hospital Crosshouse – You can find University Hospital Crosshouse hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:
Written by Jo.
Edited by Charlotte.