There is no denying that accidents and injuries could cause a lot of stress and upset. Nevertheless, when you suffer at the hands of someone in the medical professional, it could be even more distressing. While the standard of medical care in the UK is of a very high standard, if for any reason the standards are allowed to slip negligent acts could happen. If you are harmed due to negligent treatment by a health care practitioner you may be eligible to make a medical negligence claim. This guide explains not only about searching and choosing the right medical negligence solicitor for your case but also what makes you eligible and who may be liable. This includes information on how to locate the right medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-upon-Hull and also why you do not need to choose a medical negligence solicitor in your area. You will also be pleased to know our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Kingston-upon-Hull area. We will explain more about specific examples, from cancer negligence to surgical errors, as well as details about the service our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors provide. If you still have any queries by the time you get to the end of the guide, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
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- Negligence By A GP
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- Negligent Cancer Care Or Misdiagnosis
- Kingston-upon-Hull NHS Trusts Clinical Negligence Statistics
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- How To Start Your Medical Negligence Claim
Are you looking for medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-upon-Hull to handle your personal injury case? If so, we are here to explain that location should not out weight expertise and knowledge. In this section, we will provide you with advice on hiring a personal injury lawyer by revealing some of the most common mistakes that could be made when it comes to this, so that you could avoid making the same errors.
Here are some of the most common blunders that could be made by people when they are looking for the best medical negligence solicitor to handle their personal injury case:
- Opting for a solicitor that doesn’t work to a no win no fee payment agreement – This is one of the biggest errors that could be made, and it is something people could be continuing to do all of the time. If you go for a medical negligence lawyer that does not charge in this manner, there is a chance that you could be going to end up with a nasty shock when you get your bill. The costs could easily mount up, and there could always be the risk that you are going to spend all of this money and then the medical negligence lawyers could fail to secure a payout for you. Instead, it might be wise for you to consider going for no win no fee medical negligence solicitors, like the ones on our panel as they will only take on cases using this fee structure as you would only need to pay their legal fees if your case is a success if you go down this route.
- Failing to do enough research about the solicitor – It would be a good idea to take the time to do a quick search on the Internet about the solicitor in question. Read reviews that have been left by previous clients to see what they have had to say. A lot of people may rush into choosing a personal injury solicitor, and they may regret it. A bit of online research could alert you to any red flags, if there are any, and you would know to look elsewhere.
- Going for a solicitor that is just starting out – Of course, everyone has to start somewhere, but you might not want to take a risk when it comes to something as pivotal as securing compensation. Because of this, it is imperative to consider choosing someone that has a considerable amount of experience in the industry and has worked on cases similar to yours many times before.
A lot of people might believe that they are going to need to use medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-upon-Hull if they are going to make a medical negligence case for something that has happened in this part of the UK. Actually, when it comes to Kingston-upon-Hull medical negligence, claims are typically handled via email and telephone. There’s no need to look for medical negligence solicitors near me online because face-to-face meetings are not a requirement. Instead of convenience being the main deciding factor, you could look for the right medical negligence experts based on their reputation, success rate, and experience.
Medical negligence solicitors reviews could be very beneficial. They could help you to get a better understanding of the service provided. Once you have used the services of a lawyer, it is advisable to leave feedback so that you could help other people too.
While you could use the services provided by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you may need to see a medical expert that is based in Kingston-upon-Hull. We could help with this. Some of the medical experts that could be available in Kingston-upon-Hull include…
75 Beverley Road
Warners Sports Centre
80-86 Pickering Road
East Yorkshire Chiropractic Clinics,
431 Holderness Rd
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help launch claims for all types of medical negligence. You may still be able to make a medical negligence Kingston-upon-Hull claim for compensation if you cannot see the sort of injury you have suffered. The claims below are just some examples of what clinical negligence solicitors could handle to help you get a better understanding.
In the UK, the vast majority of surgeries that are carried out go well. Nevertheless, there are always going to be risks that are linked to any sort of operation. At the same time, though, you should expect a certain level of medical care. If this has not been provided and you have experienced surgeon negligence during surgery, which has caused an infection, illness, or injury, there is a chance you could make a claim. Some examples of errors that could be made during surgery are as follows: wrong site surgery, for example, amputating the wrong limb, retained surgical instruments, operations that have not been carried out correctly, performing the wrong operation, instruments not being sterilised properly that leads to an infection, and organ damage during surgery.
If you or your baby has sustained a birth injury that was caused due to negligent treatment and care by a medical practitioner, it is possible you could make a claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. Some examples of negligence during birth might include failing to monitor or notice maternal or fetal distress which leads to harm, not treating maternal infections or medical problems correctly which cause illnesses, not providing the right diagnosis allowing a current condition to worsen, using the incorrect tools which cause physical injuries, incorrectly performing a C-section, not taking the right steps to stop pre-term labour which results in illness or injury. It is vital that if you want to pursue a claim for medical negligence that it can be proven that the harm you suffered was due to negligent treatment of the medical staff. These incidents could be incredibly traumatic for the entire family, especially if the mother and/or child end up suffering life-long injuries, which could be the case in certain circumstances. When you make this sort of claim, you may be able to claim for damages associated with the emotional trauma you could be experiencing too.
Aside from the claims that have already been mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have many years of experience when it comes to making claims for incidents that have happened in hospitals. There are lots of hospitals in the Kingston-upon-Hull area, including both private and public hospitals. It does not matter what hospital you were being treated in, if they have acted negligently and this has caused you unnecessary harm, there is the possibility that you could pursue a claim for damages. Negligence could happen because of an individual mistake that has been made by a member of staff at the hospital or it could be because of poor medical standards in general, for example, a lack of hygiene.
If you want to make a medical negligence care home claim, whether for yourself or for a loved one, you may need the assistance of medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-upon-Hull or medical negligence solicitors based elsewhere. Typically, these claims could involve someone making a case on behalf of someone else because the person at the centre of the incident is not well enough to proceed with a legal case. No matter what applies, you might want a good legal team on your side too, which is what we could offer. From the wrong medication being given by staff members to abuse cases, there are different types of care home negligence that could occur, a lot of which could be extremely upsetting and disturbing. However, recent cases that have been on the news have shown that this could happen, and so you could take action if this has happened to you. Historical abuse cases have been launched, so do not let the three-year personal injury claims time limit put you off from making a case as your case might be an exception to this. Simply give us a call today if you would like some more information.
GP negligence could be if a GP fails to diagnose a patient or send them for tests or to see a specialist and their condition worsens. This could also be that your GP has given you the wrong advice, they have not taken your symptoms seriously, they have made mistakes in their medical notes, which has led to the wrong course of action, or they have diagnosed your illness as an incorrect illness. What is vital to remember is that negligence alone will not lead to a compensation claim there must be some sort of harm, whether worsening of a current condition, or an entirely new illness or injury has been caused in order to be eligible to pursue a case for damages. If you are no provided with the correct advice and treatment from the start you could start off on the wrong path in terms of seeing the right specialists and getting the right treatment. This could have serious consequences in some cases. This is why it is important to take steps to get the legal help you need so that you could build a strong case.
Aside from the potential cases that have already been mentioned, you may also be able to make a claim if you have been the victim of dentist medical negligence. Similarly to the other scenarios that have been discussed, there are different ways that a dentist could end up acting in a manner deemed negligent. They could extract the incorrect tooth, for example, meaning a perfectly healthy tooth has been removed from your mouth. They could diagnose the wrong oral condition or they could end up causing damage to your other teeth when extracting a tooth. No matter what has occurred, you are to expect a minimum standard of care at the least when seeing a dentist, and if you don’t receive this, and are caused avoidable harm you may be eligible to pursue a dental negligence claim.
Finally, a negligence cancer diagnosis could also result in very severe consequences. Misdiagnosing a medical condition could have serious results especially if it comes to severe illnesses that could develop at a rapid pace, like cancer. Often cancer is a disease that grows and grows, which is why time is of the essence. If people do not receive the treatment they need at the earliest opportunity, the cancer could develop to a more severe stage, which could mean you need more intensive treatment. It may also result in people losing their life when they could have been successfully treated if the right course of action was taken. If this has happened to someone you love, you may want to explore the possibility of making a claim on their behalf so that you could receive money to cover the funeral expenses, a bereavement award, and such like. Calling the number at the bottom of the screen may give you the answers that you need.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Kingston-upon-Hull, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.
|Claims received 17/18
|Number of incidents 17/18
|CNST Damages Paid
|Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
|£5, 925 965
|Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
|£6, 155 841
When you choose our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you can rest assured you will get a service provided on a no win no fee basis. This means that your personal injury solicitor would only charge legal fees if your case is a success. If it is not a success, you do not have to pay them any legal fees. This could work to give you peace of mind that you will not be out of pocket when you make a claim, which is something a lot of people, understandably, may worry about. This also reassures you of a great service because you know the solicitor is going to be accountable.
There are many different hospitals and clinics in the Kingston-upon-Hull area, including…
- Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital
- East Riding Medical Education Centre
- Kingston Medical Centre
- Castle Hill Hospital
- Newland Health Centre
No matter what sort of medical negligence you have been the victim of, you can speak to our experts today about making a personal injury claim. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Kingston-upon-Hull area, meaning you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-upon-Hull. You can reach us between 8 am and 9 pm, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087.
Limitations to making negligence claims – This page explores the deadlines for making claims of this nature.
Making a claim against your GP – A more in-depth look at GP claims.
Have you been misdiagnosed? – This page talks more about misdiagnosis claims.
Edited by LisM.