Having the right medical negligence solicitor to represent your case will not only give you peace of mind it may also ensure that your case runs smoothly and has a successful outcome. Medical negligence claims cases can be more complex and difficult than general personal injury cases as it combines both medicine and law. Have you suffered due to medical negligence in Leeds? Has the medical treatment you have received been of a poor standard and as a result your illness has worsened? Did you receive the wrong diagnosis and therefore was given incorrect treatment which had adverse effects on your health?
However, if this has happened to you, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed and at our loss regarding whether or not you maybe eligible to make a medical negligence claim. One of the most pivotal steps when it comes to this is taking the time to assess your options regarding the different medical negligence solicitors. One piece of advice we always give is you do not have to stick to medical negligence solicitors in Leeds, it is more important to select expertise over location. After all, your legal professional is going to play a key role in making sure that you get the compensation that you deserve. In this guide, we are going to provide you with information that you need regarding making a case for medical negligence.
This includes information on choosing a reputable medical negligence solicitor and how our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover the Leeds area, as well as providing you with details on some examples of medical negligence cases. If you have any questions by the time you are finished reading this guide or you are ready to start the claims process please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Leeds area. You will find our contact information at the end of the guide.
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- How To Choose The Right Medical Negligence Solicitor
- Should I Instruct A Medical Negligence Solicitor In My Area?
- Reviews Of Solicitors Can Be Helpful
- Our Panel Of Doctors Could Assess Your Injuries In Leeds
- Examples Of Medical Negligence Cases Our Panel of Clinical Negligence Solicitors Could Conduct
- Negligent Surgery
- Medical Negligence Causing Birth Trauma
- Hospital Clinical Negligence Or Malpractice
- Neglect In A Care/ Nursing Home
- Negligence By A GP/ Doctor
- Cancer Misdagnosis
- Mis-Handled Dental Care
- Statistics For Instances Of Medical Negligence By Leeds Area NHS Trusts
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Leeds
- Leeds Area NHS Hospitals
- Leeds Area Private Hospitals
- How To Start Your Claim
There are several different aspects you need to carefully consider when assessing medical negligence solicitors for your case as you will be putting all your trust in them to deliver a successful outcome. Here are some top tips:
- No win no fee – First and foremost, always check what pay scheme your solicitor users. We recommend you go with a no win no fee medical negligence solicitor. This means that you will only need to pay legal their fees if the medical negligence solicitor manages to successfully secure your compensation. If they lose the case, you won’t have to pay legal expenses to them. This not only ensures that you are protected financially, but it also guarantees a good service as well, as the lawyer in question is going to be affected by the outcome of your case. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors always work to this payment structure.
- Experience – Using a solicitor that has not only had a huge amount of experience in medical negligence cases is key but also who has experience dealing with your particular area of negligence such as dental negligence or care home negligence. You may want to be safe in the knowledge that they have plenty of years of experience in their locker.
- Reputation – Last but not least, it might be a good idea to spend five to ten minutes reading reviews that have been left by previous customers. This is a good way to get an honest insight into the medical negligence solicitors and the level of quality of service they provide. If someone has a bad reputation, you will be able to pick up on this easily, and you will know to look elsewhere.
A lot of people may tend to think that the only way to make a medical negligence claim in Leeds is to use medical negligence solicitors in Leeds. However, this is not the case. Today, the majority of personal injury cases are handled via email and over the telephone. Face-to-face appointments are not, in most cases, necessary. This means that rather than choosing a personal injury lawyer who is conveniently located in terms of geography, you are able to choose a personal injury solicitor who actually has the experience and the track record to give you the best chance of securing compensation. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Leeds area.
One thing that you may need to do is to see a medical professional who is located in or near to the Leeds area. This is not something you need to worry about though because we can arrange this for you and we can do so at no cost to you.
In the current day and age, whenever we require a service of any nature we may want to take a look online and read reviews that have been left by others. This is something that can certainly be beneficial when you are looking for medical negligence solicitors. After all, it can help to read medical negligence solicitors reviews that have been left by people that were once in your position and used the services of the lawyer you are considering. Not only could this give you a good indication of the success rate, but it could also help you to understand what the lawyer is like to work with. It is also advisable that you leave feedback about the service that you received once your case has been resolved so that you can help people who find themselves in the same position as you in the future.
As mentioned, we can help you to arrange an appointment with a medical professional in or around your local area. Some of the medical professionals in the area that do this sort of work are listed below. You may see one of these, or another.
1 City Square
Citibase Leeds Park Square
47 Park Square East
40-42 Cardigan Road,
As you can clearly see, there are more than a few experts within the area so it should not be a problem to find one that is local to you. This will help to reduce any inconvenience when it comes to attending appointments, should you need to do so.
Below, we take a look at examples of medical negligence cases our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could handle. If your particular circumstances are not mentioned below do no panic using the contact number at the end of this guide you can call our experts and have your particular case assessed.
There is no denying that there is always going to be a risk involved when you have an operation of any sort. Surgeons are required to discuss these with you before you agree to surgery. This is why in many cases, your consent is required. However, it does not matter whether you were being treated in a private hospital or an NHS hospital, you still are to expect minimum care standards. This means that your surgery should be carried out by a surgeon that has the required qualifications and the surgeon should be supported by a team of competent practitioners. It also means that the way in which the surgery is carried out should meet minimum care standards as well.
If something goes wrong during surgery and you have suffered an injury or an illness as a consequence, or you need to undergo another operation to correct what has gone wrong, if it happened due to negligence or substandard care you may have the basis for a medical negligence case. Examples of possible surgical errors leading to harm, the surgeon could leave a medical tool inside your body or they could operate on the wrong organ, the wrong limb could be amputated, or other organs could be perforated.
These cases could be very traumatic, especially if the injuries results in lifelong problems for the patient or their child. In terms of the mother, some examples of birth injury negligence could relate to mistakes in managing pre-eclampsia, anaesthetic errors, retained swabs, errors made in suturing tears or episiotomys, wrongly performed episiotomys.
When it comes to birth injuries to the child, some of the possible cases that we could handle include hip dysplasia, cuts and scars, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, and fractures to the collarbone, shoulders, arms, legs, and skull.
Contact our panel of medical negligence experts, the number is at the bottom of the guide if you have any questions concerning birth injuries or labour delivery negligence.
When you consider the sheer number of people being treated in hospital today, and the huge number of different conditions that they may be suffering with, you can maybe understand how errors can be made, we are all human and as humans we can make mistakes. However, this maybe no comfort at all if you are the one who has been harmed due to hospital negligence. Although there are risks with different treatments, all patients have a right to a minimum standard of care. Examples of possible hospital negligence may include;
- Misdiagnosis, resulting in incorrect treatment which could make the patient more ill.
- Delay in diagnosis, allowing the present condition to worsen.
- Prescription error, prescribing the patient the wrong medication making them ill.
- Incorrect treatment, causing adverse effects and the condition to worsen.
You could also be in the position to make a claim with medical negligence solicitors if you or a family member have suffered neglect in a care home which has resulted in harm. Unfortunately, there have been a number of high-profile cases over the past few years regarding negligence that has been experienced in care homes throughout the United Kingdom. If this has happened to someone that you love and they are not in a position to make a claim for themselves, you may be able to make a claim on their behalf with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Leeds area.
When you are not very well, your GP may be your first contact. Therefore, if they make a mistake, the entire process could start on the wrong foot. This could mean you end up taking medication you don’t need or more importantly not receiving the treatment or medication you may need to get better allowing your condition to worsen. If this happened to you, please give us a call today to explore your options with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors in further detail.
Misdiagnosing illnesses such as cancer could have devastating effects on a persons health. This could mean that you start your treatment late and by this stage, the illness could have gotten a lot worse. This could mean that you need to undergo much more intensive treatment than you otherwise would have had to and in some cases, especially with cancer, it could be fatal. There could also be cases whereby the doctor does not misdiagnose the illness, but instead, he or she diagnoses the completely wrong illness. This could mean that you end up on a course of medication that is not right for you and you could even end up having surgery that you do not require. If this happens, you may want to explore the option of making a claim for compensation with medical negligence solicitors.
A lot of people may tend to assume that medical negligence only relates to cases involving doctors, nurses, and other professionals that you will see in a hospital environment. However, this is not the case. You could also make a claim if you have suffered negligence leading to harm at the hands of your dentist. There are a number of different ways that this could possibly happen. For example, your dentist could remove the wrong tooth or they could misdiagnose an oral illness. If this happened to you, please do not hesitate to give our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors a call.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Leeds, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||CNST Damages Paid|
|Leeds & York Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust||*||0||£151,831|
|Leeds Community Healthcare||6||0||£64,361|
All of our medical negligence solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. This means you will only need to pay their legal fees if your case is a success.
Some of the NHS hospitals in Leeds include:
- Leeds General Infirmary
- St James’s University Hospital
- Chapel Allerton Hospital
- Leeds Children’s Hospital
- Leeds Dental Institute
- Seacroft Hospital
- Wharedale Hospital
Some of the private hospitals in Leeds include:
- Nuffield Health
- Spire Leeds Hospital
- The Yorkshire Clinic
No matter what has happened, you can speak to our experts today to ask questions. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Leeds area, meaning you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Leeds. You can reach us between 8 am and 9 pm, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087.