If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, it could be very difficult to come to terms with. After all, when we are not feeling like ourselves, we might put our trust in medical professionals to help us get to the bottom of what is wrong. Therefore, when a mistake is made, it could be a great source of worry and anxiety, not to mention pain and further health issues. No matter what has happened to you, whether you have experienced dental, birth, cancer, or any other type of negligence, and you have suffered as a result of this, there could be a chance you could be entitled to compensation. In this guide, we will reveal everything you may need to know about working with medical negligence solicitors in Leicestershire specifically – although you don’t have to choose one that is based there. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Leicestershire area. This is despite the fact that we are not based in this part of the United Kingdom. We will explain how our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could do this. We will also explain more about the service that we provide. If you have any queries about clinical negligence claims, even after reading this guide, you might want to give us a call. You will find our contact information at the end of the guide.
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- Defining Medical Negligence And Claims Which You Could Make
- Claims For A Surgeon’s Negligence
- Childbirth Injury To A Mother Or Child
- Nursing Home Care Negligence
- Late Or Delayed Diagnosis Of Cancer
- Leicestershire Hospital Negligence
- Dental Clinical Negligence
- General Practice Clinical Negligence
- Statistics For Claims Made Against NHS Trusts In Leicestershire
- Clinical Negligence Claims Funded Through A No Win No Fee Agreement
- Hospitals In Leicestershire
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There are many different medical negligence solicitors in Leicestershire and around the UK for you to choose from. When it comes to making a claim, it is so important to make sure that you choose a personal injury solicitor with care. After all, this person will have your chances of a successful compensation claim in your hands. They will navigate you through the claims process, ensuring you handle everything appropriately and help gather the right evidence. So, what sort of factors should you consider when you are looking for a medical negligence lawyer? Well, firstly, you may need to make sure that the personal injury lawyer you choose has the required experience. You may want to ensure that they have worked on many medical negligence cases before and that they have handled claims similar to yours. Aside from this, you may also want to consider the fees charged by the medical negligence solicitor you are thinking of working with. No win no fee is usually the best approach in our opinion, and if you do not know what this is, you could find out more about it toward the end of the guide. Aside from this, you may need to make sure that the solicitor is easy to communicate with and that you feel comfortable working with him or her. Reading medical negligence solicitor reviews could help with this, which is something we will discuss in more depth in the upcoming sections.
A lot of people could assume that their only option is to work with medical negligence solicitors in Leicestershire if they have been injured in this part of the United Kingdom. Therefore, when they look for solicitors, they could conduct a search such as medical negligence solicitors in my area on Google. However, you really do not need to limit your search in this way. This is because you are able to work with a solicitor based anywhere in the UK, because most communication is via mail, e-mail and phone, and this is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Leicestershire area. This means that you are going to be able to choose a lawyer based on their expertise and experience, rather than simply selecting someone because of where they are located.
In order to make a successful claim for medical negligence as a result of personal injury, you will need to undergo an impartial assessment with an independent medical expert. We work with a panel of doctors who are based in Leicestershire Therefore, if you choose our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors to assist you in making a personal injury claim then they will ensure that you undergo an assessment as close to where you live as possible.
Below are some of the experts that we work with in Leicestershire.
Regus Oxford Road
Regent Road Clinic,
No1 Holmfield Court
3 Holmfield Road
2 Meadhurst Road
Leicester LE3 6FQ
Earlier, we touched upon the importance of taking a look at reviews when looking for medical negligence solicitors in Leicestershire or those, like our panel who may not be based there but that cover the area. This could be vital because it will help you to get an understanding of what the solicitor in question is like to work with. It might not be a good idea to skip this, because you may read comments that have been left by people that were once in your position. However, it may be important for you to know that reading independent review website comments is advisable rather than reading comments directly left on a website. This is because on independent websites you could be sure of the comments’ authenticity. Once you have made a claim, it might be helpful if you could leave feedback too so that you could help other people in your position.
Medical negligence is the lack of due care and attention to the service a healthcare professional gives you. There are many different types of incidents that could result in requiring medical negligence solicitors in Leicestershire or those covering the area. Below, we take a look at some of the most common no win no fee solicitors medical claims that could be handled by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors to give you a better understanding.
Firstly, we have claims for surgeon negligence during surgery. This is something our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could certainly assist claimants with. When it comes to surgeries, there are always going to be risks, whether it is an emergency medical operation or cosmetic surgery. However, this does not mean that surgeon errors due to negligence shouldn’t lead to a claim for compensation. If a surgeon makes a mistake, there could be a chance you are entitled to compensation. Examples could include surgery being carried out on the wrong site, retained surgical instruments, and cases whereby operations have not been executed properly. If your health has suffered due to surgical negligence, then you may be in a position to make a claim.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could also help with claims whereby there has been a childbirth injury to mother and/or baby. These cases could be very difficult to deal with. This could especially be the case when there are lifelong injuries involved. Examples of childbirth injuries might include cases whereby the healthcare professionals have failed to notice a baby was in distress, resulting in the rushed use of forceps, and permanent scaring to the baby or mother. C-sections not being carried out quickly enough, and the incorrect birth assisting tools being used. Harm to mother or baby – or both -because of the negligence of paediatricians, doctors, midwives and nurses could lead to a claim for compensation.
In addition to this, nursing home care negligence is another example of the sort of cases that could be handled by our panel as an alternative option to medical negligence solicitors in Leicestershire. In these incidents, you could be making a claim on behalf of a loved one, as they might not be in a position to make a compensation claim for themselves. There are many ways these cases could happen, for example, because of poor hygiene levels, medication mix-ups, and much more. Even cases of care home abuse could lead to compensation claims, as mental and physical trauma could have an effect on the victim.
Cancer is a disease that sometimes progresses at a rapid pace. Therefore, if a mistake is made, this could mean that the consequences are very severe. Mistakes could include errors during the diagnosis phase. It could also mean that treatment has not been administered properly. In some cases, cancer negligence has resulted in fatalities or poorer prognosis for recovery.
You may also be able to make a claim if you have experienced hospital negligence. This could be a private hospital or it could be an NHS hospital. There are many ways negligence could happen in this environment. Of course, this includes cases involving surgical and birth injuries. There could also be cases of infection caused because of low hygiene standards in a hospital.
In addition to the examples that have already been mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could handle cases of dental negligence. This could be a claim for dental negligence nerve damage, or it could be because your dentist has not noticed the signs of oral cancer, has provided negligent advice, has carried out a treatment wrong, or has operated on the wrong tooth. This is just a handful of examples. If your oral health has become worse because of your dentist’s negligence, you could have cause to claim.
Last but not least, you could also make a claim if you have been the victim of general practice clinical negligence. When we are not feeling well, we could try to make an appointment to see our GP. If you see your doctor, you might expect him or her to be able to diagnose what is wrong and give you the direction you may need. Therefore, when they give you the wrong advice, this means you could end up on the wrong treatment path. The impact of this could range from minor – such as taking a medication you didn’t need which had uncomfortable side effects, to severe – leading to hospitalisation or worse.
Below, we take a look at some statistics regarding negligence in Leicestershire. Please, note that this only relates to NHS negligence. This is because the statistics for private healthcare negligence are not available.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority||No. of claims recieved||No. of reported incidents||Damages Paid (£)|
|Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust||15||8||1,173,181|
|University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust||119||31||19,025,130.98|
Earlier, we took a look at some of the different qualities you might want to be looking for when you are making a claim. One thing that we spoke about is the importance of looking for a personal injury solicitor who would be happy to work to a no win no fee agreement. This means that you are only going to need to pay compensation if your case is a success. If it is not a success, you are not going to need to pay anything. This could give you complete financial peace of mind. You could know that you are not going to end up in a position whereby you have lost compensation yet you may need to pay a legal bill too. You may be pleased to know our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work on a no win no fee basis.
There are a number of hospitals in Leicestershire and the surrounding areas. This includes the likes of…
- Leicester Royal Infirmary
- Leicester General Hospital
- Glenfield Hospital
- Feilding Palmer Hospital
- Melton Mowbray Hospital
- Loughborough Hospital
If you are ready to make a personal injury claim, or you have any queries about doing so, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information. We would be more than happy to assist you in any manner that we can. The number that you may need is 0800 652 3087. This line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors will be more than happy to assist you in any manner they can.
Wrongful deaths – If a loved one has passed away, you may be able to claim on their behalf.
Surgical malpractice – If you have questions about this, they may be answered here.
Was your diagnosis wrong? – If it was and you suffered because of this, then you might wish to read this page.
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Rd, Leicester LE5 4PW
Edited by Charlotte.