Medical negligence can happen in all sorts of ways and in various health care locations. Unfortunately, sometimes medical negligence results in injuries to the patient with some being more severe than others. Although claiming compensation cannot change the suffering you have endured, it can provide the financial assistance you may need to help you with your recovery or any on-going medical needs you now have as a result of the negligence. Making a medical negligence claim, however, can be a complex and daunting task to undertake if you have no experience in personal injury law. Getting expert legal advice from an experienced medical negligence solicitor covering Lincolnshire is the best way forward in making sure your claims case has the best chance of being successful.
Finding the right solicitor for the case is important and so contacting a firm such as Medical Negligence Assist can be really helpful as although our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors are not based in Lincolnshire, they can cover the area of Lincolnshire as well as across the UK. Therefore we can connect you to the right medical negligence solicitor for you, just call us on 0800 652 3087.
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- GP Medical Malpractice
- Surgical Negligence Lawsuits
- Childbirth Injury Claims
- Dentist negligence Claims
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- Statistics For Cases Of Medical Negligence At Trusts In Lincolnshire
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There are many different types of personal injury claims cases and some solicitors specialise in certain areas. When making a claim for medical negligence, if you’re looking to hire a personal injury lawyer to conduct your claim on your behalf, ideally you want to hire someone who has expertise in the medical negligence claims sector. There are a number of things that you can do and should consider, in order to pick the right solicitor for your circumstances. Talking with family and friends for any recommendations can prove useful as if they have used a solicitor for themselves, they can tell you from their own experience how good they found the solicitor to be and if there are any areas in which they excelled or were lacking in regards to their service. Reading medical negligence solicitor reviews is also useful as you will get a view of the solicitor from a client’s perspective. When choosing your medical negligence lawyer, you might want to look at their success rate and how experienced they are in cases similar to yours. It goes without saying the greater the level of experience and the higher the success rate, the better the chance of making a successful claim. Another important factor is the payment terms the solicitor offers. Some solicitors will require payment of fees as they work through the case, with a final fee after it has concluded, but some, such as the solicitors who work alongside Medical Negligence Assist, will offer a no win no fee service which is arguably the safest way financially to hire legal representation.
With modern technology we have nowadays allowing various forms of communication, face to face meetings are rarely required when making a claim and so this means that your solicitor’s location doesn’t necessarily matter. This means that you can find a solicitor who is best suited to run your case for you regardless of where their office is based. At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of medical negligence solicitors are not based in Lincolnshire but can cover the area as well as across the country, just give us a call so that we can connect you to the right solicitor for you.
When making a claim for compensation, having a medical examination of your injury is important as it will provide the basis of how much compensation could be sought The amount of compensation paid for an injury heavily depends on the type and severity of the injury and how the patient has been affected and if there are any long term effects expected. We have a panel of doctors covering the Lincolnshire area, as well as across the UK. Some of the medical experts in the Lincolnshire area include:
- Mohammed Safdar, Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln, LN1 1YW
- Mamtha Balendra Kumar, Lincoln Clinic, The Terrace, Grantham Street, Lincoln, LN2 1BD
- Mallika Sahebagouda Biradar, Lincoln Chiropractic Clinic, Cabourne Avenue Healthcare Complex, Cabourne Court, Lincoln, LN2 2JP
- Sumeet Vohra, Greetwell Place, 2 Lime Kiln Way, Lincoln, LN2 4US
Before deciding on a medical negligence solicitor, it is advisable to look at their client reviews so that you can get an opinion on their service from a claimant’s viewpoint as if there are any problems that are mentioned often, it’s quite likely that you may experience the same. Although occasionally you may come across the odd bogus review, overall, you should be able to form an opinion and so then be able to compare the different solicitors. It can also be helpful to speak to us at Medical Negligence Assist as we deal with medical negligence solicitors in Lincolnshire and across the UK, and so will be able to match you to a solicitor that we know will be best suited to your case.
There are many forms of medical malpractice that can occur in various healthcare settings. Some of the most common medical malpractice claims that we have come across include:
- Dentist negligence claims
- Surgical negligence lawsuits
- GP medical malpractice claims
- Childbirth injury claims
- Care home negligence claims
- Cancer misdiagnosis claims
If you have suffered medical negligence and need to make a personal injury claim, speak to Medical Negligence Assist as soon as possible to make sure you start your claim within the medical negligence claims time limit. In most cases, you have three years in which to start a claim for compensation, but times can vary depending on the circumstances, Medical Negligence Assist will be able to advise you as to how long you have to make your claim.
In most cases, your GP is the first medical professional you see if you are in need of medical attention. You put your trust in them to diagnose the problem and either recommend or prescribe the right treatment to make you better. When a GP makes a mistake or treats you carelessly which results in you becoming further injured or ill, they may be deemed as being negligent in their duty of care to you and this could result in a claim for personal injury being made.
Surgery is used medically for many different reasons from minor operations to major operations such as heart or brain surgery. Surgery for cosmetic requirements has also become more popular over recent years, again with some surgery being minor and some major. Regardless of the type of surgery, all will carry an element of risk of something going wrong or undesired side effects occurring with some surgeries being riskier than others. But in all circumstances, the surgery must be carried out under the correct conditions, and whilst following the correct protocol to ensure the patients safety at all times as best as possible. If a patient is injured or becomes ill as a result of a breach of duty of care or some form of negligence in relation to surgery, they may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Injuries to either the mother or child or both, are always a possibility during childbirth as so many different problems and complications can arise that can’t always be predicted. However, the medical team in charge of the mother and baby’s care are on hand to act quickly if required. During pregnancy, the mother will be seen a number of times for health checks and also scans of the growing baby to check for any abnormalities or anything that may prove a problem during or after birth, and if anything is found to be unusual or wrong, the correct care can be given in an attempt to prevent further problems arising. However, if a problem is missed, or the medical team fail to act quickly enough during birth or they make a wrong decision which results in harm coming to the mother or baby, they may be held responsible and sued for medical negligence. Injuries to the mother may include preventable 4th -degree tearing and dislocation of the pelvis. Injuries to the baby may include brain damage due to lack of oxygen or medical conditions such as Cerebral Palsy.
Being treated negligently by your dentist or any member of staff at a dental surgery is also classed as an act of medical negligence. Regardless of whether your dentist works in the NHS or privately if they have caused you harm due to negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim. Negligence by your dentist may include being misdiagnosed, having a healthy tooth extracted by mistake, being treated using equipment that hasn’t been sterilised sufficiently or having a tooth filled unnecessarily. If you have suffered due to the negligence of your dental surgery, give Medical Negligence Assist a call to start your claim today.
There are many types of medical care given in a hospital from the minor injuries department to the ear, nose and throat department, to the cancer treatment wards, or the maternity wards for example to name just a small few. Thousands of people visit hospitals every day for various reasons and for the majority, they receive the care and treatment they are in need without any problems. However, for a small number of people, they receive care below the expected standard and suffer as a result of this negligence, such as being prescribed the wrong medication, having their illness misdiagnosed, or being physically handled in an unsafe manner for example. If they are injured or suffer further ill health due to this negligence, they may be entitled to make a claim against those responsible for their suffering.
Residents in a care home rely on the staff to keep them safe from any harm and help them when required with any needs they may have. If a resident is treated negligently such as not being given their medication correctly, staff not using the correct lifting techniques which have resulted in an injury, not providing healthy food options, or failing to notice symptoms of illness, they may suffer an injury or become ill as a result. If you or someone you love has suffered due to being treated with negligence in a care home, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
If a patient’s cancer diagnosis is delayed, or if they receive a misdiagnosis, this could mean that the treatment they require to fight the disease is also delayed which could result in devastating consequences. A delay in treatment could mean that the patient has to undergo a much harsher course of treatment for a longer duration, or in some extreme cases, it may mean that their cancer is now untreatable or terminal. Time is a crucial factor in fighting cancer and delaying treatment due to being wrongly diagnosed as having cancer could result in loss of life unnecessarily. If you or a loved one has been treated negligently with either a cancer misdiagnosis or whilst receiving treatment, speak to us Medical Negligence Assist and we will connect you with a medical negligence solicitor experienced in circumstances similar to yours.
In the table below you will find some statistics showing the number of claims and incidents made against the trusts in Lincolnshire for medical negligence, and the total amount of compensation paid over the course of a one year period.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority
|No. of claims recieved
|No. of reported incidents
(* is less then 5)
|Damages Paid (£)
|Lincolnshire Community Health Services
|Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
For more statistics, please click here.
All of our panel of medical negligence solicitors that we work with at Medical Negligence Assist, offer a no win no fee policy which is one of the safest ways financially to hire legal representation when making a personal injury claim. By hiring no win no fee clinical negligence solicitors, you will be receiving expert help and advice without any risk to your current finances. With no win no fee there are no payments required upfront, or during the claim process at all. If the case is a success and you win compensation, the solicitor’s fees are taken as a small percentage, no more than 25%, of the awarded amount. If the case is unsuccessful and you do not win any compensation, no payment needs to be made at all to your chosen solicitor. With this in mind, you have nothing to lose by hiring one of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you have only to gain.
If you or a loved one have suffered as the result of medical negligence and you wish to find out more about making a claim for compensation, or you’d like us to connect you to a solicitor suitable to your case, just call us at Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087 and we will endeavour to connect you to our panel of personal injury solicitors. You can also fill in this online claim form and we will get in contact with you as soon as possible.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Lincolnshire area as well as all over the UK, and we have successfully dealt with many medical negligence cases over the years including cases involving the hospitals serving the Lincolnshire area. Some of the hospitals in the Lincolnshire area include:
- Lincoln County Hospital
- Pilgrim Hospital
- County Hospital Louth
- Boston West Hospital
This is the website for the Lincolnshire NHS Trust and so should have some useful information here.
This is the government website that gives help and guidance on how to make a complaint against the NHS.
There is some useful information here regarding making a complaint against a private healthcare service.
Written by Kelly.
Edited by Charlotte.