When undergoing any type of medical treatment or receiving medical care, we put our trust in the medical professionals that are in charge of delivering the treatment or care, to do so in the correct manner so that any health issues we have are hopefully improved or looked after appropriately. For most people, receiving medical care and treatment gives the result they are aiming for and there are no problems, but if unfortunately, things go wrong that could’ve been avoided due to someone’s negligence a person’s health could suffer as a result. When this happens, providing the negligence can be proven, you could claim for compensation. Making a claim can be a complex process and so speaking with Medical Negligence Assist who connect with medical negligence solicitors covering Loughborough can help you to find a suitable solicitor to pursue your claim on your behalf increasing the chances of having a successful outcome. You can contact Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087.
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- How To Choose A Solicitor For A Clinical Negligence Case
- Do I Need To Claim Through A Local Medical Negligence Law Firm?
- We Have A Panel Of Doctors Who Could Assess Injuries Across The Country
- Should I Check Reviews Of Solicitors Or Law Firms?
- Loughborough Clinical Compensation Claims You Could Make
- GP Negligence Solicitors
- Hospital Negligence Claims
- Traumatic Birth And Other Obstetric Claims
- Surgical Negligence Claims
- Dental Negligence Claims
- Nursing Home Negligence And Neglect
- Misdiagnosed Cancer
- Statistics For Instances Of Medical Negligence In Loughborough
- No Win No fee Claims For Cases Of Medical Negligence In Loughborough
- Hospitals Serving The Loughborough Area
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In order to make a shortlist of preferable medical negligence solicitors, there are a number of things you can do that will help. To start with, it is always worth speaking with friends and family to see if they have, or anyone they know well, has had to use a solicitor at all, and if so, would they recommend the legal team they used. It is also worth looking at which solicitors are more experienced in the medical negligence claims industry and how successful they have been with past cases in particular cases for medical negligence. Reading medical negligence solicitor reviews is also really helpful as these will allow you to view the solicitor from a customer’s point of view. Another very important factor to consider when choosing clinical negligence solicitors is their payment expectations. Some solicitors expect to be paid by the hour or in stages throughout the claims process, whereas others will offer you a no win no fee service.
With the advances in communications technology, there is no need to stick with local medical negligence solicitors, you have the choice of solicitors across the Country. Finding a solicitor that is more suitable to the needs of your case and one that you have a good professional relationship with is more important than location.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors has a panel of local medical experts that can assess injuries to provide documented evidence for any claims cases, these include:
- Afshan Jahanzeb, Ramada Hotel, 22 High Street, Loughborough, LE11 2QL.
- Afshan Jahanzeb, Chiropractic Clinic, 3 The Coneries, Loughborough, LE11 1DZ.
- Miriam Wohl, 17 Frederick Street, Loughborough, LE11 3BH.
- Naeem Kahn, Rosebery Medical Centre, Rosebery Street, Loughborough, LE11 5DX.
Reading the reviews of Loughborough medical negligence solicitors can be really useful when trying to decide who are the best solicitors to conduct your claim for you, as you will get an overall honest and raw opinion of the solicitors in question from previous customers. With customer reviews, you can almost guarantee that any problems they found with the solicitor will be written here as well as any particularly positive points allowing you to form an overall opinion as to whether they are right for you or not.
In the future, once you have decided upon and used a certain solicitor to pursue your claim, you too should also leave a review, as just as it was for you, this will be helpful for other potential customers to be able to read an up-to-date review.
Medical negligence can occur in a variety of different ways in various locations from GP surgeries, hospitals to dental practices. Common forms of medical negligence can include:
- Surgical errors
- Prescribing wrong treatment
- Prescribing wrong medication
- Administering incorrect anaesthesia and other drugs
- Failing to spot signs and symptoms of illness
When feeling ill or suffering with symptoms of a health complaint, we visit our GP as we trust that they will be able to establish what is wrong and act accordingly. However, if they fail to make a diagnosis or make an incorrect diagnosis, this could potentially have very adverse effects and even potentially result in a life threatening situation. In cases like this, the GP could be seen as acting negligently. Another way a GP could be negligent is if they were to prescribe the incorrect type or incorrect dosage of medication leaving the patient suffering the side effects or even in severe ill health, more so than before seeing the GP.
If you have suffered because of your GP’s negligence, speak to one of our team for further help and advice to establish if you have a valid claim.
Hospital negligence claims are a common type of medical negligence claim that we deal with. This is because there are many possible acts of negligence that could occur in a hospital such as surgical errors, giving wrong medication, providing medication that causes an allergic reaction, making a wrong diagnosis and more.
If you have suffered because of your medical team’s negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim.
Pregnancy and birth, although a natural occurrence, doesn’t always go to plan and there is always a risk of something going wrong. Medical guidance, checks and sometimes intervention are available for all mothers going through pregnancy, during the birth and following the birth in an attempt to make sure both mother and baby do not come to any harm. However, if one of the medical team act negligently, it could have consequences which sometimes can be devastatingly serious. Injuries to the baby could include cerebral palsy, brain damage, and even death in extreme cases.
Hundreds of surgical procedures, both medical and cosmetic, are carried out every day throughout the UK. Most of the time they go without a hitch and the patient is treated with care and compassion and pleased with the outcome. However, if things don’t go to plan due to the negligence of the medical team surgical negligence may occur in a number of different ways, for instance; the surgeon may make a careless mistake whilst performing the procedure, hygiene standards may not be followed, or the wrong type or strength of anaesthesia may be given. If the patient suffers or sustains an injury due to any form of medical negligence whilst having surgery, they may have a legitimate cause to make a claim.
Medical negligence isn’t just limited to hospitals and doctor surgeries but unfortunately can also occur in dental practices too. There are many ways in which a dentist, or dental nurse, could be negligent when giving dental care. The dentist may make an error by filling the wrong tooth, or pulling out the wrong tooth, they may misdiagnose a dental problem and cause the real problem to worsen, or they may cause damage to teeth and gums that were otherwise okay for example. If your dentist has harmed you in some way due to acting negligently, you may file a claim. Contact Medical Negligence Assist for more information.
Nursing homes have a duty of care to look after the residents and make sure all of their needs are met, such as personal care, diet, medication, and mental stimulation. They should also have their clothes and bedding regularly washed for them and be provided with clean washing and toileting facilities where they can undertake daily personal care with help if required. Any health issues that require specific monitoring as directed by their doctor or nurse should also be carried out correctly and adequately by the staff in the home. Failure to ensure the safety and well-being of the resident will be deemed as acting negligently and treating them with neglect. If the resident sustains an injury or suffers ill-health through the negligence of the nursing home, they could make a claim.
A misdiagnosis of cancer could mean that cancer signs and symptoms have been mistaken for something else, or visa-versa. If something other than cancer is diagnosed instead of cancer, this could result in devastating consequences as getting an early diagnosis and starting the right treatment as soon as possible, can be very effective in the fight against the disease, delayed diagnosis however, may cause the patient to need more invasive and extensive treatment or could even cost them their life. On the other hand, if cancer is diagnosed when in fact the patient was suffering another health problem, not cancer, this could not only stop them from getting the correct treatment but could also cause a huge amount of psychological trauma for both the patient and their loved ones.
You can see in the table below the number of claims hospitals that serve people in the Loughborough area have had as well as the total amount paid out in compensation. This may be able to give you an idea of the amount that could be paid out should you file a claim, although the amount would heavily depend on the type and severity of your injury.
|Trust||Claims received 17/18||Number of accidents/incidents||Compensation awarded|
|Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust||15||8||£1,173,181|
Choosing a solicitor who offers a no win no fee service allows you to hire a legal team to pursue your claim for you. Having legal assistance, due to their expertise, will increase your chances of a successful claim and also ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. With no win no fee you do not need to pay any solicitor legal fees until the case has come to an end, and only if the case was won. The fees would then be paid as a small portion out of the awarded amount of compensation.
Hospitals and Clinics that serve the Loughborough area include:
- Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY.
- University Medical Centre, University Road, Loughborough, LE11 3TU.
If you’d like to chat about making a claim or would like further information, just contact Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087 and we will be happy to help.
A guide to claiming compensation for dental negligence.
Some information from the Ombudsman regarding private healthcare complaints and when they can and cannot look into complaints with private healthcare.
Written by Kelly