By Marlon Rudy. Last Updated 11th November 2022. In this guide we will illustrate how best to choose medical negligence solicitors in Luton or who are based elsewhere in the country but can cover the Luton area. We will look at different types of medical negligence claims that you can make and what makes a person eligible to pursue damages. You will also learn why we think our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who cover the Luton area are a great choice, to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. If you have questions that are unanswered by this guide, all you need to do is speak to one of our team on 0800 652 3087. They will be able to get you the answers that you need, and provide you with any additional information that is pertinent to your own unique circumstances.
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- How To Find A Solicitor For A Medical Negligence Claim In Luton
- Lawyers In Luton – Do I Need To Stay Local?
- Is It Helpful To Read Medical Negligence Solicitors Reviews?
- Our Panel Of Medical Negligence Solicitors Can Help To Make The Following Claims
- We Have An Expert Panel Of Doctors In Luton To Assess Your Injuries
- Surgical Negligence Claims
- Birth Injury Clinical Negligence Claims
- Hospital Negligence Claims
- Nursing/ Care Home Negligence
- Cancer Misdiagnosis/ Late Diagnosis Claim
- Dentist/ Dental Care Negligence Claim
- GP/ Doctor Clinical Negligence
- Luton And Dunstable Area NHS Trusts Medical Negligence Statistics
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Luton
- Hospitals And Clinics In Luton
- How Do I Start My Medical Negligence Claim?
- Further Information
Finding a good solicitor to process a claim for you, could be a challenge. We advise that you choose from medical negligence solicitors who specialise in claims that are similar to the type of medical negligence that you have suffered. There are a few ways that you can cut down on the effort involved in finding good legal representation, though, such as:
- Ask friends, family and co-workers for recommendations.
- Use an internet search engine to find top rated legal firms across the UK.
- Find an online review site, that compares legal firms.
- Use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to ask your connections for recommendations.
All of these are valid ways to begin your search for a solicitor. However, if you use the number at the end of this guide, we can explain why we believe our claims service is a good option, that will cut out much of the legwork involved in finding a legal team. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Luton area, and can help you to get your claim started right away.
You should know that, even if you suffered harm due to negligence in Luton, you are not restricted to using just law firms in Luton or lawyers from Luton.
Lawyers based anywhere in the country could potentially help you claim. The entire claims process could potentially be handled over video call, email or phone call. However, if you were interested in meeting your lawyer face to face, this could also be arranged.
If you would like to speak to someone directly about No Win No Fee solicitors for Luton claims, then please reach out to an adviser for a free consultation.
If you can find a website that has plenty of medical negligence solicitors reviews, this could be a good starting point for creating a shortlist of prospective solicitors to handle your claim for you. When you are reading the reviews, make a note of the following information, so that you can correlate this data at a later stage.
- How old is the review? Is it still fresh enough to be relevant?
- Does the review discuss a claim similar to your own?
- Was the review positive or negative?
- Did any comments about the review support its view?
- Did the solicitor offer a No Win No Fee style agreement?
- How much did the solicitor take as their fee?
Information like this will help you to build your shortlist, that will then help you to make the right choice of solicitor. However, if you would rather take a short cut, you can speak to our team on the number at the end of the page. They will explain how you can start your claim simply and rapidly, a No Win No Fee Service.
Our Panel Of Medical Negligence Solicitors Can Help To Make The Following Claims
There are many reasons why people make a personal injury claim for medical negligence. Below, we have listed some examples:
- GP / Doctor clinical negligence.
- Medical misdiagnosis or late diagnosis.
- Hospital negligence.
- Clinical negligence during surgery.
- Incorrectly prescribed or administered medication.
- Dental negligence.
These are just some of the reasons people may make negligence claims. Speak to our team, explain your circumstances, and they will be able to tell you whether you have a valid claim or not. In order to make a successful claim for medical negligence you are required to have suffered harm as a result of the negligence, whether that be an act or omission of a medical professional based in Luton.
We Have An Expert Panel Of Doctors In Luton To Assess Your Injuries
We have a panel of medical experts local to Luton and Dunstable that could carry out a medical assessment to help with your medical negligence claim, whether that be against the hospital, a dental surgery etc.
The closest medical profession to Luton and Dunstable who could carry out your medical assessment is:
|1st Floor C/O Accident Claims,
|167 Dunstable Road,
|960 Capability Green,
Surgical Negligence Claims
Surgeries come with risks no matter if it is for medical or cosmetic surgery, in cases where surgeries are an emergency there is not always time for the surgeon to explain all potential risks. In cases of elective surgery the surgeon who usually go through any risks that may arise and may ask for you to sign a consent form. It is vital that risks are not confused are not confused with avoidable injuries that are caused due to negligence. There are a number of reasons why you may be searching for medical negligence solicitors in Luton to process a claim for errors causing avoidable injuries of a surgical nature. For example;
- Operating on the wrong organ.
- Mistakes made by the anaesthetist.
- Perforations to healthy organs.
- Surgical instruments retained within the surgical site.
Birth Injury Clinical Negligence Claims
Both the mother and the baby are at risk if medical negligence takes place during childbirth. Not all injuries that take place during birth are the fault of medical staff, however if the injuries that take place to the mother, baby, or both are a result of medical negligence it may be classed as child birth negligence. For example
- Hypoxia leading to Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Fractured Bones
- Incorrectly performed C- Section causing internal damage
- Retention of placenta leading to infection
- Perineal tears
If you or your child have suffered due to negligence during childbirth and you are unsure if you have a valid claim please call our advisors for more information.
Hospital Negligence Claims
Hospitals provide a service to those who need medical attention, without the services of hospitals you would not be able to get much of the specialist medical treatment that you need. Due to the advances in medical care, technology and treatment people are living much longer which could often lead to a lot more strain on medical services. If medical professions cannot operate at the expected level, negligence may be present and could cause avoidable injuries. Examples of substandard service provided by hospitals could result in the following negligence:
- Negligent diagnosis which causes current condition to deteriorate.
- Pharmaceutical errors which cause the patient to suffer ill health effects.
- Bed sores due to poor care.
- Incorrectly administering a treatment causing avoidable harm.
- Cross infection.
If you have suffered preventable harm due to hospital negligence may be your current condition got worse due to lack of correct treatment, you may be eligible to make a claim. Call one of our expert advisors to discuss this further.
Nursing/ Care Home Negligence
All nursing and care homes are required, by law, to meet very specific minimum standards with relation to the quality of service, and the level care that residents are provided. If the staff are untrained they could cause unnecessary injuries or harm to a resident resulting in an act of negligence. An example of this could be the incorrect use of a hoist, causing avoidable injuries to the resident. If nursing home staff breach their duty of care and this leads to avoidable suffering there maybe grounds to pursue a nursing home negligence claim. For example;
- Bed sores due to lack of movement.
- Prescription errors causing overdose of medication.
- Fractures due to incorrect lifting techniques.
- Medical conditions left unnoticed and allowed to worsen.
Cancer Misdiagnosis/ Late Diagnosis Claim
If cancer is negligently delayed in diagnosis or misdiagnosed for an entirely different condition it may mean that the patient does not receive the correct treatment that they need when it is needed. This could lead to the patient suffering a lot more than necessary and possibly having to go through excessive and evasive treatment. If a diagnosis comes too late it may mean that the cancer is no longer treatable. If you have suffered due to a late or misdiagnosis, then you could be able to make a claim, if negligence can be proven.
Dentist/ Dental Care Negligence Claim
Dental staff owe all patients a duty of care to provide a healthy and safe environment preventing patients from becoming unnecessarily injured due to negligence. Example of dental negligence may include;
- Unnecessary damage to healthy teeth.
- Extraction of the wrong tooth
- Damage to gums .
- Long-term psychological issues due to disfigurement.
If you have suffered due to dental negligence and this has caused you to suffer an injury that could have been avoided had the right procedures been followed through then you may be able to make a claim for the harm suffered.
GP/ Doctor Clinical Negligence
Can I sue the NHS for medical negligence due to preventable suffering caused by my GP?
Very often a medical negligence solicitor will want to show that a GP of the same capabilities would have not caused the same harm given the same circumstances . A GP is a gateway to the NHS system, they have the ability to refer you to a specialist. If a GP is unable to determine your condition they may you refer for diagnostic testing or to see a specialist. In the event that a GP negligently fails to identify your condition meaning that you do not get the correct treatment or referral to the hospital that you need and your condition has worsened as a result, this may be deemed as GP negligence. Alternatively, a GP could misdiagnose a minor ailment which could lead to you being provided with incorrect medication which could allow your current condition to worsen as a result of incorrect treatment.
Luton And Dunstable Area NHS Trusts Medical Negligence Statistics
The table below, shows key date related to instances of NHS negligence in the Luton and Dunstable area. You can see the full statistics as published by NHS Resolution here.
|Claims Received (2017/18)
|Number of Incidents (2017/18)
|Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Luton
By using a No Win No Fee claims service to have your claim processed, you will not have to pay your legal team unless the case is unsuccessful. There is no charge to start your claim, no charge to process your claim, and no fees to pay your solicitor if the claim is unsuccessful. The only time you will need to pay your solicitors fees is when the solicitor has received a compensation payment for you. They will then deduct their fee from this payment received, and then pass you the remainder.
Hospitals And Clinics In Luton
Luton and Dunstable Hospital
The L&D Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Opening hours: 24 hours.
How Do I Start My Medical Negligence Claim?
Call us on the number below. We have not included a personal injury claims calculator on this page, as one of our team will be able to give you a much more accurate estimate of how much compensation you could claim. When you speak to them, they will also let you know which personal injury claims time limit applies in your case. They will go over your claim with you, explain your legal options to you, and then offer you some free advice on how best to proceed. Use this number to speak to them today: 0800 652 3087.
You may find the following links to be useful:
The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital: Accident and Emergency Department
31 Lewsey Rd
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Edited by Charlotte.