Clinical negligence, or medical negligence, is a term to describe any instance in which a medical professional such as a GP, nursing staff, paramedics etc., has fallen short of the standards of care expected of them resulting in harm to their patients. Medical professionals are in a position of great trust and responsibility over those in their care, if they fail to properly meet these responsibilities then the impact on their patients’ lives and health can be severe. You maybe searching for medical negligence solicitors in Lytham St Anne’s if you have suffered due to medical negligence however we may have an alternative.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover the Lytham St Anne’s area. So if you are unsure if you are eligible to claim for damages following a preventable injury due to medical negligence why not give us a call here at Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087.
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- What To Look For When Finding A Medical Claims Specialist
- What Should I Consider When Looking At Reviews Of A Solicitor?
- Does The Location Of My Claims Team Matter To My Claim?
- What Will Happen At My Medical Examination?
- Reasons For Making A Medical Negligence Claim
- Surgery Errors And Neglect
- Care Home Neglect
- Birth Injuries And Birth Trauma
- Medical Negligence At Hospitals In Lytham St Annes
- Lytham St Annes Dental Negligence
- Negligent Cancer Claims
- Doctor Or GP Negligence
- How Many Claims Have Been Made Against The Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Lytham St Annes And Blackpool Area Hospitals
- Making A No Win No Fee Claim
- How To Start A Claim
- What To Look At When Finding A Medical Claims Specialist
Don’t rush in to choosing a medical negligence solicitor to represent your case. You should take your time to find a solicitor who is right for you and is best suited to taking up your case. Search online for solicitors, read online medical negligence solicitor reviews and talk to family members and friends who have worked with solicitors for medical negligence claims before (if you have any). Find out which solicitors have prior experience in dealing with medical negligence and malpractice claims, especially ones similar to yours. Find out what funding options for your case each solicitor offers, try to find one who will provide a no win, no fee agreement so that you will not have to pay the cost of legal fees should your claim be unsuccessful.
Don’t limit your options just to solicitors in your local area. Take advantage of websites offering medical negligence case expert opinion advice. You should also remember that in order to make a successful claim there has to be proof that you have suffered harm to your health as a result of negligence. You should also be aware of the medical negligence claims time limit, you cannot make a successful claim if more than three years have passed since the symptoms of the health issue or injury caused by negligence first appeared, even if those symptoms still persist. There are slight exceptions please call our team to find out more. Waste no time in starting the process of finding a medical negligence solicitor for your claim, call or contact us today.
Read reviews that other customers have left about medical negligence lawyers. Find out how easy they were to work with, how well they communicated, whether the claim was successful and how much compensation the claimant was awarded. After your case is finished you should also strongly consider leaving a review of your own to provide help for others who will be seeking to make a medical negligence claim in the future. You should not base your decision based on reading online reviews alone however, remember to seek out medical negligence expert advice from different solicitors. You can get just that sort of legal advice before starting a claim by contacting our team.
Your first instinct may be to simply Google “Medical negligence solicitors in Lytham St Anne’s” “Medical negligence solicitors in my area” or “Medical negligence Blackpool”. It’s easy to assume that a locally based solicitor would be best for making your claim, or at least the most practical option. However our panel of legal experts can cover the Lytham St Anne’s area and it is easy and simple to maintain regular contact with your solicitor thanks to e-mail and social media. Without being limited to medical negligence lawyers based in your immediate vicinity you are free to choose a medical negligence lawyer based solely on whether you think their previous experience is best suited to your case regardless of their location.
Very often you have to have a medical as part of your claim. This is important because the results of this examination can determine the exact extent of the harm you have suffered as a result of clinical negligence or medical malpractice and the doctor’s report will form the basis of your solicitor’s argument. It can be arrange for the examination to be done locally or at your home so there is no need to worry about having to travel in order to do this. The names and contact details of the doctors we could work with in your area are listed below
141 Mowbray drive
Blackpool FY3 7UN
141 Mowbray drive
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover all manner of medical negligence claims. Ranging from minor to cases where hospital negligence led to preventable death. Whether the health problems you have suffered as a result of medical negligence have simply caused you to take a few sick days off work, or in a worst case scenario you have suffered bereavement as a result of negligence we are here to help. Examples of cases in which you may be eligible to make a medical negligence claim include; negligent misdiagnosis, anaesthesia related errors, neglect in care or nursing homes or contracting of infections such as MRSA during a stay in hospital. The important thing to remember is that a negligent act alone will not result in a compensation claim, it must be proven that a medical practitioner beached their duty of care and through negligence caused you preventable harm. We will go into more detail about different areas in which our panel of expert medical malpractice lawyers can assist you below.
Depending on the surgery a surgical procedure can be one of the most physically traumatic events a human body can go through and even in the modern world renowned health care service like the UK’s there is still risk of complications. Any patient who is given the option of undergoing surgery must be allowed to give their informed consent. Doctors must inform them of any health risks involved or any complications that may arise from the surgery. If you have suffered from a complication/risk from surgery that you were not informed of beforehand then you may be eligible to make a claim with the help of our panel of medical malpractice solicitors. Our panel of personal injury solicitors can also assist you in making cases for malpractice involving cosmetic procedures as well.
There are other cases in which you could make a personal injury claim as a result of surgical malpractice or negligence. These can include; damage to blood vessels, damage to nerves and muscles, perforation of organs not being operated on, and the incorrect administering of anaesthesia. There are other instances known as “never events” so called because it is near impossible for them to take place without gross malpractice and negligence and therefore should never happen. These include; the wrong procedure being performed, the removal of incorrect organs, the amputation of the wrong limbs and surgical instruments being left inside the patient’s body after the procedure is completed.
Our panel of expert personal injury lawyers can assist you in making claims for both NHS negligence as well as for negligent private healthcare.
Care homes and nursing homes provide care, support and accommodation for elderly people, people with disabilities, long term life affecting illnesses such as dementia, and people with severe special needs such as autism. People living in nursing or care homes are dependent on the staff looking after them and can suffer severe physical and mental harm if the staffs don’t meet the responsibility of their duty of care. If you believe that either you or a loved one have suffered harm as a result of negligence in a nursing or care home in or around Lytham St Anne’s, then our panel of expert medical negligence lawyers can assist you in receiving medical negligence claim compensation.
Pregnancy and childbirth although an exciting time can sometimes come with complications as both the mother and the baby need to have their health regularly monitored by doctors and there is a variety of risks of complications and injuries for both mother and baby. Malpractice or negligence during pregnancy or childbirth could carry a serious risk of life long health issues, especially for the baby. If tests and scans are misinterpreted or inaccurate leading to a misdiagnosis causing unnecessary suffering this may have an impact on either the expectant mum or foetus. If you think that you or your baby may have been affected by any of these issues, or others you can read about here, then contact us today and our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering Lytham St Anne’s can provide any additional information you may need. You can also look at our personal injury claims calculator to find out more about how much medical negligence claim compensation you may be entitled to.
Both the NHS and the private healthcare providers and hospitals that operate in the UK may be open to claims for medical negligence if medical staff provide a service that does not meet minimum expectations. Healthcare providers work around the clock to provide necessary healthcare to those that need it but with over worked staff, understaffing issues, less and less staff applying for medical jobs there maybe room for substandard services. If standards are poor, then this may have a knock on effect to hygiene problems leading to unwanted ”super bug” issues. Read more about it here. This is just one example of the kind of harm that could result due to hospital negligence for which you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact us today if you think that you have been affected by any health issues stemming from medical negligence during your stay in hospital.
Both NHS and private dental practitioners can be held liable for negligence if any harm comes to their patients while under their care as a result of negligence or malpractice. Examples of harm that could be done to dental patients as a result of dental malpractice include, incorrect application of anaesthesia or painkillers leading to avoidable pain or unconsciousness, avoidable damage to teeth, gums or jawbone, root canal infections and so on. If you think you have been affected by dental medical negligence in Lytham St Anne’s or Blackpool, call us today and our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.
When dealing with cancer it is vital that it is correctly diagnosed and treatment begins as early as possible. If there is a delay in diagnosis, therefore treatment it could have seriously health consequences. If a doctor or GP fails to correctly diagnose the symptoms of cancer when they might reasonably have been expected to do so then you may be able to make a clinical malpractice claim if the negligent delay caused you any unnecessary suffering. The three preconditions for a misdiagnosis claim are;
- The cancer was not diagnosed at all when clear signs were present, and subsequently you (or a loved one) failed to receive treatment.
- The cancer diagnosis was delayed due to negligence, resulting in more severe effects of the illness and subsequently more drastic treatment.
- The diagnosis was incorrect even though a physician of the same standards would have diagnosed it correctly, leading to inappropriate treatment and worsened effects of the illness as a result of no treatment.
GP’s are held to a certain standard of care. They are expected to be able to diagnose your illness, to provide suitable and effective prescriptions for your illness or order further tests and scans and refer you to specialist doctors or services if they are not able to diagnose or treat your problem themselves in their own practice. Failure to do so could lead to patients not being diagnosed in time, resulting in them being unable to receive proper treatment before their health condition worsens, receiving ineffective treatment for their illness or suffering from health problems arising from taking incorrect prescriptions.
If any of this has happened to you at a GP’s surgery in the Lytham St Anne’s area then you may have grounds for a clinical malpractice claim. Our panel of expert medical negligence lawyers can cover the Lytham St Anne’s area to assist you in obtaining medical negligence claim compensation costs.
To give you an impression of the number of claims made and how much is paid in compensation for medical negligence claims please see the table below.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority
|Claims received in 2017/18
|Total number of negligent incidents
|CNST Damages Paid
|Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Warton St, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 5EE
Pershore Rd, Lytham Saint Anne’s FY8 1PB
Blackpool Victoria hospital
Whinney Heys Rd, Blackpool FY3 8NR
You can make a no win no fee claim when making your medical negligence claim by working with one of our panel of medical negligence lawyers covering the Lytham St Anne’s area. A No Win No Fee agreement is when the solicitor agrees not to charge you for costs if the case is not successful. When you make a no win no fee agreement your solicitor will instead agree to accept a portion of the medical negligence claim compensation you are awarded if your claim is successful. This is otherwise known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). It is important to us and our panel of medical malpractice lawyers that no one is discouraged from making a claim by the cost of medical negligence claims and fear of losing a large amount of money.
You can start the process of making your claim right away, or just talk to us for more information, by contacting us by email, phone or with the contact form.
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Edited by LisM.