If you have experienced any sort of injury or illness because of negligence, you may be thinking about making a claim for compensation. In this guide, we are going to take a look at claims involving medical negligence specifically. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Newtownabbey area, despite the fact that we are not based here. In this guide, we will explain more about how you are able to use a solicitor based anywhere in the UK and how the location would not have a negative impact on the service that your solicitor would provide you with – so there would be no need to restrict yourself by going for someone who is local. We will also give you a greater insight into the service provided by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. If you still have any queries by the time you finish reading this guide, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more details. You will find our contact details at the end.
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- How To Find The Right Clinical Negligence Solicitor For Your Case
- You Do Not Need To Use A Medical Negligence Solicitor In Newtownabbey
- Read Reviews Of Solicitors And Law Firms
- Your Injuries Could Be Assessed By Our Panel Of Doctors In Newtownabbey
- Claims For Medical Negligence In Newtownabbey
- Negligent Surgical Care
- Negligence Leading To Birth Injuries
- Negligence At A Hospital
- Negligence At A Care Home
- Negligence By A GP
- Negligence By A Dentist
- Negligent Cancer Care Or Misdiagnosis
- Belfast NHS Trusts Clinical Negligence Statistics
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Hospitals And Clinics In Newtownabbey
- How To Start Your Medical Negligence Claim
There are many medical negligence solicitors in Newtownabbey for you to choose from and many across the UK you could use. However, the importance of narrowing down your search and choosing one with care cannot be ignored. After all, this individual is going to have your chance of successfully claiming personal injury compensation in their hands, and so you may need to make sure that you select someone with both relevant experience and a good track record. It may also be an idea that you check if they have worked on many medical negligence cases in the past that are similar to your circumstances. Aside from this, it is also important to make sure that they are easy to get in touch with so that you do not have any issues with communication later down the line. It could also benefit you to look at solicitors willing to provide a no win no fee agreement. Later in this guide, we will explain more about the no win no fee approach and why we feel it is often the best option to go for.
A lot of people might believe that they are going to need to use medical negligence solicitors in Newtownabbey if they are going to make a claim for something that has happened in this part of the United Kingdom. Therefore, they narrow their search down to medical negligence solicitors in their area only. There is no need to do this when many claims are handled via telephone and email today. This means you could choose a solicitor based on their expertise rather than purely their location. As previously mentioned, our panel of no win no fee solicitors are not based in Newtonabbey but can cover the area with ease.
It could be a good idea to read independent medical negligence solicitor reviews; those that have been left by people who were once in your position. These comments could be very helpful, as they may give you a true insight into what it is like to work with the personal injury lawyer that you have in mind. However, we would advise that you are cautious when reading the reviews, a couple of ways of doing that is checking its relevance to claims similar to yours and making sure that the review is not old. When you have worked with a medical negligence solicitor, it could also be a good idea if you leave comments to help other people too.
While you are able to use a medical negligence solicitor based anywhere in the country, including our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you will need to attend an independent medical assessment. If you choose to work with our panel of medical negligence solicitors, they would be sure to instruct a medical expert from our panel of doctors that are based close to you where you are in Newtonabbey. This is done so that you do not have to travel far for the assessment itself. Below, we have provided the details of one of our panel of doctors in Belfast.
142 Malone Road
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors has many years of experience dealing with medical negligence cases throughout the United Kingdom. Discover some examples of common cases below.
There are always going to be risks associated with surgery but this does mean a surgeon and the hospital trust should not be held responsible for negligence. You may be able to make a claim if you have been the victim of negligent surgical care. Examples could include:
- The wrong type of operation being performed.
- Wrong-site surgery, for example, the wrong limb being amputated.
- A retained surgical instrument that require further surgery to remove it.
- Instruments not being sterilised properly, leading to an unnecessary and harmful infection.
- Damage to the organs during surgery.
If you have suffered needlessly because of negligence then why not contact our advice line to see if we could help you.
You may also be able to make a claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you have experienced a birth injury due to negligence. This could be the case no matter whether it was the mother or child that was injured or both. Some examples of birth injuries could be as follows…
- Injuries caused because of failure to observe and monitor fetal or maternal distress.
- Injuries caused because of medical issues not being diagnosed properly.
- Injuries caused because of the incorrect birth-assisting tools.
- Injuries caused because of an emergency C-section not being carried out.
- Injuries caused because measures were not taken to stop premature labour.
- Injuries caused because of maternal infections and medical issues that were not treated properly.
We have not covered an exhaustive list of birth injuries, therefore, if you click here, you can read more in-depth about this type of medical negligence claim.
In addition to the medical negligence claim examples that have already been discussed, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist with hospital negligence claims. This could be private or NHS negligence. The scenarios differ dramatically. From surgical errors to poor hygiene causing some types of infection; there are many scenarios in which you could be the victim of hospital negligence. If care standards are not followed and you suffer because of this, then why not get in touch to see if we could help you.
When we decide to send someone we love to a care home, we may do so because we believe that this is going to give them a better standard of living. Therefore, it could be very upsetting when it does not work out this way and someone is negligent, leading to worsening health. However, you may be able to work with our panel of medical negligence solicitors to make a no win no fee claim if the incident could have been avoided. These situations range from medication mistakes leading to worsening illnesses, poor sanitation leading to infection to incidents of deliberate abuse.
When feeling unwell, we more often than not choose to go and see a GP first. This person is responsible for assessing the symptoms that we are experiencing and providing us with an accurate diagnosis. He or she should examine our symptoms and decide on the appropriate next step. This could be that they write out a prescription for some medication, for example, or they could refer us to a specialist at the hospital. However, if they make an error here, it could cause us to become sicker because we do not get the right treatment. If this has happened, you may be able to make a claim with our panel of solicitors.
You may also be thinking about working with our panel of medical negligence solicitors if you have experienced medical negligence during your treatment at a dental surgery. There are many different ways that this sort of negligence could happen. Some examples could be as follows…
- Your dentist extracting the incorrect tooth.
- Your dentist giving you negligent oral advice leading to worsening oral health.
- Your dentist failing to sanitise the tools used correctly leading to infection.
- Your dentist damaging a healthy tooth during treatment.
If any of these incidents have happened, or any other act of negligence has taken place, you could call our experts for more details.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of negligent cancer care or a negligent cancer diagnosis, it could be very difficult to come to terms with. After all, cancer is a disease that sometimes spreads rapidly, and so time really is of the essence when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. If a mistake is made during the diagnosis, it could mean that you do not get the treatment you need as quickly as you need it. This could mean that the cancer spreads, which could cause you to require more intensive treatment. In some cases, cancer negligence could be fatal. If you would like more information about these sorts of claims, please do not hesitate to give our advisors a call.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Belfast, which Newtonabbey is a part of, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.
|Claims received 17/18
|Number of incidents 17/18
We feel that one of the standout features of our service is the fact that all of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. One benefit is that the no win no fee approach removes the traditional hurdles that are associated with making a claim for medical negligence. This is because the medical negligence solicitors working on your claim are only going to bill you for their legal fees if compensation is successfully secured. If the claim is not a success, you won’t have to pay their legal fees, and this could give you complete peace of mind.
There are many different hospitals and clinics in the Newtownabbey area, including…
- Whiteabbey Hospital
- Royal Victoria Hospital
You could reach us 24 hours a day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. You can also fill in our online contact form. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Newtownabbey area, meaning you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Newtownabbey.
Claimants For Wrongful Death – Relatives could make claims on behalf of a loved one that has passed away. You can read more on this here.
Malpractice In Surgery – You can find answers to common questions here.
Wrong Diagnoses – FAQ – More information surrounding misdiagnosis claims.
Whiteabbey Hospital – Newtownabbey Community Hospital. The address can be found below:
Written by Jo.
Edited by Charlotte.