By Megan Uley. Last Updated 20th January 2023. Have you a suffered personal injury as a result of medical malpractice in North Yorkshire and are you looking for solicitors in North Yorkshire who specialise in medical negligence? Then our guide could be of use to you.
Medical negligence, which can also be referred to as ‘clinical negligence or ’medical malpractice’, describes a situation where a person has experienced harm from the negligent actions of a medical professional within the public or private sector which were otherwise avoidable. As a result, a new or existing injury/illness may occur if somebody has been harmed by medical negligence. From the date of occurrence, the victim has 3 years within the medical negligence claims time limit to begin a compensation claim.
If you are looking through this guide to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to then instead of providing you with a generalised personal injury claims calculator, we would rather give you a more centralised estimation of what damages you may receive. If you call a member of our team today, they will be able to discuss a more specific figure with you.
If, at the end of this guide, you feel that you may be entitled to claim compensation you may want to contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. Although we are not based in North Yorkshire, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the North Yorkshire area. You can find out contact information at the bottom of this guide.
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- Negligence During Labour And Childbirth
- Residential Care Home/ Nursing Home Negligence
- Misdiagnosed Cancer
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- North Yorkshire NHS Trust Clinical Negligence Statistics
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When making a medical negligence claim, you may think you must use solicitors in North Yorkshire. You could work with medical negligence solicitors in Northallerton if you wish to stay local; however, it is not the only option.
Many solicitors can now help you with your claim online, meaning you don’t only have to use local solicitors. It is important that you find a solicitor you work well with and feel confident in. Before settling on a solicitor to work with, you could search for online reviews about them. Or you could even ask for recommendations from family, friends or colleagues who have worked with a solicitor before.
Our panel of knowledgeable solicitors could help you with your medical negligence claim. They have years of experience and could offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. We will discuss in more depth what a No Win No Fee agreement is later in this guide.
Contact our advisors today to find out whether you could be eligible for compensation. If our advisors believe that you are, they could connect you to our panel of solicitors. However, there is no obligation to begin a claim after discussing your case with our team.
A simple yet effective process of eliminating unsuitable personal injury lawyers is to check online medical negligence solicitor reviews. This is one way of finding certain insights into legal representatives, such as how successful they have been in the past, how satisfied previous claimants were and what areas they specialise in. It is also vital for you yourself to leave feedback too to help future claimants. However, while this may be useful it may not compare to expert advice of a legal professional. Which is why we recommend to speak with a medical negligence solicitor for impartial advice, such as our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors.
Regardless of where your medical negligence solicitor is based, your injuries/illnesses will still need to be assessed by an independent medical expert. This is only to provide more evidence towards your personal injury claim and can be done so in a location near to you. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors will be able to arrange this for you with a medical professional from our panel of doctors covering North Yorkshire.
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Body and Sole Health Care,
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We will provide you with some examples of what could fall under the umbrella term ‘medical negligence’. The types of negligence given are not exhaustive so please contact our team of expert legal advisors using the information at the bottom of this guide to discuss your case in further detail.
Some examples may include:
- Birth injuries, including pregnancy and midwifery medical negligence
- Errors in prescription medicine or negligent medical advice which has led to harm as a result
- Cosmetic surgery errors which have led to permanent scars and disfigurement.
You may be eligible to claim against a dentist (or a member of dental staff) for clinical negligence in North Yorkshire if you experienced a substandard of care during an appointment. The result of malpractice by a dentist or dental nurse could result in nerve damage to your gums or, in some cases, the removal of an otherwise healthy tooth.
If you think that your NHS dentist has performed poorly or your injury/illness sustained from a dental practitioner was otherwise avoidable, you may be entitled to claim medical negligence NHS damages. Contact our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today to discuss your options of medical negligence lawyers.
A general practitioner has a duty as healthcare professional to uphold reasonable expectations of care when interacting with patients. However, if a GP fails to maintain their legal obligation to a patient by not performing their duties to the standard expected of them, then an existing condition may become worse or could be the cause of a new injury or illness.
This may include, but is not limited to, incorrect prescriptions which has caused the patient to suffer adverse side effects that were otherwise avoidable or failing to correctly diagnose the patient and not referring for further testing if the symptoms persisted meaning that the patient suffered unnecessarily.
As stated above, errors in cosmetic surgery which may lead to avoidable scars and permanent disfigurement may be considered for compensation by medical negligence experts. Alongside this, a personal injury solicitor may also be able to successfully provide damages to a claimant for:
- Operations on incorrect parts of the body that have resulted in injuries to healthy organs.
- Leaving foreign objects inside a patient, such as surgical sponges/swabs, surgical clamps or even forceps.
In order to make a successful claim for personal injury it must be proven that the medical negligence of a surgical professional has caused the patient to suffer avoidable injury.
The negligent actions of a healthcare professional may have severe implications on a mother or child at various points of the pregnancy, labour and immediate post-natal care, both short-term and long-term. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the North Yorkshire area with high levels of competence to assist your claim. Some types of clinical negligence that could occur in North Yorkshire may be if a midwife fails to notice distress in a mother or baby, or if a healthcare professional omits to monitor the mother and child during labour, or test results are interpreted wrong which has led to long-term health conditions such as Cerebral Palsy.
These are just some examples of what constitutes as medical malpractice during pregnancy, labour and child birth. If at various points of your pregnancy you suffered from clinical negligence in North Yorkshire you may be entitled to a no win no fee personal injury claim. Even though we are not based in North Yorkshire, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the North Yorkshire area to assist your claim.
Nursing home staff have a responsibility to provide residential care for a wide range of specific cases, such as elderly, infirm or those suffering from dementia. The negligent care of an elderly relative may have severe consequences depending on the outcome of their injury or illness. The inabilities of care home staff to look after loved ones may include wilful neglect, abuse towards residents and staff wrongfully administering perception medication to residents, resulting in undue health consequences.
If your loved one is unable to make a claim themselves, you may be able to begin a personal injury claim on their behalf. Speak to our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors today to discuss your options.
A misdiagnosis or delay to cancer treatment may be detrimental to a person’s health as cancer only worsens over time. An early diagnosis could make a difference to the type of treatment they receive and how aggressive it may be. In severe cases, it may be the difference between a speedy recover or no recovery at all. This is why misdiagnosed cancer may be considered as medical negligence.
If someone you know has suffered from negligence at the hands of medical professionals, either as a patient at hospitals in Ripon or hospitals in Catterick, you may need to consider a medical negligence lawyer. Contact our team today for free, impartial advice about misdiagnosed cancer. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the North Yorkshire area so you don’t have to limit yourself to personal injury lawyers to make medical negligence claims in North Yorkshire.
Forms of medical malpractice may be administered by almost anybody working within the healthcare system. This may include doctors, nurses, receptionists or even surgeons. The result of clinical negligence mistakes may lead to ‘Never Events’ in worse case scenarios.
Some examples of grounds for hospital negligence claims include:
- Poor hygiene standards: This may include avoidable infections as a result of unsterilized needles.
- Incorrect medication: A patient taking someone else’s medication by mistake.
- Treatment below acceptable standards: This may have led to the worsening of an injury or illness.
Whether you were a victim of Scarborough hospital negligence or somebody you know suffered from medical malpractice at Friarage hospital or Harrogate district hospital, or a private healthcare facility, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the North Yorkshire area even though we are not based there. It doesn’t matter if the facility you attended was public or private, our expert panel of solicitors are highly experienced due to being in the industry for many years. This means that we may have the knowledge base to handle your NHS negligence cases.
North Yorkshire is the largest ceremonial county in England with an estimated population of 602,300. With such a vast demographic of people, there are a variety of medical facilities of different sizes covering the area. Please find below some of the most prominent public and private healthcare facilities:
- Harrogate District Hospital
- Skipton General Hospital
- Airedale General Hospital
- Friarage Hospital
- Ripon Community Hospital
- Phoenix House
- Personnel Recovery Centre, Catterick
- BMI The Duchy Hospital
- BMI Gisburne Park Hospital
- Clifton Park Hospital
Below is a table demonstrating the number of claims received and damages paid to claimants who have successfully sued a hospital within the North Yorkshire area. These findings were published by NHS Resolution on an annual basis. You can find more information on the data provided here.
|NHS TRUST OR RELEVANT HEALTHCARE AUTHORITY
|NO. OF CLAIMS RECEIVED
|NO. OF REPORTED INCIDENTS
|CNST DAMAGES PAID
|Airedale General Hospital
|Harrogate District Hospital
|York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
If you are wondering ‘Will a clinical negligence claim cost me anything?’ , we are happy to tell you that our panel of medical negligence solicitors deal with claims on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. This may also be referred to as a ‘conditional fee agreement’. The basics of this contract are if your claim in unsuccessful then you won’t be legally obliged to pay any of your legal representatives fees.
However, if you are successful, you won’t lose a huge proportion of your damages. In fact, no win no fee policies are capped at 25% so you will only pay a maximum of a quarter of your damages.
Our team are here to help you 24 hours a day seven days a week. If you have been harmed as a result of medical negligence, or you would like to make a claim on behalf of a loved one, then use one of the contact methods below to discuss your options with us and find out whether you are eligible to claim compensation. Remember, we are not based in North Yorkshire. But our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover the North Yorkshire area.
We have included some helpful links below to give you any further information you may need in relation to your personal injury claim.
Medical Misdiagnosis FAQ – Further information regarding delayed/misdiagnosis.
NHS Make A Complaint – How to make a complaint to the NHS.
What Is The Time Limit To Claim? How long you have from the day the negligent treatment begins.
Edited by Charlotte.