Making the right choice when it comes to choosing a medical negligence solicitor could have an impact on how successful your claim is and how much compensation you receive. Therefore, choosing the right one couldn’t be more important, but where do you start? If you’re looking for medical negligence solicitors in Paisley, then you’ve arrived at the right place as this guide will provide you with all the advice you need to help you make your choice.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors are not based in Paisley but can cover the area with ease so could help you by offering a no win no fee service. If you’re ready to discuss your claim, then call 0800 652 3087 today and speak with a specially trained advisor.
If you’d prefer to find out more first, then please carry on reading this handy guide.
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- How To Select A Solicitor For A Medical Negligence Claim In Paisley
- Does Your Claim Need To Be Made With A Local Solicitor?
- Your Injuries May Be Examined Through Our Panel Of Doctors
- Clinical Negligence Solicitors Testimonials Or Reviews Are Useful
- Clinical Negligence Claims In Scotland You Could Make
- Surgical Medical Malpractice In Scotland
- Pregnancy Or Birth Care Negligence
- Hospital Care And Medical Negligence
- Care Home Malpractice
- Inadequate Cancer Treatment
- Dental Negligence In Paisley
- Paisley GP Malpractice
- Information Related To Reports Of Medical Negligence In The NHS In Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- No Win No Fee Claims For Clinical Negligence In Scotland
- Hospitals In The Paisley Area
- Talk To Us
- Helpful Links
How To Select A Solicitor For A Medical Negligence Claim In Paisley
If you’re thinking of beginning a claim for NHS negligence or private healthcare negligence, then you should check that your eligibility first. If you can answer yes to the following 2 questions, then you could be eligible:
- If you receive some form of negligent treatment by a medical professional such as care worker, nurse, doctor, surgeon or dentist?
- Did that treatment lead to you suffering an injury, becoming ill or your existing condition made worse?
Following these questions, if you feel you have a claim, how do you go about choosing a medical negligence lawyer to help you claim?
Many people will ask friends for advice, read medical negligence solicitor’s reviews or ask for a recommendation from a colleague or family member. While these ideas could help, they may not work out for you. That’s why, in this guide, we’ll provide some more detailed advice about what to look for when picking a personal injury lawyer.
You could actually save yourself a lot of hassle and research by simply discussing your claim with one of our specialist advisors who can connect you with one of our panel of medical negligence solicitors.
Does Your Claim Need To Be Made With A Local Solicitor?
There are some people who think that they have to “Use medical negligence solicitors in their area, when in fact, there’s absolutely no need. This is because, you don’t need to have face to face meetings with a solicitor these days because communication can be carried out by email, telephone and even video conferencing if required.
The more important aspect of your choice is how experienced the solicitor is in medical negligence cases and whether they have taken on any case recently that is similar to yours.
Your Injuries May Be Examined Through Our Panel Of Doctors
With every personal injury claim, your personal injury solicitor will require you to undergo a medical assessment to help prove the extent of your injuries. We try to ensure that you don’t have to travel far for an assessment by using a panel of doctors. A sample of those local to the Paisley area include:
151 West George Street,
Glasgow, G2 2JJ.
Clinical Negligence Solicitors Testimonials Or Reviews Are Useful
We mentioned earlier that some people like to use reviews to pick a medical negligence solicitor. While these can certainly be helpful, there’s much more to be gained from speaking directly with the solicitor.
When you contact a solicitor, you can find out more information than a review will tell you, such as how the solicitor will approach your claim, when they’ll update you and how successful they have been with claims similar to yours.
Clinical Negligence Claims In Scotland You Could Make
In the next few sections, we’re going to provide some example scenarios involving medical negligence which could lead to compensation claims. As this list isn’t conclusive, please get in touch if you’d like to discuss any other type of negligence that’s not listed here.
Surgical Medical Malpractice In Scotland
Surgery can often come with a level of complexity and have unavoidable risks associated with it. Your surgeon will usually explain the risks prior to treatment and ask you to sign a consent form before proceeding with the operation. That doesn’t mean you can’t sue them for compensation if they are negligent and cause you an injury.
If the surgeon, or a member of the surgical team, fails to follow the correct procedures, use the wrong equipment or surgical equipment that’s not fit for purpose and you suffer because of it, you may be able to seek compensation against the hospital for your pain or suffering.
Pregnancy Or Birth Care Negligence
The amount of mentoring and training provided to midwives and other professionals involved in delivering a baby is completed to ensure they know how to deal with as many different birth scenarios as possible. Therefore, if they deal with a problem incorrectly, fail to spot a problem during birth or don’t follow the correct protocols and either the mother or baby become injured or ill, then compensation might be sought for the injuries to either party.
Hospital Care And Medical Negligence
Hospitals across the UK treat thousands of patients every day. In a lot of cases the patient is treated properly, and their condition is cured or managed in a way that was hoped for.
In some cases, though, when a mistake happens, incorrect procedures are used or problems are not dealt with correctly, the patient can actually suffer a new injury, become ill or their condition made worse.
Care Home Malpractice
Having to place a loved one in to care is one of the most difficult things that you could do. It may seem devastating at the time, but you have to put your faith in the care home management and their staff and hope that they will provide the best level of care possible to ensure your loved one is as comfortable as possible.
Even though the level of care required will be different for each resident, staff should follow the correct procedures for all residents to ensure their safety and well-being. If they fail to do so, and the resident becomes injured, you could seek compensation on their behalf.
Examples of care home negligence can include:
- Infections caused by bedsores because the patient wasn’t moved regularly.
- Injuries sustained following a fall because staff did not move the patient correctly.
- Suffering caused by abuse in care home.
- Illnesses caused because the patient was not given their prescribed medicines.
Inadequate Cancer Treatment
Receiving a delayed cancer diagnosis could mean that a patient’s chance of survival is reduced, they suffer more and that they might require more aggressive and painful treatment than they would’ve done had the treatment begun earlier.
If the delay in treatment was caused by a medical professional such as a doctor or cancer specialist who failed to spot the cancer when they had the chance to do so, then the patient could sue them for the additional suffering the delay caused.
If you our a loved one have suffered because of a cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, then please contact us and we will connect you to our panel of medical negligence solicitors who could help you get the compensation that you may be entitled too.
Dental Negligence In Paisley
You might be able to claim compensation if you received inadequate dental treatment which caused you to suffer with pain due to damage caused. The dentist and their team have a duty of care to ensure your safety wherever possible and if they fail to do so, because of an act of negligence, then you could be able to claim against them.
Some examples include:
- If you suffer any damage to healthy teeth during a procedure.
- When you suffered because you went through a procedure that wasn’t required due to a misdiagnosis.
- If you felt pain during an operation because the anaesthetic used was the wrong dose.
Paisley GP Malpractice
A GP can usually diagnose a patient’s problem and either treat it themselves, provide a prescription or pass the patient to a specialist where required. This is because of the massive range of a GPs medical knowledge.
If they fail to spot a problem though, diagnose it as something else or prescribe the incorrect medication to treat the problem, then the patient may find their condition gets worse and they suffer more because of a delay in receiving the correct treatment.
Information Related To Reports Of Medical Negligence In The NHS In Greater Glasgow and Clyde
In the table below, we’ve listed the number of compensation claims made for hospital and medical negligence in Scotland against the NHS covering the Paisley area:
|Healthcare Provider||Number of Payments||CNORIS Payments|
|NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde||97||£10,814,335|
These figures are for NHS Scotland compensation payouts but don’t include any claims against private healthcare providers. The information for this table came from this NHS report.
No Win No Fee Claims For Clinical Negligence In Scotland
A major worry for someone claiming for medical malpractice in Scotland is the cost of hiring a Paisley medical negligence law firm. To help allay this worry, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors offer a no win no fee service for any claim they take on.
This means that:
- If the solicitor loses the case, you don’t have to pay them at all.
- To begin the case, there is nothing to pay upfront.
Hospitals In The Paisley Area
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Paisley area, so we’ve provided a list below of the main hospitals in Paisley and the surrounding area:
- Royal Alexandra Hospital.
- Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
- Golden Jubilee National Hospital.
- Inverclyde Royal.
- BMI Ross Hall.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help with complex cases such as a death at a Paisley hospital through to an infection in a Paisley hospital so please get in touch whatever type of claim you would like to make.
Talk To Us
If you’re ready to discuss making a claim now that you’ve read this guide about choosing medical negligence solicitors in Paisley, please give us a call on 0800 652 3087. If you’d rather we call you back when it’s convenient, please fill in our online claim form.
For further information, we’ve linked to some more useful guides and resources below. If there’s anything else you need, please get in touch and speak with one of our advisors.
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Renfrewshire, PA2 9PN.
Care Services – This is the website of Renfrewshire Council and explains the care services they offer.
NHS Scotland – Information and the latest news from NHS Scotland.
Dental Negligence Guide – This is a helpful guide for be used to work out when you can claim for dental negligence in Paisley.
Cancer Claims – Information on which type of cancer misdiagnosis cases could lead to a claim.
Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims – This guide explains these types of claims in more depth.
Written by Brett.
Edited by Charlotte.