There are many different types of accidents and injuries that are experienced on a daily basis throughout the United Kingdom. Medical negligence could be an example of this, and there are so many ways that medical negligence could happen. This could happen because a medical professional has failed to diagnose your illness properly, for example, because they haven’t listened to your symptoms or haven’t examined you correctly, or it could be because you have been the victim of a botched surgery. No matter what has happened, if you have suffered an illness, injury, or worsening health because of a mistake that was made that could have and should have been avoided, there is a chance you could be able to make a claim for medical negligence in Yorkshire. Within this guide, we will look at people who are looking at working with medical negligence solicitors in South Yorkshire specifically. We will provide details on how to find an appropriate personal injury lawyer from across the UK as you don’t need to limit yourself to those based locally. We will also explain how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the South Yorkshire area, as well as giving you an insight into the service provided by them. Should you have further questions, you will find our contact information at the end of the guide, so please do consider giving us a call.
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- How Do I Pick Between Medical Negligence Solicitors In South Yorkshire?
- Your Injuries Could Be Assessed In South Yorkshire By A Doctor From Our Panel
- Your Solicitor Does Not Need To Be Based Here
- Reviews Could Help You Pick A Solicitor
- Medical Negligence Claims In South Yorkshire
- Negligence In Surgery
- Negligence From Birth
- Nursing Home Neglect Cases
- Negligence At A Hospital In South Yorkshire
- Negligence By GP’s
- Medical Negligence Solicitors For Cancer Claims
- Negligence By Dentists And Dental Assistants
- Stats For Rates Of Negligence At NHS Trusts Covering The South Yorkshire Region
- Hospitals Serving The South Yorkshire Region
- What Are No Win No Fee Claims?
- Start Your Claim
- Helpful Links
Most people may agree that finding a quality medical negligence solicitor is one of the most important factors in any case. However, with so many different medical negligence solicitors in South Yorkshire, and indeed the UK to select from, it could be very challenging to narrow down your search. So, we are going to take a look at some factors to consider. It might be good if you think about the company’s experience and the solicitor’s experience. It could also be a good idea if you make sure that he or she has handled a lot of medical negligence cases before, and that they have done so successfully. You could also a solicitor who offers no win no fee medical negligence claims, and if you do not know what this means, you will find more details at the end of the guide. Another few things for you to look out for when choosing a solicitor to conduct your claim is if they are easily contactable and that they make you feel comfortable and at ease.
In order to make a personal injury claim for medical negligence, you are required to undergo a medical assessment with an impartial doctor. This will detail your injuries, the severity of them, the type of treatment you may need and how long your injuries could last for. This will form the basis of your claim and your solicitor will rely on it when they are basing a valuation on your general damages. In order to make this process easier for you, here at Medical Negligence Assist, we work with a panel of doctors who are based locally to you. Below, you will see two of the doctors that we work closely with..
132 Lawrence Street York
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A lot of people could be mistaken and think that their only option is to work with medical negligence solicitors in South Yorkshire if they have been injured in this part of the world. Therefore, they will search for medical negligence solicitors in my area on Google or another search engine. However, it may benefit you if you do not limit your search in this way. This is because the claims in the modern world are handled via email and telephone. This means you could choose someone based on their experience and success rate rather than their location. This is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the South Yorkshire area.
It is definitely a good idea to take the time to read medical negligence solicitor reviews. These comments could be very helpful because they would have been left by people who were once in your position, looking for the best solicitor to assist them. We suggest that you read independent review websites so you can be sure of their authenticity. Moreover, when you have made a claim, it could be good if you could leave comments too, so you could assist anyone else who finds themselves in the same unfortunate position as you are in the future.
There are many different types of claims that our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could offer assistance with. We will take a look at some examples below to give you a better understanding. This is not an exhaustive list so please do not panic if you cannot find your circumstances below. Just call us using the details at the end of this page and we’ll be glad to talk to you about your experience and offer assistance on what to do next.
Firstly, you may be looking for our panel as another option to medical negligence solicitors in South Yorkshire if you have been the victim of surgical negligence. There is no denying that all sorts of surgeries are going to come with risks. However, this does not mean you cannot claim for negligence causing injuries or illnesses that could have been avoided. There are many different examples of this, from surgeries that have not been performed correctly, leading to the need to correct the surgery, to cases whereby surgical instruments have been retained and left in the body, which means they may have to be removed.
We also have experience with assisting with birth negligence claimants. This could be one of the most traumatic forms of medical negligence. It could impact both the mother and the baby. In some cases, it could have lifelong effects. This could be very difficult to come to terms with. It could impact the whole family long term if lifelong injuries occur, and this is something that could be considered when it comes to making a case. There are lots of ways that birth negligence could occur, for example, this could be because the incorrect birth assisting tools have been used leading to injury to the mother or baby during childbirth. It could also happen because medical professionals have failed to spot that the mother and/or baby are in distress and intervention to prevent harm did not happen in a timely manner.
Aside from the examples mentioned so far, our panel of medical negligence solicitors could also offer assistance in nursing home neglect cases. Deciding to send someone we love to a nursing home might be a very difficult decision. This is why nursing home neglect could be even more difficult to come to terms with as the standards of care could have a direct effect on our loved one’s health. Examples of substandard care in nursing homes that result in adverse consequences could be; food poisoning and allergies to cases whereby medication has been mixed up. Adding to this, unfortunately, from time to time, a resident could suffer abuse at the hands of nursing home staff and this could lead to a potential claim for medical negligence.
We could also assist when it comes to medical negligence against hospitals. This could be a medical negligence case against an NHS hospital or a private hospital. We could offer help in both cases. Cases differ dramatically. Of course, you have incidents already mentioned, like surgical errors. However, we could also offer assistance with cases whereby people have suffered infections and illnesses because of poor hospital standards.
You may also want to work with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors if you have experienced GP negligence. When you are not feeling very well, you might go and see your GP and you could expect him or her to diagnose the issue so that you could get the treatment that you need. When an error is made because the doctor may not have listened to you, examined you in the correct manner or failed to follow proper diagnostic procedures, it could mean treatment is delayed, or you end up having the wrong treatment entirely, and in turn, could have a severe, yet unnecessary impact on your health. Call us today for more details.
You may require a medical negligence solicitor if you have become a victim of cancer malpractice. There is no denying that cancer could be one of the most deadly diseases. It impacts so many different people and so many families. One of the main reasons for this is because it could spread at such a rapid pace. This highlights why it is so important to have cancer diagnosed quickly and for treatment to be delivered correctly. If mistakes are made at any point in the diagnostic or treatment process, it could mean that the cancer will spread to other parts of the body. This could cause the condition to get a lot worse. In some cases, it could mean that more extensive and intensive treatment is required, which could have been avoided. Sadly, there have also been cases whereby cancer negligence has been fatal. If your condition or the condition of a loved one has been directly affected by negligence and this has resulted in further unnecessary pain and suffering then call our team for more advice.
Finally, you may have come across our page searching for medical negligence solicitors in South Yorkshire if you have experienced some form of dental negligence. All staff members of a dental surgery are held to the same standards as any other medical professional, in that they have a duty of care to their patients. Examples of such negligence that has caused a patient to avoidably suffer could include failing to spot the signs of oral cancer which has made the condition worse, treatments being carried out incorrectly, damaging the mouth or teeth, the incorrect tooth being extracted, a healthy tooth being damaged during treatment, and so on. Please read here for more of an in-depth look at dental negligence.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in South Yorkshire, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts and NHS negligence. Private hospital data is not available.
|Healthcare provider||Claims received 17/18||Number of incidents 17/18||Damage payments|
|South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation||6||*||£217,001.34|
There are a lot of different hospitals that cover the area of South Yorkshire. Some examples are as follows…
- Claremont Private Hospital
- Royal Hallamshire Hospital
- Weston Park Hospital
- Cygnet Hospital
- BMI Thornbury Hospital
- York Hospital
Earlier, we spoke about the advice we give on the importance of choosing a personal injury solicitor. One thing we mentioned is that we advise people to select a medical negligence lawyer who is going to be willing to work to a no win no fee agreement. This is something our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors always do. It is the only payment structure they work to. This is because a no win no fee payment structure could make the claimant feel secure because they know that they are only going to need to pay legal fees if their case is a success. If it is not successful, they are not going to need to pay anything to their solicitor for their services.
No matter what has happened, whether you have been the victim of negligence in surgery or you are thinking about filing a lawsuit for negligence that has resulted in childbirth injuries, you could speak to our experts today for advice on how to make a personal injury claim. You can reach us any time of the day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the South Yorkshire area, meaning you don’t need medical negligence solicitors who are based in South Yorkshire area.
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.
York Hospital – You can find York Hospital’s site here. The address can be found below:
Wigginton Road, York,North Yorkshire,YO31 8HE
Written by Jo.
Edited by Charlotte.