When medical negligence results in a patient becoming injured, unwell or harmed in any way, a claim for compensation may be made. In order for the claim to be successful, however, liability needs to be proven. Medical negligence can happen in numerous ways in different healthcare settings such as a hospital, clinic, GP surgery, dental surgery, nursing home, or even whilst in your own home. Regardless of how it occurred, if you’re looking for a medical negligence solicitor in Urmston due to a medical professional’s mistake or carelessness then we have created this guide to help you.
Making a claim can be a complex process and having the right legal to help you could make the difference between your claim being successful or not. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who are not based in Urmston but can cover the Urmston area have years of experience in the personal injury claims industry and could help you to make your claim. Just call Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087 and we will be able to connect you to a medical negligence solicitor with whom you can discuss the details of your case and establish the next steps to take.
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If you have decided to hire a personal injury solicitor to pursue your claim for you, the next step is to find a solicitor that is right for your case. Choosing the right solicitor for you is important as you want to be sure that your claim has the best chance of success and so need to make sure that it is being run by the best solicitor most suitable. There are a few things you can do that may help you make your choice. Ask family and friends for any recommendations of solicitors if they have needed to use a solicitor themselves, read any medical negligence solicitor reviews to get an opinion of the solicitor’s work ethic and conduct from a client’s perspective as you are likely to have the same experiences working with them. You might want to consider their level of experience and how good their success rate is, it goes without saying that ideally, you want to hire someone with plenty of experience and a high success rate. Another factor that you might want to look at is the solicitor’s payment plan, and whether they off No Win No Fee agreements as part of their service.
You may be wondering ‘Should I use medical negligence solicitors in my area?’ And the answer is, you can, but you don’t have to. Nowadays we have many ways in which we can communicate effectively such as traditional post, email, telephones, and so on, and this opens up possibilities of working with people who are at the other end of the country compared to where you are located. In order to make a successful claim, you don’t necessarily need face to face meetings with your chosen solicitor. This means that when choosing a medical negligence solicitor to conduct your claim on your behalf, it is far more important to choose one on the grounds that they can make your claim a success, in a timely manner and provide you with good client care, rather than choosing a solicitor just because they are close to your location. At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Urmston area as well as the rest of the UK, just give us a call and we can put you in touch with the right solicitor for you.
Having your injury or illness assessed is very important as a medical report will be produced stating the type of injury or illness, its severity, the treatment it may require, a predicted recovery period and if there could be any long term effects and how substantial these may be. The medical report acts as vital evidence and also will allow the solicitor to claim for the right level of compensation in accordance with the latest Judicial College Guidelines. A medical examination is nothing to worry about and can be arranged locally for your convenience. Medical negligence Assist work with a panel of medical doctors across the UK, including the Urmston area. Some of the experts that serve the Urmston area include:
- Kirti Kohli, 1 Joiner Street, Manchester, M4 1PH
- Taqi Zaidi, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 70 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 4AF
- Mark Northfield, St George’s Drive, Mosten, Manchester, M40 5HP
By reading the medical negligence solicitors reviews, you can get an overview of the service they provide from the point of view of the client. Although you may come across a rogue review now and again, the overall opinion of various clients will most likely be similar and so you can then determine whether or not you feel they could offer you a good service as you are likely to have a similar experience to those who have written the reviews. Also, speak to Medical Negligence Assist as we work alongside a panel of medical negligence lawyers throughout the UK and therefore can match you to a personal injury lawyer suited to your case requirements.
There are many different types of medical negligence claim cases that we have dealt with over the years, with some being more common than others. Some of the types of claims we have seen include, but are not limited to:
- NHS negligence – This may be in a hospital, clinic, GP surgery or dental surgery for example.
- Surgical delays and errors.
- Misdiagnosis and other diagnostic errors.
- Private healthcare negligence.
- Pregnancy and birth negligence claims.
- Dental negligence.
- Negligence in a nursing or care home.
The residents in a nursing or care home rely on the staff to keep them safe and provide the necessary care and means for them to have a good quality of life, as they are unable to fully look after themselves often due to age, illness or disabilities. They may need help with personal care, having meals, manoeuvring, receiving medication and treatment and so on. If a resident sustains an injury or becomes ill due to the neglectful actions or omissions of staff members, they may be eligible to make a successful claim for compensation. Acts of negligence may include failing to provide a nutritional diet, failing to spot signs or symptoms of illness, not assisting correctly or not using the correct equipment to enable a resident to move position freely and this results in slip, trip or fall accident. Another example is staff members, failing to help bed-bound residents move position regularly resulting in pressure sores, not giving the correct medication when required, and many more.
If a patient has a delay in their cancer diagnosis, or their doctor makes an incorrect diagnosis or misdiagnoses their cancer, this could result in a delay in treatment which could lead to devastating consequences. It may mean that the patient is given medication for something entirely different if misdiagnosed, which results in other problems as well as a delay in cancer treatment. Alternatively, it could mean that a delay in treatment has caused the patient to undergo more extensive, aggressive and invasive cancer treatment, or in worst cases, could mean that the cancer is now too far gone to be treatable. If you or a loved one has suffered due to cancer negligence, you will have a valid reason to make a claim for compensation.
When speaking of medical negligence, we very often don’t think of dental negligence cases, however, all staff members in a dental surgery are held to the same standard as any other health care professional. Dental negligence could occur under either NHS or private healthcare and unfortunately, occur in various ways. Examples of dental negligence include:
- Extracting the wrong intended tooth.
- Failing to sufficiently sterilise equipment leading to cross contaminations and infections.
- Providing the wrong sort or insufficient pain relief.
- Nerve damage.
- Damage to healthy teeth and gums.
- Oral cancer misdiagnosis.
Regardless of how or where the dental negligence took place, if you have come to harm due to the negligent actions or omissions of your dentist, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
All surgery, whether it is for medical or cosmetic reasons, will carry an element of risk that something could go wrong, or the desired results are not as good as were hoped for. Providing the procedure was carried out with care and whilst following the necessary health and safety protocol, if you become injured or ill due to the known risks or suffer from the side effects you had been warned about, you may not be entitled to make a claim. However, if you are injured or become ill due to carelessness or surgical errors, or had not been sufficiently informed of the potential risks and side effects, you may then have legitimate cause for a claim.
Medical negligence during pregnancy and birth can have devastating consequences to either mother, child or both. Failing to assess scans properly or failing to spot warning signs of potential problems during pregnancy, omitting to act when required or making the wrong medical decision during pregnancy, birth or immediately after birth could cause injury to the mother or baby and sometimes even result in loss of life. To read more regarding claims made birth negligence, please click here. If you or your baby have been injured due to medical negligence, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
There are many different medical treatments and procedures that are carried out every day in both NHS and private hospitals and negligence cases may arise for a variety of different reasons. From being misdiagnosed, being prescribed the wrong medication, contracting an infection such as MRSA, getting food poisoning from the food provided when staying in hospital, or receiving the wrong treatment for example, if you have suffered due to negligent care in either an NHS or private hospital, you may be eligible to make a claim. At Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover Urmston, Trafford, and across the UK and deal with all types of NHS and private hospital compensation claims and can help you to pursue a claim for compensation.
When suffering from a health complaint, be it an illness or injury, we usually visit our GP so that they can diagnose the issue and prescribe any necessary medication or treatment needed. We trust their professional medical opinion and follow their suggestions as they have a duty of care to do their best to get us back to good health. However, if they misdiagnose a health problem, prescribe the wrong medication or treatment, fail to refer us to a specialist if needed, or cause us physical harm is some way, then they may be deemed as being negligent as well as failing to provide the duty of care that is expected of and you could file a claim against your GP.
In the table below we have listed the number of claims and number of incidents that have occurred over a yearly period under the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, and the total amount of compensation paid out by them.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority||No. of claims recieved||No. of reported incidents|
(* is less then 5)
|Damages Paid (£)|
|Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust||165||42||£27,519,419|
You can find the data of all claims and incidents across different NHS trusts within the UK on the following link:
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors offer No Win No Fee agreements for all of their personal injury clients. This means that if the claim for some reason is not successful, you will not need to pay your solicitors fees. If you would like to utilise our panel of medical negligence solicitors and their No Win No Fee service, please call our clients today using the below information.
If you or a loved one have been injured or suffered ill health as a result of medical negligence, call us at Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087 and we will endeavour to connect you with a medical negligence solicitor most suited to your case to get you the compensation you deserve.
At Medical Negligence Assist, we have dealt with many medical negligence cases over the years across the UK including the Urmston area. Some of the hospitals that service the Urmston area include:
- Trafford General Hospital
- Salford Royal Hospital
- Ladywell Hospital
- Ramsey Health Care Oaklands Hospital
Moorside Road,Davyhulme, Manchester,M41 5SL.
This gives information about the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and how they make sure they are compliant.
This is a guide produced by Medical Negligence Assist which gives an overview of the amounts of compensation you could potentially be awarded in accordance with the latest Judicial College Guidelines.
Written by Kelly.
Edited by Charlotte.