Have you been harmed due to substandard medical treatment from a health care professional? Are you looking for medical negligence solicitors in Wigan. In this guide, we will provide information about how to choose the right medical negligence solicitor to represent you. Despite not being based in Wigan, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Wigan area, and so we will also reveal more about our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors and the service they provide. If you have any queries, you can find our contact information at the end of the guide.
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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 Wigan
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- Your Injuries Could Be Assessed By Our Panel Of Doctors In Wigan
- Claims For Medical Negligence In Wigan Our Team Could Handle
- 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
- Wigan NHS Trusts Clinical Negligence Statistics
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims In Wigan
- Hospitals And Clinics In Wigan
- How To Start Your Medical Negligence Claim
Choosing the right medical negligence solicitor can seem like a daunting task as very often the solicitor you choose will be a crucial element in delivering a successful outcome. This is why we feel it is imperative to choose someone that is experienced and has worked on a number of different medical negligence cases. We think you should also make sure you are happy with their fees and payment terms. A no win no fee approach is, in our opinion, a good choice and we will explain this for those who may not understand towards the end of the guide. Furthermore, we advise people to check the solicitor has a good reputation and that he or she is easy to contact.
A lot of people believe that they are going to need to use medical negligence solicitors in Wigan if they are to make a claim for something that happened in the area. In fact, you do not need to work with local medical negligence solicitors. This is because a good number of claims today are handled via email and telephone. This means you could work with anyone based in the country, enabling you to choose experience and credentials over location. This is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Wigan area.
It is sometimes a good idea to read reviews of a medical negligence solicitor that have been left by people who were once in your position. These comments could be very insightful. It is sometimes good to check the independent review sites online so you could be sure of the authenticity of the comments. Plus, when you make a claim, you might want to take the decision to leave a review about the medical negligence solicitor you worked with too, as this could help those who might find themselves in your unfortunate position in the future.
While you are able to use a medical negligence solicitor based anywhere in the country, including our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you may need to see a medical expert that is based in Wigan. Our panel of experts have connections with medical experts all over the United Kingdom, including Wigan, and they could arrange an appointment for you as part of their no win no fee service. Some of the medical experts that could well be available to you in Wigan include…
George Morris Physiotherapy
154 Market Street, Hindley
Peter Harvey Physiotherapy Centre
28 High Street, Standish
You might see one of the above, or another medical expert entirely. They would try to ensure that the appointment was in your locality so that you could get there easily.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors has many years of experience dealing with medical negligence cases throughout the United Kingdom. Below, we take a look at some examples of medical negligence. When you instruct a medical negligence solicitor they may want to confirm two areas before proceeding;
- You were owed a duty of care as a patient.
- This duty was breached through substandard treatment causing you harm.
There is no denying that there could be risks associated with all types of surgeries. Before you go in for an operation, the surgeon should explain the risks to you. However, this does not mean that you should not expect a minimum standard of care. If an negligent error has been made, whether this is a cosmetic surgery error or an error during any type of necessary medical operation, and you as the patient have suffered unnecessary avoidable harm you may have grounds to make a claim. From retained surgical instruments to carrying out the surgery on the wrong organ or limb, the scenarios could vary significantly.
These incidents could be very traumatic and they could have lifelong effects on the mother, baby, or both depending on the circumstances and the harm caused. They might occur should the medical professional in question have failed to notice that the baby or mother was in distress and so they have not acted quickly enough to rectify the situation before it was too late and the harm had been caused. When making such a claim, it may be important to note that you could claim for both the physical and psychological injuries sustained.
From private hospital negligence to NHS negligence, our panel of professional negligence solicitors could handle a number of different hospital negligence cases. Of course, you have the examples that have been mentioned above, i.e. injuries during birth and mistakes made during surgery. Other examples of hospital negligence which could occur may include, from poor hygiene levels alloying MRSA to be present, to misdiagnosis which could mean a patient is given unnecessary medication for a condition they do not have while their current condition is allowed to worsen.
You may be looking for medical negligence solicitors in Wigan or those like our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors that cover the Wigan area because you want to make a claim for negligence you have experienced in a care home or because you may wish to make a claim on behalf of someone else who is not in a position to do so. Either way, in order to be able to pursue such a claim it must be proven that the staff at the nursing home who owed a duty of care have breached this and as a direct consequence harm has been caused.
Examples of care home neglect claims may include; standards of care haven fallen below what they should be in terms of patients not receiving their medication and falling ill, patient being handled incorrectly causing physical injuries due to lack of training, care home abuse by staff, neglect, bed and pressure sores because patients are not moved often enough. You may fear that you cannot make such a claim because of medical negligence claims time limit. For more information on time restraints please call our team the number is at the bottom of the guide and they should be able to answer any questions you may have.
When feeling unwell, we might tend to go and see a GP first. This is the person that we might count on to diagnose the problem and ensure we get the right treatment, whether this is writing out a prescription for medication or referring us to a specialist at the hospital. If mistakes are made at the initial stages such as being misdiagnosed by a GP then it could have a knock on effect as you may not be transferred to a specialist or you may not be sent for diagnostic tests meaning that the condition will go on untreated and may caused further ill health. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Wigan area so if you need more advice please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you have been harmed unnecessarily by your dentist, maybe they extracted the wrong tooth, damaged healthy teeth, caused avoidable nerve damage during a procedure you may be thinking of making a dental negligence claim. When people think of medical negligence they may not associate the same laws and legislation with dentistry care but as doctors have a duty of care to their patients so do dentists. As dental negligence is slightly different to medical negligence when choosing a solicitor it may be a good idea to look for solicitors who have represented clients in dental negligence cases before.
Cancer misdiagnosis could mean that the cancer was mistaken for another illness, and while this phantom illness was being treated the current condition may have been allowed to worsen. Cancer when detected in its early stages is far better to treat than those that have developed to the later stages. Prognosis’s for cancers that are diagnosed earlier are much more positive. Receiving a late diagnosis due to a mistake on the part of a doctor can be devastating. This could mean that you do not receive the treatment required, and so the cancer could spread and get worse. In some cases, this could even be fatal. You might want to call our team today if you or a loved one has been the victim of this type of medical malpractice.
To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Wigan, 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
|CNST Damage Payments
|Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
|£13, 103 334
When working with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, they will provide their service on a no win no fee basis. This means that legal fees only need to be paid to them if the case is successful. You would pay your solicitor out of the compensation you receive. He or she would get a percentage of the sum. This is a percentage that you would have both agreed on beforehand. Don’t worry about your medical negligence lawyer taking all of your payout; this is capped by law.
There are many different hospitals and clinics in the Wigan area, including…
- Thomas Linacre Outpatient Centre
- Wigan Health Centre
- Wrightington Surgical Centre
- Wigan Family Chiropractic Hospital
- Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
- Bradshaw Medical Centre
- Lower Ince Health Centre
- Wigan Family Chiropractic Clinic
No matter what has happened, whether you have been the victim of a cosmetic surgery error or you want to know more about obstetric malpractice cases, you can speak to our panel of experts today to make a personal injury claim. You can reach us between 8 am and 9 pm, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Wigan area, meaning you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Wigan.
Injuries during birth – If you’re looking for birth-specific claims advice then this page might provide some insight.
MRSA Claimants – If it is MRSA you’re looking at claiming for, then this page might help.
NHS Claims – Claims against the NHS can be complex. You can read more about this here.
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Edited by Melis.