Being a victim of medical negligence can not only leave you with a physical injury or health problem but depending on the circumstances, could also leave you psychological injuries too. Those who are entrusted with our health and wellbeing, have a duty of care to ensure that our health and safety are considered at all times. If they fail to acknowledge their duty of care and we are injured or our health is made worse, as a result, they can be sued for medical negligence.
Making a claim for Wrexham medical negligence can be a complex process as you first need to identify who is to blame and then be able to prove that you have been injured as a result of their negligent actions. In some cases, it is straight forward and obvious who was to blame, but in others, it isn’t always quite so clear.
Seeking legal guidance could be the best way to ensure that your claim is valid and that it is carried out in a methodical and logical way in order to ensure that you receive it. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors who are not based in Wrexham but can cover the Wrexham area as well as the whole of the UK and can pursue your claim on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, just call us at Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087.
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- How To Find The Right Medical Or Clinical Negligence Claims Solicitor
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- Wrexham Clinical Negligence Claims Our Team Could Conduct
- Injury Or Illness Caused By Surgical Negligence
- Injury Or Illness Caused By Negligence During Childbirth
- Injury Or Illness Caused By Neglect In Nursing homes
- Harm Caused By A Negligent GP
- Harm Caused By The Misdiagnosis Of Cancer
- Injury And Illness Caused By Dental Negligence
- Injury Or Illness Caused By Negligent Hospital Care
- Medical Negligence Statistics
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Wrexham, Wales
- Hospitals In The Wrexham Area
- Contact Our Team
- Helpful Resources
Choosing a medical negligence solicitor can be a bit of a minefield as there are so many legal firms out there that you have to choose from. So to be able to find the right solicitor for you, you need to consider a number of things that you can compare in order to make your choice a little easier. Before researching solicitors yourself, its often best to first ask friends and family if they can recommend a good solicitor that they may have used themselves as personal recommendations can be really helpful from people that you trust. Another thing to look at is the number of years’ experience the solicitor has in the personal injury claims industry and how successful they have been with past cases, ideally, you want to hire a solicitor who has had plenty of experience and who has a high success rate. It could be an idea to look at client reviews is also a good idea to get an unbiased view of the service the solicitor provides. Another very important factor to consider is the payment structure the solicitor uses. Some medical negligence solicitors in Wrexham and across the UK like to be paid by the hour or at regular intervals with a final fee once the claims case has concluded regardless of the outcome, whereas others offer a no win no fee service. No win no fee is the safest option financially and allows anyone, no matter their financial position, the chance to hire legal help for making their compensation claim.
In our modern world with multiple platforms of communication, your medical negligence lawyer does not have to be located in the Wrexham area or in Wales at all, in fact, they can be located anywhere across the UK. What’s more important than the location of your personal injury lawyer, is their ability and competence at making your claims case a success and winning you the maximum amount possible for your circumstances. We connect with medical negligence solicitors in Wrexham and across the UK and can help you connect with a suitable personal injury solicitor for your case regardless of location.
Medical Negligence Assist have a medical negligence team that covers the Wrexham area and all other areas in the UK. Some of the medical experts we deal with include:
- Sohaib Yasin, Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham Consultation Room, Glyndwr University Campus, Wrexham, LL11 2AW.
- Mark Griffiths, Back to Health chiropractic Clinic, 160 Chester Road, Garden Village, Wrexham, LL12 8DS.
A really helpful way of finding out more about the solicitors you are considering hiring is to read the medical negligence solicitor reviews. By reading the reviews you will be able to get an idea of their client care is suitable is any good, whether or not they work ethically and in a quick and efficient manner. Reviews from clients will generally flag up any potential issues that frequently arise. After you have made your claim for personal injury yourself, it could be an idea to leave a review of the solicitor you have used to help those who are looking to make a medical negligence claim.
Occurrences of medical negligence can happen in a variety of different ways and in a number of different situations. In the guide below we take a look at some of the more common instances of medical negligence that we have come across over the years including cases of surgical errors, NHS negligent complaints, childbirth errors, dental errors and more.
Medical negligence that occurs involving surgical procedures are one of the more common types of medical negligence cases we come across on a regular basis. Thousands of surgical procedures are carried out across the country every single day and although most go as planned, occasionally things go wrong that could’ve otherwise been prevented had more care been taken. The majority of surgical procedures, with the exception of emergency cases, are pre-booked and the patient will undergo some pre-surgery health checks to make sure they are fit enough to cope with the surgery and to identify any potential problems. There should also be aftercare instructions and advice also given to maximise the healing process and minimise the chances of any infections or cases of DVT or any other potential side effects from occurring. However, if the patient is not properly informed of potential problems, not had pre-op checks or given any help and advice and they suffer as a result, the surgical team could be deemed as being negligent in their duty of care. Also, if the surgeon or member of the team makes a mistake, such as administering the wrong anaesthetic, making an incision in the wrong place, cuts or if they cause unnecessary scarring or perform a botched cosmetic procedure, this will also be classed as gross medical negligence.
If you have been injured or made ill by surgical negligence, contact Medical Negligence Assist for help and advice on how to start your claim.
Regardless of whether you had your baby under the NHS or under private healthcare, if you or your child have suffered harm due to medical negligence during childbirth, you may have a valid reason to make a claim for compensation for yourself or on behalf of your child. Making a private or NHS negligence claim can be complex, and you may have many unanswered questions, that’s why here at Medical Negligence Assist we have legal advisors on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide you with free impartial advice about your experience with medical negligence.
Nursing and care homes are supposed to provide a safe, caring environment for residents who are physically or mentally incapable of looking after themselves and so the standard of care should be exceptionally high. The nursing or care home needs to provide assistance with personal care, fulfill any medical requirements and provide any medication at the correct time of day, they need to ensure the resident is comfortable and give help with moving around if they require such assistance. Adding to this, it is the duty of care home staff to make sure all residents have clean clothes and bedding. Staff should be trained in using moving and handling techniques and operating any special lifting hoists to ensure the residents avoid unnecessary pain or injury. Failure to provide any of the above, or acting negligently could result in the resident sustaining an injury or becoming ill. If this has happened to you or someone you love, you will be eligible to make a claim for damages. If you would like to discuss this type of negligence further, please do contact us using the below information.
GP’s are in charge of prescribing medication, diagnosing health complaints or making referrals for more specialised tests or treatments for more serious health complaints that may need further investigation. If they act negligently such as failing to make the correct diagnosis, failing to recognise or acknowledge signs and symptoms of illness, prescribing the wrong medication or failing to act quickly when needed, they may be deemed as being negligent in their duty of care to you as their patient. If you would like to know more about GP negligence, please read here.
Time is of the essence when it comes to treating cancer with quick action need to be taken against it so that it increases the chances of beating the disease. When a doctor fails to diagnose, or makes a misdiagnosis causing cancer treatment to be delayed, it can result in devastating consequences. The timing of cancer treatment can make a difference between whether the patient beats the disease, or loses their life to it and so any delay in treatment will lessen their likelihood of surviving.
If you have suffered or someone you love has lost their life because of delayed treatment, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Dental negligence is medical negligence that occurs in an NHS or private dental practice. If you have been injured by your dentist through medical negligence such as having the wrong tooth extracted or experiencing extreme pain due to the wrong anaesthetic being used during a treatment, you may have a legitimate cause to make a claim, speak to Medical Negligence Assist for help and advice on this matter.
When suffering from ill health, needing treatment for injuries, going through childbirth or undergoing specialised medical tests and treatments, whatever our reason for going to hospital, we trust that healthcare and medical professionals look after us and do their best to get us better. Unfortunately, at times, we could fall victim to the negligence of hospital staff, and this could result in an undue illness or injury arising. This type of medical negligence can occur in a majority of the scenarios along with poor hygiene that could result in the contraction and spreading of MRSA and the likes. However, if we sustain an injury or become ill due to an act of negligence, we could be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
In the table below, we have provided you with information regarding the number of claims that were made against Powys teaching board. As you can see, there are not many statistics when it comes to claims made against NHS Wales.
|Claims received 17/18
|Powys Local Health Board
As mentioned previously, we work with a panel of medical negligence solicitors who are not based in Wrexham but can easily cover the area. Along with a combined total of 30 years of experience, they offer no win no fee agreements to all of their personal injury clients. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not pay any fees to your solicitor. If you would like to know more about making a claim using a no win no fee agreement, contact us today using the below information.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Wrexham area, as well as all over the UK, and have dealt with cases involving hospitals, health clinics and dental surgeries in the Wrexham area. Some of these include:
- Wrexham, Maelor Hospital
- Spire Yale Hospital
- St George’s Crescent Surgery
- Ruabon Road Dental Practice
If you, or someone you love, have been the victim of medical negligence resulting in you or them becoming injured or suffering further ill health, you may be eligible to make a claim. If you wish to discuss the details of your case or for help and advice, or wish to have legal representation of your case, contact us at Medical Negligence Assist on 0800 652 3087 and we can advise you on the next steps to take.
Advice on claiming compensation if you have been infected by MRSA.
This site gives useful information and guidance regarding the services in the care sector.
This is some helpful advice from the NHS for people wishing to make a claim against them.
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Written by Kelly
Edited by Charlotte