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If you have suffered an injury or illness due to medical negligence in Derby, then you need to talk to a medical negligence solicitor. We work with medical negligence solicitors in Derby with years of experience in the medical injury claim field. As such, they help people to obtain compensation for their injuries from medical accidents.
We understand that suffering from an illness or injury can be daunting and life-changing. It is even more devastating when it is no fault of your own. If you have suffered injury through someone else’s negligence, then we can help you receive the best possible compensation, as well as provide the support you need to rebuild your life. We have some of the best medical negligence solicitors in Derby with expert knowledge and extensive experience of obtaining positive results.
What is Medical Negligence?
No matter how high the standards of care and treatment in our health service, things can sometimes go wrong. Medical negligence is a situation whereby a person receives substandard treatment from medical professionals, either directly causing an injury or making an injury worse. Medical negligence can also happen if a patient has been misdiagnosed, received the wrong treatment, or suffered a mistake made in surgery.
An action on medical negligence must be able to prove the following elements
- The health institution owed you a duty of care as a patient.
- The doctor or health institution acted negligently, breaching that duty of care.
- Resultant injury to the patient as a result of the breach of duty.
In practice, medical negligence may occur in any healthcare setting, whether it is due to negligent behaviour on the part of a surgeon, GP, dentist, nurse, clinician, or any other medical professional, environments in which medical malpractice may occur include; GP practice, NHS hospitals, private clinics, care homes, dental practice, and pharmacies. The consequences of these incidents can often have a significant impact on those affected.
Medical Negligence Claims in Derby
Pursuing a medical negligence claim in Derby can go a long way in ensuring you are fairly compensated for the negligent medical treatment you have received. In order for your claim to be successful, we need to prove that; the healthcare professional in question failed to adequately carry out their duties and you have suffered avoidable harm as a result of negligence.
Medical negligence claims are usually subjected to a 3 years’ time limit that starts from the moment you first knew you received medical negligent care. A different time limit applies to cases that involve children or individuals that lack the mental capacity to pursue compensation. Our team of medical negligence solicitors can advise you on the specific requirements that apply to your case.
Suing for medical negligence can be a very daunting process and that is why we provide the best medical negligence experts in derby to ensure that your case runs as smoothly as possible. The first step is to get in touch with us, and one of our team of medical negligence solicitors can conduct a free no obligation consultation with you in Derby. They will talk with you about what happened and listen to your experience so that they see if making a claim is a good choice.
This information that is shared is treated with privacy and would only be used only by our medical negligence solicitors dealing with your inquiry. Whether you have been hurt due to substandard care or cancer misdiagnosis, the Medical Negligence Direct is here to ensure that you are paid every penny of compensation you need to make the best recovery possible.
Types of Medical Negligence Claims
In Derby, our medical negligence solicitors can help whether you are claiming against the NHS or private practice. Furthermore, whether your treatment was elective or essential, you should never endure financial penalty alone simple because of someone else’ mistake. We handle many different types of claims including;
Medical professionals have a duty of care in which they must take the maximum precautions and necessary action to ensure that a patient’s welfare is a priority. If you or your child has been injured or harmed during childbirth due to mistakes or the negligence of a nurse, midwife, obstetrician, surgeon, consultant, or other healthcare providers, you could be entitled to make a birth injury compensation claim.
Birth injury compensation claims usually have the benefit of funding through legal aid with parents having to pay nothing. Such claims are often high-value claims such as cerebral palsy claims, medical negligence stillbirth, or erb’s palsy claims, but claims can be brought for any value. Usually they involve obtaining expert evidence from medical experts such as obstetricians, paediatricians, and neurologist and midwifes. The claim is brought by the child’s litigation friend, who is usually one of the child’s parents. Any settlement must be approved by a judge to ensure that the child receives the correct level of compensation.
If a medical professional has provided substandard treatment and care to you, which has resulted in an injury or worsening of your medical condition, then, our medical negligence solicitors in Derby can help you make medical negligence compensation Claims against NHS. We can also make claims against private hospitals that have provided substandard care.
The thought of suing the NHS can be frightening but with us, you have nothing to worry about. Claim against the NHS aims to try and put you back in the same position that you were in had the negligence not occurred. By claiming compensation for NHS clinical negligence, you may also highlight the lack of suitable medical care you received to reduce the risk of the same thing happening to someone else.
NHS Complaints Procedures:
If you injury occurred at an NHS hospital you have a right to request a thorough investigation of your complaint. You should also receive information about the outcome and any subsequent action the hospital may take. If your accident was a result of the unlawful treatment you can request a judicial review. It is not necessary to go through NHS formal system before you put forward a hospital injury claim. Nevertheless, it is beneficial if you do as their investigation will give a good understanding of whether your injury was due to negligence and you are therefore eligible to claim compensation.
While making a compensation claim against the NHS complaint for negligence can help you answer and reassurance that no one needs to go through what you did, it can take several months to resolve. As there is a strict statutory limit of three years in which to submit a request for compensation that may be the time you don’t want to waste. It is possible to file a complaint and begin a compensation claim simultaneously. Even if the outcome of the investigation into your complaint is that your care was negligent, the NHS complaint process cannot pay you compensation also, a successful compensation claim wills not necessarily lead to any changes in the hospital practice or discipline of the person responsible.
If you believe you have experienced medical negligence that could have been avoided, our panel of medical negligence solicitors in Derby could be of assistance. There is a variety of ways in which you could endure injury or harm in a hospital, and some of the causes could be as a result of the negligence of a medical professional. For example, if you have received an incorrect diagnosis or incorrect medicine for an injury or illness, it could worsen your prior condition.
In the event this occurs, it is the prime example of neglect action, and you could be eligible for compensation. Depending on the injury or harm these wrongful actions have caused, our panel of medical negligence solicitors in Derby could assist you when claiming for compensation.
General practice claims result from medical negligence by a general practitioner (GP). Our medical negligence solicitors have successfully pursued cases against general practitioners for negligence. Many people are reluctant to sue for medical malpractice against GP through loyalty or concern over future treatment. But the impact of GP negligence and the need for care and financial assistance can be similar to hospital negligence.
GP Negligence Claims include:
- Failure to investigate symptoms
- Failure to refer to a specialist
- Failure to act on test results
- Poor record-keeping
- Inappropriate prescribing of drugs or failure to review medication.
- Failure to attend a home visit.
Surgical negligence happens when surgeons or other medical professionals make mistakes during your operation leaving you with further problems or injuries. Your surgery and care should meet certain standards, but sometimes mistakes are made.
If you are wondering whether you can make an unnecessary surgery compensation claim, the simple answer is yes. In a situation where the surgeon or medical professional performed the wrong operation or operated on the wrong body part, you could be eligible to seek unnecessary surgery compensation.
Cauda Equina syndrome is a serious condition that results in permanent paralysis if not treated promptly and correctly. It is a rare condition that occurs when nerves in the lower spine become compressed and start to swell. As it is a rare condition, it can be difficult to spot. Surgery is needed to treat the condition as soon as possible; otherwise, the consequences could be as severe as permanent paralysis.
Cauda equina syndrome can be very devastating as it affects the quality of life. It may lead to series of problems like bowel and sexual dysfunction as well as permanent loss of bladder, and the resulting neurological pain that cause patients their relationships. If you have suffered a medical negligence delay in treatment or an inaccurate diagnosis for it, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. Our cauda equine solicitors can help you secure the compensation you deserve.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors in Derby
Our medical negligence solicitors in Derby will advise, support and represent you to the best of their ability on a No Win No Fee agreement. What this means is that you will not be charged any fees by our legal experts, so you don’t have to worry about the financial costs of making a claim.
You will only be required to pay a success fee at the end of your case which is usually a fraction of the total compensation award you received. In an event where your claim is unsuccessful, you owe us nothing.
Contact us today
We have a strong track record in successfully claiming compensation. We also provide a consistently high standard of customer care. This is because we understand that our clients are not merely cases or claims but real people who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in vulnerable situations.
Reach out to us today and our medical negligence lawyers in Derby will be more than happy to assist.