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Leeds Teaching Hospital Negligence Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation Against Leeds Teaching Hospital? – Calculate Amounts Payouts For Medical Negligence

Have you experienced medical negligence at Leeds Teaching Hospital? If you have been injured, made ill or if you have had your pre-existing medical condition worsened because of hospital negligence in Leeds, you could be entitled to make a hospital negligence claim for compensation. Trust Legal Expert to handle your medical negligence case. We can provide you with an excellent medical negligence lawyer to handle your claim for NHS hospital neglect and win you the compensation that you are entitled to.

To see if you are entitled to claim compensation, call us today on 0800 073 8804. One of our claims advisors will speak to you in depth about your ordeal and if you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we will provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor to handle your medical negligence claim, who will start working on your case right away. We will also be able to estimate how much your compensation settlement could be worth.

Whether you have experienced a delayed diagnosis, Accident & Emergency department negligence, been prescribed the wrong medication, or you have any other reason for making a personal injury claim against Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Legal Expert could help if you have suffered avoidable harm. Our panel of solicitors have up to three decades of experience handling claims for negligence, and will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you could be entitled to claim. What’s more, you will have the option to make a no win no fee claim so there are no upfront fees.

To begin your Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Compensation Claim, call us today or use our online claims form to contact us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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A Guide To Leeds Teaching Hospitals Medical Negligence Claims

Leeds Teaching hospital negligence compensation claims information

Leeds Teaching hospital negligence compensation claims information

In the United Kingdom, National Health Service hospitals are run by an NHS trust. The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a group of hospitals situated in the city of Leeds. They include: Leeds General Infirmary, St James’s University Hospital, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds Children’s Hospital, Seacroft Hospital, Wharfedale Hospital and Leeds Dental Institute. If you have been injured, made ill or had your existing medical condition worsened by negligent treatment on the part of a medical practitioner working in any of these hospitals, your hospital payout claim will be against the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

In this guide to making a compensation claim for a Leeds Teaching Hospitals negligence case we will explain what medical negligence is and how it can affect patients. We will also look at a Leeds Teaching Hospitals clinical negligence case study and explain how you can claim compensation if you have been affected by medical negligence at one of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. We will also explain the benefits of making a no win no fee claim.

To begin your no win no fee claim, call us today to speak to one of our well informed advisors. If you have the right to claim a Leeds Teaching hospitals payout, we will provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor to handle your case.

What Circumstances Are Classed As Medical Negligence?

All medical practitioners have a legal duty of care towards their patients. This means that they are legally obliged to provide their patients with a minimum standard of care, according to the best practices of their profession. Medical negligence, also known as medical malpractice or clinical negligence, is when a medical practitioner such as a doctor, nurse or dentist, provides a patient with substandard care. As a result of substandard medical care the patient is injured, becomes ill, or their pre-existing medical condition is made worse.

If a patient is harmed because of negligence on the part of a medical practitioner or the institution that they work for, the institution could be held liable for the patient’s injuries. If you have been avoidably injured or made ill because of negligence on the part of a medical practitioner, working for the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS trusts, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, illness or the worsening of your pre-existing medical condition. Call Legal Expert today, to begin your compensation claim.

Here are some common examples of medical negligence:

  • Misdiagnosis of a serious illness, leading to a delayed diagnosis and delayed treatment. As a result, the illness worsens over time.
  • A doctor prescribing a patient the wrong medication, or the wrong dosage of medication, which results in the patient becoming ill.
  • Clinical negligence during an operation. Examples of surgical negligence can include; Wrong site surgery (when the wrong part of the body is operated on), a foreign body being left inside a patient, a surgeon damaging nerves or tissue or extreme cases where the wrong limb is amputated.
  • Negligence during childbirth, causing birth injuries to the mother or child.
  • Negligent treatment of a vulnerable patient in a care home, such as abusing a patient that is suffering from dementia.

What Is Considered Hospital Negligence And When Could You Claim?

Medical negligence can take place in many different contexts. Clinical negligence can occur at a GP’s surgery, dental practice, during physiotherapy treatment, in cosmetic treatment or in a care home. However, many incidents of medical negligence could take place in a hospital, so are referred to as hospital negligence. Hospital negligence can be NHS hospital negligence, or private hospital negligence. If you have experienced poor care at one of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals, such as hospital delayed diagnosis or treatment delays, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim if you have suffered as a consequence.

Contact Legal Expert today to enquire about making a Leeds Teaching Hospitals negligence claim. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we will provide you with a no win no fee claims solicitor to handle your case.

£1.4 Million Payout For Patient Blinded By Negligent Treatment

We are now going to look at a clinical negligence case study of NHS hospital neglect, which resulted in a man unnecessarily losing his sight.

Mr S of Malton, Yorkshire, was admitted to Leeds General Infirmary Hospital in 2010, to receive treatment for Tuberculosis. During his stay he was prescribed the wrong medication, which caused him to go blind. As a result of losing his sight, Mr S suffered a reduced quality of life. He became dependent on his wife. Becoming blind also had a detrimental effect on his two young children, who he described as being “very upset” by the ordeal.

Mr S contacted a medical negligence solicitor, who handled his NHS hospital negligence claim. After a lengthy period, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust admitted liability and agreed to award the Claimant with a Leeds Teaching Hospitals payout of £1.4 million. In addition to this, Mr S was awarded £85,000 a year for the rest of his life, to pay for carers. Of course, no amount of money can make up for a serious injury, resulting in the loss of one’s sight, but the money awarded to Mr S can help to improve his quality of life and support his family.

This is a very serious case of medical negligence, which is why the compensation payout is so high. If you have a more minor injury, you could still claim a significant amount of money. If you have been injured or made ill because of Leeds Teaching Hospitals medical negligence you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call us today to see how much you could claim.

Source – www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/16345494.14m-payout-for-dad-left-blind-by-negligent-medical-treatment

£30.7 Million in Compensation Paid Out By Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

In the year 2017/8 Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust had to payout over £30.7 million in hospital negligence claims, because of NHS hospital neglect at Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s University Hospital. This is a dramatic increase from 2016/7 when clinical negligence cost the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust £26.6 million in clinical negligence compensation payouts. In the year 2017/8 as a whole, NHS negligence claims in England cost the NHS £2.2 billion.

Source – www.leeds-live.co.uk/news/leeds-news/tens-millions-paid-out-nhs-15691680

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust Medical Negligence Payout Statistics

Below are the statistics for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Compensation Claims. Statistics for 2017/ 2018 can be found here, with statistics for 2016/ 2017 here.

Accounting yearValue of compensation paidNHS Trust or HospitalHow many claims were made?
2017/8£22,478,127Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust137
2016/7£16,970,113Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust156

Could I Make A Claim For Hospital Negligence In Leeds?

To make a claim for NHS hospital medical negligence in Leeds, you will have to prove the following:

  1. That you were owed a duty of care by the hospital. This means that you will have to prove that you were a patient.
  2. That you were treated by a medical practitioner, who conducted a negligent action or inaction.
  3. That the hospital negligence resulted in you becoming avoidably injured, ill or worsened your pre-existing medical condition. The injury or illness you suffered, should have had a significant detrimental effect on you.

The medical negligence claims time limit in Great Britain is 3 years. This means that will need to begin your medical negligence claim within 3 years of your accident taking place, or since the date that you realised that you had become harmed. There are sometimes exceptions to this rule. For example, for children who were harmed because of medical negligence, medical negligence claims time limit ends three years after their 18th birthday. If you are unsure whether or not you are within the medical negligence claims time limit, call Legal Expert today for advice.

To make an NHS hospital negligence claim against Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, you may want to find a medical negligence solicitor to represent your claim as such claims can be quite complex. Legal Expert can provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor to cover the Leeds area. To begin your NHS negligence case, simply call us to speak to an advisor about your experiences. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we can provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor to handle your case.

Examples Of Our Local Panel Of Doctors

If you are going to claim for delayed diagnosis, treatment delays, or any other sort of Leeds Teaching Hospitals negligence, the first step will be to see a doctor for a medical assessment. During your medical assessment your doctor will diagnose your injuries, define the treatment you will need, say how long your injuries are likely to affect you and will explain the impact they are likely to have on your ongoing quality of life. They will produce a medical report which will state their findings. Your personal injury solicitor will use your medical report to value your personal injury claim against the hospital trust.

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors could arrange for you to see a doctor in your local area to carry out your medical assessment. Below is a list of doctors in the Leeds area that we work with.

Riaz Moosa Raza
City West One Office Park,
Gelderd Road,
Leeds,
LS12 6LN

Abdul Wahab
Regus Leeds,
City West Business Park,
Gelderd Road,
Building 3,
Leeds,
LS12 6LX

Afshan Jahanzeb
The Tower Clinic,
8 Tinshill Lane,
Cookridge,
Leeds,
LS16 7AP

No Win No Fee Claims For Negligence At Leeds Teaching Hospital

If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation for hospital negligence, our panel of medical negligence solicitors could offer you the option to make a no win no fee claim. A no win no fee claim is formally known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA). It means that the solicitor will agree to take on your clinical negligence compensation claim, without charging you an upfront fee. This means that you will not need to worry about finding the funds to pay you solicitor upfront, making no win no fee claims is a more affordable way for many of our clients. Instead, you will only have to pay your solicitors fee if your claim is successful. In the unlikely scenario that you do not win, you will not have to pay your solicitors fee, reducing the financial risk involved in claiming.

To learn more about making a no win no fee clinical negligence claim, read our online guide to no win no fee. Alternatively, call Legal Expert today for your free clinical negligence claims consultation, where we can discuss the benefits of making a no win no fee claim in detail.

Start Your Claim

If you wish to make a hospital negligence claim against Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, for an injury, illness or accident that was caused by NHS negligence in one of their hospitals, call Legal Expert today. If you have legitimate grounds to claim for NHS hospital neglect, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim.

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors are experienced in handling hospital negligence claims. Infact, many of the solicitors that we work with have three decades of experience handling personal injury claims, so your case is bound to be in good hands. It is in our interests to fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you could be entitled to, so your claim won’t be undervalued. What’s more, each one of our clients gets the option to make a no win no fee claim, reducing any financial risk associated with making a negligence claim.

To start your Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust compensation claim, call us today or use our online claims form to contact us. One of our advisors will be happy to talk to you in depth about your experiences and if you are entitled to claim compensation, we will refer you to a specialist medical negligence solicitor. If you have legitimate grounds to claim for delayed diagnosis or any other type of medical negligence in Leeds call us today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Medical Negligence Claims Guides And Resources

The Care Quality Commission’s Guide to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The Care Quality Commission’s Guide to Leeds General Infirmary

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s website

Legal Expert guides

Medical Negligence Claims – How Much Compensation Could I Claim?

Hospital Negligence Claims – How Much Compensation Could I Claim For Neglect?

 

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