Scunthorpe Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee
By Meg Sodha. Last updated 4th January 2022. In this guide, you will find information on choosing the best medical negligence solicitors for Scunthorpe to represent your claim. A solicitor could help you seek compensation for various types of clinical negligence, such as never events, medical misdiagnosis or delayed treatment.
However, before you engage a firm of solicitors to help you claim compensation for private or NHS negligence, you should read the contents of this page.
Our guide will provide information on how to choose the right legal team for you, the claims process and some clinical negligence examples.
If you need more information after reading this guide, you can use the details below to get in touch with our team:
- Telephone — 0800 073 8804
- Fill out the contact form with your query
- Use the live chat function to get instant advice from an advisor
Discover More Information On Finding Medical Negligence Solicitors For Scunthorpe In The Sections Below
- Medical Negligence Examples
- How Can I Prove Medical Negligence?
- How To Find The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For Scunthorpe
- Claims Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Scunthorpe Can Help With
- Statistics for Medical Negligence Claims Against Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
- Clinical Negligence Compensation Calculator
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Scunthorpe Area
- Start Your Clinical Negligence Claim Today
- Helpful Guides And Additional Resources
All trained medical professionals have a duty to provide you with the minimum standard of care. However, in some cases, the care you receive may fall below the required standard, which may result in you sustaining further or avoidable harm.
In these instances, you may wish to make a claim for medical malpractice or negligence to seek compensation for the harm you experienced.
Medical negligence could have serious consequences on the health of a patient. It can cause both avoidable physical and psychological injuries, as well as the worsening of a pre-existing medical condition.
Many forms of negligence could cause these types of harm, including:
- Surgical errors: A surgeon may have operated on the wrong body part during surgery after failing to follow the correct pre-surgery protocols. As a result, you may have experienced further harm in the form of an additional injury and complications due to delayed treatment of your original injury.
- Prescribing the wrong medication: A doctor may have prescribed you the incorrect dosage of medication, causing you to experience symptoms of an overdose.
- Medical misdiagnosis: A doctor may have misdiagnosed your fractured wrist as a sprain despite you exhibiting clear signs of the condition. As a result, you may have experienced ongoing complications with stiffness and movement in your wrist.
We operate a claims service with solicitors who have the expertise and skills to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call us today to find out how our medical negligence solicitors for Scunthorpe could assist you.
As part of the claims process, you will need to gather medical evidence to build a strong case. Evidence may help determine whether the medical professional responsible for your care took reasonable steps to prevent you from sustaining further or avoidable harm.
The medical evidence you obtain could include:
- Doctor records
- Hospital records
- Referral letters
- Statement of diagnosis
Additionally, you may be required to attend an independent medical assessment to produce a current report on the full extent of the harm you sustained. The report can also detail how badly your injuries or illness have affected your quality of life.
A medical negligence solicitor could help you gather the evidence you need to provide in support of your claim. Additionally, they could help arrange the medical exam in your local area.
It’s important to note that although medical evidence is an important aspect when looking at whether negligence occurred, it’s not the only thing that will be considered. Instead, it may be taken into account alongside the Bolam test.
The Bolam test involves a group of medical professionals with experience in the relevant field assessing whether the care you received fell below the standard which could be reasonably expected.
For more information on the steps you could take to build a strong claim, please contact our team on the number above.
There are various factors you may wish to consider before choosing a solicitor to represent your claim. For instance:
- A solicitors experience
- The option to claim on a No Win No Fee basis
- The services they offer, e.g. arranging a local medical exam for you
By considering these factors, you could find the best medical negligence solicitors for Scunthorpe to represent your claim.
Do I Have To Use A Solicitor Local To Me?
There is no advantage in using a local legal firm as you don’t need to meet your solicitor face to face.
Instead, you can keep in contact with your solicitor no matter where they’re located through video call, email or telephone.
Additionally, by looking further afield, you can focus on finding an experienced solicitor instead.
Should I Read Online Solicitor Reviews For The UK?
A good way to find out more information about your solicitor is to check reviews left by previous claimants. The reviews could highlight the quality of service a solicitor or legal firm could offer you.
Alternatively, you could ask friends, family or co-workers if they have any recommendations of medical negligence solicitors.
If you’re interested in working with one of our solicitors, you can read the reviews left by clients we previously worked with on our page. Otherwise, please contact our team on the number above.
Below you will find examples of the types of medical negligence cases we undertake.
If none of these seems to fit your case exactly, we are more than happy to discuss your specific situation with you. Simply call us on the number above.
Cancer Negligence Compensation
Cancer negligence claims could involve delayed or misdiagnosis of cancer or delayed treatment that results in you experiencing further harm.
For instance, your doctor may have failed to arrange an urgent referral for you to receive further tests despite you exhibiting clear signs of cancer. As a result, you may have received a delayed diagnosis and treatment, causing your cancer to spread and symptoms to worsen.
If you have experienced something similar, we could help. Whether you wish to seek compensation for breast cancer negligence, bladder cancer negligence or another type of cancer negligence claim.
Birth Negligence Compensation
Clinical negligence during childbirth could cause harm to both the mother and the baby. For instance, the mother might suffer injuries such as a broken pelvis due to the midwife using equipment incorrectly.
Additionally, the baby could suffer permanent brain damage caused by oxygen starvation due to the midwife failing to notice the baby was in distress.
If you or your baby experienced something similar, our medical negligence solicitors for Scunthorpe could help.
Contact our team for more information on how they could help you claim birth negligence compensation.
Dental Negligence Cases
Our team of experienced dental negligence solicitors could represent your clinical negligence compensation claim.
All dentists are expected to meet the correct level of care when providing you treatment. However, in some cases, the care may fall below the expected standard. For instance:
- A dentist may use the wrong equipment when extracting a tooth, causing you facial scarring and nerve damage.
- Your dentist may fail to extract the correct tooth causing you an additional injury and further harm due to delayed treatment of the original tooth.
For more information on dental negligence claims, call the number above.
GP Medical Negligence Cases
GP negligence cases could include further, or avoidable harm sustained after your doctor failed to take reasonable steps to provide you with the correct level of care. As a result, they may have prescribed you the wrong medication or treatment.
Our medical negligence solicitors for Scunthorpe could help you seek the compensation you deserve. Please don’t hesitate to contact our team on the number above.
Hospital Negligence Claims
There are a variety of reasons for negligence in hospitals, such as:
- Poor hygiene may have caused patients to develop hospital infections
- Nurses may have failed to turn patients resulting in them developing pressure sores
- Doctors may have failed to check patient notes before administering medication. As a result, a patient may have suffered an allergic reaction.
If you have experienced medical negligence in a hospital, our solicitors could help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Statistics for Medical Negligence Claims Against Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
We have created a table detailing the number of successful claims against Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2020/2021.
The table also highlights the total paid in damages, NHS and claimant legal costs during the same year.
We have used figures from NHS Resolution’s Trust and Authority Claims Data 2020/2021.
|Healthcare Provider||Successful Claims Made 2020/2021||Total Paid In Damages, Claimant and NHS Legal Costs 2020/2021|
|Northern Lincolnshire And Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||75||£10,413,762|
The medical negligence settlement package you may receive may comprise general and special damages.
General damages allow you to seek compensation for any physical and psychological injuries you sustained due to an incident of medical negligence.
As each claim is unique, the amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the extent to which they’ve impacted your quality of life.
In order to accurately value your injuries, medical evidence may be considered alongside a document called the Judicial College Guidelines to help value your claim.
However, you could use our medical negligence compensation calculator, which can provide an estimated figure. The figure you’re provided should only be used as a guide, as your actual settlement figure will vary.
Alternatively, if you use one of our medical negligence solicitors for Scunthorpe, they could accurately value your claim. For more information on how you could work with one of our solicitors, call our team on the number above.
What Additional Costs Could I Claim In Compensation?
Special damages allow you to seek compensation for the past and future financial losses you may have incurred due to your injuries.
For example, you may have been unable to work temporarily due to the harm you sustained. As a result, you may have experienced a loss of earnings which you could claim back under special damages.
Alternatively, you may have had to pay for additional care while recovering from your injuries. If so, you could seek reimbursement of the care costs.
However, it’s important that you provide evidence of any monetary losses you’re claiming in compensation. For instance:
Our medical negligence solicitors for Scunthorpe could represent your claim under a No Win No Fee agreement.
When seeking compensation for medical negligence on this basis, it means you can avoid paying upfront costs solicitors often require in order to start work on your case. Additionally, if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t be asked to pay solicitor fees.
Furthermore, although there are no initial costs to put forward your claim without legal representation, you could incur costs while your claim is ongoing, such as medical fees. However, these costs are included in the agreement.
In cases where your claim is successful, and you receive a compensation settlement, a success fee will be deducted to pay your solicitor for their work on your claim.
However, this is taken as a legally capped percentage and is something your solicitor will make you aware of before making a start on your claim.
For more information on claiming No Win No Fee medical negligence compensation with one of our solicitors, get in touch with our team on the number above.
Do you have evidence that you were harmed due to clinical negligence? If you do, our team of advisors could help by assessing your claim to determine whether you could seek compensation.
Additionally, if they feel your claim has a chance of success, they could connect you with one of our solicitors to help you through each stage of your claim.
Alternatively, if you’re not ready to start your claim, they can offer free legal advice on the next steps you could take.
For further information, contact us today by using any of the following details:
- Telephone — 0800 073 8804
- Fill out the contact form with your query
- Use the live chat function to get instant advice from an advisor
If you experienced first aid negligence, see our guide on the next steps you could take to seek compensation.
See our guide for more information on the rights you have following an incident of medical negligence causing death.
Visit our guide on drug allergic reaction claims if you have experienced harm in a similar situation.
See the Care Quality Commission for more information on the standard of care you should expect to receive in medical settings in England.
Visit the General Dental Council to find out how they regulate registered dentists in the UK.
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Local Scunthorpe Medical Centres
Scunthorpe General Hospital
Tel: 01724 282282
Church Lane Medical Centre
1 Orchid Rise
Tel: 01724 853838
37-39 Oswald Road
Tel: 01724 840 434
We hope you found our guide helpful. However, if you have any questions about finding the best medical negligence solicitors for Scunthorpe, call the number at the top of the page.