No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Leeds

This guide contains information about the benefits of hiring medical negligence solicitors for the Leeds area.

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No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Leeds

If you have experienced avoidable harm in a medical setting, you may be wondering whether you could seek compensation. We will discuss the criteria that must be met in order to bring forward a claim in more detail throughout our guide.

Additionally, we will discuss the evidence you may need to produce in support of your potential claim.

Furthermore, we have provided information about the compensation you may receive after making a successful medical negligence claim.

Read on to learn more about the ways in which hiring a solicitor may benefit your claim. As an alternative, you can contact our team of advisers to discuss your specific circumstances. To get in touch:

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  1. A Guide To Using Medical Negligence Solicitors For Leeds
  2. Why Use Medical Negligence Solicitors For Leeds?
  3. When Can You Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
  4. Potential Evidence In A Claim For Medical Negligence
  5. Medical Negligence Claim Calculator – How Much Could You Receive?
  6. Learn More About Using Medical Negligence Solicitors For Leeds

A Guide To Using Medical Negligence Solicitors For Leeds

If you are interested in hiring legal representation, you may wonder whether you need to work with medical negligence solicitors in Leeds. However, it is not necessary to hire a local solicitor as there are different ways you can correspond about your case rather than face to face.

Additionally, if you look further afield, you could find solicitors who:

  • Have experience handling claims similar to your own
  • Offer their services on a No Win No Fee basis

To find the most suitable solicitor for your case, you could ask for recommendations or read reviews. Alternatively, you can speak with an advisor from our team to discuss working with a solicitor from our panel.

For more information, call on the number above.

Why Use Medical Negligence Solicitors For Leeds?

You do not need to hire a solicitor to claim compensation. However, accessing the services of medical negligence solicitors for Leeds could benefit you in several ways. For example, a solicitor could help you:

  • Collect sufficient and relevant evidence to support your case
  • Take statements from witnesses
  • Put forward a full and complete case

The solicitors from our panel could provide these services under a type of No Win No Fee agreement. Specifically, they may offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which generally means you would be able to benefit from the solicitor’s services without having to pay for the work they have done if your claim fails.

You would pay your solicitor if your claim succeeds. At that point, your solicitor would take what’s called a success fee from your compensation. This fee is subject to a legal cap, and the amount they take would be agreed upon before your claim proceeds.

Contact our advisers to learn whether you could make a medical negligence claim with the No Win No Fee solicitors on our panel. They can be reached 24/7 on the number above.

When Can You Make A Medical Negligence Claim?

All medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care. This involves them providing care that meets the correct standard. When one of these professionals does not provide their patients with the correct level of care, a patient could suffer physical or mental harm that might have been avoided if the correct care had been provided. This constitutes medical negligence.

A claim can only be made when it can be shown that medical negligence occurred. There are different ways in which medical negligence could happen. We have provided some examples in the sections below.

Medication Error Claims

There are several types of medication errors in healthcare, such as being given the wrong medication in a hospital or the wrong prescription in a pharmacy. Additionally, they can cause several types of harm. Below are some examples of how they could occur.

Birth Injury Claims

Medical negligence could also occur during the birthing process. For example:

  • A midwife may use excessive and unnecessary force during labour, leading to the baby developing cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy.
  • A medical professional could miss the signs of pre-eclampsia during antenatal appointments. This could constitute maternity negligence if the mother or baby suffers avoidable harm as a result.

Misdiagnosis Claims

A medical misdiagnosis could lead to unnecessary harm. Examples of this could include:

  • A patient receives a medical misdiagnosis despite them exhibiting clear symptoms of a specific condition. As a result, the patient’s condition could worsen in the time it takes for a correct diagnosis to be made.
  • A doctor may fail to refer a patient for further tests despite it being necessary to do so based on their symptoms.
  • After being incorrectly diagnosed with cancer, a patient undergoes unnecessary medical treatment in the form of chemotherapy which causes them avoidable harm.

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors for Leeds could help you seek compensation if you have experienced avoidable harm as a result of a medical professional breaching the duty of care they owe you. Call our team to learn more.

Potential Evidence In A Claim For Medical Negligence

As part of the medical negligence claims process, there are several steps you could take. This could include:

  • Seeking legal advice from medical negligence solicitors for Leeds to understand whether you’re eligible to seek compensation
  • Recording the contact details of those who witnessed the incident
  • Photos of the physical harm you suffered or a diary documenting your physical and emotional state following the incident
  • Collecting medical evidence, such as hospital reports, doctor reports and prescriptions

In addition, you should be aware of the medical negligence claim time limit. Under the Limitation Act 1980, you must begin your claim:

  • 3 years from the date of the incident
  • 3 years from the date you became aware of medical negligence.

There are some exceptions to these time limits, such as for children or those without the mental capacity to begin a claim. Contact our advisers if you have questions about the exceptions. They can also provide further guidance on the evidence you could provide in support of your claim.

Medical Negligence Claim Calculator – How Much Could You Receive?

A medical negligence settlement could consist of up to two heads of claim. General damages are intended to compensate you for the suffering caused by the incident of medical negligence.

Solicitors can refer to the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) in order to assess how much you may receive in general damages. This document outlines certain compensation brackets for different injuries.

These figures are intended only as guidance. Your actual compensation could vary, in part because different factors can affect the settlement awarded.

Type of HarmCompensation BracketNotes
BladderUp to £184,200Instances involving double incontinence (bowels and bladder) along with other medical complications.
Bladder£63,980 to £79,930Pain and incontinence with serious impairment of control.
BowelsUp to £150,110Complete loss of natural function and dependence on colostomy.
BowelsIn the region of £79,920Passive incontinence and faecal urgency causing embarassment and distress, typically after a birth injury.
Asthma£43,060 to £65,740Permanent and severe asthma that is disabling, causing sleep disturbance, prolonged and regular coughing, and other symptoms.
KidneyUp to £63,980Significant risk of future urinary tract infection or other loss of kidney function.
Digestive System (b) Illness or damage resulting from a non-traumatic injury (iv)£38,430 to £52,500Acute pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever resulting from severe toxicosis, requiring hospital admission.
Deafness/Tinnitus (d) (ii)£14,900 to £29,710Moderate to severe tinnitus alone is included in this bracket.
Spleen£20,800 to £26,290Continuing risk of infection following loss of spleen, as well as disorders caused by damage to immune system.
Male Reproductive System£20,070 to £22,580Orchidectomy that does not cause sexual dysfunction or impotence but nevertheless has some psychological reactions.

You may also receive special damages, which are intended as a way to help you recoup financial losses incurred as a result of the harm sustained due to medical negligence. This head of claim could recompense you for:

  • Past and future lost earnings
  • Medical costs
  • Travel expenses
  • Care costs

You should keep a record of any losses in the form of receipts and payslips when claiming them back under special damages.

To find out more about the compensation you could receive following a successful claim, please get in touch using the number above.

Contact Us To See If You Could Receive Medical Negligence Compensation

We hope this guide on the benefits of hiring medical negligence solicitors for Leeds has helped. However, if you have any other questions, you can speak with one of our advisors. They can provide information on the services the solicitors from our panel could offer and whether they could represent your claim.

To learn more:

  • Fill in our contact form to request a callback
  • Call our team at 0113 460 1216
  • Talk to us via the chat box on screen

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