The most likely place to find the best legal advice in Calderdale is in the town of Halifax, although you could also search the other towns that make up this administrative area in West Yorkshire, including Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, and Todmorden.
Seeking help with clinical negligence claims
The health of the district is looked after by any number of GP practices and health clinics, plus 2 hospitals and 1 hospice. When something goes wrong with health care; when there is a case of clinical negligence that has resulted in the unnecessary extension of an illness, the worsening of an illness or condition, or that caused another new condition to arise; that’s when the injured party may seek the help of a law firm in Calderdale to help them to obtain compensation.
The increase in the number of clinical negligence cases
With health clinics, one the most frequent causes for complaint is a misdiagnosis or an incorrect prescription, or a failure to refer a patient to a specialist. In most instances the result is not serious; more of an inconvenience. But there are a surprisingly large number of cases that do result in causing undue stress or suffering.
The MDU, (Medical Defence Union), which insures over half of the UK’s doctors, has acknowledged that there has been a sharp rise in the number of clinical negligence claims, (particularly those where damages amount to more than £1 million), which have increased more than tenfold over the last 15 years. Last year alone there were in excess of 6,500 cases of clinical negligence according to the NHS.
Types of GP clinical negligence cases
In the case of GP negligence, a law firm in Calderdale will help you to establish what has taken place; the type of negligence that has arisen. This could be:
- A specific case of failing to treat an illness or condition
- A failure to examine you adequately
- A delay in referring you to a specialist
Choose a law firm in Calderdale that has a HOW MUCH calculator on its website
Whatever the nature of your claim, you may be able to establish how much compensation you’re due, by checking the website of a law firm in Calderdale. Many solicitors now have a HOW MUCH calculator on their websites, which only takes a short while to work out the sum. The calculator on AAH’s website takes approximately 30 seconds.
What to look for in a clinical negligence claim solicitor
Some cases of clinical negligence can be quiet complicated, so it’s important to chose an injury claim solicitor with the right level of expertise and experience, and the right level of customer support. A no win no fee service offer is a prerequisite. Look for someone like Accident Advice Helpline, a specialist who ticks all the right boxes. Our services for example, are unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen.
To find out more about the comprehensive service AAH offers, visit our website, or call our free helpline on 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 27th July 2014