Urology Negligence Claims
Urology covers a wide range of conditions and treatments, including those involving the urinary tract, kidneys, prostate and testicles. These conditions range from relatively minor to those that are much more serious.
Negligent treatment of medical issues affecting any of these areas can result in long-term consequences for your health and a significant impact on your life. In the most acute cases, such as those related to the prostate or renal cancer, medical negligence can even result in the death of the patient.
Wolferstans’ medical negligence solicitors have helped clients to claim compensation for urology negligence over the years. This compensation is often essential to help get the treatment and support you need to rebuild your life.
Our experience means we can quickly assess the strength of your claim and its likely value, giving you a clear picture of what to expect when moving forward. Our medical negligence lawyers can then provide the expert support you need to achieve the best possible outcome for your claim.
With a strong focus on negotiation and non-confrontational dispute resolution, we can usually resolve claims outside of a court hearing. This makes the claims process faster and less expensive for you, while allowing you to avoid the stress and uncertainty of court action.
We offer a free initial no obligation consultation during which we will be able to tell you if you have a claim worth investigating further.
To arrange your consultation please contact the new client team on 01752 292204.
Our urology negligence claims service
We work with clients throughout England and Wales on a wide range of urology compensation claims, including those related to negligent handling of:
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Kidney stones
- Kidney disease
- Prostate conditions
- Renal cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Testicular torsion
Read about some of the cases we have successfully pursued in relation to urology claims.
How urology negligence claims work
Our clinical negligence lawyers will expertly guide you through every stage of claiming urology negligence compensation, making the process as simple as possible.
A typical urology negligence compensation claim will involve:
- Building your case e.g. applying for medical records, collecting witness evidence and consulting independent medical experts.
- Contacting the relevant healthcare provider with the details of your claim.
- Ensuring the defendant responds to your claim in a timely fashion.
- Assessing the defendant’s response and advising you of your options.
- Negotiating with the defendant and/or using alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediation or independent evaluation, to secure a suitable settlement.
- Submitting your claim to the relevant court and representing you at a court hearing where required to resolve the matter.
Find out more about the process of making a clinical negligence claim.
Funding a urology compensation claim
When considering pursuing compensation for urology negligence, the cost of making a claim should never be a reason to put off taking action. There are various funding options to suit every financial situation, meaning that, as long as we believe your claim has merit, we will find a way to help you fund it.
For many of our clients, a conditional fee agreement is an attractive way to fund a claim. Often called ‘no win, no fee’ agreements, this allows you to start a claim without paying anything towards your legal costs and expenses at the outset.
Instead, you will only contribute towards your legal costs if your claim is successful, with the amount you pay based on a pre-agreed percentage of the damages. This means you will always have complete transparency over the likely costs involved and can be confident you will keep the majority of your compensation.
Legal expenses insurance can also be used to fund a urology claim, so may be worth considering where available. This type of cover is frequently offered as an optional extra with home insurance policies, and with some bank accounts and credit cards.
To discuss your options for covering the cost of a urology negligence claim, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Find out more about funding a medical negligence claim.
Our expertise in urology negligence compensation claims
Our clinical negligence lawyers have worked across all types of urology claims over the years, from the relatively simple to those that are much more complex. This experience has allowed us to develop exceptional expertise in this area, meaning we know exactly what is needed to build a successful case from day one.
Wolferstans is accredited by the Law Society for Clinical Negligence, recognising our particular expertise in this area. We are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for excellence in legal practice management and client care.
Various members of our medical negligence team are also on the Law Society and AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panels and have been accredited by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) as Clinical Negligence Specialists and Brain Injury Specialists.
Find out more about our medical negligence claims team.
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Common questions about urology negligence claims
If you need to make a claim for an injury you suffered as a result of urology negligence, you will normally have 3 years to do so. Depending on the circumstances, that time limit will be counted either from when the negligence occurred or when you found out about it.
Even if more than 3 years have passed, it is still worth speaking to a member of our team. This is because there are a number of exceptions that can apply, giving you longer to claim, especially if claiming on behalf of someone else.
Different time limits for making a urology claim may apply if:
- The claimant is under 18 – In which case, the time limit will be their 18th birthday (for their parents or guardians to make a claim), then their 21st birthday (for the claimant to bring their own claim once they turn 18).
- The claimant does not have the mental capacity to make a claim – In which case, there is usually no time limit for someone else to make a claim on their behalf.
- The claim relates to someone who has died due to urology negligence – In which case, the representatives of their estate will normally have 3 years from the date of death to bring a claim.
This will depend on various factors, including how serious the injury suffered is and what impact this has had on your life.
You will generally be able to claim two types of damages for urology negligence:
Special damages for specific financial losses up to the date of settlement e.g. paying for private treatment and medication, buying special equipment and replacing lost income.
General damages for non-financial losses e.g. pain, suffering and lifestyle changes, plus likely future financial losses, such as paying for ongoing treatment and compensation for any long-term impact on your earning potential.
While there are no guarantees, in most cases the answer is likely to be no. This is because most medical negligence claims are resolved out of court through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.
Even where court proceedings are initiated, most claims will still be resolved out of court with a pre-trial settlement. This allows both sides a faster resolution and can save significantly on legal costs. It also means you keep more control over the final outcome, rather than leaving things in the hands of a judge.
Where a court hearing is needed to achieve a fair outcome, however, please be assured we can provide the very best representation available. As well as our own expert clinical negligence lawyers, we also have established links with a number of specialist barristers and other professional experts, meaning we can always give you the most effective support, no matter how your claim progresses.
Further information about urology negligence claims
Start a urology negligence compensation claim with us today
To arrange a free initial no obligation consultation and find out more about starting a urology negligence claim:
To arrange your consultation please contact the new client team on 01752 292204.