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Hospital Negligence Claims

In times of illness or emergency, there may be occasions where you or a loved one have been admitted to hospital. In the event of hospital treatment, you should always expect to receive the highest level of care, and thankfully, our healthcare system usually delivers just that.

However, sometimes these standards are compromised and patients can receive medical injuries due to medical negligence or malpractice. These medical errors can range from minor mistakes to major catastrophic errors resulting in injury, sickness and sometimes fatal consequences.

Common types of hospital negligence compensation claims:

  • Slips and trips
  • Patients falling out of bed due to inadequate care
  • Failure to review/monitor fluid levels
  • Failure to carry out proper tests
  • Hospital acquired infections including MRSA and MSSA
  • Doctor or nurse misdiagnosis
  • Providing incorrect medical advice
  • Medical errors during surgery
  • Administering the wrong dose of medication
  • The use of defective hospital equipment
  • Failing to keep proper medical patient records
  • Improper use of anaesthesia

Making a claim for hospital negligence

If you, or a loved one, have been treated under an NHS hospital or private hospital, our specialist team of hospital claims solicitors will identify exactly who was responsible. During this process we will investigate the doctors, nurses and technicians involved in your treatment and identify where the responsibility lies for the medical or surgical errors suffered, and if there is evidence of negligence make an appropriate hospital negligence claim.

Compensation for hospital negligence claims may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical and legal expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of employment
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Private medical care costs
  • Disability
  • Loss of fertility
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of a loved one
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