Medical negligence claims

In hospitals and treatment centres throughout the UK, the National Health Service diagnoses, treats and operates on thousands of patients every day. Fortunately, mistakes and negligence are infrequent. However, when mishaps come about and patients suffer mistreatment, it is understandable that the person(s) concerned might want to seek redress.

How to claim against NHS for negligence

However, poor or inconsiderate treatment may not in itself be sufficient grounds for compensation. Even treatment that breaches doctors’ duty of care might not be enough. For compensation claims against NHS healthcare providers to succeed, the treatment received has to be classified as irresponsible and unreasonable when compared to acceptable standards observed by other doctors and nurses in the same speciality (if applicable) and at the same time. Additionally, there must have been an adverse effect on the patient’s health and well-being.

For these reasons, it is best to receive advice from a qualified, specialist solicitor. Legal action in medical cases can be straightforward but could require a court hearing with an expert witness. On a positive note, many justified cases are settled before they reach that stage.

NHS medical negligence claims

Usually, patients who sue the NHS look for compensation to help get their lives back to normal. They might want to regain use of a limb, improve their sight, continue in their career or be able to care for their family, for instance. Compensation claims aim to restore the injured party to the position in which he or she would have been if his or her injury had not occurred. Compensation sums may pay for a state-of-the-art prosthesis, home or childcare assistance and living costs if the person is no longer able to work because of the mistreatment or negligence.

Specialist NHS claims lawyers

As experienced solicitors, we advise and assist clients with NHS medical negligence claims. To discuss clinical negligence claims against NHS care or treatment provider(s) and arrange a confidential evaluation of your case, contact us or call our specialist NHS claims lawyers on 0844 484 7774.

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    Claim against the NHS. When an apology just isn’t enough.

    Helping people affected by NHS Negligence. Call us today for free impartial advice.

    If you have suffered from physical or even psychological harm from substandard treatment by the NHS it is possible you have a claim for medical negligence compensation.

    The government has funds set aside for claims against the NHS and as reported the NHS in England between 2014/2015 paid out over 1.1bn to lawyers and patients who suffered harm.

    We know that medical practitioners are under extreme pressure every day and generally do a fantastic job saving lives and treating patients and just like you we value the NHS. Free health care is an incredible asset to the UK but we must not let our loyalties and sympathies get in the way of your right to expert care. There is a code of conduct and care of duty that must be adhered to and if for any reason this is breached there can be devastating results for patients. Over the last few years we have seen an increase in complaints put to the National Health Service and an increase in negligence cases being brought to NHS hospitals.

    Compensation Claims Against the NHS

    Under a No Win no Fee arrangement we help those that need advice and medical negligence experts to help bring a claim. If for any reason you feel your level of care fell below expected standards or that treatment ( or lack of ) has left you with further ill health, contact us for free confidential advice from one of our experts today and find out if you might have a claim against NHS for negligence.

    Can I sue for negligence

    Check that your medical issues are grounds for negligence, and not a simple complaint procedure. You might very well have a claim if duty of care has been beached leaving you with injury, pain or loss. Read more about how to sue a hospital.

    Common medical errors

    Read about common medical errors and mistakes made by hospitals & hospital staff. Even the most highly trained and conscientious surgeons, doctors and staff can on occasion make mistakes.

    Claim against the NHS

    If you have suffered from physical or even psychological harm from substandard treatment by the NHS it is possible you can claim against the NHS for medical negligence compensation. Call our claims helpline for free advice on 0333 987 4161

    Where to start with your claim

    Firstly you need to find out if you can sue for negligence. If you find it all too confusing we are at hand to help you through the procedure and work out if you have a claim on a No Win No Fee basis. Call our claims helpline for free advice on 0333 987 4161

    Complaint procedure

    There is a procedure to be followed when making a complaint. Check that your medical issues are grounds for negligence, and not a simple complaint procedure. Complaints about procedure dissatisfaction, or seeking an apology/admission for lack of care/treatment should go to PALS.

    What is clinical / medical negligence

    Negligence or malpractice can occur in a wide range of situations, including botched operations, the failure to diagnose a condition or disease, inappropriate treatment or the failure to properly monitor a patient during or after treatment. All can have devastating effects on the patient and his or her family. Read more here