Hospital Negligence Claims Specialists

Making a Hospital Negligence Compensation Claim

When we become ill or suffer an injury we expect hospitals to provide all necessary care, unfortunately, this is not always the case and some patients are needlessly harmed.

When we become ill or suffer an injury we expect hospitals to provide all necessary care, unfortunately, this is not always the case and some patients are needlessly harmed.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a lack of duty of care whilst in a hospital the SeriousMedicalInjury.com specialist solicitor panel could help with a no win no fee compensation claim.

Types of Claims We Assist With

Types of hospital negligence claim our specialist solicitor panel are assisting with include:

  • Failing to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure or delay in providing treatment
  • X-ray or scan errors
  • A & E negligence
  • Orthopedic failures
  • Surgery negligence
  • Nursing negligence
  • Medication and pharmacy errors
  • Development and treatment of pressure sores
  • Administration and patient record errors
  • Faulty medical devices
  • Failure or delay in providing treatment
  • Patient transportation errors

Negligent care in a hospital can result in serious even life-changing injuries. If you have suffered because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation. 

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Leading Medical Injury Experts

The SeriousMedicalInjury.com solicitor panel boasts some of the leading medical injury lawyers in England & Wales.

The panel's experience has helped them understand the many challenges that face both the client and their family. They provide access to specialist support services including rehabilitation and benefits advice.

They appreciate client's concerns of claiming compensation whilst still undergoing treatment and the uncertainty of what the future holds especially when the injuries are debilitating.

Acting in the client's best interests they guide them through the legal process and leave no stone unturned, with the aim of securing maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

Experts In Recovering Past And Future Losses

A successful claim can help improve the quality of life as it can allow a claimant to recover past and future costs for:

  • Corrective treatment
  • Care & Rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings
  • Out of pocket expenses and more

What can I claim?

No Win No Fee - No Risk*

The most common way to claim compensation for medical negligence is on a no win no fee basis.

Our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors will carry out an assessment of your case and may decide that they can assist you on a no win no fee basis, also known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA).

A claim taken on a no win no fee basis means that if your claim is unsuccessful you will not be required to pay your solicitor’s fees, providing you cooperate and do not provide misleading information, nothing is payable by you up front and nothing is payable at all if your claim is unsuccessful.

Free Claim Assessment - No Obligation

Before you decide to claim, start your free, no obligation case assessment to check if one of our specialist serious medical negligence solicitors can assist you on a no win no fee basis

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Hospital Negligence Claims We Assist With:

Failures by the A&E department

It is not often that we find the need to attend a hospital accident and emergency department, however, when we do it is normally warranted due to a serious injury or illness. Although it is reasonable to expect prompt attention and timely treatment, sadly this is not everyone's experience as A&E departments fail to cope, increasing the chances of errors occurring involving missing fractures, and delays in receiving treatment for strokes, heart attacks, meningitis, or sepsis, all likely to have serious consequences for the patient.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of hospital negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Orthopaedic department errors

Hospital orthopaedic departments diagnose and treat people who have problems that affect bones, joints, and associated structures. Orthopaedic staff normally work closely with A&E, radiology and diagnostic imaging departments, although many patients are routinely treated this is not always the case. Sometimes things go wrong which includes missing fractures, bones set in the wrong position or the wrong treatment being carried out.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Nursing staff negligence

Nurses play a significant role in a hospital. They aim to manage patient safety with suitable monitoring, safely administer medicines and carry out professional care to enable adequate recovery and discharge. Whilst this is normally the case, sadly it is not every patient's experience when things go wrong such as giving the wrong treatment, failing to spot infections or failing to prevent the development of pressure sores.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of hospital negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Surgical errors and infection

Hospitals aim to provide safe operating theatres and equipment for surgeons to perform surgical procedures. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong such as a lack of cleanliness, surgical equipment not being serviced or surgeons having a poor technique, resulting in patients being unnecessarily harmed.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of hospital negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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X-ray and scan errors

Many patients are required to undergo an X-ray or scan to enable correct diagnosis and treatment. Although this process is normally routine, sometimes things go wrong such as a delay or failure to carry out a scan, failing to spot a fracture, or misinterpreting the results of a scan. These errors can cause serious and unnecessary complications.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of hospital negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to diagnose or delayed diagnosis

It is reasonable for patients to expect their injuries or illnesses to be promptly diagnosed especially if they are in a hospital, unfortunately, this is not always the case. When doctors fail to diagnose a patient or the diagnosis is delayed it can result in serious complications and unnecessary harm.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of hospital negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Misdiagnosis errors

Hospital patients can expect doctors to diagnose and treat illness accurately. Unfortunately, this is not everyone's experience as sometimes doctors misdiagnose medical conditions. This can result in additional treatment being required, the window of opportunity to successfully treat the condition is missed or permanent injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of hospital negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure or delay in providing treatment

It seems inconceivable that a hospital doctor would fail in their duty of care to treat or even delay treatment, and yet this is exactly the experience of some patients when doctors get things wrong. Failing to provide timely treatment can cause serious and unnecessary complications, resulting in additional treatment being required, the window of opportunity to successfully treat the condition is missed or permanent injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of hospital negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Faulty and defective medical devices and equipment

Hospitals use a vast array of medical equipment in the treatment of patients. All medical devices have to be approved, and manufacturers must ensure designs and production standards create safe products. Hospitals are required to maintain and service equipment appropriately. Unfortunately, sometimes patients are harmed by faulty or defective medical equipment.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a defective medical device you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Medication and prescription errors

Hospital staff aim to keep patients out of harm's way, sadly this is not always achieved. The NHS admits that thousands of people die each year, and many more suffer unnecessarily when they are given the wrong medication, mix-ups occur between GP's and hospitals and patients on powerful drugs are not properly monitored. These errors can cause serious complications for already vulnerable patients.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of hospital negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Development and treatment of pressure sores

One of the biggest challenges facing nurses is preventing pressure sores. Pressure sores develop when people have a lack of mobility in hospital, it is normally because of being bed-ridden. Care and nursing protocols help manage vulnerable patients, sadly, things go wrong such as failing to turn a patient in bed regularly, failing to identify 'at risk' patients and not spotting the early signs of pressure damage.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of nursing negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Administration and patient record errors

Behind the scenes of a hospital is a huge infrastructure designed to manage both staff and patients successfully. Good management of administration and medical records is crucial to provide a safe environment and reduce the number of patient incidents. Sadly sometimes errors occur.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of hospital negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Patient transportation errors

It is common for hospital patients to be transported around the hospital. This could be to have a scan or x-ray, taken down to the theatre or moved to another ward. Throughout this time porters and medical staff have a duty of care to move patients safely. Unfortunately, this is not everyone's experience and sometimes accidents occur, such as patients falling from beds and trolleys, injured in collisions or equipment falling on them. Patient transportation errors can result in additional treatment being required, extended recovery or serious complications.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of hospital negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Compensation & Special Damages

Our medical negligence solicitor panel has successfully settled many serious and catastrophic medical injury claims and have experience in fighting for the following types of special damages:

Injury & Suffering

One of the elements of compensation is awarded for pain and suffering.

This takes into account the length of time the claimant is in pain and the effect it will have on their personal life.

Loss Of Earnings

If you have sustained a serious medical injury it is likely you have suffered a loss of earnings especially if your injuries are significant.

Our solicitor panel can help recover your work-related losses. 

Financial Losses

Compensation settlements are designed to put the claimant in a similar financial position prior to the incident.

All financial losses are included in the claim to ensure maximum compensation.

Rehabilitation

Medical injuries often require extensive rehabilitation.

In successful cases our solicitor panel can help recover all costs of corrective treatment.

Private Treatment

If the NHS has made your health worse you may decide on private treatment.

You can recover private treatment costs as part of your compensation settlement.

Care Costs

In severe cases, it may be necessary for people to go in to care, especially if they are vulnerable.

Our solicitor panel understands the complexity of serious injuries and can help recover your care costs.

Housing Adaptation

Home adaptations such as stairlifts can improve the quality of life of people with serious medical conditions.

Our solicitor panel work closely with leading occupational therapists and case managers to assist clients with mobility and access issues.

Relocation Costs

It may be necessary for some people with serious health problems to relocate. 

If you need to relocate or are considering relocation you may be able to recover the costs as part of your compensation award.

Assistive Technology

Our solicitor panel is aware of how assistive technology can make a real difference to improve the quality of life of those with serious health problems.

Smart technology such as voice-activated devices can help people cope with tasks which most of us take for granted, such as turning on and off appliances and controlling room temperature.

Dependants

If you have lost a loved one because of negligence you may need to consider your legal position.

Our solicitor panel can help dependants access compensation, support and assist with inquest representation.

Bereavement Costs

The loss of a loved one is an emotional time made even worse if someone else is to blame.

Our solicitor panel can help recover bereavement, funeral, inquest representation and other costs. 

Future Expenses

It is crucial that all future losses are considered when calculating a schedule of loss. 

Working with leading financial experts our solicitor panel can help recover future losses including, income, pensions, investments and many more.

Unsure if you can make a no win no fee medical injury claim?

Before you decide to make a claim, check for FREE if our panel of medical negligence solicitors can assist with your claim on a no win no fee.

or call: 0800 699 0900
or call: 0800 699 0900

Lines open 24 hours, 7 days a week