Negligence experienced at a hospital can have a devastating effect on your physical, and sometimes metal heath. A failure to diagnose a condition, refer to a specialist or errors in treatment can lead to a successful claim for compensation.
What is hospital negligence?
This is where a healthcare professional provided sub standard care or failed in their duty to take care of you, and you experienced a damage or loss as a result of that failure. This can include both physical and psychiatric injury, as well as financial loss.
Examples of negligence can include:
• Medication errors
• Hospital acquired infection – MSSA, Clostridium Difficile and MRSA
• Failure to monitor a patient
• Neglect by staff
• Mistakes in surgery
• Issues during a visit to A & E
• Not preventing Infections
• Delays in treatment or surgery
• Not Preventing Falls
These errors can occur in both NHS and private hospitals and a claim can be brought in both cases.
Hospital Negligence can have a lasting effect on your health and it is important that the consequences of any negligence are recognised and dealt with. Compensation can help relieve any financial pressures you might be under, as well as providing help with long term care and rehabilitation.
No Win No Fee Scheme
Can I make a claim under a No Win No Fee?
In most cases yes if it is felt that you have a strong case. This would mean that even if your case were to be unsuccessful then you would pay nothing.
How soon do I need to make a claim?
Usually, a Hospital Negligence claim should be made within three years from when the negligence occurred or from when you were first aware that you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of negligence. Speak with us to discuss full details of any time limits.
How do I make a claim?
Contact us now for a free initial consultation where we will be able to advise on how to proceed with your claim and the level of compensation you may be able to receive. Additionally, if you have already got a Hospital Negligence case with another solicitor but feel you’re not getting the specialist legal advice you need we would be happy to discuss transferring your case to ourselves.
Hospital Negligence claims simplified
If you require any legal advice with regard to Hospital Negligence or require any other legal advice then look no further than Powell Eddison where some of Yorkshire's leading medical negligence solicitors are based. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us today for a FREE initial consultation.
Call us on 01423 564551 and ask to speak to hospital negligence specialist David Cartwright who will answer any questions you have. Your initial consultation is also free.