Hospital Negligence – Accident & Emergency

Have you recently been a victim of medical negligence in the accident & emergency (A&E) department of a hospital? Maybe you have suffered due to a mistake made by a medical professional, but don’t know whom to complain to. Or perhaps, you are missing out on the compensation you are entitled to only because you don’t know how to establish grounds for hospital negligence.

If you or a loved one have suffered due to hospital negligence, all you need to do is contact our experienced and skilled team of legal advisors.

Talking to one of our experienced legal advisors can help you better understand the type of claim you are eligible for. We will also walk you through the process of filing the claim, and support your through the case with a skilled lawyer taking care of all the legalities.

But before you take recourse to the courts, do your research on what medical negligence is, who to complain to, and how to complain. We can help you with this as well. Our website is a source of ample information on issues related to clinical negligence. And if you have any specific questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

About Medical Negligence in the A&E Department

When you visit a hospital following an accident, you expect to get rapid treatment so that further damage can be prevented. In most cases, you will receive utmost care and high quality treatment from the accident & emergency (A&E) department of the hospital. In a minority of cases, however, you may fall prey to medical negligence, which could have harmful consequences on your physical and mental health, profession, financial status, and even on the wellbeing of you and your family.

If you have received substandard or inappropriate treatment, you are entitled to financial compensation for hospital negligence in the A&E department. However, in order to win a claim, you have to prove that the loss you suffered is a direct consequence of the substandard or inappropriate treatment you had received. This is where we can help you. Once you contact us, one of our legal advisers will carefully listen to your experience, and provide you the best guidance accordingly.

Now, let’s take a look at some common mistakes that can be established as grounds for a hospital negligence claim.

Common Instances of Clinical Negligence

  • Wrong Diagnosis – Some examples of situations where claims can be made for wrong diagnosis include not conducting proper investigations (such as blood tests, X-rays, and scans), overlooking the patient’s medical history, delay in diagnosis or being left untreated for long, and misinterpreting the test reports.
  • Wrong Treatment – You can file a hospital negligence claim for incorrect treatment as well. Some examples of negligence during treatment include errors during surgery, failing to note deterioration, substandard care after surgery, and prescribing the wrong medicines.

If you are still unsure whether you should claim for hospital negligence claim against an A&E department, contact us right away. Remember, your lawyer needs to have in-depth knowledge of hospital negligence law as it stands in the UK to win the claim for you.

We have a team of experienced hospital negligence solicitors who provide the initial consultation for free. They will let you know whether you have a case, as well as maximise your chances of getting financial compensation. For more information, please contact us.