Never Events

Clinics, Dental Practices, GP Surgeries and Hospitals should be a safe place which should guarantee that you receive the correct treatment, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. If during the course of your medical care, you have fallen victim to a Never Event then you could be entitled to compensation.

In the year to March 2019 the NHS registered 496 instances where a Never Event occurred. This means patients were harmed 496 times in circumstances that were completely avoidable. The NHS define a Never Event as serious and largely preventable patient safety incident that should not occur if healthcare providers had implemented existing national guidance or safety recommendations.

Common Never Events include:

  • Wrong surgery
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Incorrect implants
  • Amputation of the wrong limb
  • Injection to wrong eye
  • Wrong tooth/teeth removed
  • Wrong site block

If you suspect that you or a relative may have suffered from a Never Event, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the resulting pain and suffering. Make an enquiry with our specialist teams of medical negligence Solicitors and we will explain the options available to you.