Making a hospital claim
It can be a very stressful and worrying experience when attending hospital for medical treatment even when everything goes well. Not only are you feeling ill but the worry of the treatment and any side-effects that can be caused by the treatment can sometimes be as bad as the illness itself.
In a large majority of cases, medical professionals whether working for the NHS or private sector are able to provide the highest level of treatment maintaining their duty of care to you. However, in some cases, this is not the case and unfortunately, something goes wrong. Medical professionals are only human and sometimes even the greatest of systems can fail which, unfortunately, can mean mistakes can happen.
We all have a right to receive a high standard of care and deserve to feel safe whilst receiving treatment when these high standards have not been met the consequences can be life-changing. If you or your loved one has suffered due to hospital negligence then the effects can impact every aspect of your life including social, work, finances, family etc.
Claiming compensation could help you get the support and treatment you need, as well as helping financially paying bills and covering any loss of earnings due to time off work.
If you would like to find out more about claiming compensation for the pain and suffering you have sustained from hospital negligence then contact our team today on 08000 250 250. We understand this is already a stressful time for you, that’s why all our chats are on a no-obligation basis. We are here to provide you with the help and support you need.
What is hospital negligence and what can I claim for?
There are various different ways in which someone can be a victim of hospital negligence, below are some examples:
- Errors during surgery
- Childbirth complications due to a substandard level of care
- Being given the incorrect medication or dosage
- Needle-related injuries
- Delayed treatment or misdiagnosis
- Anaesthetic complications
- Hospital infections
- Bacterial infections e.g. MRSA
- Viral infections e.g. Norovirus
- Surgery site infections
- Bloodstream infections
- Skin and soft tissue infections
- Urinary tract infections
As well as the duty of care owed in the medical practice, hospitals also owe us a duty of care to maintain the cleanliness of the hospital, failure to carry out the proper safety and hygiene precautions can have severe consequences, as mentioned above.
If the type of hospital negligence you have endured isn’t listed above then that doesn’t mean you do not have a claim, get in touch on 08000 250 250 and we can discuss your circumstances and tell you in minutes if you have a claim.
My hospital negligence was whilst I was in A&E, will this affect my claim?
Having to visit the A&E department cannot only be unexpected but can also be very stressful. The accident and emergency department is where the majority of people will go after a sudden injury or health problem.
Due to people coming and going at all hours of the day and night, A&E departments are very busy as staff work endlessly to ensure every patient is treated with the highest level of care possible.
Mistakes, however, can still occur and when they do the can have life-changing effects. If you have been injured due to negligent treatment provided whilst in A&E contact our team and find out how we can help you. We can help you get the support and compensation you deserve.
How long will my claim take?
Depending on the complexity and severity of your claim will depend on how long the case will take to settle. It will also depend on the party being pursued, for example, if your solicitor is pursuing your medical negligence claim with NHS Resolution (government body handling NHS claims) or an insurance company of a medical professional (private healthcare).
Whilst medical negligence claims are some of the more complex and timely claims to pursue, our solicitor will be with you every step of the way ensure you have the guidance and support you need to help you through the entire process.
Once Direct Solicitors have assessed your claim, then we will be able to give you a rough idea of how long the process might take. We usually aim to settle cases within a few months, however, depending on the complexity and intricacies of the case some cases can take a few years or more.
I want to make a claim, what do I do?
If you want to start your personal compensation claim today then contact our legal advice team, we will be able to guide you further on the process, answer any questions you may have and assess your claim. All of our calls are free and confidential with no-obligation.
No pressure will ever be put on you to make a claim but if you do decide you want to proceed with our services we can get your claim set up today with one of our experienced specialist solicitors who have a proven success rate.
We will tell you if we can work on your claim on a No Win No Fee basis so you don’t need to worry about any more financial stress whilst recovering.
Get in touch today with us on 08000 250 250, we can get your claim up and running in one quick and easy phone call, or you can fill in your details and we’ll call you.
What is a “No Win No Fee” basis?
No Win No Fee means there are no upfront costs for pursuing your claim and if your claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay a penny.
No Win No Fee agreements give people who cannot afford legal representation the opportunity to pursue their legal rights and gain the justice they required to make a compensation claim.
No Win No Fee means our solicitors will work on a success fee basis rather than charging you any upfront costs.
If for any reason, we cannot take your medical negligence claim on a No Win No Fee basis then we will tell you straight away and discuss other options available to you.
So if you feel like you have been let down, let us help you back up, contact our team today on 08000 250 250 and find out how we can help you get the compensation you need without the added financial stress.