Hospital Negligence Claims

How To Sue Hospitals For Compensation

Fortunately, most people's visit to hospital ends on a positive note whereby the injury or illness that they were initially admitted for is treated successfully and they leave hospital on the road to recovery. Sadly, this is not always the case and for some people a trip to hospital or to the GP can result in complications and/or further injuries or illness. Mistakes made by the medical profession can have very serious consequences and if you think you may have been a victim of medical negligence you may be wondering how to sue hospitals in order to obtain compensation for your injuries or illness. This article looks at common reasons that people sue hospitals as a result of an act of medical negligence and addresses how to sue hospitals if you wish to seek compensation.

The circumstances that result in patients deciding to sue hospitals for medical negligence compensation are numerous and varied. They range from mistakes being made during childbirth and caesarean sections, headaches that are not taken seriously and turn out to be undiagnosed brain tumours, misdiagnosis of cancer, x-rays not been carried out promptly or at all, failed vasectomies and failed sterilisations leading to unwanted and unplanned pregnancies.

If you can prove that the injury or illness you are suffering from has been caused by the negligence of the medical professionals who were treating you then you may be able to pursue a successful claim for compensation. You should keep a record of all of your medical appointments and make an appointment with an expert medical negligence solicitor. Your medical negligence solicitor will advise you on your chances of pursuing a successful claim and will guide you through the process of suing a hospital. Your solicitor will also apply for copies of your medical notes and x-rays and will arrange for you to attend upon an independent medical expert.

It is important to realise that medical negligence claims often be very complex. Generally, you have three years from the date upon which the negligent act or omission by the medical professional is indentified as being the cause of your illness or injury, in which to bring a claim.


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Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.

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