NHS Claims

We would all like to think that if we ever have the misfortune to be admitted to hospital because of an illness of injury we would leave hospital in a fitter, healthier state than we went in. This is, of course, very often the case : many people, on a daily basis, receive a high level of care and medical treatment for highly qualified NHS staff and are able to leave hospital with a sense of being on the road to recovery. Unfortunately, however, in reality this is not always the case. Cases of medical negligence are giving rise to NHS claims as Claimants seek to obtain compensation for injuries or illnesses that they have sustained, or that have been exacerbated, by a negligence act or omission on the part of the medical practitioner treating them. NHS claims are made on a frequent basis and this article looks at common reasons that lead people to make NHS claims and what you should do if you think you have cause to make an NHS claim.

Everybody makes mistakes but the fact is that when those mistakes are made by the medical profession, the results can be disastrous. A negligent act or omission (i.e. a failure to act) on the part of NHS medical staff can result in patients incurring complications to pre-existing injuries or illnesses, or even sustaining new injuries or illnesses. Reasons people decide to make NHS claims include because they have been the victim of an operation that has gone wrong, an illness that has been misdiagnosed (such as cancer), an injury that is not correctly indentified on an x-ray (such as a broken bone), dental negligence, mistakes being made during the course of labour resulting in injury (or even death) to the baby and/or mother, brain injuries caused by lack of oxygen, failed vasectomies and failed sterilisations.

If you think you may have been the victim of medical negligence and wish to make an NHS claim you should gather all the evidence you have an contact an expert medical negligence solicitors who will advise you on your chances of pursuing a successful claim and give you some guidance on how much compensation you may be entitled to receive if your NHS claim is successful.

Our 1stClaims solicitors are specialists in the field of medical negligence and will be able to provide you with prompt, expert advice. Call us free today on 0800 2888 693.

Can We Help You?

We understand that if you are on our website you may well be confused: confused about the treatment you have received (or lack of it) and confused about your options. This is why we offer you a free, no obligation discussion with one of our medical negligence solicitors. Simply call us on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our NHS Claims Medical Negligence enquiry form to be advised of your options.

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