General Hospital Negligence

Medical Negligence claims can arise out of a failure on the part of a hospital to follow general guidelines and procedures correctly rather than a specific surgical error.  There are guidelines, protocols and procedures that each hospital should follow when caring for and treating a patient, which if not adhered to can result in pain and suffering, which is avoidable.

Some errors can occur right at the start when you first visit the hospital and which are basic such as failing to record a full and accurate medical history of the patient.  Such basic early errors can lead to a poor outcome. For example, a failure to record an allergy to a particular treatment may result in incorrect treatment being given and an allergic reaction which was avoidable.

If you have suffered as a result of receiving a poor standard of care, our specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Our Client Promise

Our expert medical negligence lawyers will be able to advise you on whether you have a good chance of claiming compensation, as well as assessing your claim’s value. All of our initial consultation work is free and the vast majority of claims go on to be funded by a conditional fee agreement (also known as “no win, no fee”).

We pride ourselves on our customer service. As part of our customer promise, we will seek to obtain an early settlement for you. In some cases we are able to obtain interim compensation payments on your behalf that can be used to pay for your continuing care or reduce any financial hardship you may be suffering as a result of your injury. We also aim to ensure that you get all the rehabilitation support that you need.

Common General Hospital Claims

A claim for Medical Negligence Compensation may arise from: –

  • Failing to take patient’s history leading to incorrect diagnosis and treatment
  • Failing to record symptoms correctly leading to incorrect diagnosis and treatment
  • Failing to carry out correct tests and investigations (x-ray, CT and MRI Scan, blood tests etc.)
  • Failing to note results of investigations
  • Delay in arranging tests and investigations
  • Failing to monitor patients
  • Failing to make correct records
  • Neglect (failing to provide adequate nutrition or fluids)
  • Failure to diagnose a stroke or blood clot (Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or Pulmonary Embolism (PE))

Starting your Medical Negligence claim

When you contact us we will first seek to understand the nature of the injury you have experienced and determine whether you received negligent care.

Once we have established the facts, we will be able to provide you with some initial advice. Our dedicated team of solicitors will also talk you through the claim process so you can make an informed decision about whether to progress your claim.

Call our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors now on 0844 800 9860 for a free consultation or contact us online.


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