Hospital Negligence

When you are in hospital following an injury or illness the expectation is that you will receive the best quality and most appropriate treatment. Sometimes, however, this is not the case and the consequences can be life-changing.

Many of our solicitors are medically qualified and they understand the pressures faced by the NHS – especially front line doctors and nurses in busy NHS hospitals – but we also understand there is a duty of care and when this is not upheld you have the right to justice.

How does hospital negligence happen?

Our team of medical negligence solicitors deal with these cases far too often. We work to hold the NHS and private hospitals to account and work to get you financial compensation for their negligence.

Hospital staff have huge responsibilities and often have to work under tight deadlines with many patients requiring their help throughout the course of their shift.

Any medical professional can make an inadvertent error which could lead to an unintended injury for their patient.

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No Win No Fee Hospital Negligence Claims

Making a claim can be daunting and the thought of huge legal bills can sometimes mean that this is not feasible. We can help by offering a conditional fee agreement which is more commonly known as a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that you can instruct us and you do not have to worry about having to pay legal costs during the claim.

Our highly experienced team of specialist medical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.

Types of hospital negligence claims

Typical claims may relate to:

  • Medication overdose
  • Administering the wrong drug
  • Prescription errors
  • Cannula errors
  • Central Line errors
  • Failing to react to a patient’s deteriorating condition
  • Failing to react to a worsening Modified Early Warning Score ( called MEWS )
  • Failing to mobilise or turn a patient leading to pressure sores
  • Failing to summon a doctor to review the patient

How do you make a Hospital Negligence Claim?

  • Contact specialist solicitors

Once we have been made aware of the issue our team of specialist experts will gather information about your case.

  • Review your case

A partner in the team will then review this information and if there is a case we will start your claim

  • Gathering medical records

We would need to get your medical records in order for us to assess the negligence and any issues which have arisen.

  • Medical evidence

We will then appoint an independent medical expert to look at the issue to get a diagnosis of what the injuries are, and how this may affect you in the short and longer term.

  • Start negotiations

With all the evidence we will then make representations on your behalf to the negligent organisation or individual. This will include the cost of recovery, additional treatment or rehabilitation and further compensation to ensure you are not at a loss following the negligence.

  • Settlement

Once we have finalised negotiations either, with a settlement or through the courts, you will receive your compensation.

Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?

Our team of experts can help you access further treatment, rehabilitation and more financial stability following negligent treatment at hospitals. We have a good reputation for getting the best possible results and fighting for our clients. We are award winning and were recently recognised at the Legal 500 Awards 2019 for the work we do for our clients. Get in touch

What are the time restrictions for making a hospital negligence claim?

Usually you have THREE years from the date of the injury or from when you were made aware of the injury to start a case for hospital negligence. In terms of legal representation the earlier you instruct a solicitor the better as this will give longer to complete the process and maximise your compensation.

 

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