Mistakes and misdiagnoses can sometimes occur in busy hospitals leading to a medical negligence claim if an illness or condition worsens due to lack of care or incorrect treatment.
If you, or a member of your family, are unfortunate enough to receive a poor standard of healthcare provision whilst being treated at a hospital our specialist medical negligence team can help you.
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Hospital Negligence Specialists
Taking the first step in calling a medical negligence solicitor for help can be daunting. With over 25 years of experience in helping medical negligence claimants our approachable team of experts will put you at your ease from the outset.
From your first contact with us, we aim to make the medical negligence claims process as stress-free as possible for you whilst we do our utmost to fight for the compensation you need to rebuild your life. Initially, our hospital negligence solicitors will talk through your hospital treatment concerns to get a better understanding of whether you have a potential medical negligence claim.
If you decide to pursue a hospital negligence claim, we use all our substantial experience to investigate and secure the compensation you deserve to be able to move forward with your life.
Hospital Negligence Claims
Medical negligence claims relating to hospitals can be made against NHS or private hospitals. The negligent treatment does not need to have been carried out by a surgeon. Any hospital healthcare professional can provide negligent treatment, including:
- Consultants or registrars treating outpatients and patients attending specialist clinics
- Mental health service providers such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health nurses
- Nursing staff
- Occupational therapists and physiotherapists
- Accident and emergency staff
- Paramedics and ambulance staff
Types of Hospital Negligence
The range of hospital negligence is wide-ranging but our team of medical negligence solicitors has many years of experience and expertise, including advising on:
- Surgical errors
- Hospital staff not obtaining informed consent before carrying out a procedure
- Failure to provide adequate post-operative care
- Accident and Emergency department negligence
- Birth injuries and maternity-related negligence
- Delays in diagnosis or treatment, such as failing to order scans
- Hospital pharmacy prescription errors
- Hospital infections as hygiene standards were not adhered to, such as MRSA
- Neglectful healthcare resulting in avoidable health issues such as bed or pressure sores
- Lack of adequate psychiatric or mental health inpatient or outpatient care
Negligence can occur in any hospital department, whether it is an orthopaedic operation gone wrong resulting in a spinal injury to failure to treat stroke symptoms whilst in A&E resulting in increased brain damage and reduced prospects of full stroke recovery.
Whatever the nature of the hospital treatment received or the severity of the condition, our medical negligence solicitors have the skills and expertise to investigate your claim and robustly pursue it on your behalf.
Hospital Negligence Compensation
The amount you will receive in hospital negligence compensation will depend on the severity and the long-term impact of the medical negligence on your health. For example, whilst a pressure sore may be debilitating you may make a full recovery or the neglectful hospital care could result in complications such as skin infections and muscle wastage. Some surgical errors have immediate and devastating consequences for hospital patients.
With no two hospital negligence cases ever being the same it is important to get help from a specialist medical negligence solicitor who understands how medical negligence compensation is calculated and what evidence has to be gathered to maximise your compensation award.
Compensation does not just need to cover your pain and suffering at the hospital and your current loss of earnings. It also needs to compensate you for the expense of ongoing therapeutic treatment and the ongoing impact the medical negligence has on your future earnings capacity and the need for adaptations and equipment.
Our hospital negligence solicitors pride themselves on offering a friendly and approachable service. You can discuss the impact of the negligence on your health without embarrassment with solicitors who understand what you have gone through and what you may have to face in the future. It is that knowledge and expertise that enables our hospital negligence solicitors to fight hard for the compensation you deserve.
How Macks Can Help
We will thoroughly explore your case and determine the best course of action that is tailored to your specific needs.
We will discuss the funding arrangement that best suits your case and provide you with efficient, practical advice.
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