Hospital Negligence Claims

Hospital Negligence Claims
BSC, LLB (Hons) & LPC Sophia Azam
Legally reviewed by: BSC, LLB (Hons) & LPC Sophia Azam In: Medical Negligence

Can I Claim Compensation for Hospital Negligence?

If you have suffered from negligence while you were under care in either a public or private hospital, you may be able to make a hospital negligence claim.

If your condition has gotten worse, you have fallen ill or sustained an injury due to hospital negligence, then you are likely able to make a compensation claim. Here at AWH Solicitors, we can assess if you are entitled to compensation, and how much you are likely able to claim.

Common Hospital Negligence Claims

Some of the most common forms of negligence that we have seen in hospitals include:

  • Delays in treatment
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Errors with medication
  • Errors in A&E
  • General poor care by hospital staff

This is not an exhaustive list.

If you want to find out if you can make a claim for the negligent care you received in hospital, we can help. Contact our expert solicitors to find out what compensation you might be entitled to.

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Hospital Negligence Claims

Can I Make a Hospital Negligence Claim?

There are a number of different ways in which you can qualify to make a hospital negligence claim. Within clinical guidelines, there are ‘four Ds’ of medical malpractice. These are:

  • Duty
  • Dereliction (negligence)
  • Damages
  • Direct Cause

In a medical malpractice case, these four elements must be proved to be present in order for a claim to be made. If you are unsure as to how your situation fits into these guidelines, our solicitors can help you through the process.

There is a time limit on the process known as a ‘limitation period’. The general time limit for medical negligence and personal injury claims is 3 years from the date of the alleged negligence. This means that court proceedings must be started within that time.

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How are Hospital Negligence Claims Calculated?

There are a number of different factors that have to be considered when the negligence compensation that you may be entitled to is being calculated. These are:

  • the degree of injury or illness sustained or suffered
  • how long it takes you to recover
  • your quality of life after the injury or illness

It is difficult to initially give a precise amount because evidence, expert reports and witness statements must all be considered very carefully, and the correct processes must be followed, which can sometimes take a fairly long time. However, we can help to make the process as quick and efficient as possible.

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Contact our Hospital Negligence Solicitors Today

Our expert medical negligence solicitors have a wealth of experience in helping clients who have been unfortunate enough to suffer negligent care in hospital. If you have been the victim of an injury or illness that you suffered due to incorrect care, you can likely make a claim.

Having a chat with our trained legal experts will help you navigate the process and get yourself back on track with the compensation that you deserve.

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