Can I claim for hospital negligence?
Hospital negligence claims shouldn’t have to happen, but unfortunately, they still routinely do. It’s reasonable to expect that you would be safe in a place that is supposed to care for you and your loved ones when you are unwell. If you have fallen ill or sustained an injury due to hospital negligence, then you could likely make a claim. Here at AWH Solicitors, we can help you with claiming your compensation.
Contact us today for expert help with your hospital negligence claim.
Hospital Negligence Claims - What are they?
There are a multitude of reasons that you may have had to attend a hospital, and this is reflected in how many different hospital negligence claims are routinely made. Some of the most common include:
- Delays in treatment
- Errors with medication
- Contracting an infection whilst in hospital (e.g. MRSA or C. difficile)
- A&E negligence
- Neglect by hospital staff
This list is not exhaustive, and if you feel that you may potentially be able to make a claim for mistreatment that you received whilst you were staying in a hospital, we can help. Contact our expert solicitors to find out what compensation you might be entitled to.
Can I make a 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:
- Dereliction (negligence)
- 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.
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.
Contact our Medical 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.
Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!
- Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
- Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
- Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
- We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
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