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Hospital negligence compensation claims solicitors

At Stephensons our solicitors understand the profound impact that hospital negligence can have on your life and wellbeing. Our expert legal team specialises in hospital negligence claims, offering empathetic and professional guidance to those affected by substandard hospital care. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we are committed to helping you navigate the complexities of the legal system, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Hospital negligence refers to the failure of a hospital, including its staff and healthcare professionals, to provide a reasonable standard of care to patients, resulting in harm or injury. This can encompass various forms of substandard medical treatment and care within a hospital setting.

If you believe you have been a victim of hospital negligence, please don't hesitate to contact Stephensons’ medical negligence lawyers for expert guidance and support. Call us on 0161 696 6165 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.

 

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What is hospital negligence?

Hospital negligence arises when the level of care you receive in a hospital falls below a reasonable standard. This encompasses scenarios where the treatment you received was incorrect, delayed, or of poor quality, resulting in harm, suffering or exacerbating your existing condition.

What is a hospital negligence claim?

Hospital negligence claims arise when a patient suffers an injury due to care below a reasonable standard, in a hospital setting. This can include errors in diagnosis, treatment, surgery or aftercare. To establish a claim, it must be shown that the care provided fell below a reasonable standard and  caused injury or harm to the patient.

Research shows that over the course of a year there are typically around 16 million attendances at major hospital A&E and 9 million at minor units. Hospitals should therefore be a safe place to go when you are injured or need treatment and the vast majority of us receive a good standard of care when we are there. However sometimes the care provided is substandard and it can even be the case that additional injuries are caused. 

Serious errors in treatment can have a devastating impact on you or a loved one. This may be from an A&E attendance or from a scheduled appointment or surgery. There are many types of negligence that can occur. Some common examples of what is classed as hospital negligence are:

  • Delays in treatment or performing surgery
  • Errors caused during surgery
  • Misdiagnosis such as cancer
  • Delays in diagnosis and investigation of injuries
  • Errors of omission such as failing to give preventative treatments

One of the most common failures we see with cases against hospitals is where staff have failed to adequately monitor patients and act on their changing condition. This may be in any manner of situations such as when they have come in with an infection and their condition has deteriorated, where they have attended to have a baby and the baby has become distressed or whilst in recovery following surgery. Staff should be appropriately monitoring patient’s conditions so they can act to prevent an injury becoming worse or causing an additional injury.   

Our team of specialist clinical negligence solicitors are able to assess if you have a claim and give you the advice and guidance on the process of bringing a claim to ensure you recover compensation for your or your loved one’s injuries.

Contact our hospital negligence claims solicitors

If you or a loved one has suffered due to hospital negligence, our solicitors are here to help. Our team of experienced legal professionals can offer you expert advice and support. For a confidential discussion about your case, please contact us on 0161 696 6165. Alternatively, you can fill out our online enquiry form, and a member of our specialist team will get back to you promptly.

Recent case settlement

Laura Sheehan settled a claim for £45,000 for a claimant whose husband passed away after the hospital failed to put safety provisions in place. He suffered a fall and a bleed to the brain before sadly passing away. 

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