Accident & Emergency (A&E) departments are often extremely busy and under a lot of pressure to deal with patients quickly and efficiently.
Should you need to visit A&E, you have a right to expect the proper diagnosis and treatment of a serious health condition. Sadly, the pressure of an A&E environment means that sometimes this does not happen. In some instances, patients may experience unacceptable delays or feel that they have not been treated in the correct way. This can lead to substandard care culminating in medical negligence and errors, which could have been avoided.
Common examples of negligence in Accident & Emergency include:
Failure to perform or correctly diagnose blood tests
Failure to diagnose and/or treat a fracture
Failure to carry out an x-ray or scan, or misinterpreting the results of an x-ray or scan
Failure to recognise the severity of a condition, leading to a delay in diagnosis or treatment
Failure to recognise life threatening conditions such as severe internal bleeding or obstetric complications, causing avoidable deaths
If you or a loved one has suffered unnecessarily in A&E, Medical Negligence Solutions can help you claim compensation. Our professional team have more than 25 years of experience dealing with a range of medical negligence claims. We will ensure you are guided through the complex legal process with ease and confidence.
Remember, if you think something has gone wrong but you are not sure if you are eligible to claim for accident & emergency negligence, you lose nothing by speaking to a professional. Our initial consultations are free and carry no obligation. We also deal the majority of our medical negligence cases on a no win no fee basis.
Frequently asked questions
Is there a time limit for bringing a compensation claim?
Yes, there is. In general, the time limit is 3 years from the date of the negligent treatment. If you were initially unaware that there was negligence at play, the 3 year time limit will apply from the date you first became aware that you suffered a significant injury and that injury was due to the defendant’s negligence. In practice, this means a claim form must be issued at Court to commence proceedings within 3 years of the negligent act or knowledge of the negligence.
What if I am unable to travel to important meetings?
Our team will not hesitate in travelling to the most convenient location for you, at a time that suits you. With our nationwide offices in both the North West and London, it is easy for us to travel and we want you, the client, to come first.