Hospital Negligence Claims: Expert Hospital Negligence & Injury Lawyers
Unfortunately, Hospital Negligence leads to a significant number of illnesses and injuries every year that could have been avoided.
Whenever a person receives medical care, they put their trust in the relevant medical staff to administer the full and proper care required.
Sometimes though, the treatment a patient receives falls short of the accepted standard.
Such below par treatment is deemed hospital negligence in the eyes of the law.
If you believe that you, a family member or a loved one has received such sub-standard treatment causing them pain or suffering, then it is highly likely you are entitled to pursue a compensation claim against the hospital.
First of all, we are truly sorry if you or a loved one has suffered in this way and as passionate legal professionals, we feel it our duty to help you seek justice and appropriate financial recompense.
Here at Sheldon Davidson, we have expert Hospital Negligence Solicitors who are highly versed in managing such cases.
We are a leading hospital negligence claims law firm in Greater Manchester and we have a proven track record of success.
We will be able to offer you quick, honest and impartial advice as to whether there is a solid case after just one conversation, so call us today and get clarity on whether you are entitled to make a claim or not.
What can I include in a Hospital Negligence claim?
The level of compensation paid to settle a hospital negligence claim is based on the nature and severity of the injuries caused and the long term impacts on the victim's life.
The Judicial College sets out guidelines for the assessment of damages in personal injury cases which are used to help work out the financial value of an injury. Injuries are categorised from minor to severe for each part of the body.
In addition to the physical injuries you have suffered, any expenses you’ve incurred as a direct result of the medical mistakes that were made, and proof of any loss of earnings will be factored into the final calculation of the amount of compensation you claim.
In order to build a successful case, it helps to have as much information as possible about what happened. The more detail you have about your treatment, including the names and dates of the people involved, and any paperwork you've got from the complaints procedure, the better.
You can claim compensation for any injuries or losses suffered which were a direct result of the negligent treatment you received.
This can include:
- pain and suffering
- ongoing treatment
- loss of earnings
- any equipment you may need
- the cost of adapting your home
- compensation for psychological damage.
It is important to keep records of absolutely everything to do with your case, no matter how unimportant it may seem.
The kind of proof you need will be medical records, personal notes, letters or email correspondence, and expert medical opinions. Our hospital negligence claims team will help you to collate this evidence.
What constitutes Hospital Negligence?
There are many issues which may point to a case of medical negligence while in hospital care. Some of the most common type of claims include, but are not limited to:
- Infections acquired while in hospital care
- Delay in treatment
- Negligence in accordance to Duty of Care
- Incorrect treatment or medication
- Surgical Negligence
- A&E, NHS or ENT negligence
- Error of Omission
We usually represent clients in hospital injury cases on a no win no fee basis, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
As with all personal injury cases, there is a time limit for bringing the claim. If you have suffered as a result of below standard medical treatment then the time to take action is now.
Solicitor & Head of Clinical Negligence
Head of Litigation