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Hospital Negligence

Going into hospital for medical care is a highly stressful and worrying experience for anyone, even if everything goes well. To start with, of course, you’re ill, and on top of this, there is the fact that the care and any side effects may well be as unpleasant as the symptoms of the illness itself.

Happily, in the vast majority of cases, the staff at both NHS and private premises offer the highest possible levels of treatment, behaving in a caring, competent, and conscientious manner. Sadly, however, things can sometimes go wrong. Doctors, nurses, and dentists, and so on are all only human and when you add this affability to the fact that the systems employed can be flawed it’s a sad truth that mistakes will happen.

NHS complaints procedure

The NHS (National Health Service) has a complaints procedure in place for patients who feel they have been inadequately treated in the hospital. In fact, in most cases, it is advised to go through this procedure before you make a compensation claim. Under the NHS constitution, your rights when pursuing a complaint are:

To have it in depth and efficiently investigated.

Be well informed of the conclusion of any investigation.

If you are not pleased with the way your complaint is handled, you can stand for it to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

Request a judicial review if you feel you have been suffered from an unlawful act by an NHS body.

Demand compensation if you have been suffered.

Different types of hospital neglect

If you’ve been mistreated by a hospital then it may go on to have a drastic effect on the quality of your life. In short, ‘neglect’ consists of the treatment you receive falling below the level you might reasonably expect – in human terms, it means you’ve been let down by every people you’re depending on the most.

A medical mistake can take many forms, but amongst the most common causes are the following:

A wrong diagnosis of an illness

Total failure to spot the presence of an illness

A mistake in a surgical procedure

A patient not being told of the risks or side effects of a course of treatment

Birth mistake affecting either the mother or baby

Incorrectly prescribed medication

The medical error doesn’t have to take place within the confines of a hospital. It happens within a dental clinic, a pharmacy, a small clinic, or a GP’s surgery. s

How to claim for hospital neglect

If you feel you’ve been suffered medical neglect then it’s only fair that you should be able to make a claim for compensation both as an identification of your suffering and as a means of helping you to get back on your feet, physically, mentally, and financially. Taking on people who are masters in their fields will seem daunting, as will facing up to a monolithic structure such as the NHS. Most injury lawyers provide a no-win fee service, which means there are no costly upfront fees.

While it is true that medical mistake claims are amongst the most complex and lengthy there are, it’s also true that a personal injury lawyer will work by your side every step of the way to ensure that you get the right compensation. The compensation in question will be calculated by taking into account the type and severity of your damage, the time it will take you to be back to normal, the impact upon your ability to work or enjoy a good quality of life, any essential for long term help and any expenses arising directly from the neglect.

If you think you have been disappointed in this way then call a trained legal expert on . They will listen to your situation, which is why it’s important that you bring them as much information as possible since they will use these facts to decide whether there’s a case to reply. If the legal expert thinks there is then they’ll pass you on to an expert lawyer, who will fight as long as it takes to win you the compensation which you can use to start putting your life in order.