Any stay in hospital comes with its trials, and rarely do people look forward to their visit. But sometimes things can be made much worse by suffering caused by negligence from the staff that are supposed to be assisting you. Medical professionals can make mistakes too, and when this happens in hospital it can be severe. The media often covers stories of hospital negligence and of negative experiences both in the NHS and in private hospitals.
Unfortunately things do go wrong from time to time, and the nature of the industry does mean that when this happens the consequences can be serious and life affecting. We are often fed scare stories about how terrible things can be – but what if it happens to us personally? Often, care after an operation or hospital stay is crucial, and any suffering caused as a result of negligence can be amplified by a stay in hospital where basic things are out of your control, such as diet or pain administration.
Hospital negligence is most often a result of a mistake made by a medical practitioner, or it could be due to a lack of care and attention which resulted in suffering or damage to you or to a family member. Often hospitals will have a complaints system in place, but this may not sufficiently deal with the consequences of the incident or situation caused as a result. You may feel that you deserve compensation and by contacting the Clinical Negligence Claim Line you will be able to discuss your personal circumstances with a member of the team.
If you have found yourself in a situation where you have suffered at the hands of poor care, negligent actions of hospital staff, or suffering because of a procedure that went wrong in hospital, you may have a case for a medical negligence claim. The thought of claiming can be stressful and it can be a daunting prospect, but if you are entitled to compensation it could be worth the effort to enquire as to whether or not you have a case.
It can seem intimidating to embark upon a claim against an organisation such as a Hospital but our specialist clinical negligence solicitors will help prepare and handle your case on your behalf and will ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation awarded to you. Call us now on 0800 012 5880.