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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming compensation for poor hospital care

    Going into hospital can be a traumatic experience, both for you and for your family. Whether you’re going into hospital for major surgery or just outpatient treatment, you expect to be treated well by the staff you encounter, all of whom should be experienced, qualified professionals. But if medical treatment falls below certain professional standards, you may become the victim of medical negligence, and could be eligible to claim compensation.

    Whilst clinical negligence doesn’t always have serious consequences for the patient, it could lead to injury and even fatalities. Here are just a few examples of what could constitute medical negligence:

    • Failing to monitor a high-risk pregnancy
    • Failure to treat or delay in treating a patient
    • Failing to refer a patient to a specialist for treatment
    • Prescribing the wrong medication
    • Misdiagnosis of a serious illness which could affect prognosis
    • Surgical errors

    If you’ve been injured due to medical negligence, or if someone you love has been hurt, it is worthwhile considering claiming compensation for poor hospital care. Hospitals have certain standards to meet, and it’s only by complaining and making a claim that they will be forced to improve.

    Making a claim – what happens?

    There’s no need to feel guilty about making a claim for compensation – if you are claiming against the hospital, you’ll normally deal with the NHS Trust which governs the hospital in question.

    NHS Trusts are used to handling complaints and personal injury claims, and you will be represented by your personal injury lawyer. Be aware that there’s usually a three year time limit in place to make a claim, so don’t leave things too late.

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    How we can help

    With 14 years’ experience in the personal injury industry, you should choose Accident Advice Helpline when it comes to claiming compensation for poor hospital care. We have the experience and knowledge to deal with any claim, and we offer confidential, no-obligation advice to all our customers.

    So whether you have received a misdiagnosis or have been left unwell due to a poor standard of care in hospital, we can help. There are no upfront fees to pay, as all our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so what are you waiting for? Get in touch today to find out how we can help you claim the compensation you deserve. It’s free to call us and we are open 24/7.

    Date Published: November 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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