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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

    Compensation for chaotic hospital treatment

    Hospitals are supposed to be restful places where you are treated and recover from your illness or injuries, but a lack of experienced staff, improper training and poor facilities can combine to mean some hospital are so chaotic they are putting patients at risk. Here are a few examples of the types of things which could lead to chaos in a hospital setting:

    • Lack of trained, experienced staff, for example reliance on agency staff
    • No training for specialist staff positions
    • Staff shortages
    • Lack of equipment or poorly maintained equipment
    • Lack of communication between departments
    • Long waiting times for emergency treatment

    Any of the above could turn a hospital into a chaotic environment where patients are more at risk than in a well-managed environment. If you or a relative has been injured or put at risk in a situation like any of the above, claiming compensation for chaotic hospital treatment may be possible.

    How to make a claim for compensation

    In order to claim compensation for chaotic hospital treatment, you’ll need the services of a personal injury lawyer.

    Don’t just choose the first lawyer you see advertised on TV, take the time to research and find a reputable personal injury lawyer who cares about getting you the compensation you deserve.

    They’ll work on your behalf to gather evidence in support of your claim and you’ll hopefully receive a settlement which will not only compensate you for your pain and suffering, but also for any loss of earnings and expenses incurred in relation to your injuries.

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    Date Published: December 17, 2014

    Author: rhian

    Category: Medical negligence claim

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