Many of us choose private hospitals because we expect that they will provide a higher standard of care than that available on the NHS, and the good news is that for the most part this is true. However, that’s not to say that the care you’ll receive at a private hospital is perfect. There have been cases of private hospital food poisoning across the UK, usually caused by poor food hygiene, and just recently one of the UK’s leading private hospitals received a two-star rating from the FSA, meaning improvement is necessary.
Private hospital food poisoning could affect anyone of any age. If you have been unlucky enough to contract food poisoning whilst in hospital, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today? You could find out if you’re entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation and how much you could receive – the figure will be different for everyone.
Food poisoning can leave you feeling really unwell, and if you’re already ill and in hospital it could have serious consequences. Symptoms range from nausea and vomiting to diarrhoea and stomach cramps, and could last for days, weeks, or in rare cases even months.
How are you feeling?
Most people recover quite quickly from food poisoning and will feel better within a few days, but it could be that you experience ongoing symptoms which can seriously affect your life. Contacting a personal injury lawyer will allow you to find out if you have a viable claim, and with over 15 years’ experience in the industry you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim efficiently. Private hospitals can still make mistakes, and if you’ve been affected by their negligence when it comes to food poisoning you could make a claim.
Claiming the compensation that you deserve
If you have been struck down by food poisoning in a private hospital, claiming compensation is something you’re entitled to do. Poor food hygiene could have serious consequences for your health, but there’s no need to suffer in silence. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings, provided it has been three years or less since you were ill. Contact us today by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about the service we offer and receive confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: May 11, 2015
Author: David Brown