A review by the government has revealed that as many as 20% of hospital trusts could be covering up errors that have led to otherwise preventable deaths in the UK today. The estimate gauges that of 141 hospital trusts a total of 29 could be to blame for this. Under-reporting is said to be a concern and officials will be looking into various cases further to determine the facts.
Studies vary in their estimates of the number of deaths occurring in the UK each year that are deemed to be preventable. The estimates vary from 12,000 a year to as many as 40,000. NHS Choices is about to launch a reporting website that allows people to look at the safety records of various hospitals. It is hoped that being more transparent will help lead us towards better records in the future.
Can you claim compensation for hospital mistakes?
We should point out that most hospitals provide an outstanding level of care and service for the vast majority of the time. However, as with all situations where medical care is required, there is the potential for hazards to arise and for a lack of care to potentially occur. In this situation it might be possible to receive the wrong treatment or to be overlooked for the right type of treatment.
In this case you may have evidence to help support a compensation claim. However, it is always best to seek the advice of a professional injury compensation lawyer so you can ascertain whether you can bring such a claim against those whom you believed caused the issue in the first place.
Accident Advice Helpline is experienced in dealing with hospital mistakes
No one wants to be in a position where they can consider compensation. However, if you believe you have suffered unnecessarily in hospital or through medical treatment that was wrongly given or missed altogether, you have a right to consider this route. Accident Advice Helpline has experience in this field and our professional injury compensation lawyers are able to provide you with an opportunity to claim the compensation you deserve.
We will support you through a no win, no fee* claim if you have a good chance of winning your case. Take our 30-second online test to kick things off now and start in the right direction today.
Source: Total Assist