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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

    Medical negligence claims against the NHS on the rise

    Startling figures have been released showing the sharp rise in medical negligence claims against the NHS that have taken place over the past few years. In particular, the last 12 months have been telling, with a rise of 20% being seen over the previous year. The last six years or so – since 2008 – have seen a huge rise in the figures, one of 80%.

    A&E departments are being stretched more and more as people are coming to the department for help for non-urgent cases. The rising workload is perhaps partly to blame for the rise in mistakes and errors that have been seen to take place. The medical negligence claims against the NHS do not simply relate to this particular department though – they relate to many different cases and areas across the country.

    Patients expect a high level of care when they need medical treatment, and rightly so. Those who suspect they have received a substandard level of care have three years in which to launch a claim for medical malpractice in whatever form applies. Clearly many cases have been lodged in recent years.

    Do you have the right to claim for compensation for a medical negligence case?

    You do if you can prove there was negligence involved and that you received poor care. Both your physical and mental health can suffer in this type of situation, which is why it is important to get proper advice if you feel you have not been treated as you would have expected. Many compensation claims have been successful but each one has been considered on its own merit to see if compensation is warranted in that particular case.

    If you believe you have a case, contact Accident Advice Helpline now

    Your first port of call could be our website, where you can take our 30-second online test to find out more about your situation. Following on from this, our well-trained team members are monitoring our phone lines and are ready to answer your call now. We have a free 24/7 enquiry line you can call to speak to a professional injury compensation lawyer, so why not try it now? We’ll take your details and provide no-obligation advice on whether or not you could expect compensation in your particular case. Make sure you get in touch now. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.

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    Date Published: August 21, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Medical negligence claim

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