The NHS Litigation Authority was created in 1995. It is not run to make a profit; rather it was created to focus on risk management in the NHS and to provide indemnity cover for claims that are made against the NHS.
As such while it aims to provide legal support where required, it also aims to reduce the number of claims made against the NHS by advising on better management of any and all risks that are present within the service. The NHS Litigation Authority also aims to share information about instances where claims are made. This is done so that people within the NHS can look at what went wrong in particular situations. It is hoped that when this is done the NHS as a whole can learn from those mistakes and situations in order to prevent them happening again in the future.
If a claim is justified the Authority aims to settle it as quickly as possible. If it is not justified it defends the interests of the NHS to protect it both now and in the future. Through the services provided it plays an essential role within the NHS and one that is likely to remain.
Would it be right for you to seek compensation through a legal claim?
Every case is dealt with on an individual basis. Even two situations that appear to be identical may differ when looked at in further detail. If you believe you have received substandard treatment via the NHS in any way, it might be prudent to seek further advice. We all expect excellent treatment from the NHS and the vast majority of us receive just that. However in medical situations there is the potential that negligence could occur and if this is the case it is right to seek more information.
Accident Advice Helpline may be able to assist you if you do want to make a claim
If you believe you have been subjected to medical negligence within the last three years you can contact the team at Accident Advice Helpline today. We operate a free 24/7 enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 so you can share the facts of your situation with us at no cost. We provide no-obligation advice and we’ll assess your case to see whether you could in fact bring a no win, no fee case to court. Why not call now or take our 30-second online test to find out more?
Date Published: August 27, 2014
Author: David Brown