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Hospital accident and misdiagnosis explained
Most doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are highly skilled and take great pride in their work. They try their best to help you to a fast recovery from your accident or illness. However, in some cases, your treatment or diagnosis can lead to an accident or an illness, in both cases you may be able to claim compensation.
While most patients make a full recovery, others aren't that fortunate and have been left in pain or even paralysed. They will require special care for the rest of their lives. In these cases, fast results are required:
- Securing interim payments, which are payments made in advance of a final settlement
- Securing the funding to pay for rehabilitation, on-going expenses and specially adapted housing
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What you need to know
Most common causes and types of hospital accidents and misdiagnosis
Unfortunately, there are all kinds of hospital accidents or misdiagnosis
- Hygiene standards: where an illness or infection is transmitted by unsanitary equipment.
- Delay: where you don’t receive the urgent medical treatment you need.
Misdiagnosis: where your doctor fails to diagnose an illness, such as:
- Heart conditions
- Misdiagnosis: where a doctor fails to refer you to a specialist.
- Mistreatment, where your treatment made things worse.
- Childbirth: where mistakes are being made during childbirth.
- Medication: where you’ve been given the wrong medication.
These accidents can happen because of different reasons, such as:
- The medical professional did not listen to your description of the symptoms.
- The medical professional failed to ask important follow-up questions.
- Reports have been misplaced, not filled in or read correctly.
- Important tests before a treatment have not been made, e.g. a blood test.
- Allergies or previous conditions have been overlooked.
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced a hospital accident or misdiagnosis, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological trauma
- Further medical treatment
- Loss of earnings
- Future nursing care
- Alterations to your home
How will we pay for long-term care?
It’s quite natural for the families and victims of hospital accidents and misdiagnosis to worry about where the money for long-term care will come from. That is why the medical costs, as well as the cost of long-term care and aftercare over the victim's lifetime is factored into the calculation of the compensation settlement. We will make sure that the need for other expenses such as any necessary home modifications and the full cost of rehabilitation are included in your claim. Click here for more information on serious injury claims.
How much can I claim for a hospital accident or misdiagnosis?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, maybe even leaving you paralysed or with impaired mental capacity, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.
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