Have you become ill whilst in hospital?
Although most people are admitted to hospital because they are unwell or injured, sometimes it is possible to actually become ill, or more ill, during your stay. The much publicised ‘superbugs’ found in hospitals are still causing people to become ill and are, in some cases, even causing fatalities.
Whilst people may have been admitted with various other health issues, contracting a serious illness or infection can mean that they are too weak to fight it and their health deteriorates.
In addition to contracting infections and illnesses, some people find that they actually experience further injury whilst in hospital. If, for example, you have limited mobility but there is no one to assist you, you may find that you suffer a fall or trip whilst you’re a patient in hospital.
Although this can happen to people with existing medical problems, you may not have been particularly unwell when admitted and you could still become ill or injured whilst in hospital. If, for example, you’re admitted for routine surgery on your knee, you could then become seriously ill if you were to contract an infection or illness during your stay.
Should you make a claim with an accident claims solicitor in Lundin Links?
If, at any point, you experience an injury or accident which wasn’t your fault, you may want to consult a personal injury solicitor in Lundin Links to find out if they can help you to make a claim for compensation. If you have received substandard treatment in a hospital or clinic and you’ve become ill or have been injured as a result, it could constitute medical negligence and your accident claims solicitor in Lundin Links could help you to make a successful claim for compensation.
Although people are sometimes reluctant to make a claim against a hospital, it could help to improve the safety of medical facilities in the future. If, for example, hospital trusts are forced to pay out numerous claims, there will be a financial incentive for them to ensure that people do not become ill or injured whilst on the wards.
If you’ve been hurt in this way or you’ve become ill whilst in hospital, why not contact us to find out more about making a claim with an injury solicitor in Lundin Links? We’re happy to provide free no obligation advice so you can find out more about making a claim with a accident claims solicitor in Lundin Links without worrying about having to pay costly upfront legal bills.
Our dedicated team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can get in touch with us whenever you need to and we’ll always be on hand to help with your claim and to answer any questions you may have. To find out more now, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll be happy to help.
Date Published: 26th April 2014
Author: David Brown