Why do things go wrong?
This must be a question that hundreds of us ask ourselves every day. Sometimes, we might be talking about something fairly inconsequential, like a broken kettle. But sometimes, here at Accident Advice Helpline we are asked in question in relation to someone’s case. We don’t profess to having all the answers but along with our in-house legal expert injury solicitors in Chartridge, we can help answer some questions in relation to your compensation case relating to medical or clinical negligence claims.
Why do some procedures go wrong?
We are incredibly fortunate here in the UK to have a medical system that is free at the point of access; to get seen by a doctor or nurse costs you nothing. But, on the rare occasion that a medical procedure goes wrong due to negligence, the impacts can be devastating.
There are a few issues within the health service that are constantly flagged up by various politicians and unions etc., as well as being one that our expert injury solicitors in Chartridge will also testify is not a brilliant way to operate any service or business.
The hours worked by some professionals within the health service are long and unbroken. The effects of operating or interacting with people and equipment has long been documented as having serious impairment in our reaction times, as well as decision making capacity.
If you knew the surgeon had been on duty for 72 hours, would you have allowed him to operate on you?
Our expert injury solicitors in Cartridge could help you
Making a compensation claim for medical negligence, as our expert injury solicitors in Chartridge will tell you, is not a claim against an individual but a claim against the institution (or in this case, the health board) that allow these conditions to prevail.
Despite being free, everyone who accesses care under the NHS has a right to expect reasonable treatment; when we don’t get it, we seem reluctant to criticise the health board or hospital, fearing, perhaps, that to do so would be to pile on more unacceptable pressure on the hard working men and women who work the wards.
Your expert injury solicitor sin Chartridge will tell you, it is essential to complain and ask for compensation when things go wrong; only in this way, will this type of pressure change long term traditions and methods of doing things within the health service which are no longer keeping pace with modern life and technology.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the leading law firms currently operating in the UK. With some of the most prevalent and expert lawyers working under our roof, your compensation claim for medical negligence with a specialist injury solicitor could be active within days. Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 29th December 2013
Author: David Brown