Claiming Compensation Against Accident and Emergency Departments

We are fortunate in the UK to have immediate access to free medical services such as the Accident and Emergency Department, or A and E, in hospitals. The majority of doctors and nurses in the A and E provide an excellent service. Yet many people every year are eligible to make a claim for compensation because of negligent medical treatment.

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Anybody who has been unfortunate enough to have to visit an Accident and Emergency Department will know how stressful and busy they can be for doctors, nurses and patients. This does not excuse doctors and nurses however from making mistakes, acting negligently and causing harm to you.

If you have suffered harm from visiting an Accident and Emergency Department then contact Manners Pimblett for more information.

What should have happened when you visited the A and E

If we take on your claim, one thing we have to consider is what should have happened when you visited the Accident and Emergency Department. This is important in order to prove that the doctor or nurse were negligent in their treatment of you.

If you contact us at Manners Pimblett we will assess your claim. If we believe you deserve financial compensation, we will taken on your claim and guide you through each complex, legal step.

Medical negligence

When you visit an Accident and Emergency Department the doctors and nurses who treat you are under a legal duty of care to apply due skill and attention to your injury.
As a patient you expect a certain standard of care. If this is not met, you may be eligible to claim financial compensation for any loss suffered.

Here are some examples of what can go wrong in an Accident and Emergency Department:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Inaccurate or late diagnosis
  • Missed fractures, severed tendons or nerves
  • Foreign bodies left in wounds
  • Missed sub-dural haematoma (brain haemorrhage)
  • Missed heart attack
  • Failure to take the right tests or scans, or misinterpretation of the results.

This list is non exhaustive. If you have suffered harm through any of the above negligent acts or omissions, or for any other reason which is not your fault, then contact us at Manners Pimblett.

How much compensation will I receive?

This will depend on each individual case. Depending on your circumstances the following factors will have an impact on the amount of compensation awarded:

  • Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
  • The nature of your injury or illness
  • The length of time you have or will potentially suffer your injury or illness
  • The cost of any medical treatment or specialist equipment needed
  • The amount of any losses you have incurred or will incur, for example, travel costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Any costs in adapting your home.

Contact Manners Pimblett as soon as possible

Medical negligence claims can become very complex and it is important for you to seek expert legal advice in order to receive the maximum amount of compensation for your claim. At Manners Pimblett we are experts in medical negligence claims. Contact us for a free, no obligation assessment of your claim.

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