Compensation for negligence at a Hospital

Generally when you are in a hospital environment you are hoping to receive the best care possible and in most situations, doctors, nurses and various other healthcare professionals do their utmost to ensure that this happens. In some situations, however, negligence and neglect can occur, the problem is that in many situations this can cause your existing symptoms to worsen or new ones to arise – leading to further treatments and costs for you.

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If you have been neglected in this way then you could consider a compensation claim to cover any additional costs that you have incurred as a result. 

Where could this negligence occur?

Negligence in a hospital can occur in a variety of different areas. You could receive negligence during your treatment which could include mistakes during surgery which can lead to infections and further symptoms. In addition, you could receive injuries as the result of poor rehabilitation where you may not be provided with the appropriate medications to treat any problems that you have.

What injuries could I sustain?

There are a number of injuries that you could sustain as a result of poor treatment while in hospital and these include:

  • Infections due to wounds not being cleaned correctly
  • Malnutrition due to lack of appropriate foods
  • Poor administration of painkillers and other tablets
  • Worsening of existing symptoms
  • Failure to treat existing symptoms leading to complications.

Who could I claim against?

Negligence in a hospital can be caused by a number of different people, depending on your circumstances and what injuries you have sustained. If your injuries were caused by an infection or mistake during surgery then you may claim against your surgeon, if they were caused by poor treatment or diagnosis then it may be against your doctor. If it was caused by poor outpatient care or negligence during treatment then you may consider claiming against a nurse or hospital staff. 

What should I do next?

Dealing with personal injury claims is something that the Manners Pimblett team does on a daily basis and we can help you with your claim throughout the process, every step of the way. Our team of experts know exactly what you need to make a successful claim and we will give you a professional, yet personal approach through the process. 

To find out more about how the Manners Pimblett team can work with you on your next personal injury claim, contact us today on 0845 077 0772.

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