Compensation for poor NHS care

When it comes to treating medical conditions, one of the first places that we will go for treatment is to the National Health Service, or the NHS as it is commonly known. In the UK anyone who pays National Insurance, which is a compulsory contribution from their pay, is entitled to NHS healthcare, which is basically a public healthcare system which provides either free or subsidised healthcare to those who need it.

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Although in most cases nurses and doctors do a fantastic job of taking care of anyone who needs medical attention, there are always situations where accidents, mistakes and negligence can happen and the NHS is not immune to this. Any negligence in medical care can lead to a whole host of problems and if you are left with injuries as a result then you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim to cover any costs which you may have paid, or loss of income which you may have incurred as a result. 

What are some examples of poor NHS care?

When it comes to poor NHS care there are always areas where negligence can happen and some of the most common situations that we deal with include:

  • Neglect for the elderly – this can include a lack of funding to the healthcare system for the aged, or negligence in care homes and other facilities
  • Lack of treatment facilities – a lack of treatment facilities for people in NHS care, this can include a lack of hospital beds or doctors
  • General neglect – this can include a denial of pain relief and leaving patients with malnutrition as the result of a lack of food and water
  • Lack of response – doctors or nurses not responding to cries for help or to emergency buzzers
  • Ambulance – lengthy waiting periods for ambulances.
  • Who could I claim against?

When it comes to making a claim for poor care if you are in an NHS hospital or in the care of the NHS, then you may be eligible to make a compensation claim against the organisation. The NHS is responsible for providing a fair and adequate health service to everyone and if you feel that they have been negligent towards you either during your treatment or throughout your rehabilitation then you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.

In addition if you suffer any neglect at the hands of the NHS, this includes a lack of food and water, a lack of required medical treatment or a failure to administer painkillers then you could also be eligible to make a compensation claim. 

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a compensation claim we understand that it can frequently be a difficult process and as a result you may feel a little overwhelmed – that’s where we come in. As industry experts the team at Manners Pimblett can work with you every step of the way to help ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. For more information contact the team at Manners Pimblett on 0845 077 0772. 

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