Accident & Emergency Claims
Over 1.75 million patients are seen in A&E across the country each month. There is a wide range of injuries and ailments presented, as is the set of circumstances in which an accident and emergency claim can arise- it is perhaps the area of medicine where negligence is most likely to happen.
Most patients do experience high quality care however others do not receive the same treatment, often down to the hectic and quickly changing environment.
how can Freeman harris help?
At Freeman Harris, our expert team will provide you with both expert knowledge and advice but also care, as we understand that for anyone undertaking a medical negligence claim, this can often be the hardest time of your life.
Examples of A&E negligence cases include:
- The delivery of incorrect medication
- Delayed treatment
- Misdiagnosis of fractures
- Inadequate medical investigation
- Inadequate patient examination
- Inadequate post-operative care
- Hospital infections
- Incorrect treatment
- Delayed diagnosis
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If you have been aware that something went wrong whilst you were in A&E, there is a three year limitation period from the date the negligence happened. However, if you were only aware that something went wrong recently, then it is 3 years from that date. In both cases, you should contact our team at Freeman Harris today, and we will see how we can assist you in your potential claim.
Accident and emergency negligence is when you have suffered injury or harm that could have been avoided as a result of negligent care. The two categories that this generally falls into for A&E negligence is diagnosis error and treatment error. This could be when you were examined in A&E the doctor made a mistake, or you were prescribed the wrong medication, resulting in adverse effects.
Over 1.75 million patients are seen across the country in NHS hospitals every month, and as the variety of injuries presented is great, so is the margin for error. If you think that something went wrong whilst you or a loved one were in A&E, you may have a claim and owed compensation for the damages incurred by the negligence you experienced. This compensation is paid by NHS resolution who act for all NHS trusts, which represent all NHS hospitals and NHS medical professionals.
This really depends on your claim and the severity of injury. You could have experienced life changing injuries as a result of the A&E negligence, and so the ‘special damages’ you are owed could cover housing changes, rehabilitation, physiotherapy etc.
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Medical Negligence Fees
|Medical Negligence Claim||No Win, No Fee, Generally|
|Medical Negligence Claim Review||No Fees|
|Medical Reports (If Required)||TBD|