Our expert medical negligence lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.
Hospitals should be a safe place to go when you become ill or sustain an injury. However, sometimes patients don’t receive the quality of care they deserve, which can often lead to further health problems.
Our hospital negligence solicitors have helped thousands of individuals who have suffered because of poor care in situations including:
Our lawyers will make the claim process as easy as possible, explaining what’s happening to you at every stage whilst putting your interests first. You could be able to claim on a No Win No Fee basis and we can make sure that compensation is secured that takes into account your individual care needs.
Claims Against Private And NHS Hospitals
We’ve settled claims for thousands of people in cases against the NHS, private hospitals and against individual medical staff.
If you’re pursuing a claim for negligent NHS care, any compensation you receive will be paid by the relevant authority or Trust. Cases relating to care at private hospitals are different in that the doctors working at these hospitals are often self-employed. Therefore, any compensation would be paid by the doctor’s insurance. If the negligent treatment was by an employee working on behalf of the hospital, the hospital’s insurance would pay the compensation.
If you’re thinking about making a hospital negligence claim it’s important that you get in touch as soon as possible as you only have three years to make a claim after becoming aware that negligent treatment caused your illness or injury. There are exceptions to this rule for those who are under 18 or who don’t have the mental capacity to handle their own claim, see our compensation guide for more details.
Hospital Acquired Infections
We can also help if you were infected after being admitted to hospital. Strict hygiene controls must be followed wherever care is provided to stop infections spreading. Our experts can help you claim compensation if you contracted an infection during your time in hospital.
Hospital acquired infections can be caused by:
- Screenings not being conducted for MRSA or C. difficile when you went into hospital
- Delays in treating and recognising your infection
- Infections not being treated properly after detection
- Failures of care, such as inappropriate use of antibiotics, poor wound care or lack of monitoring.
How Our Hospital Negligence Solicitors Can Help
When you decide to contact us, we’ll arrange a free consultation to discuss your claim. After we’ve considered your case, we’ll discuss a variety of funding options which are available and will help you decide which is best.
We accept most hospital negligence claims on a No Win No Fee basis which means that if your case isn’t successful, you won’t pay a penny. Legal aid is also available for birth injury cases involving children.
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors will make sure that you always know what’s happening throughout your case, explaining everything in clear English. If necessary, we can help you secure interim payments to cover your medical costs throughout the claim process. We also have Client Liaison Managers who can help you access the best rehabilitation possible; they’re experts in creating detailed treatment plans and work with local care groups and charities.
Our lawyers are based across the country and are experts in securing compensation, settling most cases out of court. However, if we can’t negotiate a compensation sum that meets your care needs, we won’t hesitate to start court proceedings.
Contact Our Experts Today
If you’ve suffered illness or injury after poor care in hospital, contact us online or call us free on 0800 056 4110 for a free consultation.
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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.
Please note that we do not deal with Scottish medical negligence cases. Contact the Scottish Law Society on 0131 2267411 who can advise on the options available to you.