It is a patient’s right to receive quick and suitable treatment for their illness or injury, and if clinical negligence on the part of a GP or hospital staff lead to you enduring unnecessary suffering, then you may be entitled to make a claim.
“Every single never event puts patients at risk of harm which is avoidable. People who suffer severe harm because of mistakes can suffer serious physical and psychological effects for the rest of their lives, and that should never happen to anyone who seeks treatment from the NHS,” said Dr Mike Durkin, National Director of Patient Safety at NHS England.
Healys has a team of friendly, qualified, and experienced solicitors who could help you bring a claim against the individual, group, firm, or organisation responsible for the harm you sustained.
There are many different types of clinical negligence, but some cases in which Healys could represent you fall under the term ‘never events’.
Never events are incidents which the UK government’s Department of Health (DH) categorizes as being entirely preventable. Unfortunately, there are individuals who do endure these events – and they could be entitled to bring a never events claim through our medical negligence solicitors.
The DH’s list of never events 2012-13 includes 25 types of negligence which should never take place. They are split into five categories and are as follows:
Although all never events put patients at unnecessary risk of harm, not all of these incidents result in injury. If you, or a member of your family, suffered one of these incidents and sustained injury or illness as a result, it may be in your interests to make a never events claim. Please contact Healys at our offices in Brighton and London for help and advice relating to your rights and the compensation claims process.
We could help you receive compensation to recoup the cost of medical bills and lost earnings. Furthermore, we will always strive to negotiate the maximum compensation for our clients, so that they can afford the best quality treatment and rehabilitation. Wherever possible, we will also seek interim payments to cover the costs of your immediate needs.
12th May 2020
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6th May 2020
Cyclists are among the most vulnerable of road users. However, if they suffer accidents that are not their fault, specialist solicitors are always there to ensure that they are fairly compensated. In one case, a woman who was gravely injured by an opening van door as she rode past obtained six-figure damages. Continue reading »
29th April 2020
You may be surprised (and somewhat perturbed) to hear the true scale of healthcare ‘adverse events’ in the UK – these are defined as “instances which indicate or may indicate that a patient has received poor quality care”. The Department of Health estimates that 10% of hospital inpatient admissions lead to an adverse event. And according to NHS Resolution (the official body charged with managing NHS related compensation claims), they handled 16,701 cases of clinical and non-clinical claims for damages between 2017 and 2018. For each of these, it would have been necessary to establish and prove that negligence occurred; but what is the test for negligence and how is this applied?
In this article, we will outline the three-part test which a specialist clinical negligence solicitor will assess on your behalf before proceeding with your case. Continue reading »
27th April 2020
An inquest is held when someone has died in certain specific circumstances. Inquests are only held when an investigation is necessary to establish the facts about what the cause of death was, usually when the person died suddenly or in circumstances that remain unexplained. For example, deaths that have occurred as a result of violence, due to unnatural means or as a result of sudden and unknown causes would all necessitate an inquest taking place. Continue reading »
8th April 2020
Accidents may strike anywhere, at any time, and can have lifelong consequences. In a case on point, a pub customer suffered a severe ankle fracture when a bar stool collapsed underneath him. Following court proceedings, he secured almost £200,000 in compensation. Continue reading »
22nd May 2020
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Directors are obliged to put their own interests to one side in making decisions for the benefit of the companies they serve. The Court of Appeal emphasised that point in the case of a businessman who executed an unauthorised transfer of a company’s premises to himself. Continue reading »
18th May 2020
Jerome O’Sullivan, a Partner in Healys LLP’s Construction Litigation Department, discusses the main provisions of the Construction Act 1996 and sets out a helpful summary of the key procedures for dealing with payments under construction contracts.
Last week the government announced key updates regarding the property market which may change the position of many people with regard to buying and selling properties. On Wednesday, it confirmed that the public can now visit property agents and view properties provided that social distancing measures are in place. All activities that support the sale or purchase of a property are also able to resume. Continue reading »
15th May 2020
Covid-19 and the lockdown measures enforced by the UK Government to tackle it have caused nationwide disruption to commercial businesses. Many commercial tenants are facing tremendous pressure from their landlords to pay their rent. Continue reading »