In-patients in hospitals, or any health care facility, have the right to expect that during their stay for treatment they will be cared for in a manner conducive to recovering from their ailments.
If a patient’s care is negligent and they suffer a worsening of their condition, a complication, or further illness or injury as a result, then the patient may be able to make a claim for compensation.
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The solicitors at Healys have handled a number of care claims where the standard of care by staff in hospitals, and other facilities, has fallen below that which should have been reasonably expected, and caused the patient harm.
Some examples of negligent care are:
A claim for compensation may be necessary in any instance where the actions or inactions of hospital staff have caused or worsened illness or injury, particularly if this has also led to financial loss.
The clinical negligence solicitors at Healys pride themselves on being approachable and straightforward but with the necessary expertise to offer you a robust and committed litigation service.
If you, or a loved one, has suffered as a result of negligent care we can advise you whether you have grounds for a claim and what your best course of action might be. Please contact us today for information and advice about our services.
12th August 2019
In 2018, official figures showed the waiting list for an NHS operation was over 4.3 million patients long. To put this into context, if we were to print this off, assuming an average of 50 patients per page, and laid end to end, the list would be 23 kilometres long (or 14 miles) – enough to stretch from our office in Brighton to Worthing (via the A27).
9th August 2019
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”. Continue reading »
4th July 2019
In two recent articles we looked at the law and procedures of Coronial Inquests in some detail. Our first article, ‘What happens at an Inquest (and other frequently asked questions)’ gave an overview of the Inquest procedure. During the course of this blog we asked, and provided answers to, questions such as, ‘When is an Inquest required?’, ‘What is the purpose of an Inquest?’, ‘What will happen at an Inquest?’ and a number of other common issues that face those involved in the Inquest procedure. Continue reading »
26th June 2019
The death of a loved one is probably the most traumatic, harrowing experience any human being will experience in their lifetime. Not only is there a period of unimaginable grief, suffering and uncontrollable feelings of sadness and loss to go through, but in addition there are a wealth of practicalities that have to be dealt with – a funeral to be arranged, finances to be sorted out, fellow grieving relatives who need supporting and potentially, sales of property and effects to be dealt with. Continue reading »
24th May 2019
No amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, but it can at least soften the financial blow. In one case, the widow and four children of a man who was struck down by a hit-and-run driver achieved a seven-figure settlement of their claim. Continue reading »