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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.

We aim to provide:

  • Free assessment of your claim.
  • One to one contact with your lawyer from day one.
  • Clear and unambiguous legal advice.
  • Visits to you at home, hospital or in a rehabilitation centre.
  • Early interim payments and funding for rehabilitation needs.
  • Maximum compensation and the best outcomes for you.

Call Healys Medical Negligence Solicitors today. Our friendly team is here to help. You can see how we have helped our clients in our case studies section.

Negligent Care Claims

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:

  • Hospital staff not helping patients to eat food, if they are too ill or infirm to feed themselves – this can lead to malnutrition, especially in children and the elderly
  • Patients left on trolleys for long periods of time before admittance to wards
  • Infirm patients being left alone in toilets and bathroom cubicles and suffering falls
  • Patients not being regularly moved in their beds and suffering bedsores as a result

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.

How Healys can help

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.

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Negligent Care Claims experiences
  • Jonathan was able to help the husband of a 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer. Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen. She was discharged without further tests but unfortunately she died of thyroid cancer a few months later. Jonathan argued that the chance for a liver biopsy was missed during her visit to hospital and although this would not affect the unfortunate outcome, palliative care could have been arranged to ease Mrs L’s suffering. Jonathan was able to secure Mrs L’s husband a five figure sum in compensation.
  • Jonathan has also helped the family of a 71 year old man claim compensation after a complication in his surgery caused his death. Mr R was suffering from chest pains and was admitted to hospital for tests. He was found to have an issue with his heart and doctors attempted to rectify this with a surgical procedure. Unfortunately during this procedure an air pocket had got into one of his blood vessels which caused Mr R’s death. With expert medical evidence Jonathan was able to secure Mr R’s family £75,000 in compensation.
  • Jonathan helped X get further compensation and access to services to aid in his rehabilitation. X was a subject of sexual abuse from his step father between the ages of 5 and 7. Initial application for compensation was made in 1990 and X was awarded £10,000. After several attempts at his own life, X decided to contact Jonathan to seek further compensation. Jonathan was able to secure X £200,000 in compensation and an overall award of £1,200,000 inclusive of state benefits. More importantly Jonathan then arranged the Special Needs Trust to support X’s rehabilitation.
  • Jonathan helped the parents of Baby B claim compensation after a failure in care during labour resulted in Baby B’s death. Initially the Trust denied they were responsible for Baby B’s death but after negotiations the Trust admitted responsibility and Jonathan was able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Baby B’s parents.
Negligent Care Claims insights
  • What happens at an Inquest? (And other frequently asked questions)

    4th April 2019

    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 »

  • Teacher Injured By Pupil Wins £35,000

    27th March 2019

    Injuries sustained at work can have devastating consequences and victims should not delay in seeking specialist legal advice. In one case, a special needs teacher whose career was cut short after he was kicked in the knee by a pupil won substantial compensation. Continue reading »

  • Retired Factory Worker Succeeds In Hearing Loss Compensation Claim

    26th March 2019

    The effects of damage to hearing caused by industrial noise often take decades to become evident, but that does not deter specialist solicitors from seeking just compensation for victims. In a recent case, a retired factory worker won the right to damages more than 40 years after he was exposed to excessive workplace noise. Continue reading »

  • Is It Just Too Dangerous To Cycle In Brighton?

    20th March 2019

    At the time of writing, the UK is basking in unseasonably warm sunshine. Spring appears to have arrived early and with it, many of the outdoor activities that one associates with more temperate weather are making an early appearance. Whilst cycling is an all year-round activity and indeed a necessity for those who use it as their main method of getting around our towns and cities to commute to and from work, the number of people who choose to jump on their bikes increases considerably in the spring and summer months. Continue reading »

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  • The Government Considers Radical Cycling Awareness Campaign

    23rd November 2018

    A radical proposal for cycling awareness has been unveiled by the government. The plans include a series of measures to improve safety for vulnerable road users, and to encourage and support cycling. The aim is to reduce the significant number of serious and fatal accidents suffered by cyclists. Continue reading »