In the event that you suffered your injury or illness due to someone else’s negligence, or your condition has been aggravated by poor hospital care, please contact the solicitors at Healys for advice about making a compensation claim.
According to the NHS, more than 21 million people go to A&E wards every year seeking aid, possibly suffering from ailments such as serious bleeding, breathing problems, or severe chest pains.
These people naturally expect medical professionals to look after them – and to receive the best treatment possible. Unfortunately, some patients’ conditions deteriorate due to an act of clinical negligence, and this can have serious and potentially fatal effects.
The vast majority of patients will receive high standards of medical care during their visit to A&E. However, in 2013, it was claimed that conditions within these wards could get worse – and this may place the lives of individuals in danger.
Speaking to MPs, the president of the College of Emergency Medicine revealed that the number of individuals visiting A&E departments during the previous decade had increased by 17%.
Despite the increased admissions, it seemed wards had not expanded to reflect this – resulting in many departments suffering from overcrowding. Consequently, president warned this was “dangerous” and added that more patients could die as a result.
For example, the impact of overcrowding can be seen in patient waiting times. Although doctors attempt to see admissions within four hours, it was revealed that between October and December 2012, more than 232,000 individuals were seen after this deadline.
In addition, this overcrowding could be placing unnecessary strains on medical professionals, possibly resulting in increased numbers of ‘never events’.
According to the NHS, these incidents are serious, largely preventable, and “should not occur if the available preventative measures have been implemented”.
However, figures published by the College of Emergency Medicine showed that between 2011 and 2012, never events occurred in one out of every 17 NHS A&E departments. Moreover, it appears many of these incidents could have been caused by professions trying to manage “unsustainable workloads”.
4th October 2022
The Legal 500 rankings for 2023 have been released, with Healys LLP seeing an increase in the number of practice areas and individuals recommended; as well as achieving the ranking of Top Tier Firm.
31st March 2022
Those who undergo cosmetic or other forms of surgery abroad can find it very hard to obtain compensation if things go wrong. However, the case of a nightclub dancer who nearly died following a breast augmentation operation in Poland showed that English lawyers are well able to rise to the challenge. Continue reading »
18th January 2022
Disabled children bring great joy to their families’ lives but, with an eye to their future care needs, it is always wise to explore the possibility of seeking compensation. In a case on point, a settlement secured for a profoundly disabled teenager successfully ensured that she would always be properly looked after. Continue reading »
21st October 2021
The latest edition of leading legal directory Chambers & Partners has been published, and Healys are pleased to announce that 3 partners have received individual recognition.
1st October 2021
Healys has once again been recognised as a Leading Firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK. This year Healys has been ranked in 7 practice areas, with 13 individuals recognised as Recommended Lawyers in their specialist fields. Continue reading »
11th November 2022
Healys’ Corporate & Commercial has recently expanded and we welcome new solicitor and partner, David Gordon, to the team. David sat down to tell us about himself and what motivates him as he supports his clients. Continue reading »
Healys LLP will be hosting a virtual webinar and networking event to explore what your business needs to know in relation to the recent introduction of The Register of Overseas Entities. Continue reading »
10th November 2022
Earlier this year, Jamie Tavares (corporate solicitor) and David Gordon (corporate solicitor and partner) worked with Andreas Williams (a real estate and property development expert with extensive experience spanning over 25 years) to secure investment into UK property for overseas clients through an SPV (see below). Continue reading »
Some of you may have heard about the new Register of Overseas Entities. It is a relatively new regime that came into force in the UK on 1 August 2022. The aim of this new regime is to introduce more transparency and to try and make it harder for criminals based outside of the UK to launder money through the UK property market. Continue reading »
8th November 2022
Healys is excited to announce the appointment of three new lawyers to the corporate & commercial department.
2022 has presented a range of challenges for many businesses; but with any challenge arises opportunity. Leading international law firm Healys LLP has continued to expand its service offering, taking steps forward to add more value and support to clients. Continue reading »