Hospital Negligence Compensation Claims
The vast majority of treatment at UK hospitals is good or very good. Unfortunately, however, treatment can occasionally fall below the high standards you would expect. If you have suffered avoidable loss, physical or psychological injury or a hospital acquired infection as a result of hospital negligence from a doctor or other NHS medical professional, you are entitled to make a claim.
With extensive experience in hospital negligence claims, Tollers experts can help you secure financial compensation for negligent treatment at NHS or private hospitals, and where appropriate, help you with any treatment you need as a result.
Examples of hospital negligence include:
- Administration errors
- Errors in surgery
- Failure to carry out correct investigations, such as X-rays, scans or blood tests
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to interpret a diagnosis
- Failure to operate
- Failure to properly examine
- Inappropriate aftercare
- Poor history-taking
- Wrongful treatment
How does a Court decide if a hospital has acted negligently?
The Courts have a test that establishes medical negligence, based on ‘whether the Defendant has acted in accordance with the practice accepted as proper by a reasonable body of medical men’. The defendant must be able to show that the body of opinion relied upon in their defence has a logical basis that takes into account the comparative risks and benefits. In the vast majority of cases, the fact there are experts in the field who agree with the doctor’s action will serve to demonstrate it is reasonable.
How Tollers can help with a hospital negligence claim
Tollers expert medical negligence lawyers are here to help you bring a claim against a hospital that has acted negligently. We begin with a free consultation, which we can provide at your home, in hospital or at our offices – depending on what is most convenient for you. This consultation covers your account of what has happened, and what you aim to achieve with your claim, our assessment of your chances of success, and funding options, such as acting on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis.
To talk to Tollers about a claim for hospital negligence, get in touch.