Hospital Negligence Claims
The vast majority of treatment at UK hospitals is excellent. Unfortunately, however, it can sometimes fall below the high standards you would expect. If you have suffered an injury whether physical or psychological due to treatment received, surgery or even acquiring an infection whilst in hospital, if this was as a result of hospital negligence from either a doctor or another NHS medical professional, you should make a claim.
With extensive experience in this area of specialist claims, we can help you secure financial compensation for negligent treatment, whether this is at an NHS or private hospital. We can help you get the treatment and rehabilitation you need.
Injuries through negligence whilst at a hospital can be caused by administration errors, surgical error, failure to carry out diagnostic investigations, such as X-rays, scans or blood tests. A doctor can fail to diagnose, interpret a diagnosis or even completely misdiagnose a condition. A surgeon can decide negligently not to operate or the decision to operate is delayed. Injury can also occur after surgery with inappropriate care or treatment whilst on the ward.
How a Court decides if a doctor has been negligent?
The Courts have a unique test to establish whether a doctor has been negligent. The Court has to decide whether the Defendant has acted in accordance with the practice accepted as proper by a reasonable body of medical men. The Defendant must therefore show that the body of opinion relied upon in their defence is logical and takes into account the comparative risks and benefits. If the Courts feels that other experts in that specialist would have done the same, it will help to show that your doctor acted reasonably.
If however the alternative body of opinion feels that a different course of action could or should have been taken, then you should be successful in your claim.
How Tollers can help with a hospital negligence claim
Our expert medical negligence lawyers will help you bring a claim against a negligent doctor or hospital. We will give you a free consultation, either at home, in hospital or at or at our offices, depending on what is most convenient for you. At that meeting, we will take a detailed account of what happened, listen to what you wish to achieve with your claim, and we will then give you straightforward advice on the chances of success and your funding options, including a risk free ‘No Win No Fee’ basis.
Talk to Tollers
Throughout your claim, we will apply our extensive expertise to achieve the best possible result for you. If you prefer, we can visit you and explain the legal process clearly, including what we must prove for your claim to be successful. To talk to Tollers about a hospital negligence claim, get in touch today.