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Have you suffered from
medical negligence?

If you receive substandard or inappropriate medical care and you're injured as a result, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Hospital Negligence

Being admitted to hospital can be a stressful and upsetting time for anyone. Whether it’s an emergency or a planned visit, you want to know you’re being looked after in the best way possible. 

If the treatment you receive falls below your hospital's usual high standards and you’re injured as a result, you could be entitled to make a hospital negligence claim.


Do I have a claim?

Both NHS and private hospital staff have a duty of care to you, the patient. If they fail in this duty of care and provide substandard treatment, you may be eligible to claim compensation for any injuries you sustain.

Hospital negligence can cover a number of things, including:

  • Receiving the wrong diagnosis
  • Being given the wrong medication
  • Contracting a Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) such as MRSA, C-difficile, or E-coli
  • Substandard care leading to complications during childbirth
  • Errors in surgery

If you’re not sure whether you can make a hospital negligence claim, you can call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors for free. Or, if you feel that you’re ready to get started, you can start your claim online.

They will listen to the details of your case sympathetically, and can help you understand if what happened to you constitutes medical negligence. If they believe you could be entitled to compensation, they will find you the best solicitor for your case.

Should I make a hospital negligence claim?

If you've suffered as a result of hospital negligence, making a compensation claim can be a sensible choice, for a number of reasons. 

Firstly, the compensation that you receive can help you pay for any essential, on-going medical care, ensuring you get all the support you need. In disability claims, part of a compensation settlement may be divided into regular payments which can help pay for carers, specialist disability equipment and any modifications to your home that might be necessary.

Furthermore, your claim will help raise awareness of negligent care and draw attention to the cause of your injuries, helping to prevent other patients suffering a similar experience.

You may also highlight areas where hospitals are under-resourced or understaffed, which can help stop mistakes in the future.

Why choose National Medical Negligence Helpline?

National Medical Negligence Helpline is a service provided by National Accident Helpline.

Since 1993, we’ve been helping people like you access justice, and claim the compensation you deserve on a no win no fee basis. We’ve recovered millions of pounds in compensation, which has been used to help with on-going healthcare costs and to replace victims’ lost income after time taken off work to recover.

If your claim is successful, your compensation is paid by the NHS Litigation Authority which is funded by NHS Trusts. You don’t need to worry that you’ll be damaging the hospital’s budget and restricting the care provided to other people. 

In 2010/11, The NHSLA received 8,655 claims of clinical negligence and paid out £863 million.

Making a Claim against the NHS

"The government has funds set aside to meet those claims".
Neil Clayton, medical negligence solicitor