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
- Suffering a needlestick injury
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.