Accident & Emergency (A&E) Claims
Accident and Emergency departments (A&E) are no doubt one of the busiest places in the hospital, and one you only attend when you have suffered a serious injury or illness that requires immediate attention.
When you attend A&E you expect rapid, professional and accurate diagnosis in what are no doubt difficult circumstances.
A&E departments are high pressure environments and mistakes do happen. You may have suffered negligence if:
- You received the wrong treatment
- Your condition deteriorated and no one noticed
- You were not correctly referred to another department, for example surgery
- You were neglected
The most common mistake in A&E is the misdiagnosis of fractures and breaks. Other conditions often missed include:
- Heart attack
- Cauda Equina
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary Embolism
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. However, the treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
When someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about negligence in our Advice Centre
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.