Accident & Emergency (A&E) Claims
Accident and Emergency departments (A&E) are no doubt one of the busiest places in the hospital, meaning that mistakes can sometimes happen here. Learn more about A&E claims below.
Hospital Acquired Infections
Going into hospital is a worrying time for everyone, and the threat of infection only increases the stress. Let us help with your hospital infection claims.
Hospital Negligence Claims
Complaints regarding hospital specialists
Medication errors happen every day in hospitals, pharmacies and even when they are prescribed by your GP. Learn more about medication negligence by getting in touch today.
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81% of trust are failing patient’s safety
England’s leading hospital inspector has warned that four out of five hospitals trusts are providing inadequate patient safety.
A&E wards unsafe, warn doctors
After the busiest day on record for the NHS, doctors have warned that more than a quarter of accident and emergency units are dangerously overcrowded.
Amputation Caused By Hospital Mistakes
Hospital miss leg fracture and poorly prepare for surgery resulting in a needless leg amputation
Baby Dies After Five Fatal Medical Negligence Failures
A 23-month-old baby dies after a series of failure in delivering basic medical care
Baby Dies After Sepsis Misdiagnosed As A Tight Nappy
Medics miss sepsis as they diagnose a significant symptom as being caused by a tight nappy.
Baby Receives Spinal Procedure After Name Mix Up At Hospital
‘Never event’ occurs as a baby receives procedure due to similar name mix-up.
Boy Dies From Sepsis After Being Sent Home From Hospital
4-year-old boy dies from sepsis just hours after receiving the all-clear from doctors.
Child Receives Record Compensation Payment
A nine-year-old girl was left with brain damage after NHS failing receives record £19m compensation pay-out
Communication Error Causes Patient Death
A delay in updating the medical records of a patient causes her untimely death
Compensation For Boxer After A Brain Aneurysm Missed By Medics
A champion boxer receives compensation payout after the deadly condition was missed
Consultant using experimental techniques harmed cancer patients
Urologist Dr Paul Miller burned away prostate cancer cells using an experimental technique causing almost 30 men serious and significant harm. Ten of the patients had since passed away but there is nothing to show that Dr Miller’s actions caused those deaths.
Discharged Patient Dies On Same Day
An elderly patient telephoned her daughter in Florida telling her that the hospital had “Finished me off” after discharging her.
Doctor Turns Off Newborns Life Support Without Consent
Parents receive a five-figure compensation award after their baby’s life support was turned off without their approval.
Doctors missed 11 chances to save boy
A nine-year-old chess champion died from a chronic asthma attack just days after doctors discharged him from hospital describing him as “hysterical”.
An inquest has heard how Michael Uriely, was taken to the Royal Free Hospital in London twice in the days before his death in August 2015.
Doctors Send Home Dying Patient
Man dies from sepsis after being sent home by medics.
Footballer Dies From Deep Vein Thrombosis
Medics fail to spot life was in danger after a ruptured Achilles tendon
Four Deaths Caused By Medical Negligence
Inquiry rules that doctors could have saved the lives of hyponatraemia victims
Girl Dies After Hospital Fails To Suicide Proof Her Room
The hospital was fined £300,000 for their failings in care for the patient.
Girl Dies After Three Hospital Failings
Hospital misses three test opportunities that could have saved her life
Hospital Admit Care Failings After Cancer Misdiagnosis
Hospital failings led to a terminal cancer diagnosis giving a patient four years left to live
Hospital bosses warn things are to get worse
In an unprecedented warning to ministers, hospital bosses have warned that they will soon be unable to deliver the level of required to keep patients safe.
For the first time ever, trusts have warned that hundreds of thousands of patients will not be treated within the A&E target of four hours and will have to wait longer than 18 weeks for surgery.
Hospital Neglect Contributed To Toddler’s Death
20-month old boy dies after waiting days for emergency surgery
Hospital Oxygen Mask Mistake
Danger for a patient as oxygen facemask was incorrectly connected
Hospital scientists strike over patient safety concerns
Scientists were on strike last week in a dispute with hospital bosses over ‘unsafe’ shifts at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, leaving them with concerns for patient safety.
Last week, biomedical staff at Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trusts staged a week-long strike in protest at short staffing and working hours.
Inquest into why a 10-month old baby died at hospital
An inquest is investigating why 10-month-old Léo Stacey died at Luton and Dunstable Hospital on the morning of October 6, 2015, just hours after he was taken to the hospital’s A&E department by ambulance.
Baby Léo died from a bowel condition in which the wall of the bowel folds in on itself and disrupts the intestine.
Man dies from blood clot in hospital
Madoc Bellamy died from a blood clot after hospital staff failed to perform a VTE (venous thromboembolism), which looks for blood clots, sooner.
Mental Health Hospital Facing Fines After Girl Hangs Herself
A 14-year-old girl hangs herself in hospital after telling medics she wanted to end her life.
Missed Opportunity Of Health Workers To Save A Woman From Suicide
The coroner says more could have been done to prevent a woman’s death
Newborn Baby Dies From Brain Injury
Parents receive compensation after NHS hospital admits liability for the death
NHS blunders exposed by ITV
An ITV Tonight investigation has found that one preventable mistake is happening in the NHS in England and Wales every day.
The show, which aired this week, spoke to a woman who had wrongly been diagnosed with cancer and a father who died after a lump of gauze was left inside him.
NHS left 708,000 confidential patient letters undelivered
Thousands of test results and cancer screen letters sent between GPs and hospitals never made it to the patients.
Instead they have been stored in a warehouse for up to five years by private company NHS Shared Business Services.
NHS Trust Failed Suicidal Father
The NHS failed a man who committed suicide in a psychiatric hospital
NHS Trusts Miss All Performance Targets Over The Past Eighteen Months
Three key targets of Four hour A&E waiting times, 62 day cancer care and planned operations and treatment have been missed due to growing demand and a lack of doctors and nurses.
Nursing shortages is leaving patients to die suffering
The think tank, King’s Fund, have warned that people at the end of their life are being left for hours at a time without the pain relief they need, due to nursing shortages.
They looked at sexual health services, district nursing, planned hip operations and neonatal care, all areas which have been subjected to rationing of funds and where patient care has been affected.
Operations cancelled at the last minute, reach record new high
During the last three months of 2016 more than 21,000 operations were cancelled at the last minute.
Despite there only being 1 per cent more operations scheduled than the previous year, the cancellation rate jumped by 15 per cent.
Over half of Britons think the NHS is getting worse
Last month a survey found that the number of Britons who think the NHS is getting worse and are fearing for its future, is growing.
The polling company Ipsos Mori found that 57 per cent of people believe the NHS’s ability to deliver the care and services it provides has worsened over the last six months.
Patient Dies After Hospital Misses Hip Fracture
Medics at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital failed to detect a hip fracture
Patient Dies In Hospital After Drinking Flash Cleaning Fluid
A woman dies after Flash cleaning liquid was put in her water jug at a hospital
Patient Given Bed Covered In Other Patients Blood
A patient spent 24 hours on a bed that was found to have a stranger’s blood dripping from it.
Patient Suffers As Hospital Fails To Diagnose Broken Foot
A woman is unable to walk properly after broken bones missed for over a year
Patients left on trolleys whilst doctors and ministers argue over the state of A&E units
Patients are being left on trolleys in A&E units across the country, whilst doctors and MPs argue over whether patients do have an alternative to attending hospital.
Pensioner Left Brain Damaged After Falling From Bed
An 87 year old woman attended hospital after falling at home. She attended A&E and was given painkillers. Her injuries were described as minor.
Pregnant Mum Dies Of Heart Failure
A 36 year old mum died due to heart failure whilst pregnant with twin boys. At 32 weeks the mum started to feel sweaty and breathless, she experienced bouts of dizziness and vomiting.
Private ambulances are a risk to patients
Overstretched hospitals are increasingly relying on private companies to help them move vulnerable patients.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that some of the vehicles used by the private companies are dirty and that some drivers lacked training to drive blue light ambulances.
Private health companies pushing pointless medical examinations
GPs are under further pressure, due to paitents wanting to discuss the results from medical examinations they have paid for privately.
A survey of GPs carried out by the industry magazine for doctors, Pulse, found that GPs in middle class and affluent areas are having to reassure worried patients who have undergone unnecessary and sometimes bogus tests privately
Radiotherapy Accident Leaves Man With Brain Damage
A man has been awarded £7 million after he was left with brain damage after a radiotherapy mistake
Record NHS Compensation For Brain Injured Teen
NHS Pays out a record £19.8m for an 18-year-old who was starved of oxygen as a baby
Ruptured Fallopian Tube Misdiagnosed As Ectopic Pregnancy
A woman has been rushed to hospital after being wrongly discharged with an ectopic pregnancy.
Student Dies After Medics Miss Head Injury As They Thought He Was Drunk
Man dies after being wrongly assumed as unconscious
Surgeon forgives NHS for father’s death
Surgeon and medical director, Andrew Welch, has forgiven another NHS hospital for a mistake that led to his father’s death
Two patients die each day from starvation or thirst in hospitals and care homes
Figures from the Office of National Statistics have found that in 2015 856 people died from hunger and thirst, whilst in care.
The figures looked at those who died in care homes and hospitals. The Sun reported that malnutrition was mentioned on 297 death certifications and dehydration on 429, of those people who died in hospital.
Two walk-in centres to close to free up funds for other services
Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) approved the plan earlier because they believed that the popular service was confusing and the changes would direct patients to the “right care”.
Woman dies after a surgeon’s blunder
Surgeons inserted a heart valve upside down in 71-year-old great-grandmother which caused massive internal bleeding.
What should have been a routine operation at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, caused irreversible damage to her heart.
Woman Dies After Medics Fail To Notice Infection Eight Times
A woman dies from sepsis after a surgery wound infection that staff failed to spot on eight different occasions.
Woman Dies From Lack Of Oxygen Anaesthetist Mistake
A mother of four dies after a mistake during routine surgery
Women dies because there was no bed for her
A coroner has heard that a woman died from a stroke due to a shortage of intensive care bed at three different hospitals.
Never events, what you should know
NHS England have encouraged an honest and open approach to reporting. They ask staff to report all never event incidents on the Strategic Executive Information System (StEIS). The figures below are from the report compiled by NHS England for the period of 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. The report was published in January 2017.
What is NHS Resolution
A department in the NHS
Deals with negligence claims made against the NHS in England
Makes all payments of compensation