Hospital negligence

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  • Accident & Emergency (A&E) Claims
    Accident and Emergency departments (A&E) are no doubt one of the busiest places in the hospital.
  • Hospital acquired infections
    Going into hospital is a worrying time for everyone, and the threat of infection only increases the stress.
  • Hospital Negligence Claims
    When you are injured, fall ill, or need an operation, a hospital is the place we would head to for safe treatment.
  • Medication errors
    Medication errors happen every day in hospitals, pharmacies and even when they are prescribed by your GP.
  • NHS
    Mistakes do happen in all areas of the NHS. We can help you with your claim if you've experienced NHS medical negligence.
  • Orthopaedic Negligence
    Orthopaedics is the term for procedures which involve bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves.


  • 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
  • Communication Error Causes Patient Death
    A delay in updating the medical records of a patient causes her untimely death
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Advice Centre

  • 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