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NHS Compensation – Suing the NHS

Although the standard of UK medical care is high, it, like all publicly funded services, often faces cost-cutting measures. When medical professionals are forced to do more with less, medical judgements can be rushed and mistakes can made – some of which are costly.

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Negligence Claims

Can I Claim For Compensation From The NHS?

No-one could claim that working as a doctor or nurse is easy, and particularly not in recent years, where the necessity to cut costs has made for a sparser and less specialised workforce. Still, whilst many of us may sympathise with their position, medical errors in judgement cannot be excused when they come at the cost of a victim’s health, time, or wellbeing. Where patients are mistreated, or where they experience medical malpractice first hand, they may be able to seek NHS negligence compensation.

NHS failings have been recently highlighted by the Keogh report and the Tameside probe amongst many others. The former highlighted that the failings of 14 NHS trusts have been responsible for up to 13,000 “excess deaths” since 2005, whilst the latter focused narrowly on one hospital in Greater Manchester, where up to eight A&E patients at a time were found waiting in a corridor, and one left unattended for seven hours. If you feel your case displays this kind of negligence, you may be entitled to make a medical malpractice claim for NHS compensation.

How Much In NHS Compensation Payouts Will I Receive For My Claim?

It is difficult to estimate NHS compensation amounts without knowing the specific details of your claim, but our Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator  may provide a rough idea.

Our NHS Claims Experience

Our medical negligence solicitors work at the cutting edge of clinical negligence case law, with knowledge built over years of direct experience. They have secured NHS compensation for deserving victims in a variety of cases, including NHS misdiagnosis compensation, NHS negligence compensation, or even family NHS compensation for death which might have been avoided. Our solicitors use their intuitive understanding of the NHS compensation scheme in order to achieve the very best results for victims.

Errors arising from cases of medical negligence may hold dire repercussions for patients. At Asons, we understand what clinical negligence is, and the detrimental effect it has on victims. The consequences may not just be physical – potential financial difficulties where time is taken off work for a false diagnosis must also be considered, and the ensuing stress could elicit negative psychological consequences.

We know that victims are often hesitant to come forward with their medical claims. As medical negligence solicitors, it’s our job to do everything within our means to make the process as straightforward as possible.

Be Quick…

It is important however for these people to come forward. By holding medical authorities to account for their malpractice, we can prevent such errors from reoccurring; so in making an NHS negligence claim, not only will you be compensated for your inconvenience, but you will also be helping others to avoid further injury in future. You need to be quick though, as there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.

We pride ourselves on our provision of first-class legal advice and support. We have specialist team of medical negligence solicitors in place with a wealth of expertise and knowledge that you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Their years of legal service mean that it’s likely they will have overseen a case like yours in the past. This means that they can focus on the most critical evidential and medical matters from the outset when investigating your claim. This helps us to achieve the greatest possible success for your NHS compensation claim.

Next Steps

You may be worried about the possible costs in suing the NHS; so we have specialist teams in place to help you secure all the assistance available to you. Whatever the situation, we are likely to find a way to help.

If you would like to make a claim you can fill out our claim form to your right. Alternatively, please use our contact details below.

You need to be quick with claims...

As with any claim, you may be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your case. We have a variety of options available that will help you; and we will aid you in acquiring all the assistance you are entitled to whilst managing any resulting compensation in the most beneficial way possible. You need to be quick however, as there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.

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