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Accident and Emergency Claims

How are patients affected by A&E Malpractice?

When the standard of care offered in A&E departments is substandard – perhaps due to misdiagnosis or other medical failure – the emergency conditions may worsen or develop into other ailments, causing lasting damage. There have been cases where malpractice in accident & emergency departments has led to fatalities where a patient didn’t receive the specific medical treatment they needed in time. Other examples might be where injury victims were not transported with enough care, causing them worse injuries like spinal injury and paralysis.


Why do problems occur in Accident and Emergency departments?

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Owing to the fact that our NHS has been overworked and underfunded recently, accident and emergency departments have been forced to spend less time with patients. This has led to a variety of mistakes being made. Given the variety of injuries which report to this department, mistakes may cause detrimental effects, ranging from minor inconveniences to severe – even fatal – repercussions. These failures cannot be excused. We make it our goal to aid those who have suffered by pursuing their A&E claims to the fullest extent possible.


When Can I Make An Accident And Emergency Claim?

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Claims may commonly include one or more of the following aspects of medical malpractice on the part of the accident and emergency agency:

  • misdiagnosis
  • failure to act appropriately on results of investigations conducted
  • failure to properly treat ailments
  • failure to refer appropriately for further investigation and treatment
  • wrongful hospital discharge
  • delay in investigation/treatment

If you have experienced one of the above examples of negligence in your, or a family member’s, case of being admitted to an Accident & Emergency ward, you may be entitled to make a clinical negligence claim.

Our solicitors can provide expert NHS claim advice in a FREE consultation if you are unsure; simply call 01204 521 133.


How Much Will I Get?

Everyon’e’s claim is entirely different, so it is difficult to advise accurately. However, our Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator  may provide a rough estimate of what you may receive. These estimates are based on your injuries and also other factors, such as psychological problems and missed time at work.


‘No Win No Fee’

At Asons Solicitors, we have taken the risk out of making a claim for all of our clients, which is why over 98% of our claims are No Win No Fee. This way, we can allow everyone access to justice, regardless of their financial position. If you choose to make a claim with us, there are no upfront fees or unexpected costs, as we take on the risk for you.

More on ‘No Win, No Feehere.


Our Accident Emergency Claims Experience

Errors arising from cases of A&E 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.

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Be Quick…

As with any claim, you may be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your accident and emergency medical negligence case. To address this common concern, we have devised a variety of options to help you. We help acquire all the assistance that you are entitled to, whilst managing resulting compensation in the most beneficial way possible. We must remind you to be quick, however, as there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.


Next Steps

We deal with medical negligence claims on a regular basis. If you are suffering as a result of substandard treatment, you may be eligible to make a claim. Our Medical Negligence Solicitors will work to collate all of the appropriate paperwork and documentation, whilst speaking to the parties involved, substantiating your claim.

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