In most circumstances the level of care provided to patients is of an acceptable standard, however this is not always case and complications can occur as a result of malpractice. There are a number of circumstances where nursing negligence could occur, these include:
- Failure to promptly respond to a patients deteriorating condition
- Failure to adequately assess and monitor a patient’s condition
- Making errors regarding patient treatment or medication
- Failure to sufficiently record patient information
- Misuse of medical equipment
- Failure to inform consultant of relevant information
- Failure to fulfil doctor’s instructions
Unfortunately, although many people may be subjected to poor levels of care whilst residing in hospital, it is only likely that a nursing negligence case will be accepted if significant harm has been caused as a result. It is important however that even if your case isn’t accepted, a complaint is made to the appropriate NHS authority to notify them of the failings in care; allowing them to introduce improvements and prevent negligence from reoccurring in the future.
How We Will Work With You
Here at Asons solicitors, we believe in giving our clients the greatest care and attention. Our claims team are friendly, approachable and best of all, committed to pursuing your claim. We have provided legal advice and support for hundreds of victims, securing compensation worth millions. We understand that having suffered at the hands of clinical negligence; you will have questions, and will likely need support that exceeds the bounds of legal aid alone. We will help you to cope with the situation in its entirety, ensuring that the whole process is as smooth as possible.
Even with the NHS cut backs and budgetary changes, the majority of UK medical and nursing treatment is of a high technical standard. Unfortunately, mistakes can, and do happen. Unexpected or unfavourable outcomes resulting from particular treatments are not unheard of, but patients are usually made aware of the risks beforehand; that said, English Law dictates that where the administration of treatment was negligent, compensation may be awarded.
In the event that you are affected by medical negligence, you must seek legal advice as quickly as possible, as time limits are in place for making such complaints. Historically, medical negligence cases are fiercely fought and your GP, medical practitioner or the authority in question will be defended by legal experts. As such, it is critical that you are represented by a lawyer with equal experience in this area. At Asons Solicitors, we offer this experience.
You may be concerned about the costs pertaining to the pursuit of a claim. If we believe that you have a sound claim, we can explore a variety of options that can help you. We also have specialist teams in place who can help you to secure any aid or support that you may be entitled to.
We deal with nursing negligence claims on a regular basis. So if you are suffering as a result of neglect, non-treatment, or even through the administration of the wrong treatment, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Our solicitors will work to compile all the appropriate paperwork and documentation, whilst speaking to all the parties involved to substantiate your claim.