What Is Paramedic Negligence?
Common cases of paramedic treatment error include:
- Failure to reach the accident scene quickly due to poor communication
- Delay in treatment due to a failure to reach the hospital quickly
- Misdiagnosis of life-threatening conditions like heart attacks and strokes
- Delay in treatment caused by misdiagnosis
- Failure to immediately respond to an emergency call-out
- Administering of incorrect medical treatment to a patient, potentially with allergies
- Failure to physically stabilise a patient in the proper manner.
While many thousands of lives have been saved due to the diligence and dedication of paramedics, mistakes have been made which can, in the worst case, be fatal.
What Causes Paramedic Negligence?
Frequently, paramedics are the first to provide medical treatment to someone who has sustained an injury. Still, cost cutting measures have limited the resources and time they have at their disposal, meaning they must try to achieve more with less. When time is precious, medical judgements can be rushed, meaning mistakes can – and do – happen.
Errors in judgement can have damaging consequences, leading to prolonged suffering and the potential worsening of the patient’s condition. Where these mistakes occur, they might be classed as medical malpractice, meaning you may have grounds to make a claim for paramedic negligence compensation.
Our Paramedic Negligence Claims Experience
Errors arising from cases of paramedic 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 which might elicit negative psychological consequences.
We know that victims are often hesitant to come forward with their claims. As medical negligence solicitors, it’s our job to do everything within our means to make the process as straightforward as possible.
As with any claim, you may be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your clinical 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.
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.