Medical Negligence from lack of care in the NHS
Posted on 18th December 2019
The scale of the problems with the NHS were once again highlighted by an incident at Leeds General Infirmary recently when a four-year-old boy with suspected pneumonia was forced to sleep on the floor under a pile of coats due to a lack of beds or even a trolley for him to lie on. Despite needing to be treated with oxygen, which he received whilst on the floor under a pile of coats, the overwhelmed hospital could not provide the proper care he needed. It took eight hours to find a spare trolley for him to lie on and a further five fours to actually find a proper bed in a ward.
This is not, as ever, the intention of the hospital staff, whether NHS or private, but it is the reality of the situation and fortunately, this young boy suffered no ill effects.
MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, knows that problems occur at hospitals, GP surgeries and in other medical practices and if that problem, whether a mistake, something that is done that shouldn’t be or isn’t done that should, which causes an injury, a worsening of a condition or a delayed recovery or healing time, this is medical negligence and as a result, you have the right to claim. MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, are well versed in the problems that plague hospitals and whilst something might be a “mistake” or an “accident” this does not mean you have to suffer in silence or that you should simply accept your injury.
Medical negligence occurs when a mistake, delay or lack of care leads to an injury. Most of us are at hospital because we are already ill or injured and so, in this case, medical negligence causing an “injury” means that your care is not of a standard that would be matched by a reasonably competent medical practitioner and that as a result, your condition becomes worse or does not get treated properly. This can also mean, in cases where a patient is meant to receive one-to-one care, such as dementia patients or those with fevers or infections that impair brain function, but do not receive this care and in their confusion injure themselves.
MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, sees a variety of types of medical negligence every week, from missed injuries in A&E, improperly performed operations, failure to follow up treatments or infections acquired whilst in hospital. You don’t have to suffer in silence and it is often only by bringing these incidents to the attention of the hospital that the need for improvement is truly acknowledged by the NHS or the owner in the case of a private hospital.
Your injuries, if they were caused by the medical negligence of a practitioner or practice, entitle you to compensation which includes not only an award for your injuries but any other losses or expenses such as lost earnings, treatment charges, care costs, travel costs and potential future losses too. MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, will ensure that your case is dealt with in a discrete, compassionate and professional way to ensure that you receive the result you deserve.
Contact MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor at our offices in Garstang, Lancaster or Longridge to discuss how we can help you today. We aim to accept all instructions on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee agreement), and have a success rate for our personal injury clients, in excess of 99%, so there is no risk to you. You can contact our offices by phone, email, online contact form or by popping into one of our offices.
Contact MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, today to find out how we can help you get the justice you deserve following your own medical negligence incident.
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