NHS bracing for a surge in medical negligence claims
Posted on 14th March 2022
Our no win no fee medical negligence solicitors discuss the NHS bracing for a surge in medical negligence claims.
Our medical negligence solicitors are closely following the unsurprising news that NHS health-chiefs, and especially those in North Wales, have braced themselves for a surge in medical negligence compensation claims from throughout the Covid 19 pandemic. In December and January alone, for only 24 clinical negligence claims, the North West Health Board have paid out a total of £2.83 million in compensation for injured and affected patients. Of these payouts from just one health board, the highest single pay- out was £1.09m following a failure by mental health experts to “recognise and reach a consensus in relation to the level of risk of patient”.
Our medical negligence solicitors are aware that there are plans for a nationwide public inquiry into the pandemic, that is set to begin this spring and will be chaired by Baroness Heather Hallett, a retired Court of Appeal judge. There is no saying what this inquiry could reveal in terms of negligence health care, and mistakes made by medical professionals. However, if the revelations of the last few months are anything to go by, it could be extremely damaging to the NHS.
In a North-Wales Patient Safety Report for last month, a “Never Event” was flagged up by the health board as requiring rapid analysis. A ‘never event’ is considered to be a catastrophic and “wholly preventable” mistake made by medical professionals, for which there is no excuse, and it should never be allowed to happen again. This never event in question involved the negligent and incorrect removal of a woman’s healthy fallopian tube, that being one of two tubes connecting the ovaries to the womb. The patient was a woman who had been diagnosed with suffering from an ectopic pregnancy, where a fertilised egg is implanted outside the womb, and must be quickly removed before it causes harm to the woman.
However, instead of removing just the affected tube, her second fallopian tube was also removed, leaving her infertile and now unable to get pregnant naturally in future. This error was apparently solidified by the guidance she was given when she was sent home, showing the complete mix up and misunderstanding between doctors.
What can I make a medical negligence claim for?
Many clients come to our medical negligence solicitors unsure of what exactly is classed as medical negligence, and whether or not they can make a claim for their treatment. Put simply, a medical negligence claim is a legal claim for financial compensation made when a patient suffers an act or acts of negligence during any form of medical care they have received. When a medical professional makes a mistake, or acts negligently, in a way which breaks their duty of care to you as a patient, and causes you injury or illness of any kind, this is classed as medical negligence.
This can cover a huge variety of medical mistakes, ranging from a medical misdiagnosis to serious surgical errors. For a full overview of the duty of care that we are owed by medical professionals, and what can be considered medical negligence, see this here.
If you have suffered in any way due to medical negligence of any kind, then our no win no fee medical negligence solicitors are here to help you get the compensation and justice that you deserve. When you work with MG Legal’s medical negligence solicitors, your designated solicitor will take the time to understand what you’re going through, and help you get the answers and compensation you deserve at no financial risk whatsoever. To speak to a no win no fee medical negligence solicitor today, on a free no obligation basis, simply contact us online here and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
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Many of the mistakes or acts of negligence being revealed are far from news to our medical negligence solicitors. Whether it’s surgical errors, missed fractures, or failing to diagnose cancer in due time, there is no end to the experiences and treatment that ourclients have been victim to.
If you have received medical care or treatment leading to further injury or illness, or below the expected duty of care, then you could be eligible to make a medical negligence claim with MG Legal’s specialist no win no fee medical negligence solicitors. If you have suffered due to medical negligence, our expert no win no fee solicitors are here to help you get the financial compensation that you deserve.
To speak to our medical negligence solicitors today, simply contact us online, here for a free, no-obligation discussion of your potential claim within one working hour. Our team of medical negligence solicitors accept all of our medical negligence claims on a no win no fee basis, and have a success rate of over 99%.
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