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A guide to paramedic negligence claims:
What is a paramedic negligence claim?
Paramedics and first responders play a huge role in the NHS and our healthcare system, and are a vital resource to patients in emergency situations who can’t make it to the hospital before receiving treatment.
Still, nothing is perfect, and sometimes paramedics can make mistakes, or act negligently, leading to injury or illness to patients.
When this happens, injured patients are able to make a paramedic negligence claim with our specialist medical negligence solicitors, and achieve the financial compensation that they deserve for the injuries that they suffered due to the negligence of the first responders.
Causes of paramedic negligence:
With the role and responsibilities of paramedics and ambulance staff being so varied, there are a huge number of negligent actions and issues that can lead to paramedic negligence. Some of the causes of paramedic negligence that our solicitors can help with, include:
Medical misdiagnosis by paramedics leading to the wrong, or no treatment being given to the patient
Failure by the paramedics to respond to a call or patient in need
failure to receive the necessary emergency treatment at the scene
manual handling problems or dropping a patient from the transporting ambulance bed
failing to transfer a patient to hospital when it was necessary
These are just some of the common acts of paramedic negligence that can lead to paramedic negligence claims. If do you have suffered from injury or illness in any way because of the negligent actions of a paramedic or first responder, do not hesitate to get in touch with our specialist medical negligence solicitors today about your potential no-win no fee paramedic negligence claim for Financial compensation.
Can I make an Ambulance and Paramedic Negligence Claim?
If you, or a loved one, have suffered injury or illness as a result of negligent paramedic treatment, you could be eligible to make a no win no fee paramedic negligence claim for financial compensation. In order to make a successful paramedic negligence claim, you will need to work with your designated solicitor to prove the following:
1. That the treatment received from the paramedic or first responder was negligent or below the standard of care owed to you
2. That this paramedic negligence directly led to your injuries or illness
3. that the paramedic negligence occurred in the last three years
Paramedic Manual Handling Injuries:
When paramedics and first responders visit patients who are seriously injured, and unable to move themselves, a large part of the role is to move the patients in order to transport them into the ambulance or to a safe location. This is something that should be done extremely carefully, and if this is not the case, then patients can suffer from serious injuries, such as broken bones.
If you or your loved one have been injured in a manual handling accident because of paramedic negligence, you could be eligible to make a paramedic negligence claim for financial compensation on a no win no fee basis. Contact our team online here to learn
Paramedic birth injury claims:
Part of the job role of paramedics and first responders that is not discussed quite as much, is there assistance and control of childbirth situations where the mother is unable to make it to the hospital in time to give birth. If your child birth or delivery has gone wrong in any way because of the negligence of paramedics, you could be able to make a birth injury negligence claim with our no win no fee solicitors.
Man injured in a road traffic accident dies after 4-hour ambulance wait:
In Wrexham County, an 86-year-old man has died after lying in the road waiting more than four hours for an ambulance after he was hit by a car. George Ian Stevenson was hit by a car near his home in Johnstown, Wrexham county, last Wednesday evening at half 7, but it wasn’t until after half 11 that an ambulance arrived at the scene. This is an all-too-familiar situation for our ambulance negligence solicitors, who know that the wait times patients are experiencing for ambulances and paramedic care can be extremely dangerous.
Speaking of her grandfather’s care, Mr Stevenson's granddaughter, Ellie Williams said on the night of the accident it was raining, freezing and foggy, and that her grandad was ”Left there for four hours, begging for help, waiting for help. And that makes us so sad.” Speaking on the incident, Welsh Ambulance Service operations director Lee Brooks said it was working to establish 'the full sequence of events' and would contact Mr Stevenson's family. Mr Brooks said: 'What we can say at this early stage is that at the time of this call, all of our ambulance vehicles were already committed to other patients in the community or at hospitals, where handover delays in north-east Wales were especially difficult on the evening of 2 March.'
Our paramedic negligence solicitors regularly work with clients who have suffered from further injury and illness, both short-term and long-term, due to unprecedented and unacceptable ambulance delays. If you or your loved one have suffered from injury or illness in any way because of the negligent actions of a paramedic or first responder, or a delayed response, then do not hesitate to get in touch with our specialist paramedic negligence solicitors today about your potential no-win no fee paramedic negligence claim for financial compensation.
How to start a paramedic negligence claim?
If you have been injured or suffered from illness as a result of paramedic negligence, you might be wondering how to go about making a paramedic negligence claim for financial compensation, and how the process works.
The first and most important step is to reach out to a paramedic negligence solicitor, and speak to us on a free, no-obligation basis about whether you have a strong paramedic negligence claim, how much your paramedic negligence claim might be worth, and how we can help you to claim financial compensation on a no win no fee basis.
Elderly man awarded £18,000 after his wife fell in hospital:
After the man’s wife was taken into hospital suffering from COPD, and experiencing low oxygen levels, she unfortunately became injured in a fall from the ambulance trolley. When she arrived at hospital after being transferred in an ambulance, she was asked to move from the ambulance trolley onto the hospital ward bed, without being offered any assistance or the trolley being lowered down to allow her to safely get off the trolley.
Unfortunately, the patient fell from the hospital trolley and suffered from a fractured hip as a result. In the subsequent medical negligence claim commenced by the patient herself, it was claimed that the NHS hospital in question did not properly assess the safety and risks involving with the moving and handling of the patient, and that they failed to ensure her safe transfer from the ambulance trolley onto the hospital bed. If the correct procedures and checks had been followed, then the lady would not have fallen and suffered from a fractured hip, and the associated pain and surgery.
After the patient in question tragically died in April of 2021 to causes unrelated to the claim and paramedic negligence at hand, her husband continued with the paramedic negligence claim on her behalf, and has successfully obtained a settlement of £18,000 in financial compensation. To learn more about making a medical negligence claim on behalf of a lost loved one, get in touch with our specialist medical negligence solicitors online here to see if you are eligible to make a claim.
If you or your loved one have been injured as a result of medical negligence in any way, related to the ambulance and paramedic service, you could be able to make a paramedic negligence claim for financial compensation with our specialist medical negligence solicitors. To learn more about if you are eligible to make a no win no fee paramedic negligence claim with our solicitors, simply contact our team online here for a free, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor within one working hour.
Injured on a stretcher claims-
One type of paramedic negligence claim that our medical negligence solicitors often come across, are those for clients who have been injured whilst being carried on a stretcher. When paramedics and first responders visit patients who are seriously injured, and unable to move, a large part of the role is to move the patients in order to transport them into the ambulance or to a safe location. This is something that should be done extremely carefully, and more often not, by at least two paramedics; and if this is not the case, then patients can suffer from serious injuries, such as broken bones, if they fall from a stretcher, or are dropped on a stretcher.
If you or your loved one have been injured on a stretcher in any way, because of paramedic negligence, you could be eligible to make a paramedic negligence claim for financial compensation on a no win no fee basis. Contact our team online here to learn more about making a paramedic negligence claim when injured on a stretcher.
Fatal paramedic claims:
If you have lost a loved one as a result of paramedic negligence, you could make a medical negligence claim for wrongful death. For any paramedic negligence claim to succeed, there must be negligence or a breach of a duty of care.
When you work with MG Legal for your paramedic negligence claim, our no win no fee solicitors will go above and beyond to ensure that you receive the financial compensation that you deserve for the wrongful death of your loved one. We know that no amount of money can bring back your lost loved one, but it can help to allow you to rebuild your life without the added worry of money and finances.
What can I claim for in my paramedic negligence claim?
When you make a paramedic negligence claim, you are making a claim for two different types of compensation that relate to your injuries or illness. The first of these, known as special damages, will be calculated on an individual basis, based on how much your injuries have impacted your daily life, such as your ability to earn money work. Special damages also include: lost earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses, future loss of earnings, loss of congenial employment, care costs.
The other part of your paramedic negligence claim, known as general damages, is compensation for the pain and suffering that your injuries have caused. When you choose to work with MG Legal, you will be assigned a designated solicitor who will go above and beyond to win the maximum amount of financial compensation for you.
How much is my paramedic negligence claim worth?
If you have suffered from paramedic negligence, you may be wondering, ‘how much is my paramedic negligence claim worth?’, or ‘what is the average payout for paramedic negligence?’.
The answer to this question will differ depending on the injuries that you have sustained due to paramedic negligence, and how severe they are. Your claim for paramedic negligence compensation will be broken down into two parts, which can be seen in full here. In terms of the general damages, the section paid out for the pain and suffering of the injuries alone, MG Legal’s paramedic negligence solicitors have put together the below table using the relevant guidelines for the compensation available for different injuries.
How long do I have to make a paramedic negligence claim?
Under the Limitation Act of 1980, an injured person has three years within which to make a paramedic negligence claim. Children under the age of 18 instead have three years from the date of their 18th birthday. Time limits might differ if you are acting on behalf of someone with limited mental capacity, or if you are acting as a guardian or subject a lasting power of attorney. If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact one of MG Legal’s medical negligence solicitors, here.
How much does it cost to make a paramedic negligence claim with MG Legal?
When you make a paramedic negligence claim with MG Legal, you will do so on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. This allows you to make the paramedic negligence claim at no financial risk, with no up-front costs, and if we do not win your paramedic negligence claim for financial compensation then you don’t owe us a penny. To speak to a solicitor and learn more about our NO WIN NO FEE agreements, and how it works, see this here. Or to speak to a qualified solicitor about your potential paramedic negligence claim, contact us online here.
Make a no win no fee paramedic negligence claim:
Here at MG Legal, our team of medical negligence solicitors have over 30 years of experience in medical negligence claims, as well as an unmatched success rate of over 99%.
If you have suffered from injury or illness as a result of paramedic negligence, contact us here for a free, no-obligation chat about your potential claim.