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A guide to Premature Hospital Discharge Claims:
What is early hospital discharge?
In 2013, the number of hospital readmissions in England was at over one million, 27% higher than the year before. More recent figures from 2017 show that 71,000 patients were back in hospital within only 24 hours of being sent home and discharged from hospital.
In the past few years, almost £50 million has been paid out in medical negligence compensation to people who needed to be readmitted to hospital after being prematurely discharged from the hospital.
In instances of early hospital discharge, doctors, nurses, and medical staff discharge a patient from hospital prematurely, and before they are fit and healthy enough to be discharged. This can lead to further injury or illness to the patient, and worsening of their condition that required further medical treatment.
Why have I been sent home early from hospital?
With growing pressure on the NHS for patient numbers, and overcrowding of hospitals, there is a growing need for staff to get patients in and out of hospital as quickly as possible, in order to free up space and medical staff for new patients, and reduce patient waiting time.
A study in 2011 showed that some discharge arrangements are ‘shambolic and ill prepared’. The study found a number of issues, including: patients being discharged from hospital before they are clinically ready to be discharged patients not being assessed or consulted properly before their discharge people being discharged without a proper home care plan in place.
In many of these cases, the premature discharge or incorrect patient discharge procedure led to further illness for the patient, or even the wrongful death of patients.
Am I eligible to make a premature hospital discharge medical negligence claim?
If you or your loved one have been prematurely discharged from hospital, or discharged from hospital too early due to unsafe decisions and improper planning by staff, you could be eligible to make a no win no fee medical negligence claim for financial compensation.
How do I prove a premature hospital discharge claim?
When you choose to make a premature discharge medical negligence claim with MG Legal, our no win no fee medical negligence solicitors will work with you to help prove the following:
That the hospital acted negligently in your discharge
That this negligence and early discharge led to further injury or illness
Our medical negligence solicitors will go above and beyond to build a strong claim, and will make use of all of the available medical and legal evidence available in order to do so. To learn more about making a medical negligence claim for premature hospital discharge, contact our no win no fee solicitors online here and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
How to make a no win no fee medical negligence claim for early hospital discharge?
If you are considering making a medical negligence claim for premature discharge from hospital, the first step is to find a solicitor who specialises in premature hospital discharge claims. When premature discharge claims are made against the NHS, there are specific processes and procedures that must be followed, in order for your claim to be successful. When you work with MG Legal's no win no fee medical negligence solicitors, we will go above and beyond to make sure that every aspect of your premature discharge medical negligence claim is done properly, and that all procedures are followed properly to ensure that your claim is valid.
If you work with a solicitor that is not well experienced in making medical negligence claims, your claim could be made invalid or suffer delays. Simply get in touch with us online here, to speak to a specialist medical negligence solicitor, and we can get your premature discharge negligence claim started the same
working day on a no-win no fee basis.
Was my hospital discharge dangerous?
If you are reading this post, you might be wondering, ‘was my hospital discharge dangerous’, and ‘have I been prematurely discharged from hospital?’. Dangerous hospital discharge is not uncommon, but is made up of more than a simple premature hospital discharge. A dangerous hospital discharge is when a patient is not only discharged early from hospital, but there are no proper steps taken to ensure their safety. This includes a lack of home-care planning, and a failure to inform family members.
In cases of dangerous hospital discharge, then negligence is often much more obvious on the part of the hospital staff. Your discharge from hospital was not only early, but it was carried out negligently, and the proper steps to prevent further injury or illness were not taken.
How much is my premature hospital discharge claim worth?
If you have suffered from medical negligence and been prematurely discharged from hospital, you may be wondering, ‘how much is my medical negligence claim worth?’’. There is no one set answer to this question, and the answer will differ depending on the injuries or illness that you have sustained due to being prematurely discharged from hospital.
When you make a medical negligence claim, it will be broken down into two parts, special and general damages, which can be seen in full here. In terms of the general damages, which is compensation paid for the pain and suffering of your injuries or illnesses alone, MG Legal’s no win no fee solicitors have put together the below table using the relevant guidelines for the compensation available for different injuries.
What can I claim for in a no win no fee premature hospital discharge claim?
If you have suffered from further injury or illness as a result of being prematurely discharged from hospital, then MG Legal’s no win no fee medical negligence solicitors will ensure that you receive the maximum amount of personal injury compensation. Our no win no fee solicitors will ensure that you receive the maximum amount of damages, as you rightly deserve. Below is a list of some of the damages we will claim for you as a part of your no win no fee medical negligence claim for early patient discharge:
compensation for pain and suffering
compensation for psychological injury
payment for ongoing medical treatment, and any other care that is required
loss of earnings
loss of future earnings if you are unable to work or return to the same level of work
travel expenses, to and from the hospital, or any treatment provider
the cost of adapting your home, if your injuries require your home to be changed
compensation for psychological damage
How long do I have to make a premature hospital discharge claim for medical negligence?
If you are looking to make a medical negligence claim for being prematurely discharged from hospital, then contact our solicitors specialising in medical negligence claims, here.
If you were over 18 at the time you suffered medical negligence, and early discharge from hospital, then you usually have 3 years from the date of the negligence, within which to pursue a claim for compensation. This three- year period begins either on the date of the negligent act if you are aware of it, or the date when you become aware of the link between your injury/illness and the act of negligence. This date is referred to as the 'date of knowledge'.
These limits can be different for certain circumstances, such as when you are making an unsafe hospital discharge claim for patients with limited capacity, such as those in comas or who have dementia. To learn more about the time limits involved in your specific medical negligence claim for premature hospital discharge, contact MG Legal’s specialist medical negligence solicitors here to speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
No Win No Fee premature hospital discharge claims with MG Legal’s medical negligence solicitors:
Here at MG Legal, our team of medical negligence solicitors have over 30 years’ experience in settling medical negligence claims just like yours, and an unmatched success rate in excess of 99% in the claims that we take on.
If you have suffered from further injury or illness as a result of premature hospital discharge, simply get in touch with our medical negligence solicitors, here, for a free, no-obligation chat about your potential claim with a solicitor.