The latest study into NHS care has revealed that 5% of patient deaths are needless and avoidable.
If you have suffered at the hands of a healthcare professional you are entitled to make a claim.
At a Patient Safety Congress the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt made the admission that 1 in 20 hospital deaths could have been avoided, he advised that as many as 12,500 patients are dying each year due to NHS blunders.
This is a shocking admission and a damning indictment of the state of the NHS in the UK.
In addition he revealed serious errors are occurring on a weekly basis. Errors such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving an object such as a swab behind in the body after an operation, are becoming increasingly common.
Examples include that of a patient who had unnecessary heart surgery because his results were mixed up with those of another patient, and a woman left infertile because of the unnecessary removal of her ovaries.
He went on to say that doctors and nurses should own up to the mistakes that have been made, and be honest with the families of patients who have died as a direct result of negligent treatment.
If a loved one has died and you believe the care they received was sub-standard and their death was avoidable, you are advised to seek legal advice to discuss the details of your case.
If you would like to find out whether you are entitled to make a claim call 0800 633 5730.
NHS blunders happen in many ways such as:
Doctors are not infallible and when negligent mistakes happen you have the right to highlight the error and seek compensation for your pain and suffering.
- Delayed diagnosis.
- Being administered with the wrong drugs.
- Amputation of the wrong limb.
- Unnecessary removal of a body part such as ovaries.
- Removal of the wrong organ such as the left kidney instead of the right..
- Avoidable death.
If you want to discuss how the NHS failed you or a loved one speak to us on 0800 633 5730.
Why choose Imperium Law to represent you?
- At Imperium Law we have solicitors who specialise in suing the NHS.
- We can review your claim and advise if you have a case for compensation
- We can investigate the circumstances of your claim to come up with the evidence needed to win you the payout you deserve.
- We are here to support you through every stage of the process, from our initial free no-obligation consultation to the settlement of your claim.
- Our services are offered on a 'No Win-No fee' basis and so you do not need to worry about paying our costs.
- You only pay us if we win you a compensation payout.
By highlighting avoidable mistakes and bringing your claim you could prevent other patients from suffering a similar fate.
To speak to a specialist solicitor call 0800 633 5730, we can review your case on a 'No Win-No Fee' basis.