NHS medical compensation – winning that claim.
If you have suffered an injury caused by neligent NHS medical treatment, you are entitled to claim compensation.
Imperium Law can help you make a claim if you have received negligent treatment from an NHS practitioner.
In recent years staff shortages and underfunding have put a massive strain on the NHS, and as a result the number of negligence cases due to NHS failures has increased. Year after year more and more patients suffer mis-treatment and medical incompetence.
Last year alone 16,000 patients lodged claims against the NHS.
Many NHS scandals and cases of widespread patient mis-treatment have been highlighted by people coming forward to speak up about their own cases.
As a patient you place your trust and life in the hands of NHS healthcare professionals, if you are failed you are entitled to highlight the failure and seek compensation.
By highlighting poor treatment and clinical negligence you can prevent others from suffering a similar fate.
If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a negligent medical professional call 0800 633 5730.
Proving medical negligence.
- To make a successful claim against either a medical professional or medical institution negligence must be proved.
- You may be able to make a claim for injury caused by surgical error, non or mis-diagnosis by your GP or improper use of medication by a nurse. However it must be proved that the injury you have suffered was as the direct result of the negligent treatment.
- Independent expert medical opinion is needed to prove the link between negligence and harm
Since 2011 fourteen NHS hospitals with the highest death rates have paid out £234 million to patients.
Compensation payouts depend on:
- The extent of your pain and suffering.
- The level of financial loss incurred.
- Financial loss can include all future care costs, for instance in cases where a child has been brain damaged at birth future care costs are high and so payouts are significant.
- In addition where a patient has been injured and can no longer work, loss of income will also be factored into the care costs.
Compensation for brain damage at birth.
Compensation of £7.1 million was paid out to Clare Scott, a mother whose son was left brain damaged after being starved of oxygen at birth. Solicitors were able to prove that her son’s spastic quadriplegic hemiplegic athetoid cerebral palsy was caused as the direct result of negligent treat by midwives at the Royal Bournemouth hospital trust.
The compensation amount was in recognition of the severity of the boy’s disability and the fact he will need full time care for the rest of his life.
Should you sue the NHS?
Critics may argue that is it unethical to sue the NHS, however medical errors cannot be excused.
Holding healthcare professionals accountable helps improve the level of service for all patients.
The cases of babies left brain damaged at birth because of an NHS blunder, or terminal cancer sufferers being mis-diagnosed by a GP cannot be ignored.
The thousands of people whose lives have been shattered by mis-diagnosis or inadequate nursing care are entitled to make a claim against the medical professional or institution at fault.
Time limitations when making an NHS claim.
You have three years from the date of your negligent treatment to sue the NHS.
In special circumstances such as for claims brought by the children of a patient who has died, or when the patient does not have full mental capacity, an extension to the time limit may be possible.
Medical negligence is a complex area of law and therefore seek advice from a solicitor specialising in NHS claims.
Mid Staffordshire NHS foundation trust scandal.
The Francis inquiry investigated the mid Staffordshire NHS trust, it highlighted the extent of NHS failure.
Over £1.2 million was paid out to 120 victims of poor care at the mid Staffordshire.
It found 1,200 patients had died unnecessarily and concluded that patients were failed and warning signs ignored because cost control had been put ahead of patient safety.
Why choose Imperium Law to represent you?
- Our solicitors have successfully won many medical incompetence claims.
- We are dedicated to fighting on your behalf to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
- We can get you the maximum payout for your pain and suffering.
- We are ‘No Win-No Fee’ solicitors. Enlisting our services is risk free – you only pay our costs if we win you a payout.