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Suing a Hospital for Medical Negligence

When you go to a hospital, you expect to receive quality healthcare that makes you feel better as soon as possible. In the vast majority of cases, this is the reality and patients in the UK usually receive a high level of care from expertly qualified medical professionals with the right skills and experience. Sadly, however, this is not always the case. There are times when an act of incompetence or medical negligence on the part of a health professional at a hospital can cause further injury or illness for a patient.

At Medical Negligence Direct, our specialist medical negligence claims solicitors help victims of hospital negligence secure compensation they need and deserve. Our medical negligence solicitors handle the claims process on your behalf, in order to make it as hassle-free and straightforward as possible so you can get your life back on track.

Am I Entitled to a Hospital Negligence Claim?

There are many reasons why people decide to pursue medical negligence claims against a hospital. These include:

  • Inadequate or unsafe surgical procedure

  • Administering the wrong medicine or prescribing an incorrect dosage

  • Delayed or missed diagnosis

  • Misdiagnosis Claims

  • Birth injuries

  • Retained foreign objects after surgery

  • Failing to sanitize medical instruments/equipment

  • Wrongful death of a loved one

The medical negligence claims process is often very complex and suing a hospital for negligent treatment may feel daunting. You need to prove that the injury or illness you suffered was as a direct result of the negligent treatment you received. As a result, it is important that you keep records of your medical appointments as well as other documents relevant to your care. 

There is a general three-year time limit for medical negligence claims in the UK; this time limit begins from the date of the hospital negligence or the date you became aware your injury was a result of negligent treatment.

How Do I Sue a Hospital for Medical Negligence?

If you believe you have been a victim of hospital negligence and are considering suing a hospital, you should gather as much supporting evidence as possible. This may include notes, telephone records, and your detailed account of circumstances surrounding the care you received.

When you get in touch with us, our medical negligence solicitors will discuss details of your case and let you know whether you have valid grounds for a claim. We do not charge you for the legal representation we provide as your claim will likely be funded via a No Win No Fee agreement. Under this arrangement, you will be able to pursue a hospital negligence claim at no financial risk to you. We will only deduct 25% of your compensation if your claim is successful.

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