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Hospital Negligence Claims

Being admitted to hospital can be a worrying and daunting experience, however, patients should be able to feel safe in the knowledge that they are receiving the best care possible.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and some individuals find that their pain and suffering has worsened as a result of insufficient treatment.

If you or a member of your family has suffered at the hands of negligent hospital staff, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Discuss your case with the hospital negligence specialists at Ramsdens Solicitors today by calling our Yorkshire-based team

TYPES OF HOSPITAL NEGLIGENCE

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of individuals who have suffered due to insufficient care from medical professionals. Common cases have included:

  • Delays in treatment
  • Infections
  • Misdiagnosed conditions
  • Mistakes during surgery
  • Neglect by members of staff
  • Wrongful administration of medication

At Ramsdens Solicitors, we are dedicated to making the claims process as stress free as possible, and we are on hand to explain every stage as your case progresses.

MISDIAGNOSIS

In some cases of hospital negligence, mistakes can be made regarding the diagnosis of a health problem. Sometimes, medical professionals can diagnose the wrong condition, or take too long to make a diagnosis. Mistakes include:

  • Failure to take a patient’s medical history into account
  • Failure to examine a patient properly
  • Failure to note all of a patient’s symptoms
  • Failure to carry out the proper investigations - such as X-rays or blood tests
  • Failure to interpret investigations properly
  • Administrative errors

TREATMENT ERRORS

In other cases, doctors can make mistakes when treating a condition. Cases of this type can include

  • Failure to give the correct treatment
  • Failure to notice when a patient’s symptoms have worsened
  • Failure to operate when necessary
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to provide adequate care following an operation
  • Instances of neglect

INFECTIONS

Strict hygiene controls must be followed wherever care is provided to stop infections spreading. Hospital-acquired infections can be caused by:

  • Screenings not being conducted for MRSA or C.difficile when you went into hospital
  • Infections not being treated properly after they are detected
  • Delays in treating and recognising your infection
  • Failures of care, such as inappropriate use of antibiotics, poor wound care or lack of monitoring

CONTACT RAMSDENS

Our team of specialist solicitors has a great deal of experience in dealing with hospital negligence claims, and will be on hand every step of the way to explain the legal process. Speak to the team at Ramsdens Solicitors today by calling 0800 804 7450, or fill out our online enquiry form.