Everyone will visit a hospital at some point during their lifetime. Visiting for an emergency illness or injury should be a routine experience but unfortunately, sometimes a hospital visit doesn’t go to plan. The impact of a medical mistake can be huge, often leaving the patient with life-altering injuries and losses that cannot be fixed with just an apology.
If mistakes are made at any point in the stay, whether that is a mis-diagnosis, a missed opportunity to treat a serious injury or illness, lack of care causing injury, poorly performed surgery or a delay in treatment that makes your condition worse, you or a loved one may be entitled to make a hospital negligence claim.
Here are some of the common claims relating to hospital negligence…
Infections caught in hospitals such as MRSA, Clostridium Difficile, and MSSA
Negligent delay in treatment or surgery
Pressure or ‘bed’ sores
Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose and treat
Duty of Care Negligence
Incorrect medication/treatment given
Failure to monitor fluid levels
Errors of omission, including failure to administer antibiotics or thrombo-embolic prophylaxis
Sometimes, other situations may arise that create cause for a claim against a hospital. If you’re not sure if you have a reason for a medical negligence claim, please do contact Hennah Haywood Law for a confidential discussion.
With over 30 years of experience – Hennah Haywood Law encompasses a vast range of Clinical Negligence including all types of medical and dental negligence.