Professional legal advice for compensation claims against hospitals
If you suffer illness or injury as a result of negligence during hospital treatment or surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. Negligence cases against hospitals can be very complex. We can help you assess the facts and see whether you are entitled to claim for compensation.
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What does Hospital and Surgery Compensation include?
Whether you are claiming against the NHS or a private healthcare specialist, we can help you with many different areas including:
- Accident & Emergency Negligence - Medical negligence is rare in Accident & Emergency departments, but mistakes can happen and they are usually to do with doctors and nurses not being thorough enough, or failing to follow up properly after an examination, leading to incomplete care for the patient.
- Cauda Equina - Cauda equina syndrome is a condition where the nerves in the spine are compressed and swell, causing intense pain. A misdiagnosis or delayed treatment can have serious implications.
- GP Negligence - When a healthcare professional fails to meet the level of expected quality, you may be able to make a claim. Examples of this include a GP failing to thoroughly examine symptoms, or not keeping medical records up to standard.
- Pressure Sores - A hospital has a duty of care to prevent the occurrence of pressure sores. These happen during long periods of immobility. The pressure placed on an area can have adverse effects.
- Sepsis - This is a life threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune system fails to fight against disease, and instead starts attacking your own organs and tissue. Much like pressure sores, if a professional fails to react to sepsis quick enough or does not accurately examine sepsis, you may be able to make a sepsis compensation claim.
This list is not exhaustive and if you feel that you or one of your family have suffered significant injury or loss as a result of negligent hospital treatment or surgery, call us on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website to discuss your circumstances.
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How are Hospital & Surgery claims funded?
There are various options of funding for claims. Many of our cases are funded using Conditional Fee Agreements, (also called a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement). In a Conditional Fee Agreement, you will only pay for our solicitors’ work if we win the case for you. In very limited cases we can offer advice for free thanks to Legal Aid funding. Our solicitors can review and discuss your funding options and help you decide the best route to take.
How can Switalskis help me?
We believe that it is important to understand what went wrong and whether or not you have suffered as a result of medical negligence. At Switalskis we will provide you with the advice and guidance you need along the way, to give you peace of mind and fair compensation where appropriate.
Our team includes solicitors who are accredited as specialists by both The Law Society and the patients’ charity, Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). We are also recognised as being among the top Clinical Negligence teams in England by the Legal 500 UK, the foremost legal guide for clients.