Accident and Emergency Claims


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Brilliant strategically. Complete experts in the field. They have excellent contacts with all the best experts and Suzanne Munroe in particular is very well known and respected. She always goes the extra mile for the clients int these cases. She understands what the client need and knows how to secure the best result. A complete star and loved by all clients.

MM (Barrister)

Claiming compensation after a mistake at a Hospital A&E department

Our Medical Negligence Solicitors have helped many people claim compensation after being affected by mistakes made in hospital Emergency Departments. If you have suffered following treatment in a hospital Accident and Emergency department, talk to our Medical Negligence lawyers, in confidence. We will assess your case free, and if we can prove that you have suffered as a result of medical negligence, we will work hard to help you recover appropriate compensation.

Accident and Emergency doctors have to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions quickly and often under pressure. Mistakes are rare, but sometimes negligence does occur.  Misdiagnosis or poor managment and care in A&E can lead to injury, illness or accident.

How might Medical Negligence happen in A&E?

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. For example:

  • Not completing a thorough examination
  • Not recording a thorough history of the patient’s injury or condition,
  • Not making sure that x-rays or an appropriate scan is completed
  • Not referring the patient to an appropriate specialist

Some specific examples of negligence that have occurred in Accident & Emergency departments in the past include:

  • Missed wrist fractures due to lack of follow-up x-ray, which untreated could lead to bone death or osteoarthritis;
  • Undetected nerve damage in hands or wrists due to incorrect examination techniques;
  • Missed cervical spine fractures or dislocation due to an incorrectly carried out x-ray. Untreated, this could result in paralysis;
  • Undetected glass or other foreign objects in the body due to lack of follow-up x-rays when one or more foreign objects have been removed;
  • Undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy (where a fertilised egg develops outside the womb – usually in the fallopian tube). Untreated, this condition results in death;
  • Eye injuries made worse by incorrect management in the A&E department, or failure to refer the patient to an ophthalmologist
  • Delays in diagnosing head or brain injuries, due to attention being focused on another more obvious injury.

Where medical professionals fail in these areas, they may be negligent in carrying out their duty. As medical negligence solicitors, our role is to examine the medical records, working closely with experienced medical experts to establish what happened in your case, and whether the care you were given in Accident and Emergency was negligent. Once we have established there was negligence, we work hard to ensure the appropriate level of compensation is awarded.

If you would like to talk to one of our medical negligence lawyers in confidence about making a claim, call us on 0800 1380458 or complete our contact form and we’ll call you back.


Recognition for our Clinical Negligence team

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  • The Yorkshire Legal Awards 2016 Winner - Dispute Resolution Award

What our clients say…

Brilliant strategically. Complete experts in the field. They have excellent contacts with all the best experts and Suzanne Munroe in particular is very well known and respected. She always goes the extra mile for the clients int these cases. She understands what the client need and knows how to secure the best result. A complete star and loved by all clients.

MM (Barrister)

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