NHS CompensationClaiming compensation from a NHS Doctor or hospital
What happens if you feel that your symptoms have been ignored or your GP, doctor, dentist or Hospital made a mistake leaving you to cope with a life changing disability? We understand that you may feel embarrassed, angry or confused and want to sue your Doctor or sue your hospital for compensation as ‘sorry’ may not be not enough.
Often suing a private or NHS hospital will be the last resort. We urge anyone wanting to sue their Doctor or seeking advice for suing a Hospital to first raise a complaint with the NHS or private clinic that treated you, to try and resolve the issue as quickly as possible. The hospital or Doctor may try to rectify the treatment you receive or provide you with compensation to pay for additional care or corrective treatment.
What happens if sorry is not enough?
If you feel that your complaint has not been treated seriously or their negligent care is serious leaving you with life changing injuries, then speak to Mercury Legal immediately. Time limits apply when making a claim for compensation so it is important that you contact us as soon as possible so our medical negligence solicitors can get all of the details of your claim. Our solicitors are specialist medical lawyers and have sued to get victims of negligence compensation from dangerous private cosmetic surgery mistakes or negligent treatment on the NHS.
If you feel you or a loved one has suffered because of medical treatment or perhaps a surgical procedure contact us now on 0800 122 3130 or request for a free call back.
Suing your Doctor
There are times when we raise concerns about our health and your doctor has acted upon appropriately. We are able to help you with advice about using a Doctor and help with your claim against a negligent GPs. This can include incorrect treatment causing negative effects, failure in order to identify, failure to remedy, failure to have informed consent, inappropriate exam and delay in referral for specialist therapy.
Sue for negligent birth
The antenatal period is vital to an unborn child as well as the expectant mother’s health and wellbeing. This is often a anxious time. Severe problems thankfully are usually uncommon. Mistakes include failure to detect irregularities within the unborn baby by screening tests or scans; failure to undertake sufficient monitoring of the people pulse during labour; failure to perform emergency instrumental delivery or caesarean section. Surgical instruments or swabs may inadvertently be left in the body causing injuries and pain or infections. We understand the complexities and sensitivity of the situations and can offer advice and support.
Suing a Hospital
Negligence may arise from problems for example failure to identify, failure to obtain informed consent, delay in diagnosis, providing incorrect treatment, wrongful surgical procedures or administering incorrect treatment. An individual may acquire infection whilst in hospital for example Clostridium difficile (C-diff), MRSA or MSSA, all of these causes unnecessary and quite often longstanding injury. We have the ability and expertise to manage each one of these claims.
If you are unsure if can sue or if you need help pursing a claim for compensation by suing a hospital then request a free call back from one of Mercury Legal’s medical negligence solicitors. The advice they give is free and you are under no obligation to sue even if we feel that you have a good claim for compensation.
Claiming For Medical Negligence
Clinical Negligence Claim
There are times that the medical procedures and care we receive may fall short of everything you expect to receive, and things can go drastically wrong, leaving you worse off and perhaps, severely injured. Watch our medical negligence videos for more information about making a medical claim.
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