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Accident & Emergency Departments provide a vital service in the most difficult circumstances. When things go wrong the errors can be catastrophic; that's when it's time to call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0800 916 9049 or contact us online.
We offer a free consultation to help you understand whether or not you have a claim for compensation. We also offer home and hospital visits particularly for people who cannot attend our offices.
The first step is to provide our Medical Negligence Solicitors with the details of what happened to you; as this helps to determine how successful your A&E claim is likely to be.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers have many years experience securing compensation for negligence in Hospital A&E departments.
We can provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in England, Scotland & Wales from our offices in Newcastle, London, Manchester, Ashton-Under Lyne, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
Despite A&E departments being high-pressure environments, you are still entitled to a high standard of care. When this care falls short, and it can be proved to have resulted in you suffering an additional injury or illness, you can claim compensation against the A&E department by contacting our Medical Negligence Solicitors that specialise in A&E claims.
Some A&E mistakes occur due to failures, errors or delays in making a diagnosis. Recent compensation claims include:
• Mistakes in taking a patient’s history
• Not examining a patient properly or noting their symptoms
• Not carrying out correct investigations including X-rays, scans and blood tests
• Misinterpreting the results, many A&E errors arise from failing to read X-rays correctly
• A&E Failing to admit patients; sending them home instead.
Some A&E mistakes occur due to not treating a condition correctly. Recent compensation claims include:
• Incorrect treatment
• Failing to note deterioration
• Not operating
• Mistakes during surgery
• Inadequate care after operations
• Patient neglect.
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors regularly recover compensation for patients after mistakes in hospital have caused damage through failure to diagnose. The conditions missed include:
• Aortic aneurysm
• Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK charity for patient safety and justice, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).