What’s my Claim Worth successfully deal with medical negligence claims relating to A&E claims on a regular basis. Major A&E departments offer their services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It can be extremely busy at times and doctors and nurses are forced to work under a lot of pressure. This means that things can go wrong and errors can be made due to the limited time they have to assess the patients. However despite this you are still entitled to receive a high level of care and you may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered.
At What’s my Claim Worth we have a wealth of medical knowledge within the team as our head of department, Linda Schermer, is a qualified doctor as well as Solicitor, providing us with exceptional insight into medical negligence claims.
The A & E department has to deal with various injuries and illnesses. Some of the errors that occur are due to failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing the patient. The most common medical negligence associated with A & E includes missed fractures, mistakes in patient’s history, failure to diagnose a head injury, foreign bodies left in wounds or simple misdiagnoses.
A case that we have dealt with was a gentlemen that was x-rayed and was told that he had only suffered a sprain. However he was recalled back to the Accident & Emergency Department of the hospital two weeks later, when he was informed that the original x-ray had been reviewed and did in fact show that our Client had broken his wrist. Unfortunately his ligaments had also been damaged and this had caused the bones to be displaced which meant he needed surgery. Despite the Defendants maintaining a denial of liability, our Client has recovered the sum of £35,000 by way of compensation.
The amount that you will be able to claim will depend on the details of your case for example if it was a long term illness and how much loss you incurred.
If you think this may apply to you or someone you know, try our ‘Calculate my claim’ feature on the right side of this page to see what your claim may be worth.
If you would like more information or to discuss your claim then contact one of our specialist solicitors at What’s My Claim Worth on 0800 849 2220. Our dedicated team of medical negligence solicitors provides a sensitive and sympathetic ear to assist you during what can be a very traumatic time.