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Accident and Emergency Claims

Medical Negligence Claims

Accident and Emergency Claims

A mistake conducted in an Accident and Emergency ward may result in serious injury or illness, with lifelong consequences for you and your family.

Patients are entitled to expect medical staff to carry out their duties responsibly and competently, with a full investigation conducted before treatment is administered. A high level of care should be provided to every single patient.

We are all grateful to the excellent job carried out by medical professionals in Accident and Emergency departments across the country. Their job carries a high level of responsibility and is a crucial first port of call following an unexpected illness or accident.

However in some cases the duty of care can fall below this high standard. Acts of negligence can occur that may hinder the recovery process, or even cause further injury or illness to a patient. If you believe you have received treatment that has caused you unnecessary pain and suffering then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation as a result of clinical negligence.

What Constitutes Accident and Emergency Claims?

A medical professional may fail in his duty of care towards a patient by:

  • Failing to carry out necessary tests or x-rays
  • Failing to check a patient’s medical history
  • Failing to monitor a patient whilst under care at a hospital
  • Delaying diagnosis and treatment, or administering the wrong treatment

Our team at Duncan Gibbins Solicitors have years of experience in dealing with Accident & Emergency claims and will be able to provide expert legal advice on any claim for clinical negligence compensation.

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