Accident And Emergency Claims

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Accident And Emergency Claims

So far in 2015/16, the NHS has struggled to meet the 4 hour waiting time standard, failing it every month except July, when the target was only narrowly met. Over 21 million people use A&E services each year in the UK which is up by 50% since the 1990s.

For the majority of people, they are triaged on arrival as not suffering with a life threatening emergency and so steal themselves for a long wait to be treated for their minor injury, which might more appropriately be seen by their GP. This stretches medical staff for when Ambulances arrive carrying seriously ill patients who, necessarily, demand their immediate attention.

Thankfully most patients are examined, diagnosed and treated with all due care and skill on an emergency basis and so will recover to tell their story, which is a testament to the NHS. There are, however, a few people who slip through the net and get incorrectly triaged or diagnosed and succumb to their virus, infection or injury and lose their life or health as a result.

At Thomson & Bancks, our medical negligence specialists will deal sensitively and efficiently with your claim for compensation or that brought on behalf of a loved one’s Estate. The civil law attempts to place people back in the same place as they would have been had they not been injured by a medical mistake or left untreated so they have not fully recovered as they should have done.

Where that is not possible, an increasing amount of damages are payable for where the consequences have been more serious for you. Also, financial losses caused by the injury or non-recovery of your condition are claimable, for instance, if you are not able to return to work or require extra services because of a resulting disability which would have been avoided had there been no negligence.

If you or your family have been affected by medical negligence, please call our specialist Solicitor, Lucy Sherry, on 01684 299633 to find out if you may have a claim. We will offer you a first free interview to learn about the next steps and our ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreements for funding your legal claim.

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