There are over 21 million attendances at accident and emergency (A&E) and minor injury departments each year.
Most of the time the treatment that is received from a doctor, nurse or medical practitioner is good, properly considered and is what the patient requires. However in some cases, errors can occur.
If you have sustained injury due to negligence in A&E, Curtis Law Solicitors can help. At Curtis Law Solicitors, we can offer you maximum compensation on a NO WIN – NO FEE basis.
Unfortunately there have been instances where mistakes have been made and inadequate levels of care have been given in some A&E departments. In turn, having far reaching effects for patients and their loved ones.
This substandard care amounts to a breach in the duty of care owed to you as a patient and therefore you may be eligible to make a claim.
Medical mistakes in A&E
As A&E medics are providing a front line service and can be presented with almost any type of medical emergency, it is important that errors are minimised by correct triage and proper review and consultation.
The majority of errors made in A&E arise from:
- Failure to diagnose a fracture (it has been suggested that this may account for almost 80% of A&E errors).
- Failure to refer to radiography.
- Failure to refer to a speciality within the hospital or to another hospital.
- Failure to seek consultant advice by a junior doctor.
- Delays in treatment.
- Injuries sustained in moving patients within an A&E department.
Curtis Law Solicitors can help provide professional legal aid should a doctor, nurse or any other medical practitioner fail to carry out any of the following that could amount to poor or substandard level of care:
- Full and correct levels of investigation
- Full and correct action upon this investigation
- Incorrect treatment
- Failure to be admitted as in-patient
Our Clinical/Medical Negligence Solicitors are highly skilled and are instructed on a number of complex A&E based claims including failure to diagnose onset of cauda equina syndrome; missed fractures and failure to identify a retained foreign body in an eye, resulting in complete loss of sight.
Contact our Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors
Contact Curtis Law Solicitors today free on 0800 008 7450 or from a mobile on 0333 240 0340.