Accident and emergency departments provide important and essential services, in difficult circumstances, for patients who have arrived in a distressed state. They are busy environments, in which there is often a high degree of pressure on medical staff.
Treatment and care usually has to be undertaken quickly, but still, it must be effective and not compromised. The same duty of care applies to that which you would expect when attending a regular outpatient appointment. Where this care falters and where it puts the patient at unnecessary risk is where there may be a case for an accident and emergency claim.
Our experience has shown that accident and emergency mistakes often occur due to delay in forming a diagnosis, not taking a patient’s history properly, not carrying out investigations including x-rays, scans and blood tests, as well as making errors in interpreting results or discharging patients home too soon.
We specialise in representing people who have suffered very serious injuries such as amputations, brain injuries, spinal injuries, complex orthopaedic injuries and pain syndromes. This kind of medical negligence cannot go unchecked. We have built up an in-depth medical knowledge of a wide range of injuries and work alongside eminent medical and other experts to ensure that we fully understand our client's injuries and the full impact it has on their lives.
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If we can help, we will talk to you about the best way forward for you, including funding options open to you. We are also happy to talk to you on a no-obligation basis if you already have a solicitor but would like a second opinion or you are unhappy.
If it helps, we can meet you at home or a neutral venue regardless of where you live. If you choose to instruct us, you will be represented by a solicitor who will be your contact from day one, right the way through to the conclusion, keeping you updated throughout.
Medical or clinical negligence can be a difficult thing to move on from, especially when it’s not your fault and it's life-changing. You can rest assured you'd be in the best possible hands - read about the support we've provided to other clients in their time of need here. Find out here what happens in a typical negligence compensation case. Whatever your case, please contact us and we will work with you to help you get the justice you deserve.
I still remember that night when my daughter was rushed into accident and emergency. It still haunts me even after all these years. The hospital said that they had got nothing wrong and I nearly believed them. Thank goodness I spoke to Anthony Collins Solicitors. You uncovered the real truth, got my answers as well as a multi-million-pound settlement that will make sure my daughter is looked after for life no matter what happens to me. Thank you so much Rankeshwar!Mr M.
Head of the claimant clinical negligence and personal injury department.
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