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Making an NHS Negligence Claim

The National Health Service (NHS) is the publicly funded healthcare system of England, and one of four such systems in the United Kingdom as well as being the oldest and one of the largest healthcare systems of its kind.

Thousands of patients every year are treated by the NHS. Whilst most receive excellent levels of care, mistakes can happen.

The total number of all HCHS written complaints was 105,506 in 2021-22, an increase of 21,607 (25.8%) from 2020-21 marking a return towards levels similar to those observed before the pandemic.

Can I claim against the NHS?

If you have endured pain or suffering as a result of negligent NHS care or treatment, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

NHS negligence covers a huge range of events, from the misdiagnosis of illness to incorrect or negligently performed surgery, leading to unnecessary suffering.

The NHS provides an important service to the people of the UK and so the idea of bringing about a claim against the NHS can lead to understandable concerns.

However, if a medical professional has been negligent in their duty of care to you or your loved one, causing further injury or distress, they should be held to account.

Some examples of NHS negligence include:

  • Surgical error
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to request/complete necessary tests or investigations
  • Inadequate examination or history-taking
  • Unnecessary surgery or surgery on the wrong body part
  • Inadequate care following a procedure
  • Failure to identify an illness/injury such as a fracture
  • Failure to obtain informed consent

What impact will my claim have against the NHS?

Claiming against NHS institutions can highlight key problems in procedures and can help to prevent more NHS negligence in the future.

Once an NHS negligence claim has been notified, it is common for the NHS to begin internal investigations to understand how or why negligence occurred and how they can improve procedures to stop it from happening again.

It can be a difficult decision to claim against the NHS, but if you or a loved one has suffered needlessly due to negligent practices, you have a right to claim for compensation.

Choose the NHS negligence experts

At Medical Negligence Solutions, our legal team are highly experienced in dealing with claims against the NHS.

You can rest assured knowing you’re being looked after by NHS negligence specialists who will ensure the process is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Our medical negligence solicitors offer over 25 years’ of experience in winning compensation for NHS negligence claims.

For a free consultation about making a claim against the NHS, speak to a member of our friendly team today.

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