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Claiming against a hospital

If you’ve suffered as a result of negligent care in a hospital, you may be able to make a medical negligence compensation claim.

What types of injuries can I claim for?

Claims against hospitals can be made for a wide variety of reasons including:

  • Surgical mistakes
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Delayed treatment
  • Hospital infections / hygiene issues
  • Accident and emergency department mistakes
  • Mistakes on medical charts leading to incorrect treatment
  • Prescription errors

With the sheer number of treatments available these days it’s impossible to list all the different types of injuries that can be caused by negligent medical care.

Please look at our other pages for more detail on some of the common types of claims. If your type of injury isn’t listed, please contact us and speak to one of our experienced lawyers who will discuss your case in detail and advise you on the strength of your claim.

Will my future care be affected if I make a claim against a hospital?

Your hospital doesn’t have the right to refuse to treat you simply because you have brought a claim against them, although in practice you may feel more comfortable seeking an alternative health care provider.

At a hospital this may mean asking to be treated by a different doctor or being referred elsewhere.

What can I claim?

The value of your claim will depend on a number of factors including:

  • The nature of the injury or illness
  • Whether you recover fully from the injury or illness, or whether it has a long term effect on your health and wellbeing
  • The amount of any losses you incur as a result of the injury

You can claim compensation for the following things if they are a result of your injury:

  • Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical and nursing care costs
  • Special equipment needed to carry out daily activities and any costs involved in adapting your home
  • Other expenses incurred as a result of your injury, for example, travel expenses incurred whilst receiving medical treatment.

To speak to one of our specialist lawyers in total confidence, please contact us now and we will discuss the details of your claim.

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