We are one of the UK’s leading legal practices for medical negligence cases. Our medical negligence solicitors have unrivalled experience in dealing with accident and emergency claims on a 'no win, no fee' basis.
A&E departments deal with medical emergencies and are the frontline of care for patients attending hospital. We understand how seriously A&E mistakes can impact people's lives.
Accident & Emergency competency
A&E staff must deal with a vast range of issues quickly and efficiently. Their role is often to assess and transfer patients to specialist departments for appropriate care. It is essential that all staff in A&E departments are highly trained and flexible in how they deal with patients and that they properly understand and follow specific hospital guidelines.
The standard of care by which the actions of A&E staff are judged in a claim for compensation is whether that care fell below that of a reasonably competent practitioner.
Accident & Emergency negligence
While most patients attending A&E receive the correct treatment, occasionally things go wrong.
Our specialist medical negligence team has successfully pursued a wide variety of accident and emergency compensation, including cases for:
- Lack of examination
- Failure to diagnose fractures
- Failure to diagnose acute conditions such as appendicitis or epiglotitis
- Missed diagnosis of a serious condition where the patient has presented with non-specific symptoms such as headache or general pain and been discharged with painkillers
- Delay in diagnosing meningitis, often with devastating consequences
- Failure to initiate correct diagnostic tests and scans
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We are recognised in all the leading legal directories and regularly win industry awards for our work with clients.