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Accident and emergency negligence claims

If you or your family have suffered a serious injury due to sub-standard medical care while in accident & emergency, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you pursue a claim for compensation.

To speak with one of our A&E negligence experts call 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.

Business as usual during COVID-19

During this difficult time, we want to reassure our clients that we are open for business and working as normal. We are happy to respond immediately to new enquiries either to our enquiry line (0800 358 3848) or to an individual solicitor.

Our IT systems are robust enough for us to work from home and we are meeting current and new clients online and by telephone to deal with all enquiries. The courts, counsel and our experts are continuing to work on your behalf. We will contact all of our clients by phone to reassure you of our continuing support at this difficult time.

We realise that most of you will be in self-isolation and would like to express our best wishes for your ongoing safety and health.

Paul McNeil, Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

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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

Why choose Fieldfisher's medical negligence team?

Settlements

We achieve record damages for people suffering serious injury following medical negligence. Last year, we recovered more than £200m in compensation claims.

Experience

We have more than 30 years' experience pursuing claims for people injured by medical negligence, clinical negligence, medical accidents and medical mistakes.

Recognised

We are ranked top tier in leading legal directories and regularly recognised in industry awards. We are accredited by APIL, panel members of AvMA and members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.

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For a free, no obligation call with one of our medical negligence experts, please dial 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.