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Nursing negligence claims

If you or your family have suffered a serious injury as a result of nursing negligence, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you pursue a claim for compensation.

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

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Our medical negligence solicitors specialise in nursing negligence claims and have successfully secured compensation in cases involving nursing negligence, errors and mistakes resulting in serious injuries to clients.

Cases vary but, generally, a patient has suffered either mentally, physically or both under the care of a nurse. This may include mistakes by a nurse while assisting in the delivery of a child, failure to provide the correct medication or causing injury by failing to follow procedures and guidelines.

Standards of care

The standard of care provided may result in a nursing negligence case. There are various negligent actions that can result in injury to the patient, including:

  • Failure to assess a patient’s condition, including blood pressure, vital signs or blood sugar levels on time
  • Inability to take proper action or notify other healthcare professionals when there are significant changes in a patient’s condition
  • Medication and/or documentation errors
  • Misuse of a medical device
  • Failure to record vital information on a patient's chart
  • Failure to follow doctor's orders

Negligence occurs when a nurse performs an act deemed below a competence level expected of someone in their position. Consequences to the nurse can range from suspension or firing to malpractice suits and loss of license. Neglect can be intentional or unintentional and can occur for different reasons.

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.