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Compensation for being sent home from hospital

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Whenever we are admitted to hospital, we expect that doctors and nurses will care for us for as long as necessary before discharging us. This means, as much as possible, health professionals must eliminate any risk of their patient’s condition worsening after they are sent home from hospital.

However, a premature discharge from hospital could cause severe consequences for your health and, in some cases, it could amount to medical negligence. If a doctor has not ensured that you are absolutely ready to leave hospital, and your health has been adversely affected, you may have a compensation claim to make.

As specialists in medical negligence claims, we have sadly encountered countless cases of patients being let down by health professionals. Besides their pain and worsened health, many of our clients have also felt betrayed by those who were supposed to protect them. However, by making a compensation claim, you can fight to achieve some form of justice for any harm caused.

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Hospitals failing to meet promise of safe maternity unit

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According to recent reports, a number of NHS hospitals that said they had a safe maternity unit have had their claims reportedly proven wrong. Upon review, it was reportedly judged that seven trusts conducted false self-assessments of their maternity services, and they may now have to repay millions of pounds to regulators, according to The Independent. In reality, a number of babies may have tragically died as a result of poor care.

The news comes not long after an inquiry into the reported ‘systemic racism’ of NHS maternity services was launched, suggesting that wider failings are at play. Some 14 NHS trusts are understood to have reportedly failed to meet at least one safety action to be implemented, meaning concerns over maternity care continues to be a widespread issue across the health service.

Those affected by failings in relation to maternity matters may be able to bring claims on the basis of medical negligence if it has occurred. It is unacceptable that many mothers and infants may have been harmed as a result of negligent practices, which is why we are encouraging anyone who has been affected to contact us for advice.

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Ian Paterson compensation claims

Surgery compensation claims

The disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson is one of the most infamous medical practitioners in the UK. After practicing at public and private hospitals for many years, it was revealed that Paterson had reportedly been performing unnecessary or incomplete breast surgery on many patients. Gradually, more and more of Paterson’s former patients were contacted in relation to the potentially dangerous treatment and surgery they underwent at his hands. Now, it has been reported that a further 5,500 victims could be eligible to engage in the Ian Paterson compensation claims process.

Following a criminal case, Ian Paterson was reportedly found guilty on 17 counts of wounding with intent, plus a further 3 counts of wounding, for which he was sentenced to 20 years. His actions may have harmed thousands of patients, and it is concerning that he was able to get away with such dangerous treatment for so long.

As specialists in personal injury and medical negligence claims, we want to help those who were harmed by Ian Paterson to achieve the justice that they deserve. The traumatic procedures he subjected them to cannot always be reversed, but the hospitals who allowed such a doctor to continue practising can – and must – be held accountable.

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Dental injury compensation claims

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Over the course of our experience as specialist injury and medical negligence lawyers, we have represented many people for dental injury compensation claims. From incorrect extractions to misdiagnoses, dentists could make a variety of different mistakes when treating patients and, where they have caused you harm, you deserve to be fairly compensated for their mistakes.

All medical practitioners, including dentists, have a duty to try to eliminate all the possible risks of treatment and surgical procedures. As such, where they fail in this responsibility, it may constitute as medical or dental negligence.

As experts in injury claims, we know how to make sure that our clients receive the best compensation pay-out possible for the injuries they have suffered. Read on to find out if you could be eligible to make a dental injury compensation claim with our specialist lawyers.

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Leg injury compensation claims

ankle injury compensation claims

Leg injuries are the subject of some of the most serious injury claims that we deal with, as these injuries can often severely incapacitate the people they affect. Whether they involve a temporary broken bone, or a long-term mobility issue, they can be serious. Regardless of the severity of the condition, those who have sustained a leg injury through no fault of their own may be able to make a leg injury compensation claim.

Our specialist injury claims solicitors want to make sure that all our clients receive the best possible pay-out, which is why we evaluate all the potential avenues of compensation as part of bringing your claim. We know that compensation cannot make up for the harm caused to you, but it can be comforting to know that the costs of dealing with your condition have been covered, and to know that the negligence that caused your injury has been accounted for.

Read on to find out more about how we can pursue leg injury compensation claims.

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Spire Healthcare court case comes to conclusion

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A private healthcare provider has been fined after it was found that it failed to notify patients of potential treatment failures and problems within a reasonable period of time. The Spire Healthcare court case has now led to a fine of £5,000 for the firm, which was also ordered to pay almost £15,000 in court costs.

The care provided by Michael Walsh, a former orthopaedic surgeon, was reviewed within Spire Healthcare in 2017 and later by an orthopaedic consultant in 2018. It has been reported that four affected patients were not made aware of the potentially negligent care until at least several months after the concerns were said to have been raised.

It is concerning that Spire Hospital Leeds delayed giving information to patients for so long, leaving them unaware of the reasons behind the pain they may have been experiencing following potentially harmful procedures. Healthcare organisations should always be transparent when it comes to medical negligence investigations, or they risk worsening the health and wellbeing of affected patients.

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Pelvic mesh compensation claims

mesh implants pelvic mesh inquiry

In recent years, concerns about the safety of pelvic mesh implants have been raised after many women began coming forward to report the complications they had suffered. While many women have already come to us to make claims, we believe that there are still many more pelvic mesh compensation claims to be brought on the basis of medical negligence.

Used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, the mesh implants had long been perceived as an essential form of treatment, but now guidelines have been adjusted to ensure they are only used in a minority of cases. Nevertheless, it is unforgivable that pelvic mesh implants were, and to some extent still are, regarded as safe, given that they have caused irreversible damage to the health and well-being of many patients.

We believe these injustices must be accounted for, which is why we encourage anyone who has suffered the effects of mesh implants to come forward for advice on their potential claim.

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Serious neck injuries – advice from The Injury Lawyers

serious neck injuries

Anyone who has sustained serious neck injuries as a result of another party’s negligence may be eligible to claim compensation for the harm caused to them.

Neck injuries can vary significantly in the nature and severity of the effects, with some victims experiencing temporary movement issues, whereas others with serious trauma may struggle with long-term pain and mobility problems.

Compensation claims take account of the severity of the injury, meaning that those with serious neck injuries could receive a 5 or even 6-figure compensation pay-out (or higher). As specialist personal injury lawyers, we know how to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for the suffering you have endured. Read on to find out how we approach a neck injury claim.

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Serious road accidents

dangerous road claims

In the UK, there are thousands of injuries caused by road accidents every year, many of which involve significant pain and suffering for the injured parties. Falling victim to a road accident can be extremely distressing, particularly when there are life-changing implications. It is even worse when you feel a strong sense of injustice, knowing that the accident occurred through no fault of your own. But there is no need to suffer in silence as the law can entitle injured victims to claim compensation for serious road accidents.

Road accidents can cause many different kinds of injuries, from bone fractures to whiplash, but we are able to take on claims for serious injuries that you may have suffered, whether you were injured as a driver, biker or as a pedestrian. We are here to prove that you bear no responsibility for the accident, and that you are entitled to receive compensation for the harm caused to you.

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Compensation for childbirth brain injuries

In childbirth, both the safety of the mother and the baby are at stake. Fortunately, modern medicine means that giving birth is much safer than it used to be. However, sometimes, in cases where severe mistakes are made, the baby can suffer childbirth brain injuries. In fact, when babies suffer trauma to their heads at this early stage in their development, the effects can last for the rest of their lives.

Where the long-lasting implications of a brain injury have been caused by medical negligence, victims may be able to claim compensation.

As specialist injury lawyers, we understand the injustice that you may feel if your child’s life has been vastly altered due to medical mistakes. We believe that you have every right to feel this way, which is why we will support you every step of the way to make sure you receive the legal support that you and your loved ones deserve.

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Compensation for being sent home from hospital

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