As a critical component of healthcare throughout England, The National Health Service (NHS) treats an estimated 1 million individuals every 36 hours for injuries, illnesses, and other medical emergencies. It’s highly likely that throughout a lifetime, you or a family member will need to interact with NHS and its doctors and staff to ensure you are in the best possible health. While you should feel confident that the care you receive during your time in an NHS facility will be beneficial to your overall quality of life, things sometimes go wrong.
The number of patients treated in the NHS is expected to increase in coming years thanks to a growing population. As more people lean on the system to receive the care they need, the potential for increased wait times and interaction with overworked, stressed out staff also grows. Although you can still anticipate receiving the highest quality care through NHS, there are times when things do not go exactly as planned. If a situation occurs where you or a loved one do not receive the best from NHS, we are here to help you through. As solicitors who understand the complexities of the system given its size and layered structure, we provide the representation you need to help get the answers you deserve. There is no financial risk to you because we work on a no win, no fee basis, and we are by your side every step of the way to make sure you get the care you need.
Even though your experience with the NHS should be expected to go as smoothly as possible, errors in medical treatment, whether for injury or illness, surgeries, prescriptions, emergency services, or end of life care sometimes take place. Although the following NHS negligence examples represent the most common issues that come up, the list does not cover all possible circumstances you or a family member may face. If you have experienced something similar or feel as though something did not go as expected, it’s likely you have a strong case for a compensation claim