Medical negligence at A&E can be life changing. Find out if you have a compensation claim from a medical negligence solicitor.
A&E departments at hospital are busy and hospital staff can make mistakes when making medical decisions or during treatment. These errors may lead to a patient suffering life-changing injury or dying unexpectedly whilst accessing care in the NHS. If you or someone close to you has suffered because of poor care at A&E, you might have a claim for compensation.
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A&E claims normally involve one or more of the following:
missed diagnosis of serious conditions, for example:
- gastro-intestinal conditions such as ischaemic, perforated or obstructed bowel;
- heart attack;
- aortic dissection or abdominal aortic aneurysm;
- brain injury such as stroke; bleeding in the brain (brain haemorrhage)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE);
- Spinal conditions, such as traumatic spinal cord injury, tumour, haematoma, absence and cauda equina syndrome.
A compensation claim can provide security and stability for the future. For example, compensation funds could relieve a stressful situation if you are unable to work because of your injury. The funds could also be used to finance your care requirements, if needed.
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Doctors and nurses within A&E departments are working in extremely pressurised environments and are required to treat patients at speed and in a safe manner. The law states that junior doctors are judged to the same standard as their more experienced colleagues, even though many junior staff will be on a steep learning curve.
A&E doctors and nurses are often not expected to decide upon a definite diagnosis since an ailment could be representative of a vast number of conditions. However, they are expected to place the patient on the correct pathway which will eventually lead to the correct diagnosis. A&E doctors and nurses are also expected to triage patients correctly so that the most urgent cases are addressed first.
Some of the most common injuries from negligent diagnosis and treatment within A&E departments are:
· Aortic aneurysm
· Cauda Equina Syndrome - i.e. damage caused to the bundle of nerves below the end of the spinal cord.
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