Accident and Emergency Claims

These claims can arise from improper or sub-standard care being provided in an accident and emergency department. These claims can arise when doctors or other accident and emergency staff fail to make a correct diagnosis or referral. Sub-standard care in an accident and emergency department can cause catastrophic injuries and mistakes made can have a devastating effect on the patient and their family. Errors may often include:

  • failure to check a patient’s medical history properly
  • failure to carry out basic investigations and x-ray/MRI scans
  • failure to recognise and refer to a more senior or specialist doctor
  • failure to treat a patient properly or at all

If you believe that you were not provided with appropriate or competent medical care then you may have a claim for compensation for your injuries.