The NHS plays a vital role in the healthcare profession across the UK, providing healthcare for a population of 64.5 million people. Although we feel that the NHS work tirelessly for our care, there are times where mistakes are made.
At FBC Manby Bowdler we are proud of our NHS. It is a publicly funded healthcare service and provides the British public with excellent free healthcare. However, mistakes can happen. We recognise that when you think something has gone wrong, it can be a daunting decision to take action.
If you or a loved has not received the best care possible from the NHS and, as a result, suffered or are still suffering from illness, injuries or any other form of medical issue, you should contact a legal advisor who has the experience and knowledge to support you in this difficult situation.
NHS Negligence claims are are not always plain sailing as every situation is different, however, our dedicated team have provided legal advice and representation in nearly all branches of the NHS. Our aim is to get you the answers to what went wrong, the financial compensation you deserve, but more importantly, to support you with continuing care where possible.
Failure in your care
We will all need care at some time during our lives, often when we have reached advancing years.
Nurses and carers have a duty to ensure a proper standard of care to guarantee our safety and hopefully a good recovery. Due to the pressures the NHS faces, that care can be lacking and too often we are contacted by patients or their families as falls have occurred while in care, resulting in serious additional injuries. Too often the elderly are not properly nursed when bedbound and will suffer pressure sores, which can be devastating.
Making a complaint against the NHS
Most people may already be aware that the NHS has a complaints policy. However, it can still be a daunting process.
It is important when making a complaint to provide a detailed timeline or chronology of treatment and to say what you would like to happen. The claim needs to be submitted within a reasonable time period of the treatment or care complained of.
Our specialist medical negligence team will guide you through the process on an initial free assessment and we will then consider offering you a no win, no fee arrangement to pursue your claim if there is no better option to fund legal costs.
The NHS is not the only medical organistation that operates hospitals within the UK. There are other, private healthcare firms that have a stake in the UK's healthcare sector. You could be led to believe that private healthcare is better as there may be fewer patients, or better qualified doctors, however, medical negligence can happen in any medical establishment.
No matter whether you have been treated in a public, or private hospital, negligence can occur at anytime, yet when it comes to private hospital claims, you should make sure that you have an experienced team who can clearly distinguish the differences in the legal process.
If you feel your medical establishment has been negligent, our team of specialist lawyers are on hand to achieve the best outcome for you. Call 0800 111 6144 or make an online enquiry.