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Accident and emergency negligence claims

Accident and Emergency claims are common as medical staff working in this hospital department have to make quick decisions, often under pressure. Although this is the case, as a patient you are entitled to an acceptable standard of care and mistakes cannot be excused.

Last updated on April 26th, 2021

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The medical staff working in A&E departments have had extensive training when dealing with injuries or health problems in a fast-paced environment. It is inexcusable to be kept waiting for urgent emergency treatment, to be misdiagnosed, or to be discharged without receiving the appropriate amount of care.

Medical Negligence can occur in A&E departments for the following reasons:

  • Been discharged from A&E without being given appropriate treatment
  • Been delayed or left to wait after complaining of chest pains or other serious pains
  • Been incorrectly diagnosed when you attended A&E
  • Doctors failing to complete a thorough examination
  • Undetected nerve damage
  • Missed fractures or broken bones
  • Delay in diagnosis of brain and head injuries
  • Failure to diagnose serious conditions such as heart attack or ectopic pregnancy

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Express Solicitors has extensive experience when it comes to medical negligence claims. We have a specialised department that concentrates solely on this type of claim to ensure that you get the best service and advice possible when making your claim. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on a number of important factors such as:

  • What the nature of injury/illness was
  • Whether the injury/illness has had any long-term impact on your health after the negligence of A&E staff members
  • How many losses you have incurred as a result of your injury (e.g. salary/wages, medial costs)

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