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Accident and emergency departments provide urgent and critical care on a daily basis and are very fast-paced and high-pressure environments. If you have suffered an injury or illness due to the negligence of a medical professional working in the A&E department, Primus solicitors may be able to help you make a claim for compensation to assist you in getting back to the position you were in before the negligence.
Types of injuries in an A&E medical negligence claim
Some of the most common types of injuries you could suffer from in an A&E medical negligence claim include:
- Aortic aneurysm
- Cauda equina syndrome
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Before we take on your claim, it is necessary to establish that the medical professional owed the claimant a legal duty of care, which they breached as their level of care fell below the standards required, and the claimant sustained injuries as a result of their negligence.
In A&E medical negligence claims, a medical professional can also be liable for negligence if their care directly caused your previous injuries or condition to worsen, this is known as causation.
It is important to note that in A&E negligence claims, a doctor or medical professional will only be found to be negligent on an objective basis. This means that a body of similarly trained medical professionals will be questioned on whether they would have handled your specific situation in a different manner or whether the doctor you are claiming against acted appropriately.
- Failure to diagnose a condition or misdiagnose a condition.
- Incorrect administration of medication
- Injuries sustained due to defective or poorly maintained equipment.
- Misinterpreting or losing test results.
- Required documents and evidence.
It is important that you visit an independent medical professional for a diagnosis of your injuries, the report provided will be useful for gaining compensation for your injuries caused by the negligence.
Usually, the compensation for an A&E medical negligence claim is split into two types of damages, the compensation you will receive is dependent on the severity of your injuries.
General damages are compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced due to the negligence in your daily life, as well as any loss of amenities.
Special damages are compensation for any financial losses such as loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, any home modifications, travel expenses associated with your medical care, etc.
For A&E negligence claims, you will usually have three years from the date the negligence first occurred, or the date from when you were made aware of your injuries caused by the negligence.
However, children have 3 years to make claim from the date of their 18th birthday, meaning they have until they are 21 years old to make a claim for medical negligence.
If you have been the victim of A&E medical malpractice, contact Primus solicitors today to discuss your potential claim.
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