July 29, 2014

Suing the NHS


Medical professionals owe a duty of care to their patients and when this duty is breached, and the standard of care provided falls below an adequate level, then it is only right that patients are able to claim compensation. When a medical professional working within the NHS makes a mistake which has a severe impact upon a victim’s life then it is important that the victim can be compensated and that the NHS can learn from their mistakes and stop them happening again in the future.

Many people considering suing the NHS might worry that the medical professional who was responsible for the negligence will face disciplinary action. Often, however, this will not happen and this needn’t be a concern. Moreover, some critics argue that it is unethical and morally wrong to sue the NHS. Nevertheless, if a patient suffers injury due to the fault and negligence of a medical professional who should be ensuring patients’ safety and wellbeing, then surely it is right that the patient is able to claim reparation for the wrongs and injustices they have suffered.

If you have been a victim of negligence and substandard care at the hands of medical professionals, then you may be thinking about suing the NHS and claiming compensation. The team of medical negligence experts at Bolt Burdon Kemp solicitors have a great deal of experience bringing claims against the NHS for a variety of mistakes and incidents including misdiagnosis of cancer, failure to provide treatment and birth injuries. Their team of professionals are experienced dealing with sensitive issues and will compassionately and sympathetically progress your claim.

The aim of compensation is to put a victim back into the position they would have been in if the negligent treatment or mistake had not occurred. Compensation can be recovered for injury and suffering and also for financial losses resulting from being unable to work or the costs of treatment. Solicitors at Bolt Burdon Kemp can recover compensation for their clients on a no win no fee basis and they fully understand the aftercare and rehabilitation which may be required after an accident or injury.