Medical Negligence Claims
All of us are aware of the tremendous strain placed upon the NHS and on the clinicians who work within it. The needs of an ageing population, combined with reduced funding mean that our NHS Hospitals simply cannot cope. Government ministers and Hospital administrators admit that in many places the service is in crisis. It’s not only Accident and Emergency Department waiting times that are behind target. The NHS simply cannot meet its own deadlines and criteria for the provision of many of its clinical services. Inevitably, where a service is under such strain, medical negligence will occur and patients will suffer either from undiagnosed and untreated conditions, or alternatively will have to wait too long for their treatment.
At The Claims Partnership, we do not seek to criticise the National Health Service for its failings, less still the efforts of the clinicians and specialists that work within it. However, we recognise and believe that where a medical mistake or delay has led a patient to experience significant unnecessary pain and suffering, then that patient is entitled to compensation.
With this statement comes the realisation and understanding that claims on behalf of NHS patients have to be paid for from NHS funds, which are insufficient to meet the clinical needs of the nation. It is not a moral dilemma that we dismiss lightly. Nevertheless, we believe it is a fundamental human right of a mistreated patient to receive compensation and so does the NHS. From its initiation in 1946, the National Health Service has recognised that there will be clinical errors on the part of its clinicians and where patients suffer an injury, they should be compensated for those errors.
Our Medical Negligence Experts
In almost all of our Medical Negligence claims, we work closely with Consultants and other Clinicians already working within the NHS, to help us to present evidence and build the most compelling case on our client’s behalf. Those expert Clinicians believe like we do, that where there has been an obvious and avoidable clinical failing, then it is right that the NHS should compensate their patients for their sometimes severely disabling injuries and the effect it has on their lives and the lives of their families.
At The Claims Partnership, we believe that the Medical Negligence claims process plays an important part in ensuring the best clinical treatment for patients. It helps ensure that minimum standards are maintained, as well as identifying critical areas in which the NHS is falling short and making mistakes.
Our Medical Negligence Service
We have many years of experience of handling Medical Negligence cases and genuinely consider ourselves to be experts in this field. We also prosecute claims against providers of medical treatment in the private sector by Hospitals, Physiotherapists and Care Homes, as well as General Practitioners working within the NHS.
Our wide ranging Medical Negligence service does not stop at investigating and establishing a clinical mistake. We gather expert evidence on the longer term effect of your injury, how it might affect your earning capability and your care needs. We will ensure that the compensation you receive allows you to access all the support and help you need in future, as well as providing the best quality of life possible.
We can also help with any rehabilitation needs you might have. Please see our Rehabilitation page for more information.