Accident & Emergency Injury
If you were incorrectly diagnosed or treated during Accident & Emergency care which has caused you to suffer further complications, you could be entitled to make a medical negligence claim for your injuries.
Mismanagement and improper care within an Accident and Emergency setting can have devastating effects on patients and their families. Examples of substandard care include:
- Failure to identify spinal injuries or fractures from x-rays
- Misdiagnosis which leads to further complications
- Failure to refer a patient for further investigation/ follow up
If the Accident and Emergency medical staff fail to recognise that a patient is suffering from a medical emergency this can have devastating consequences. Failure to diagnose and treat medical emergencies can result in very serious injuries including heart attack, sepsis, meningitis, perforated bowel, necrotising fasciitis among others. These medical conditions require immediate treatment to save a patient from life-threatening complications.
If there is a failure to diagnose, admit, treat, or refer a patient with a life-threatening illness, an A&E Department may be considered negligent.
If you would like advice and assistance from our Specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors, please contact us. Our friendly, professional team are waiting to help you. All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.