Nursing Negligence Claims
If you’ve suffered an illness or injury, or an existing condition has been made worse as a result of negligent nursing care, you may be entitled to claim for compensation. As a patient, all medical staff, including nurses owe you a duty of care. If they fail to meet this, your health could be put at unnecessary risk.
Sadly, some instances of nursing negligence can be fatal. If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one or family member, we can help you establish the facts and claim compensation for your loss.
We aim to make the process of claiming compensation as clear and simple as possible for you. Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in medical negligence claims, including cases of nursing negligence. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How can nursing negligence arise?
When it comes to providing healthcare, nurses are very much at the forefront, often acting as the first point of contact for patients. Negligence cases against nurses are extremely rare, with most of them providing excellent care to patients even in trying circumstances.
More complex medical procedures are generally led by a doctor or consultant. However, the initial screening and day-to day care provided by nurses plays a pivotal role in the process. When things go wrong, the implications can be significant.
Typical examples of nursing negligence are:
- Failure to assess and monitor the condition of a patient
- Not alerting other staff to warning signs or changes in condition
- Errors in prescriptions for medication
- Inaccuracies in notes and medical records
- Incorrectly following instructions from more senior staff
If you’ve suffered as a result of any of these, or anything else you consider to be an error or an omission on the part of a member of nursing staff, we recommend that you seek legal advice. Even if you’re unsure whether or not something amounts to negligence, we can discuss your circumstances and give you some clarification.
How much compensation might I receive for nursing negligence?
The amount of compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your experiences with you.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Adaptations to your home or vehicle
- Damage to your property
- Travel expenses incurred
We can help you assess your future needs and work with you to agree the level of compensation that you may be entitled to as a result of nursing negligence.
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the incident within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you injured as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claim. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
How do I begin a compensation claim for nursing negligence?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.