If substandard medical care causes you to suffer wrongful injury, you will be entitled to sue the GP or hospital at fault. To find out more, you need to speak to a medical negligence (or clinical negligence) solicitor without delay.
Can I sue the NHS?
You will be legally entitled to sue the NHS if you:-
- Have been subject to a breach of duty – all medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care, meaning they must provide a standard of care that would be considered acceptable by a reasonable body of medical men. If the standard of care falls below an acceptable level, the duty of care will have been breached.
- Have been caused wrongful injury – if this breach of duty has caused you to suffer an injury that could otherwise have been avoided, you will have the grounds for a medical negligence claim.
Suing the NHS for birth injuries
Medical negligence claims can relate to any area of medicine, including birth injuries. For example, you may be able to sue the hospital where you gave birth if:-
- There was a failure to diagnose and repair a third degree tear
- There was a failure to diagnose and repair a fourth degree tear
- A serious tear was wrongly diagnosed as a more minor tear
- The repair was of a poor standard
- Medical professionals caused you to sustain a serious tear
- The internal organs were damaged during a C-section
The above list is not exhaustive; if you suspect that you have been the victim of medical negligence while giving birth, you need to clarify your legal position with a solicitor.
Solicitors for birth injury claims
We have extensive experience in birth injury claims, and in particular hear from a lot of women whose tear was missed after the delivery.
Whatever the nature of your injuries, we will be able to suggest what options are open to you. If we suspect that you have a case that needs investigating, we will begin the claims process on your behalf, working to obtain a compensation settlement that reflects that pain and suffering you have wrongfully endured.
Contact us today
Medical negligence claims must be made within three years of the event. This means it is important not to delay when seeking expert legal advice from a medical negligence solicitor. To talk to a lawyer today, please do not hesitate to get in touch.