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    No Win No Fee medical negligence compensation claims

    Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, a No Win No Fee agreement removes the financial risk associated with a compensation claim. If your case is not successful, you will not have to pay any legal fees to Birchall Blackburn Law, and an insurance policy covers the defendant’s legal fees. You will not be out of pocket.

    Negligence nursing care compensation claims

    Despite the increasing pressures on nursing staff, the vast majority of nurses provide excellent standards of care but we do regularly deal with cases where there has been a nursing failure or mistake, which has resulted in additional harm and injury. In those cases, our expert team of clinical negligence solicitors can help you and you family uncover what went wrong and guide you through a compensation claim to get you the help and support you need to move on with your lives.

    It is our job to take on the legal burden of making a claim for compensation and put a team of experts around you who will help you with often life changing injury and illness. Our highly skilled medical negligence solicitors have a wealth of experience and an understanding approach to securing the best possible outcome for you and your family.

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    Accredited quality and experience in medical negligence claims

    You can rest assured that our expert specialist clinical negligence solicitors have the expertise and legal knowledge to support your claim for compensation and rehabilitation.

    The Head of our Healthcare & Clinical Risk, and Partner, Andrew Taylor is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Quality Scheme. The Scheme is a recognised standard for quality in Clinical Negligence.

    Solicitor, Partner and Clinical Negligence specialist, Susan Liver is an accredited Person Injury Specialist Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). APIL accreditation provides a quality mark of competence and specialist expertise for solicitors and counsel dealing with personal injury claims.

    How can we help you make a compensation claim for a nursing error or omission?

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    We have the experience, expertise and commitment to help find out what happened to you during your treatment and care, and to make a compensation claim if there was a nursing error or omission.

    Our team has helped hundreds of clients with their medical negligence claims. We will work very hard to secure the compensation you need and deserve. Our specialist solicitors we guide you right through the legal process using clear, jargon-free advice and we are always approachable whenever you need to talk to us.

    When is nursing care negligent and other important questions?

    • When is nursing care negligent?

      Nursing negligence occurs when it can be established that a nurse owed a duty of care to the patient, the duty of care was breached, and as a direct result of the breach the patient suffered injury or a worsening of their condition.

      If this happens, you may have a case for clinical negligence and a claim for compensation to help you cope with the consequences.

    • What are the common types of nursing negligence claims?

      The type of negligence claim will depend on many factors, such as the clinical setting and the nurse’s specialism. It could be an omission or failure to act, like a failure to administer a patient with their medication, monitor a patient’s vital signs, or failure to monitor and prevent bedsores.

      Some of the more common types of negligence involve poor aftercare and regular cases that we have dealt with include:

      • Failure to monitor and prevent bedsores or pressure ulcers
      • Failure to monitor and prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
      • Failure to prevent falls and slips
      • Poor manual handling and mobility resulting in injury, often in a hospital or care home setting
      • Failure to maintain good levels of cleanliness or hygiene in a hospital or care home setting
      • Failing to keep a record of important details on a patient’s chart (e.g. what drugs and dosage the patient has had)
      • Failure to write up prescription records or the records are left incomplete
      • Failure to review antibiotic prescription
      • General medication mistakes and omissions
      • Delay or not assessing a patient’s vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, heartbeat and blood sugar)
      • Delay or failing to report test and scan results to a doctor or other healthcare professional
      • Failure to act on and treat abnormal blood tests and readings
      • Missing significant changes to a patient’s condition
      • Failure to take appropriate action after changes in a patient’s condition
      • Misuse of a medical device
      • Losing, damaging or misusing documentation (e.g. X-rays, MRI scans, prescription charts, waterlow scores)
      • Failure to follow doctor’s instructions
      • Poor handover to other medical professionals leading to omissions or error
      • Failure to insert a cannula properly leading to injury or illness

       

      For one of the above types of mistake to be negligent it must be proved that the failure in care resulted in serious harm and injury above and beyond the initial condition the patient was being treated for.

    • What do I do if a suspect a nurse of negligent treatment and care?

      It is important that you quickly speak to a specialist solicitor with experience of dealing with nursing negligent claims. Birchall Blackburn Law has a dedicated team who support families left to deal with life-changing injuries or illness as a consequence of a poor-quality nursing care and treatment.

      Birchall Blackburn Law can provide free and confidential initial advice with no obligations. Simple get in touch to talk to a specialist solicitor.

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    - Did you know?

    The NHS is facing a deepening nursing staffing crisis. The UK has a shortage of more than 39,600 nurses, according to quarterly data for health service vacancies published by NHS Digital.

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