Accident & Emergency Departments provide a vital service to the public in difficult circumstances. They are high pressurised environments and are often extremely busy and overcrowded hospital departments. The 2015 European Health Consumer Index (EHCI) listed waiting times in Ireland’s A&E departments as the longest in Europe.
Often patients are seen by overworked staff in pressurised conditions, but patients are still entitled to a high standard of care.
Sometimes, when the standard of care falls short it can result in a patient suffering an additional illness or injury.
A&E errors occur due to failures, errors or delays in making a diagnosis. The most common reasons for Accident & Emergency (A&E) negligence claims are:
- Failure to detect a fracture in an x-ray
- Delay/misdiagnosis of an illness
- Radiological errors
- Failure to diagnose a spinal injury
- Patient suffers a heart attack after being released from hospital
- Failure to refer a patient for a further investigation
Lavelle Solicitor’s medical negligence team are experienced in acting for clients in Accident & Emergency compensation claims. Our initial consultations aim to find out whether you have a case and will explain how to go about claiming and the process involved. We will give you clear unequivocal advice about your chances of success and the anticipated value of your claim. If after talking to us you decide not to take your A&E compensation claim further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged anything at all.
For more information or to arrange a meeting phone 1800 303 556 or email [email protected]
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