NHS Never Event Claims

NHS Never Event Claims

What are never event claims? 

Never event claims are frequent in the NHS. These are serious events and can be prevented if the professionals follow the correct guidance and NHS procedure. In April 2021 itself, there were 30 never events, with around 472 last year according to NHS statistics. Our solicitors understand that the correct standards of procedure can only be maintained if the right resources are available and enough training is given to staff. Due to COVID-19, the NHS hospitals have been overloaded and the staff is overworked; leading to increased errors during treatment.

Types of never events

Things can be done negligently, leading to “Never Events” in the NHS. If you have experienced injury or damage caused by any sort of never event in the NHS, we highly recommend that you contact Solicitors On Your Side now!

Most frequent types of never events in the NHS:

  • Surgical errors were carried out negligently, leading to complications. Examples include carrying out the procedure on the wrong side of the body; or the incorrect body part.
  • Retained foreign object in the body post-procedure. This can occur when a procedure is carried out and medical equipment is left in the body. This can be extremely dangerous and cause issues like internal bleeding.
  • Wrong administration of medication. Incorrect dosage leads to incorrect treatment which can have significant complications, that can have a dangerous impact on someone’s health.
  • Scalding of patients during medical procedures that require to use of heat or lasers.

If you have been injured or hurt due to medical negligence concerning a never event circumstance, we highly recommend that you contact Solicitors On Your Side now.

Sometimes it can be hard to know if a never event claim has occurred. If you have experienced a Never Event Claim that you weren’t aware of, the professionals should inform you about it and the correct procedure must be carried out. The Never Event should also be reported to the healthcare provider. If you believe that you have fallen victim to a never event situation and weren’t notified about it, contact Solicitors On Your Side now, to help you get the highest compensation.

How can I make a claim?

If you have faced negligence during your procedures, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now. We will help you claim in the fastest, easiest and most stress-free way.

We advise that medical negligence claims must be usually made within three years of knowledge of the mistake. That means not since the error has occurred, but since the patient found out about the error. For patients under 18, they have three years since their 18th birthday to make a claim. For people who do not have the mental capacity to acknowledge the claim, there is no time limit.

How can we help?

Our experienced solicitors will help you make a successful claim and get the correct amount of compensation for your specific case. We will make sure to gather any necessary evidence to help your case and we will also access any necessary medical records. We will make sure to treat your case most professionally to make you feel comfortable getting your story across in the best way.

We understand that facing medical negligence can be an extremely stressful and traumatic process, however, we will make sure that you come out with the best possible outcome, enabling you to get back to your day to day life in no time.

How much compensation will I get?

Usually, the amount of compensation depends on how much damage you face due to negligence. Damage can be physical, mental and even financial. The best way to find out how much compensation you may get is by contacting Solicitors On Your Side now. Our experienced solicitors in medical negligence will help allow you to get the highest possible compensation in the most stress-free and easy way.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a no win-no fee basis. That means there will be no hidden fees, and everything can be done over the phone from anywhere in the UK.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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