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Hospital Errors

We know that being in hospital can be a worrying time and the additional unease about a clinical negligence claim can be daunting. It’s our job to alleviate any anxiety or concerns about bringing a claim.

Whether your treatment is in a private clinic or NHS hospital, if you receive substandard treatment and suffer an injury as a consequence, then you can bring a claim.

Sometimes people worry that they won’t continue to be treated if they complain about their poor care or treatment. This isn’t the case and the team at Vincents will ensure that this doesn’t happen.

Since the exposure of the Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal, patient safety has been a priority. The development of the new duty of candour is likely to ensure that more people will be notified when they have been affected by substandard treatment and how.

Our aim is to take away the worry of bringing a complaint or claim.

How can Vincents help you?

Our specialist team have been involved in a variety of claims against hospitals including :

• Being misdiagnosed for your injuries or illness, leading to further complications or illness
• Suffering an error either during surgery, or pre/ post operatively
• Delay in being referred to a specialist department or consultant
• Mistakes by nursing staff
• A and E errors
• Being given the incorrect medicine or dosage
• Mistakes during childbirth

Why use Vincents’ Clinical Negligence Team?

It’s important to seek specialist advice. Vincents’ clinical negligence team have over 30 years of dealing with medical errors and negligence claims and we understand the need to act with sympathy and understanding.

Our goal is to get you answers and where necessary, the correct treatment. We work with some of the country's leading medical experts and barristers to investigate your case.

We aim to recover damages for your pain, as well as losses, such as travel expenses, specialist or private treatment costs, loss of wages, nursing care costs, specialist accommodation and specialist equipment.

Where required we will instruct some of the country's leading experts in care, rehabilitation, equipment and accommodation needs.

What will it cost me?

We will always discuss funding options with you before starting your case. In many cases, we will act on a “no win, no fee” basis and our aim is to ensure that we remove the financial risks of bringing a claim.

Will I need to go to court?

In many claims, no. We will investigate your claim and contact the defendants before any court action is taken. We will keep you fully advised and any attendance at Court, if needed, will be at least 2 years after commencement of your claim, if at all.

Carlos Lopez and Olivia Robinson are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Carlos is also a member of APIL, an associate of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury accreditation panel.

Other Vincents’ services you may find of interest are:

• Wills
• Court of protection
• Inheritance planning
• Powers of attorney
• Court of Protection

For any enquiries regarding hospital claims please contact our Clinical Negligence department on 0800 310 2000

For any enquiries regarding Hospital Errors please contact our Clinical Negligence Solicitors department on 0800 310 2000
Or enquire online here.