How to Sue the NHS

If you or a loved one have been let down by an NHS professional who has failed in their duty of care and this has caused an injury or even death, you may be able to claim compensation.

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The NHS delivers a fantastic service to millions of patients across the UK every single year and most of the time, there are no issues with the treatments and other services they provide. Sometimes mistakes do unfortunately happen and the consequences of this can be potentially life changing for the patient and their loved ones.

If you have been let down by an NHS professional and their negligence has caused you further injury, significant suffering or has made an existing condition worse, you may be eligible for compensation. No sum of money can turn back the clock on what has happened, but the compensation awarded for a successful NHS negligence claim can potentially help you to move forwards with your life.

For what types of negligence can you sue the NHS?

For what types of negligence can you sue the NHS?

Whilst negligence with NHS medical care is rare, there are some types of issues and mistakes that could result in you being made more ill, suffering an avoidable injury or otherwise have a serious negative impact on your life and health. These can include:

  • A delayed or incorrect diagnosis

  • An error made during surgery or another procedure which could have been avoided

  • Administering the wrong medication

  • Failing to fully explain the potential risks of specific treatments, so the patient is unable to give informed consent.

How can I sue the NHS?

How can I sue the NHS?

The first stage of any potential NHS negligence claim is to consult with an expert solicitor who can determine whether or not you have a valid claim.

If so, and you choose to proceed, your solicitor will explain the process and what to expect next, and also discuss potential funding options with you. In many cases when you sue the NHS, it's possible to make a claim on a no win, no fee basis, which means that if your claim for compensation is not successful, you won't need to pay any legal fees.

I would like to say how eternally grateful I am for the service that Lisa has given us through this devastating time of losing my mum. Lisa has been completely honest and upfront from the start with what to expect, and held our hand all the way. Whenever I needed to contact Lisa she would either answer straight away or get back to me very quickly. I do believe that Lisa is a credit to Forbes and would highly recommend her.

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Why choose us as your NHS negligence solicitors?

Why choose us as your NHS negligence solicitors?

The Forbes clinical negligence team are highly experienced in a wide range of different NHS negligence claims. Our specialist solicitors have an empathetic and dedicated approach, with the aim of always achieving the best possible outcome for every client.

We have a proven track record in this type of medical negligence claim, helping our clients to access the compensation they deserve for what has happened to them and enabling them to move forward positively.

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