Accident & Emergency Compensation Claims
Accident and emergency departments are extremely busy places that provide a crucial and often life-saving service. Staff come under considerable pressure to reduce waiting times and move patients on or out of the department as soon as possible.
However, people using this service still have the right to expect a high standard of care and in particular that clinical staff will be able to diagnose and treat their condition in a timely manner or, alternatively, refer them appropriately to another department.
Specialist medical negligence specialist solicitor, David Gazzard, has over 25 years’ experience in fighting for compensation on behalf of people who have been victims of:
- Poor examination;
- Delayed treatment;
- A failure to refer for appropriate tests.
“David Gazzard supported my family and I through a very difficult time. David is not only a first rate solicitor but if my own experience was anything to go by, he has huge empathy for his clients. I would strongly recommend him.” AJ, January 2017
David represented a patient who suffered serious injury when they fell from a hospital trolley whilst semi-conscious. Although the trolley was being wheeled around the department, staff had failed to raise the cot sides, which would have prevented this happening.
David has also concluded a claim recently on behalf of a client whose x-rays had been misread. Consequently, her tibial plateau fracture (fracture of the knee) went undiagnosed and she was discharged without appropriate treatment. The consequent delay in diagnosis resulted in long-term complications which otherwise would have been avoided.
“I would entirely recommend David Gazzard to everyone. He is a solicitor who clearly gets great pleasure in achieving the very best results for you.” TJ, July 2018
If you have been adversely affected by an attendance at Accident and Emergency, our Head of Medical Negligence, David Gazzard, will be delighted to speak with you informally and in complete confidence. You may call him on 01793 615011 or email him at email@example.com