Here at The Medical Negligence Experts, we have seen the effect the pandemic has had on healthcare services as well, if not more than everyone else. Whilst we all appreciate the NHS and the incredible work they do for us, unfortunately the healthcare system are still making life-changing mistakes. That is why we have continued helping people to make medical negligence claims during the pandemic, as we have still seen people suffering due to the negligence of others.
Medical Negligence During the Pandemic
We have seen huge numbers of missed cancer screenings due to lockdowns and restrictions. These missed cancer screenings can mean that many people’s diagnosis and treatment has been delayed, making their conditions worse. It may even be the case that their prognosis has also been made worse. Delays in diagnosis and treatment are also still prevalent during this time. These things can and do affect lives and claiming for medical negligence may help to ease people’s minds. Examples such as this show that, if this has happened, then it may have devastating effects, and making a medical negligence claim may be something that you can do so that it does not continue to happen.
Recently, the BBC published a report that shows thousands of women were not told that their unborn babies had serious medical conditions on ultrasound scans at studios that sell the scans. This is despite the medical conditions showing up on the scans. This is an example of a case where you may be able to make a medical negligence claim, as it is a mistake that absolutely should not be happening.
Making A Medical Negligence Claim During the Pandemic
We understand that there is a stigma surrounding medical negligence claims, which has increased during the pandemic, but our goal to help people is still important. We also realise that claiming for medical negligence during the pandemic may not be the first thing on your mind. However, the solicitors we work with can help with what can be life changing errors.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of medical negligence that has altered your life significantly, then you may have had to make vast changes. You may have had to make alterations to your home or car, for example, or had to give up working. These things can have a huge effect on your life and finances. Claiming for medical negligence if it was someone else’s fault may put your mind at rest when it comes to your finances.
The NHS has a department for claims, as they too know that unfortunate mistakes happen. They have this department so that they are prepared in case these mistakes do happen. Ultimately this department are the ones who will deal with your claim. The NHS also has a complaints department, the Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS). This means they understand that mistakes that are still happening need to be rectified.
How We Can Help
Here at The Medical Negligence Experts, we work with solicitors who have years of experience dealing with medical negligence claims. Contact us today by filling in our contact form, or by calling us on 01614138761 to speak to one of our friendly knowledgeable advisors.