In an emergency situation, the Accident & Emergency (A&E) department of a hospital is the primary port of call. By their very nature, A&E departments are often full to capacity with a shortage of qualified medical personnel compared to the number of patients. This is when mistakes can happen; mistakes are a fact of life, but when a medical professional makes one, it can have severe repercussions for the patient concerned and their family.
It has been widely reported that hospitals in general just cannot cope with the amount of patients they have, particularly at weekends and during festive periods. As a result of this, patients are receiving poor medical care and in some instances, complete neglect in their treatment.
A&E doctors often work exceptionally long shifts; being tired can cause one to make a catastrophic mistake such as discharging a patient without realising they have a serious medical condition requiring immediate treatment
If you or a relative has received poor or negligent treatment whilst in an A&E hospital department, then contact The Injury Clinic today in order that our legal and medical experts can assess your negligence claim and determine whether you are entitled to financial compensation.
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