Medical Negligence

Accident & Emergency

Accident and Emergency (A&E) is a difficult, frequently understaffed and high pressure environment, in which doctors must frequently form a diagnosis quickly.

A&E-stock-photo-57296722-surgeons-checking-patientHowever, as in other areas of medicine, the patient is entitled to at least a reasonable standard of care. Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors at Chadwick Lawrence have successfully supported their clients through many Accident and Emergency negligence claims for a variety of negligent failures in care, including:

  • Failing to promptly diagnose subarachnoid haemorrhage leading to permanent brain injury
  • Failure to diagnose and treat serious infections such as bacterial meningitis and septicaemia leading to complications, injury and death
  • Failure to diagnose appendicitis leading to serious complications and extensive bowel surgery
  • Missing myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Failing to diagnose or treat strokes promptly
  • Failing to diagnose and treat cauda equina syndrome and failing to advise patients about “red flag” symptoms resulting in serious injuries including foot drop, bladder injuries, paralysis and death
  • Delays in diagnosing fractures
  • Failure to diagnose injury to tendons
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