Accident and emergency

Getting the correct emergency treatment is essential to ensure a patient's best chance of recovery. If something goes wrong at the A&E department of a hospital, or when the ambulance services are attending a patient, there may be a claim for negligence.

Negligent accident and emergency treatment can include:

  • mistakes made by paramedics
  • delay in ambulance attending
  • failure to xray
  • failure to do correct tests
  • failure to admit as an in-patient
  • failure to take proper observations of the patient
  • failure to do scans
  • failure to identify stroke patients needing immediate treatment