Hospital A&E Claims

Accident and Emergency (A&E) claims arise from substandard care provided by a Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department. 

A&E departments by their very nature are fast paced and have a high turnover of patients. The A&E Department is tasked with diagnosing and treating patients with some of the most catastrophic and wide ranging injuries.The purpose of the A&E department is to assess a patient’s condition, make decisions as to what tests should be undertaken, what interventions are required and what specialists should be involved and generally what the next stage of your medical treatment (if any) should be. In short, the A&E Department assess the appropriate clinical pathway for a patient’s condition. As such, a range of possible errors can be made, such as: 

a) Failure to take a complete and accurate medical history;

b) Misdiagnosis during medical assessment (triage);

c) Failure to perform the appropriate tests/investigations such as blood  tests, scans and x-rays;

d) Administering the wrong medication or dosage of medication;

e) Failure to refer to the appropriate senior doctor or specialist;

f) Wrongful or premature discharge from hospital/Failure to admit to Hospital for further medical treatment where indicated. 

If you have received a poor standard of care whilst seeking medical treatment at an A&E Department, you may be entitled to bring a medical negligence claim. 

To speak with an experienced medical negligence solicitor who will listen with the utmost empathy, please contact Laura today.

How Can Croke Medical Law Help?

Croke Medical Law are well experienced in Accident and Emergency Claims and will provide expert legal advice in an empathetic manner. 

We can: 

  1. Investigate the cause of injury and provide answers that you deserve to know to allow you to better understand what happened and to determine if a medical error was made. 
  2. Provide advice in relation to the legal process and represent you throughout your legal journey. 
  3. Seek financial compensation for you. 
  4. Seek an explanation and an apology from the wrongdoer(s).