According to a report due to be published by the National Audit Office (NAO), the NHS could face a rise in negligence claims because waiting times are getting longer.
The NAO have attributed the increased waits to a lack of beds, stating that the NHS has lost 8,000 beds since 2010. It states despite the fact that the NHS is treating more people each year, it has failed to meet waiting time targets for non-emergency treatment since February 2016. The target is for 92% of patients to be seen by a consultant within 18 weeks of referral by their GP, but in January 2019 only 86.7% were seen in that time.
We understand that waiting for medical treatment can be a worrying and stressful time and where a wait leads to further damage or injury, you may be able to make a claim for medical negligence.
At Jordans Solicitors we believe that where individuals have suffered injury caused by failings in the treatment provided by NHS and private medical practitioners, they should be compensated for their injuries. We have experienced lawyers available to provide you with advice on a range of injuries caused as a result of a delay in diagnosis, negligent treatment or negligent care, including incorrect dispensing of medications. We have offices in Dewsbury, Horsforth, Selby and Wakefield.
If you or a relative has been the victim of medical negligence and would like to consider making a claim for compensation, please contact out medical negligence team free on 0330 300 1103 or request a call back and a member of our team will contact you.