We are aware that our A&E departments are busy environments and they have to deal with every sort of medical condition and emergency situations. However, despite A&E departments being high pressure environments, patients should still receive the appropriate standard of care. When the level of care falls below the expected standard and it can be shown that this has resulted in additional injury then you are entitled to compensation.
Medical negligence can occur in A&E departments when there has been a mistaken diagnosis or a delay in diagnosis. When receiving medical treatment in A&E departments errors can occur when taking the patient’s history or noting their symptoms which impacts on the diagnosis or treatment provided.
If appropriate examinations or investigations are not performed, or if test results are misread this can lead to incorrect treatment.