Never events compensation claims
Compensation for medical events that never should have occurred
- Occasionally, serious and wholly preventable medical mistakes do happen.
- Our specialist medical negligence solicitors have successfully recovered compensation for many such events, representing clients across the UK.
NHS England acknowledge that there are certain serious incidents that are wholly preventable. There is guidance available which should be implemented by all healthcare providers to avoid such incidents occurring. These incidents are described as ‘never events’.
What is a never event?
A never event is a serious medical error that should never occur in healthcare settings. These events include wrong-site surgery, medication errors, patient falls, and hospital-acquired infections. They are preventable and can cause harm or even death to patients.
What is a never event compensation claim?
A never event compensation claim is a legal claim made by a patient or their family against a healthcare provider for a serious and preventable medical error that should never have occurred, such as wrong-site surgery or leaving a foreign object inside the patient’s body.
What is categorised as a never event?
Never events include:
- Surgery performed on the wrong site
- Surgical placement of the wrong implant or prosthesis
- Retention of a foreign object in a patient after surgery / invasive procedure
- Administration of medication via the wrong route (e.g. by an injection into a vein rather than by mouth)
- Misplacement of naso-gastric tube or oro-gastric tube into the chest rather than the stomach
- Overdose of Insulin
- Patient being scalded by water used for washing
- Pressure sores
How Moore Barlow can help
Unfortunately, despite their name, Never Events do happen.
We have successfully recovered compensation for many individuals who have sadly been injured as a result of a Never Event. In order to bring a Never Event claim it is important that you speak to a specialist medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible.
Our team are based across our offices in London, Richmond, Southampton, Guildford, Lymington and Woking. We deal with clients throughout the country and we will visit you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation unit.
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