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Never Event Claims

Never events are medical errors which are wholly preventable. When the correct and standard policies and procedures are followed, never events should not occur. If you have experienced a never event and you have suffered as a result of this, you may be entitled to claim compensation. For expert legal advice call Hodgkinsons Solicitors, Skegness, on 01754 897150 or submit an online claim form.

Never events have the potential to cause a substantial level of harm which can even have fatal consequences. Although never events are rare, they still occur. A never event highlights a failure to provide the expected, standard level of care. Examples of never events may include:

  • Wrong site surgery
  • Wrong placement of an implant
  • Incorrect transplantations
  • Incorrect transfusions
  • Amputation of the wrong limb
  • Incorrect administration of medication
  • Retained foreign objects following surgery
  • Risk assessment errors

The NHS have clear guidelines in place which when followed correctly, help to prevent a never event from occurring, which can sometimes make it hard to comprehend how such situations could happen. Human error is often the main cause for the occurrence of never events. Poor communication and a lack of understanding are often common factors associated with never events which is why it is vital that all medical professionals have a basic level of skill and a complete awareness of the patient’s medical condition so that the necessary treatment can be provided with an appropriate level of care.

How we can help

A never event almost always causes the patient to require a longer recovery period, and they almost always result in the patient experiencing increased pain. By claiming compensation, our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors can help you to obtain funds which will compensate and prepare you for your future. We will always aim to secure the maximum level of compensation you require to fund your recovery. Where you have immediate needs, we will also aim to secure interim payments for you.

Health professionals have a duty to report any incidents which they believe may be a never event. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a never event, it is likely that you will have been notified either by telephone call, letter, or a discussion with a healthcare professional. If you have not already been contacted, and you think you have experienced a never event, you may still be entitled to compensation. If you are unsure, our Solicitors will offer you a free no obligation consultation to establish the validity of your claim. If your claim has merit, your dedicated Solicitor will open a file on your behalf and inform you of what steps you will be required to take next.

Although claiming compensation may not be at the forefront of your mind when such events occur, obtaining legal assistance as early as possible can make a significant difference to the outcome. By immediately instructing a Solicitor you will be able to clearly inform them of the incident to the best of your ability. There is generally a three-year time limit associated with such claims which begins from either the moment the never event occurred, or the moment in which you were informed that the never event occurred.

At Hodgkinsons we will always help victims of never events by supporting and establishing their legal rights to seek justice and answers. Our Medical Negligence Solicitors work with leading medical experts who will assess the extent of your injuries to ensure that no stone is left unturned. We will always handle your claim on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis so that you can focus on your recovery instead of worrying about legal costs.

Our Team have many years of experience in helping victims to claim compensation for a variety of different never events. Our Team have the ability to act for victims of medical negligence both locally and nationwide. Whether you are located in Skegness, Boston, Lincoln, Grimsby, rural Lincolnshire or further throughout the UK, we can help you. To get in touch call us on 01754 897150 or submit an online form and a member of the Team will be in touch.