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Claims Against Paramedics

Claims Against Paramedics


Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors – No win no fee Claims against Paramedics


“The paramedics took ages to arrive and then said I didn’t need to go to hospital.”


In many emergency situations, the first healthcare professional to treat a patient will most likely be a paramedic.


Paramedics can assess a patient’s condition, provide initial treatment and make the decision about whether a patient needs to go to hospital – dealing with anything from a fall in the street to a stroke or heart attack patient or a road traffic accident.


Paramedics can work alone or with other emergency healthcare professionals – and can give patients oxygen, medication and use equipment such as a defibrillator, drip or traction equipment.


Paramedics do not only work in fast response vehicles – but may work in A&E units, assist ambulance crews, and may also work with air ambulance crews. Paramedics can also work in other healthcare settings such as GP surgeries or minor injuries units.


Paramedics are trained to make life-saving decisions in a wide range of emergency care situations – and therefore it is crucial that they make the right decisions and often in the nick of time.


Wrong decisions, late arrival at the scene of an incident and poor patient care can mean the difference between a paramedic saving a life – and a life being blighted or lost.


Duncan Lewis can help patients whose injuries have been made worse by failings in paramedic care to make a no win no fee claim for compensation, including claims relating to:


  • Delays in arrival, diagnosis, treatment or referral to hospital
  • Failing to arrive at a reported incident
  • Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis (eg heart attack, stroke, fracture, internal injuries)
  • Failing to medicate patient at the scene, if needed
  • Failing to refer brain injury/stroke patients to hospital within NHS targets
  • Negligent patient care
  • Wrong medical treatment or medication (including overdoses and using medications patient is allergic to).


Making Claims against Paramedics


Patient who have suffered further injuries as a result of medical negligence in paramedic services have three years from the date of injury in which to make no win no fee Claims Against Paramedics.


Children who have suffered injury as a result of medical negligence in paramedic services can claim compensation until the age of 21.


Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can also advise families whose loved one has suffered catastrophic or fatal injuries as a result of negligent paramedic care on how to make a no win no fee Serious Injuries Claim or Fatal Injuries Claim.


Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors – No win no fee Claims against Paramedics


Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s largest no win no fee law firms and offers specialist care to patients who wish to make compensation claims for injuries sustained because of negligent paramedic services.


Because of the limitation period for making claims against paramedics, Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors recommend patients and their families to get in touch to discuss making a claim as soon as possible.


Many Claims against Paramedics are settled out-of-court – but Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors always fight for maximum compensation for patients let down by paramedic services.


For expert legal advice on making no win no fee Claims against Paramedics, call Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.

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