Claim for Delayed Diagnosis due to Hospital Administrative Error

Who is liable for my claim for delayed diagnosis due to hospital administrative error, as because of incorrect documentation I had surgery performed on the wrong knee?

The party who is liable for your claim for delayed diagnosis due to hospital administrative error will depend upon the unique circumstances surrounding your accident and injury. Having the incorrect surgery performed can be a difficult and traumatic circumstance and compensation for hospital administrative error could be required to correct this procedure if possible and provide a settlement for the unnecessary difficulties you have endured as a result. This is possible as you are entitled to a duty of care while in a hospital and you should not expect to sustain an injury because of hospital administrative error. However whether you are entitled to compensation could be affected if you are considered to have contributed to the extent of your injury, because of which you are advised to contact a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity following an accident caused by a hospital administrative error.

Your claim for delayed diagnosis due to hospital administrative error could be possible if it is considered that the negligent professional performance of hospital administration resulted in you sustaining an unnecessary injury. This could be the situation if your medical notes contained an error and increased the likelihood that an injury because of hospital administrative error would occur – for instance – if the notes stated that your left knee required surgery, but it was actually your right knee which required attention. There are other reasons your accident caused by a hospital administrative error could have occurred, such as missing or incorrect records, unclear handwriting or because of bad information. However provided that your injury stemmed from incorrect administration, you should be able to pursue compensation for hospital administrative error.

However it is also possible that your claim for delayed diagnosis due to hospital administrative error could be affected by contributory negligence. Although you may not have been caused your accident, it is still possible that you are partially liable for your injury because of hospital administrative error. This could be the situation if efforts were made by the hospital to perform corrective surgery on your knee following your accident caused by a hospital administrative error but these were rejected, or if you failed to attend therapy to limit the extent of the damage to your knee. While you could still be entitled to compensation for hospital administrative error, this can be reduced to reflect your own lack of care.

Even if your accident caused by a hospital administrative error was clearly due to third party negligence, a claim can still be challenged due to contributory negligence. In order to establish liability for your injury, you are strongly advised to consult a personal injury solicitor to assess your accident caused by a hospital administrative error at the earliest opportunity. With the assistance of a medical expert your solicitor can establish liability for your injury because of hospital administrative error, calculate the amount of compensation to which you are entitled and determine whether your claim is worth pursuing further. You will have two years in which to make a claim for delayed diagnosis due to hospital administrative error – as per the Statute of Limitations – and because of this you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity following your injury.