District nurse negligence

District nurses are the senior nurses who manage, care and work with teams of community nurses within the National Health Service. If you believe that you have suffered as a result of being misdiagnosed or mistreated by a district nurse, you may be eligible for compensation if you make a medical or clinical negligence claim.

Unsatisfactory care from a nurse, whether it’s yourself or a loved one, can be a traumatic and distressing experience. While many nurses are dedicated health professionals who provide the best care for patients, due to the high numbers of patients they see, mistakes can sometimes happen. Some patients are extremely vulnerable and aren’t capable of looking after themselves, so require specialist care. If these needs aren’t met, then errors can occur and sometimes prove fatal.

In these cases, accountability for a patient’s basic care is a requirement. Cases of nursing negligence could involve being administered incorrect drugs or failing to give patients the nutrition and hydration they need. Ignoring vital signs, failing to report any concerns to a doctor or not providing the right nursing records are all examples of medical negligence.

How do I seek compensation for a district nurse negligence claim?

If you feel that either yourself or one of your relatives should get compensation for any substandard medical treatment you received when in the care of nurses, you should specialist medical negligence solicitors.

Medical negligence can be a distressing experience and a specialist solicitor can use their knowledge and experience to handle these claims. Specialist solicitors will give you and your loved ones peace of mind after your distressing experience, so increasing your chances of getting the compensation that you deserve.

Contact our specialists today

To arrange a discussion with one of our solicitor just  call (01722) 422300 or  email advice@themedicalnegligencesolicitor.co.uk