Intensive Care

If a patient requires intensive care, they are normally suffering with a life threatening condition. Negligence in these scenarios can often lead to fatalities or have a life changing impact upon a patient.

If you or a loved one has required intensive care, your condition is extremely serious and there is little room for medical negligence.

Intensive care is only used for patients if they require it and is commonly used for patients recovering from serious accidents, serious short term conditions like a heart attack, a serious infection or to recover from major surgery.

If you feel you have been treated negligently whilst in a intensive care unit (ICU) and would like to speak with a lawyer about making a claim, feel free to contact us using the forms on this page or calling the number below.

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What is intensive care?

Intensive care or intensive care units (ICU) are a specialist hospital ward for those who are in need of treatment or monitoring because they are very ill.

All staffed on ICU are highly trained health care professionals and should have access to the best equipment.

Who are they for?

As mentioned before, ICUs are for those who are extremely ill and need treatment and monitoring throughout the day and night. Some of the most common reasons for someone being in an ICU are:

  • They have faced a serious accident – such as a road accident, a severe head injury, a serious fall or severe burns
  • They suffered a serious short-term condition – such as a heart attack or stroke
  • They have a serious infection – such as sepsis or severe pneumonia
  • They are recovering from major surgery – this can either be a planned part of your recovery, or an emergency measure if there are complications

What can I claim for?

Often, negligence in intensive care units is caused due to shortages of staff and the heavy pressure the staff in these units are under.

However, that is not a reason for negligence to occur and the affect it can have on people who already face serious conditions can be life threatening.

Some of the most common circumstances where a person may be able to claim for intensive care negligence include:

  • Substandard care and/or management on intensive care units
  • Medication administration errors
  • Failure to refer a patient for intensive care treatments

If you or a loved one has suffered in intensive care due to negligence from a medical professional, get in touch with our medical negligence team. We offer free initial consultations so talk about your claim and if you have a case, we will guide you through the process from start to finish.

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Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving genetics, contact us today.

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