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COVID-19 has been the single biggest challenge the NHS has faced in its 72-year history. Doctors, nurses, and healthcare support workers have risen admirably to the unprecedented crisis, working around the clock to treat the most critically ill COVID-19 patients.
However, the significant disruption to normal, day-to-day NHS services including delays to screening, diagnostics, and treatment, has come at a cost for millions of patients with other serious, non-coronavirus-related illnesses and conditions, such as cancer.
Patient safety during COVID-19
As a specialist medical negligence law firm with expertise in patient safety issues, Novum Law has concerns about the safety of patients with potentially life-threatening medical conditions that are unrelated to COVID-19.
Our medical negligence lawyers and solicitors have been contacted by people throughout England and Wales who have been affected by COVID-19 diagnosis delays as well as delays and cancellations to their medical treatment due to coronavirus.
Making a COVID-19 medical negligence claim
During these difficult and challenging times, we are grateful for the hard work and dedication of medical professionals at the frontline of our health service.
However, as medical negligence experts, our focus is representing patients and their families. If a patient suffers avoidable harm due to unreasonable delays in their diagnosis or treatment or tragically dies as a result, they, or their family, have the right to question what happened.
Patients should always be protected from negligent harm. If it can be proved that the delays or cancellations you experienced were negligent, you may be able to take legal action and make a medical negligence compensation claim.
Contact Novum Law’s medical negligence team
If you or a family member has suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic either because of diagnosis delays or because your medical treatment has been delayed, paused, or cancelled, our specialist medical negligence lawyers can provide expert legal advice.