Never Events Solicitors
Preventable incidents during hospital treatment are called ‘never events’, in other words events that should never happen. Unfortunately they do and the NHS is hoping new transparency will reduced the number of incidents by insisting each NHS Trust publish details every three months about their never events.
If you have suffered from an injury from any other the never event types listed below you may be able to claim medical negligence.
Types of never events include:
- wrong site surgery
- wrong implant/prosthesis
- retained foreign object post-operation
- wrongly prepared high-risk injectable medication
- maladministration of potassium-containing solutions
- wrong route administration of chemotherapy
- wrong route administration of oral/enteral treatment
- intravenous administration of epidural medication
- maladministration of Insulin
- overdose of midazolam during conscious sedation
- opioid overdose of an opioid-naive patient
- inappropriate administration of daily oral methotrexate
- suicide using non-collapsible rails
- escape of a transferred prisoner
- falls from unrestricted windows
- entrapment in bedrails
- transfusion of ABO-incompatible blood components
- transplantation of ABO-incompatible organs as a result of error
- misplaced naso- or oro-gastric tubes
- wrong gas administered
- failure to monitor and respond to oxygen saturation
- air embolism
- misidentification of patients
- severe scalding of patients
- maternal death due to post partum haemorrhage after elective Caesarean section.
If you have been affected by any of the never events listed above you can contact our team on 0113 284 5000 or email@example.com for further information and free advice.