New figures have shown that in the past three years, 13 soldiers have launched compensation claims against the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth hospital, for medical negligence.
The site cares for heroes airlifted from the front line, winning numerous awards for its work. Experts are suggesting that the complaints are arising out of aftercare treatment; there is a gap between emergency care and the day to day, less dramatic, care.
It is assumed by soldiers and perhaps the public alike, that a soldier that has risked his or her life for the country would receive the best possible care if they are wounded. It appears this is happening on the frontline and in emergency situations, yet soldiers may be being failed in aftercare.
It is not only physical injuries that can be misdiagnosed or mistreated, but the damaging impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often being overlooked with sufferers being sent back to the frontline.
PTSD is a devastating condition often not well understood by the public. Failure to diagnose and treat PTSD or any psychiatric condition has appalling consequences for the victims and for the families of those concerned.
Swain & Co. welcome the recognition of the plight of our wounded soldiers, and feel there is a need for a better system for dealing with their health problems, including helping those with PTSD.
Medical negligence is devastating for sufferers, whether a soldier or not. At Swain & Co. we have a specialist team of medical negligence lawyers who can help you achieve the compensation you deserve. We operate Nationwide. We can act on a no win no fee basis and assure you that you will receive 100% of your compensation. Call Graeme Swain for free on 0800 0351 999.