Palliative Care Mismanagement & Errors

Palliative care focuses on the relief of pain and other symptoms associated with a serious injury or illness. Its purpose is to improve the quality of life of a patient by increasing comfort, promoting dignity and providing the patient as well as their family with a support system to ensure optimal care. Regretfully palliative care errors may arise causing distress to patients and further detriment to a patient or loved ones health. 

Types of Palliative Care Related Complaints & Mismanagement

The impact of suffering with a chronic disease or terminal illness can be emotionally and physically challenging. This can often be made worse by palliative care errors made by hospitals. Such errors may include:

  • Nurse and doctor conduct errors
  • A delay or failure in the administration of effective treatment such as pain relief
  • Incorrect treatments that are not suitable for the individual needs of the patient
  • A failure to recognise when the continuation of treatment is not in the best interest of the patient resulting in a failure to address their holistic needs
  • Ineffective treatment plans
  • Inconsistencies in treatment
  • A failure to gain informed consent regarding end of life programmes
  • And other palliative care complaints

Our dedicated teams at can provide free support and guidance from specialist medical negligence solicitors and medical advisors. can inform you of the relevant complaints departments and guide you through their complaints procedures. Our specialist teams of medical negligence solicitors and barristers can also assist you in making a medical negligence claim if your circumstances suggest you are entitled to do so.

How do I make a complaint? can place you in touch with a variety of different organisations who can assist you in making a complaint regarding NHS or private treatment. Whether you or a loved one has experienced inefficient or ineffective treatment, or have suffered misdiagnosis errors or treatment delays, part of our service involves a free review undertaken by us. This free review will help you to understand where you stand and to make an informed decision. This free review can also explain if you are eligible for legal assistance in order to make a potential claim for medical mistreatment and negligence.

What If I am Entitled to Legal Advice? can place you in touch with different practitioner organisations should you want to make a complaint. However, given the different timeframes that a complaint can sometimes involve, by contacting us you can not only obtain a free complaints guide but also obtain free initial advice about whether you can make a possible legal claim under a no win no fee basis in order to obtain answers and possible compensation.

Is there A Cost?

Placing a call with us involves no cost to you. We can provide both free advice about your initial complaint and a free guide about the different ways you can make a complaint at the treatment you experienced. Additionally, we can provide free initial legal advice about how to get answers and make a possible compensation claim. Whether a claim is to assist you in obtaining answers, getting to the truth of what happened or to obtain compensation, may be able to assist.

About our Medical Complaints Team

By getting in touch with the experienced team at we can provide specific, tailored advice about the options available to you. These options can involve not just making a complaint but also initial free legal advice and a free claims assessment if the facts of your enquiry entitle you to do so.

Unsure If You Are Entitled To Make A Complaint?

Before you decide to make a complaint, our dedicated complaints department will under no obligation advise you on the relevant complaints procedures that are available to you.