We’ve recovered hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation for medical negligence victims and employ some of the UK’s leading advisers in this field.
Our specialist team of Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors are careful and sympathetic listeners, who’ll provide you with free legal advice about your claim.
Many medical negligence cases can be funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement - ask us for details and we’ll be happy to help you.
If you believe you’ve suffered as a result of a clinical or medical mistake, get in touch for a free consultation to see if we can help you get the compensation and rehabilitation support you deserve.
Contact us for a free consultation or select the type of claim you want help with below.
To make a successful medical negligence claim, the law requires you to prove that the standard of care you received fell below what you would reasonably expect.
You must also prove you’ve suffered a physical or mental injury as a direct result of that action or inaction.
Our Solicitors deal with many types of medical claims, including:
- Accident and Emergency Claims
- Birth Injury including Cerebral Palsy and Erb's Palsy
- Care of the Elderly Erb's Palsy
- Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff)
- Cosmetic / plastic surgery
- Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Pressure Sores / Ulcers
- General Practitioner (GP) Claims
- General Surgery Claims
- Gynaecology and Obstetrics
- Inappropriate and Wrong Prescription of Drugs
- Negligent Dental Treatment
- Nursing Care Claims
- Orthopaedic Claims
- Recovery of Continuing Health Care Funding
- Spinal Injury Claims
The medical negligence compensation our clients receive can be invaluable in many ways.
It not only helps people move on and feel a sense of justice, the compensation can cover costs including:
- Loss of Past and Future Earnings
- Cost of Care and Assistance
- Prescription Charges and Medical Fees
- Cost of Assistance for Household Chores
- Travel Expenses
- Out of Pocket Expenses
- Special Care Aids and Appliances
We can also help people claim bereavement damages or fatal accident compensation if a loved one died as a result of medical negligence.
Awards & Accreditations
A number of our Solicitors are Law Society Accredited, showing they are experienced and skilled in handling all aspects of Clinical Negligence cases.
Our Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors are members of the Law Society’s Medical Negligence Panel and AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) Solicitors Referral Panel.
Charity Work and Relationships
We are proud to be appointed on Scope's Approved Legal Panel and we’re also a Corporate Sponsor of the charity.
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Frequently asked questions
- What is the claims process?
When you contact us for a free consultation, we’ll run you through key information such as the NHS Complaints procedure, as you may have to submit a complaint before taking legal action.
If this applies in your case, we can advise you on the procedure and review the outcome of a complaint. After taking on your case, we’ll work with an independent medical specialist to gauge the full extent of your injuries, as this will help us calculate how much compensation you should be awarded.
If your claim is specific to Cerebral and Erb's Palsy, claims are more complex as they rely on a number of independent experts to carry out a thorough investigation. But, we'll take care of the difficult tasks, from arranging appointments with independent medical experts to supporting you if your case goes all the way to trial.
- What is the claim time limits?
Strict time limits apply for making a medical negligence claim, so you shouldn’t delay in seeking specialist legal advice.
You must either claim within three years of when the incident happened or three years from when you became aware of it (the date of knowledge).
If the date of knowledge can’t be identified, assume that the three-year period runs from the date of the incident.
The time limitation period may in certain cases extend to:
- If an injured person suffers from a temporary mental disability,then time doesn’t start to run until mental capacity has returned
- Those aged under 18 years, the three-year period doesn’t start running until their 18th birthday
- If settlement of the medical claim isn’t reached or application for legal action for damages issued to the Courts by the eve of their 21st birthday, then the opportunity to claim compensation is lost unless the minor suffers mental incapacity
Although the Courts have wider powers to alter the time limits, it is not often that the discretion is exercised.
If you’re claiming following the death of another person, you have 3 years from the date of their death in which to claim.
- How will I pay?
Many clinical and medical negligence cases can be funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement, which is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. Ask for details when you get in touch.
- Can I claim compensation?
Medical negligence claims often arise out of the bad or poor management of your healthcare as a patient.
You may have a case if the doctor, nurse or hospital treating you failed to:
- Provide adequate healthcare
- Keep proper records
- Administer medication
- Properly operate hospital machinery
All of the above raises questions as to the adequacy of the treatment you may have received.
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