Medical Negligence Solicitors
Around 1,890 patients suffer harm in a safety incident every day, NHS England has admitted. Patient safety incidents include:
- failure to provide or monitor care
- a breakdown in communication
- infection in hospitals
- missed diagnosis.
Patients injured as a result of negligence by the NHS or other clinicians can claim compensation to fund their treatment, care and rehabilitation.
We know that start a medical negligence claim can be feel stressful – so let our experienced solicitors take care of the legal side while you focus on your health. We handle all claims on a No Win No Fee basis so there is no financial risk to you.
How we can help with your Medical Negligence claim:
- FREE, no obligation initial consultation
- No Win, No Fee claims
- Millions of pounds recovered in compensation for clients
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Your Life, Our Expertise
Taking legal action against medical institutions can seem daunting. We have experience representing clients against NHS and private hospitals, GPs and other medical professionals such as chiropractors and physiotherapists.
Our medical negligence solictors give sympathetic and straightforward advice. We support our clients through some of the hardest times they will ever face. Our expert solicitors are available to talk to you through your legal journey and reassure you during the process.
We Can Help You To Claim For:
- Misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis and treatment (cancer/tumours, fractures and other conditions, such as appendicitis)
- Nerve injuries – such as Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Surgical errors
- Mismanaged labour, injuries to babies and/or mothers, ectopic pregnancies
- DVT/pulmonary embolism
- Failure to obtain consent or informed consent for medical treatment
- Misprescriptions and allergic reactions
- Product liability (such as a faulty eye lens implant or failed prosthesis)
- Burns/laser injuries, failed cosmetic surgery
- Extravasation (the leakage of intravenous drugs from the vein into the surrounding tissue)
- Dental claims.
We recommend that you obtain expert legal advice at the earliest possible stage to avoid complications.
The general rule is that court proceedings must be issued within three years of the event (or later ‘date of knowledge’ of significant injury) attributable to negligence by an identified defendant. A child has until age 21. A deceased’s estate has another three years from the date of death.
Successful Medical Negligence Claims
A Hampshire student who agreed to an out-of-court settlement of £815,000 after an alleged hospital error caused permanent damage to her bladder. It was the first case in the UK to pilot the NHS Resolution E-Filing Scheme – in which all mediation documents are filed electronically on to an online portal (saving time and money).
- A 49-year-old senior recruitment manager who experienced back pain while on holiday agreed to a £600,000 settlement after clinicians allegedly:
- failed to analyse adequately an MRI scan she underwent on her return to the UK
- failed to transfer her for urgent assessment or emergency surgery.
- A 40-year-old factory worker who gained £550,000 after a surgeon operated on the wrong part of his spine, leaving him with permanent nerve damage and complex chronic pain.
- £250,000 compensation was paid after the death of 29-year-old mother. She had been refused a smear test and was then diagnosed with cervical cancer.
- A 59-year-old social club stewardess gained £250,000 after part of her right leg had to be amputated. She had been suffering from Critical Ischaemia but her GP allegedly failed to diagnose it in time.
- A 54-year-old Dorset HGV driver who was injured after trying to reposition a load that had slipped on his lorry agreed to a £225,000 settlement. He alleged that two Dorset GPs failed to identify his rapidly advancing neurological symptoms in time and failed to refer him for prompt emergency treatment.
- A 49-year-old scaffolder who gained £175,000 in compensation after his knee replacement operation went badly wrong.