10,678

Claims against the NHS in 2018/19.

1,337

The number of claims against the NHS that will add up to £1m.

* NHS Resolution Annual Report 2018-19

The NHS belongs to us all and is an institution we all rely on to take care us and our loved ones in times of need.

Overall, the NHS remains one of the safest healthcare systems in the World. However, it remains the case that avoidable errors still occur, and when they do, they can have devastating consequences for patients.

We have represented many clients in claims arising from medical negligence and our solicitors understand what is required to fully investigate and present these sensitive and complex claims.  We work with the UK’s leading doctors and barristers to ensure each client obtains the best outcome. If you would like to talk about a possible medical negligence claim please contact us in confidence for a free, no obligation discussion.   

Medical Negligence compensation claims include:

  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Dental Injury Claims
  • Surgical Negligence Claims
  • Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Cerebral Palsy Claims
  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  • Gynaecology/Urology Claims
  • Pressure Sore Claims
  • Stroke Mismanagement Claims
  • Hospital Negligence Claims
  • Sepsis Negligence
  • Amputation Claims
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • GP Negligence Claims
  • A&E Claims

FAQs about Medical Negligence

What is a Medical Negligence Claim?

Medical and Clinical Negligence can come in many forms including surgical errors, misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment.  To succeed with a medical negligence claim we must answer two questions:

  • Breach of Duty:

Did the standard of care you received fall below that expected by a reasonably competent professional, thereby breaching the duty of care owed to you as a patient?

  • Causation:

Did the sub-standard care cause you harm that you would not have otherwise suffered?

If the answer to both the above questions is yes, you have a medical negligence claim.  Proving Breach of Duty and Causation is not as straightforward as it may at first appear, particularly for people with pre-existing medical conditions.  Succeeding with a medical negligence claim requires experience and commitment. It is specialist work and we advise you only instruct a lawyer who is familiar with medical negligence claims.  

 

 

Is there a time limit?

In general, you have three years from the date of the incident (or the date you became aware your injury was caused by negligence) to formalise a medical negligence claim.  If the incident occurred before you were 18, you have until your 21st birthday to commence proceedings.  There are some special circumstances where these time limits may vary so we encourage you to seek advice as soon as possible.

 

 

What do you charge?

The vast majority of clients who have suffered Medical Negligence opt for our ‘no win, no fee’ model, which means we only get paid if we win your case.  We will discuss this with you at the outset of your case. Read more here.

Why Instruct Us?

Solicitor Guarantee

Unlike many of our competitors we guarantee that your case will be handled by a qualified and experienced solicitor throughout. This leads to better outcomes for our clients

Affordable

Our ‘No-Win, No-Fee’ charging structure allows us to represent you without compromising on service or quality.

Practical

We will work hard to fully understand your problem and your priorities so we can find the most effective route to achieving your desired outcome.

Professional

Law Society Accredited and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulations Authority – you have peace of mind that we are regulated professionals, fully insured to represent your interests.

Proven Track Record

Since we started in 2012, we have recovered many millions of pounds in compensation for our clients, achieving a 99.3% client satisfaction score. Most of our work comes from client recommendations.

Nationwide Service

From our offices in Cheadle Hulme and Tarporley we represent clients right across England and Wales.