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Medical & clinical negligence claims

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Our specialist team of medical negligence lawyers have vast experience of handling the full range of medical negligence (sometimes called clinical negligence) cases that arise from care received in the NHS and in the private health care sector. 
We care passionately about helping people seriously injured through no fault of their own and helping them to get the justice they deserve.


Our dedicated medical negligence solicitors have helped thousands of people. We work with our clients and their families to ensure they get the answers, compensation and the often life-long support they need.

Expert medical negligence solicitors

No one expects to be injured by an accident in hospital, their GP's surgery or an ambulance. Although the vast majority of health care is delivered successfully by dedicated and caring professionals, sadly sometimes accidents do happen. The impact of an avoidable accident in a healthcare setting is often far greater than accidents in any other setting.

Medical negligence claims can be fiercely defended, so it's important that your legal team have real expertise in this field. Our senior solicitors have over 175 years’ experience of handling all types of medical negligence claims. So you can be assured that your claim will be handled by one of the leading, specialist clinical negligence law firms in the UK with considerable experience in extremely complex and high profile medical negligence cases.

We also have excellent professional relationships with some of the best medical experts and rehabilitation providers and can guide you through the entire process in England or Scotland. We can speak with you over the 'phone, at one of our locations or at your home - wherever is most convenient for you.

We will collect the necessary information (medical records, expert medical and other opinions, witness statements) to investigate and prove your case and assess the value of your claim so we can negotiate a fair settlement for you. In certain circumstances, we may also be able to obtain early interim payments to cover your immediate medical and living expenses as well as ensuring you get access to the very best care and support available to help you recover as quickly as possible.

Do not be concerned about the cost of funding your claim and don't be put off seeking our help. There is a time limit for medical negligence claims, so talk to us as soon as possible. We can advise you, free of charge at first, about all of the options available and find a way of helping you that best suits your individual needs, including No-Win-No-Fee arrangements.

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Medical Negligence

You'll find our expert medical negligence lawyers approachable and supportive as well as knowledgeable and effective. 

With locations throughout the UK, wherever you are, we're likely to be local to you.

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