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Medical negligence solicitors

Medical negligence specialists with heavyweight credentials

If you’ve been injured or become ill due to a medical mistake, you have a right to claim compensation from the practitioner or hospital. However, it’s vital to find a specialist solicitor with the relevant experience. At Clarke Willmott, our medical negligence solicitors are experts in handling highly complex cases; some of which have made the headlines or even led to new laws.

Other firms may use unqualified case handlers to run medical injury claims, so they won’t know all the details of your case or understand what needs to be done. At Clarke Willmott, your case will be run or overseen by one of our most senior lawyers, to ensure you always receive the best possible service and advice.

We’ll take time to understand what’s important to you and your family, and what kind of care or support might be needed, including help you arrange rehabilitation and treatment from the country’s top consultants. We can also help with other legal matters arising from your injury, such as getting back to work, or buying a new home adapted for your independence – a level of service borne out of our extensive experience and hard to find elsewhere.

Book a free consultation

  • Free initial consultation – to discuss the grounds for your claim and the likelihood of success.
  • Where you need us – specialist solicitors on hand in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Southampton, Taunton and London. And if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.
  • Support far beyond your claim – help with rehabilitation, medical treatment and other legal matters that may arise.
  • Widely recognised medical negligence experts – one of only a few law firms to be accredited by the Law Society’s Medical Negligence Panel and the patient charity Action against Medical Accidents (AVMA).
  • Help to fund your claim – including ‘no win no fee’ and legal aid.
  • Winning record – excellent track record of winning medical negligence claims, some with compensation worth several million pounds.

Frequently asked questions

What types of claims do you deal with?

We can represent anyone who has suffered a medical accident and specialise in handling complex cases involving severe, life-changing injuries such as spinal injuries, brain damage or neurological injury – and fatal injuries.

How do I make a claim?

In reality, not every claim is worth pursuing – some cases are simply too complicated or expensive and have a poor chance of success. Start by seeking advice from one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors. The initial consultation is free and will help you understand whether your claim is likely to have a positive outcome for you.

How can I pay for the expenses of my claim?

It’s important to consider how you’re going to pay your legal expenses especially as the cost of pursuing a medical negligence claim can be high. However, there are funding options available that could help reduce the expense, such as an existing insurance policy covering claims of this nature, a Conditional Fee Agreement (often called ‘no win no fee’) or legal aid.

Before you embark on your claim, we will talk you through:

  • The potential cost of pursuing your medical negligence claim
  • What percentage of these costs you might get back
  • What funding options are available to you.

How much compensation could I get?

Every case is different, but here are some examples of compensation awarded to our clients:

  • £8.6 million – awarded to a child with cerebral palsy resulting from negligence during birth.
  • £1.5 million – awarded to a client who suffered a stroke due to negligence following a heart bypass procedure.
  • £500,000 – awarded to a family whose child suffered brain damage after a GP negligently failed to refer them to hospital.
  • £220,000 – awarded to a client who faced a delay in the treatment and diagnosis for a malignant melanoma.

Contact our medical negligence experts

Get in touch online now or call 0800 316 8892 to arrange a free consultation with a specialist medical negligence solicitor.

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