If you’ve suffered as a result of medical negligence, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Slater and Gordon. Simply call our medical and clinical negligence solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9049 or contact us online to arrange an initial consultation.
Specialist clinical and medical negligence solicitors
When a medical diagnosis or treatment goes wrong and the mistake or accident was a result of a lack of judgement or the incompetence of a surgeon, doctor or another healthcare professional, it’s vital that you have access to legal assistance to help you prove your case.
Our medical negligence solicitors have a proven track record in cases like this and can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK. As one of the largest clinical negligence law firms in the UK, we’re in a very strong position to use our combined legal expertise to get the best possible results for people injured by medical negligence.
When you contact us for an initial consultation, we can help you understand if you have a claim for clinical negligence compensation. We offer hospital and home visits for people who can’t visit our offices because of serious injury or illness. For assistance call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0800 916 9049 or start your claim online.
Types of claims
Our team of clinical and medical negligence solicitors are experts in dealing with NHS and private medical claims of all kinds, including the following:
Medical misdiagnosis - when your GP or another medical professional makes a mistake or fails to take proper care in their dealings with you, for example if they misinterpret test results, don’t examine you properly or diagnose the wrong condition
Brain injury - when you suffer damage to your brain because of a lack of proper medical care, for example if a doctor fails to diagnose strokes or haemorrhages or if mistakes are made during surgery
Amputation - when medical mistakes lead to amputation
Accident and emergency (A&E) - when the standard of care provided in A&E falls short and results in additional injuries or illnesses, for example if mistakes are made in taking your medical history or test results are misinterpreted
Birth injury - when a mother or baby is injured during childbirth because of mistakes made by medical staff. In the case of mothers, examples include anaesthetic errors, wrongly performed episiotomies and injuries to organs from Caesarean sections. Injuries to babies can include cerebral palsy, hip dysplasia and brain injuries.
Nerve injury - when you suffer damage to nerves as a result of medical mistakes, for example because of errors made during surgery or when administering syringes or injections
Cosmetic surgery - when unsatisfactory treatment or mistakes lead to injuries or scarring in surgeries such as facelifts, breast enlargements or reductions, nose reshaping, laser skin resurfacing or cosmetic dentistry
Anaesthetics - when you suffer pain or injury because of the negligence of an anaesthetist, for example if you find yourself awake during surgery, anaesthetics are mistakenly injected into your nerves or spine, or you experience brain damage or strokes because your blood pressure wasn’t regulated properly during an operation
Dental negligence - when negligent treatment by a dentist causes pain or injury, for example incorrectly fitted dental implants or failure to manage gum disease (periodontitis)
Spinal injury - when medical errors lead to damage to the spinal cord, causing loss of feeling and paralysis, for example missed fractures of the back and neck, surgical mistakes or errors handling patients with back or neck injuries
Cancer - when you suffer as a result of a delayed or incorrect diagnosis of cancer
Orthopaedic - when you suffer injuries to bones, ligaments or joints because of missed fractures or mistakes during surgery
Medication errors - when you receive unsuitable medication because of prescription or dispensing errors, for example you’re given the wrong dose of a medicine or the wrong medicine
Care home - when the care given to vulnerable and elderly people is unacceptably poor, resulting in problems such as medication errors, pressure sores and ulcers or injuries caused by falls or handling errors
Fatal medical negligence - when medical negligence results in death, for example because of missed or delayed diagnosis or surgical error
Regardless of the type of claim you wish to bring, you can rely on us to provide a compassionate service and to focus not only on helping you to secure medical negligence compensation, but also on enabling you to access any rehabilitation support you need.
No Win, No Fee
The majority (98%) of our medical and clinical negligence claims are funded by a No Win, No Fee arrangement, which is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means you can pursue your claim without having to risk your finances.
Put simply, No Win, No Fee means that if you don’t succeed in your claim, you won’t be required to pay fees to your solicitor for the work they’ve done. Knowing this can give you greater peace of mind to take your claim forward. In addition, if you do win your case, the other party will cover your solicitors’ costs and your compensation. It’s important to bear in mind that you may have to pay something called a ‘success fee’. Usually, this is calculated as a proportion of the money you receive in compensation. Your solicitor at Slater and Gordon will discuss this with you before you sign the agreement.
Why you should choose Slater and Gordon
We understand the physical and emotional suffering that can be caused by mistakes made by healthcare professionals. When you approach us for legal guidance and representation concerning medical negligence claims, you can rest assured we’ll offer a sensitive, understanding service. We’ll listen carefully to what you want to achieve and provide you with the best legal advice to meet your specific needs.
Many of the solicitors at Slater and Gordon are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK charity for patient safety and justice.
The Legal 500 states that “Slater and Gordon Lawyers is a growing presence in clinical negligence, undertaking a full range of high-value and lower-value cases. They are ‘very sympathetic and understanding’, and provide a ‘first-class’ and ‘excellent’ service.”