For expert advice from our specialist medical negligence solicitors in London, please call on freephone 0808 175 8000 or make an enquiry online. Our highly trained, experienced team of lawyers are happy to answer your questions and provide reliable advice on how to start a medical negligence compensation claim.

Medical negligence solicitors in London - our expertise

We’re proud to have an extremely talented and experienced team of medical negligence solicitors in the Slater and Gordon London office. Our compassionate, dedicated lawyers have helped many of clients to claim compensation that really is needed when it comes to covering medical costs and other financial pressures.

We’ve handled claims involving all kinds of medical mistakes, from the relatively minor to those involving life-changing injuries. Examples of the kinds of case we handle include the following:

Mistakes during or after surgery

When you make the important decision whether or not to undertake surgery, you should be making an informed choice based on an understanding of the risks involved. It’s the responsibility of medical staff to explain these risks to you. If this doesn’t happen and something goes wrong during surgery, you could have a claim for medical negligence.

Patients also have an expectation that the surgeon and surgical staff carrying out the procedure are skilled, competent and will provide a certain level of care. If you receive substandard care, you could be at risk of infection. In addition, if the surgeon makes a mistake, it could leave you with damage to organs, nerves or with excessive scarring.

These are just a handful of examples of surgical negligence. Mistakes of various kinds can leave patients seriously hurt and they shouldn’t happen.

If you’ve been the victim of surgical negligence, please contact our medical negligence solicitors in London using our online form or by calling freephone 0808 175 8000 to speak to an expert directly.

Birth injuries

Giving birth is significantly less risky than it used to be, but just like any medical care - things can go wrong. Most mothers experience an exceptional standard of care, but unfortunately mistakes do happen. Mistakes during childbirth can include errors in caesarean section procedures or failure to spot and treat serious conditions in either the mother or baby. In the worst cases, substandard treatment can cause lasting injuries to the baby or even be fatal to either the mother or baby.

Hospital infections and superbugs

If the proper safety and hygiene procedures aren’t followed, patients in hospitals could suffer. When standards slip, infections can spread quickly. Some patients contract ‘superbugs’ such as MRSA, which is resistant to many antibiotics, making the patient seriously ill.

Proving that negligence caused infection can sometimes be complicated, which is why it’s crucial to seek the very best legal advice as soon as possible if you’ve been affected by a hospital superbug. Call our team on freephone 0808 175 8000 to discuss your case.

Medication errors

With proper record-keeping, care and attention, mistakes with dispensing medication shouldn’t happen. Unfortunately, they do sometimes occur and with occasionally catastrophic consequences. At best, receiving the wrong medication can result in a longer recovery time as the medication is ineffective. At worst, taking the wrong type or dosage of medication can leave you very ill indeed. Patients have even died as a result of errors in prescriptions.

To find out about claiming compensation against a GP, hospital or pharmacy for a mistake with your medication, contact our medical negligence solicitors in London on freephone 0808 175 8000 or make an enquiry online.

Care home negligence

If a member of care staff or even a whole facility provides a substandard level of care, it could cause serious harm to a very vulnerable person. Older people, children and the very ill depend greatly on care staff for respectful, compassionate and professional treatment.

Examples of care home negligence include:

  • Overlooking medical necessities such as nutrition and hydration
  • Failure to prevent bed sores
  • Unnecessarily rough handling
  • Failure to identify and treat the signs of serious illness
  • Preventable falls, causing injuries

To take action against care home negligence and to claim compensation, call freephone 0808 175 8000 to speak to a medical negligence lawyer with experience in care home claims. We’ll be happy to help you.

Contact our London team to start your claim

If you think you’ve experienced medical negligence but are not sure you can make a claim, simply give us a call on freephone 0808 175 8000. It’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible following a medical mistake.

Slater and Gordon’s medical negligence solicitors in London handle the majority of cases on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that there’s no financial risk if you wish to start a claim.

Simply get in touch, tell us all you can about what happened and a personal injury specialist will be happy to talk you through your options. Our highly experienced lawyers will clearly explain the claims process and what will happen next, as well as being realistic and honest about your chances of success. We pledge to keep you updated with progress at every crucial stage, and we won’t confuse you with unnecessary legal jargon.

To start your claim or discuss your case with one of our medical negligence solicitors here in London, please don’t hesitate to call on freephone 0808 175 8000 or use our online contact form.