Medical negligence

Free legal clinic supports people to access justice

We are hosting a free legal clinic for anyone whose lives have been impacted by clinical negligence, serious injury or industrial disease to secure free-of-charge advice from specialist lawyers.

04 April 2024

A legal clinic is being held for anyone whose lives have been impacted by clinical negligence, serious injury or industrial disease to secure free-of-charge advice from specialist lawyers.

A team from Slater and Gordon is holding the event in Merthyr Tydfil to support individuals and families in understanding their legal rights and establishing whether they may be able to make a claim.

From its office in Cardiff, the law firm supports people throughout Wales to seek justice after injury, and enables them to access the resources and rehabilitation that can rebuild their lives.

Clinical negligence is a key area of specialism for Slater and Gordon, with the firm supporting growing numbers of people across the country in securing settlements, either for themselves or family members who have sadly died as a result of medical errors.

Statistics show that four of the seven Welsh NHS boards have paid over £200m in compensation in the last five years alone, helping to illustrate the scale of the issue.

Serious injury through being in an accident, or diseases sustained at work historically through exposure to harmful substances such as asbestos, are also areas in which Slater and Gordon has supported countless people to secure outcomes to help them and their families in making provision both for now and into the future.

At its legal clinic, to be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 10am, Slater and Gordon’s experts will be on-hand to discuss the unique circumstances of each case and advise on the process that may lie ahead.

While appointments can be made in advance to secure a place, walk-ins are also welcome.

Julie Maiden, clinical negligence lawyer at Slater and Gordon, who is based in Cardiff, says: “Often after incidents of medical negligence or accidents, or following a diagnosis of industrial disease, people can feel like they don’t know where to turn or what to do. We understand this can devastate lives – and we are here to help.

“The process of a claim is most likely totally unknown to most people, so in this free legal clinic, anyone who thinks they may be affected can receive advice on their rights and how to proceed. We know how daunting this first step can be, so we hope that by coming into the community it can help to make it more accessible to speak with our team.

“I’d urge anyone to come along who fears they have experienced clinical negligence, have sustained serious injury or who have been diagnosed with disease that could have been avoided, to come and speak with us. We’ll look forward to assisting in what could be the first step towards securing the justice they deserve.”

The legal clinic will be held at Redhouse Cymru, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AE, from 10am on April 23. Appointments can be made by contacting or 0330 995 6233 or walk-ins are also welcome,

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