Clinical and medical negligence claims solicitors

Our clinical negligence solicitors are ranked amongst the best in the UK for their expertise in this specialised area. We have more Law Society Accredited Solicitors than any other team in the North West and you can be sure that you will receive the highest quality service due to our vast experience and speciality in this complex area.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence of a medical or health professional then we may be able to help. Our team are on hand to offer you some initial, friendly advice so please get in touch with us on 0203 817 9430 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly. Most of our cases are handled on a no win no fee basis which means that there is no financial risk to you throughout your claim.

Our solicitors will work hard to investigate your claim and get the answers that you deserve. They will ensure that you recover the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to for your specific injury and they will help you access treatment and rehabilitation along the way, where possible.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Medical and clinical negligence compensation claims are extremely diverse and complex in nature and every set of circumstances requires a dedicated, bespoke service, which our solicitors are able to provide. If you aren’t sure whether you have grounds for a clinical negligence claim, or are unsure as to whether your claim sits within the allowed time limit, one of our expert legal advisors can quickly provide the answer. After providing free advice initially, if we feel that you have a viable case for compensation, with your permission our experienced medical negligence solicitors will build a case for you and fight to earn the right degree of compensation for your needs and that of your family where appropriate.

As one of the largest firms of its kind in the UK, we have helped clients nationwide to settle claims which enables them to fund any care or treatment needed and also compensate them for any loss of earnings both in the past and in the future. 

Clinical negligence can have long lasting and life changing effects, often rendering victims unable to work or care for themselves. Our specialist solicitors take time to fully investigate the injuries and ensure that clients receive an appropriate level of compensation.

A clinical negligence compensation claim does more than just pay for pain and suffering, it also helps to pay for any necessary rehabilitation programmes, ongoing treatment and any modifications to your home that you may need. In addition, a clinical negligence compensation claim can help cover the costs of any support programmes for children who have suffered as a result, allowing them the opportunity to live their lives to the full and providing the extra care they need.

It all starts with a simple conversation and some free initial no obligation legal advice. If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence and believe you might have grounds for a claim, call us on 0203 817 9430.

Our expert clinical negligence solicitors have helped many clients from all walks of life claim compensation for their injuries, recovering millions of pounds for victims along the way.

The team’s work was commended in The Times Best Law Firms 2019 which is testimony to their expertise.

Clinical and medical negligence - areas of specialism

Clinical negligence can affect anyone and happen at any time as medical staff can make mistakes. Even if you are unsure as to whether you are a victim of clinical negligence or feel it may not be worth claiming compensation, you may be missing out on what is rightfully owed to you.

  • Guide to Making a Medical Negligence Compensation Claim

    Laura Sheehan talks about the circumstances which can lead to an individual pursuing a medical negligence compensation claim. Laura talks about how a solicitor can help you, the process of making a claim and how you can fund your compensation claim.
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  • Declan's Story - Cerebral Palsy

    Declan has the condition cerebral palsy, in this video his parents explain the effects his condition has had on Declan and the whole family, whilst also discussing the help that is available.
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  • Amputation Compensation Claim - John Bennett

    John Bennett shares his experience after a failure to diagnose diabetes led to the amputation of his leg, John also provides an insight into how he found working with the clinical negligence team at Stephensons to pursue a compensation claim.
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  • Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy - Nicole's Story 

    Parents of Nicole Loughrey and our medical negligence expert Judith Thomas-Whittingham discuss the journey the family has been on since her traumatic birth which led to a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
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  • Medical Misdiagnosis - Compensation Claims

    Clinical negligence specialist Claire Stockley talks about medical misdiagnosis discussing the possible consequences as well as highlighting some of the more commonly misdiagnosed conditions.
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Medical negligence solicitors - recently settled cases

Some examples of the types of claims and amounts of compensation we have obtained on behalf of clients who were victims of clinical negligence recently are as follows:

  • Laura Sheehan settled a claim for £350,000 for a client who suffered a delay in diagnosing throat cancer.  His voice box was removed and he has been left with a severely impaired quality of life which will be permanent. The claim settled at a mediation enabling early resolution for the client. 

  • We settled a claim for £2.1 million relating to the failure to prescribe antenatal steroids, prior to a premature birth, resulting in a brain injury. The claim was conducted by Claire Stockley and concluded by Carla Duprey.

  • Claire Stockley recently settled a claim for £8 million after negligently performed cardiac surgery left a young girl with a life changing brain injury. Full time care will be required for the rest of her life and she will need adapted accommodation and specialist equipment to ensure a reasonable quality of life.

  • Claire Stockley settled a complex brain injury case for £2.9 million plus annual care and case management costs for the rest of the claimant’s life.

  • Jamie Cruickshanks acted for a client in relation to delay of surgical procedure to treat a brain tumour and post – operative infection which settled for £400,000.
  • Jamie Cruickshanks settled a claim for £2 million after failure to diagnose an abscess led to brain injury and the loss of ability to work.

  • Jamie Cruickshanks settled a claim for over £600,000 for a child who suffered spinal problems due to a failure to detect the diagnosis.

  • Tom Mooney recently settled a claim for £75,000 for a client who's husband died as a consequence of a delay in diagnosing and treating cancer.

  • Laura Sheehan settled a claim for £8.4 million for negligently performed weight loss surgery. The client suffered a severe infection which was inappropriately treated, causing damage to her brain and resulting in impaired mobility and the need for life long care for the client

  • Tom Mooney has settled a brain injury claim for £2.25 million. It related to failures during delivery and, in particular, not allowing labour to progress naturally. As a consequences of the failings the child developed cerebral palsy.

  • Laura Sheehan settled a claim for £940,000 due to a delay in diagnosing and treating a TIA (mini-stroke). The client went on to suffer a stroke and chronic fatigue syndrome which severely impacted her everyday life 

  • Kelly Withers, solicitor acted on a  claim arising from a GP’s failure to recognise the signs and symptoms of advancing cauda equina syndrome, the settlement was £285,000.
  • Claire Stockley recently secured £285,000 in compensation following the brain injury and avoidable death of a 60 year old female

  • Carla Duprey, settled a claim for over £350,000 for a client relating to the treatment received following diagnosis with lumbar discitis.

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to clinical negligence, contact our expert team of solicitors today and get the compensation you deserve. All cases are handled on a no win, no fee basis, which means there is no financial risk to you in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful.

As there is a three year time limit on many clinical negligence claims, it is vital you contact a member of our team as soon as possible to ensure a positive outcome. All initial advice is completely free and there is no obligation to proceed whatsoever.

For expert advice call us on 0203 817 9430 and speak to a member of our clinical negligence team to discuss your compensation claim today. Alternatively you can send our clinical negligence team an email via our contact form.

Our specialist solicitors can also advise if you feel you have been let down by another clinical negligence solicitor, if you feel you are the victim of professional negligence click the following link for more information: Solicitor negligence - medical claims

We're widely accredited for our work - medical negligence

  • Clinical Negligence Accreditation
  • Chambers
  • Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers
  • Legal 500

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our medical negligence team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

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What does a medical negligence compensation claim cost?

If you have had medical treatment which you feel was not satisfactory and you would like to know whether you have a medical negligence claim which might entitle you to compensation then please call us on 0203 817 9430 or complete our enquiry form.

We will not charge you to discuss your case and one of our medical negligence specialists will contact you by telephone, at your convenience, to assist you.

There is no obligation on you to pursue a claim and after discussing it with us, if you have decided not to go ahead then it will have cost you nothing and you will have lost nothing.

But if, after having discussed it with us, it appears that you do have a claim which you may wish to pursue then there are a number of ways that it could be funded without you having to pay any money up front.

We will always advise you on the best way to fund your claim. Very often people already have legal expense insurance cover and we will assist you to find out if you have this so that you will not have to pay anything to make your claim. We could also handle your compensation claim on a no win no fee basis.

As we provide a nationwide service there is no need for you to come to our offices. However, if you would prefer face to face meetings these can be arranged.

In addition to helping you pursue your medical negligence claim we can also provide you with advice on other very important issues at this time. For example if you are unable to work because of your injuries we can assist you to ensure that your are getting the full amount of state benefits to which you may be entitled to and that any housing or care needs arising from your injuries can be met while the claim is being made.

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