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Our medical negligence claims 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.
“We would like to express our sincere thanks for all the hard work, dedication and support shown by Louise and all her team through this tough and emotional time.” Read more client comments
Medical negligence compensation claims
Medical 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 medical 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.
Medical or 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 medial 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 medical negligence claims 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.
Medical negligence - areas of specialism
Medical 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 £5,000 for a delay in diagnosing and treating pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately the cancer was not amenable to surgery but the delay caused an avoidable period of suffering for the deceased
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
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.
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.
Why should I choose Stephensons for my medical negligence claim?
As a team or as individual lawyers, our medical negligence claims specialists are active and leading members of, or approved by, key associations to enhance our ability to help you, including:
- Clinical Negligence Accreditation - The Law Society
- Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL)
- Limbless Association
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors are held in the highest regard by the Legal 500 and the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.
“You can be confident that you will get a very good service."
"This firm offers a full service on clinical negligence, encompassing both small and large claims... The team is described as ‘very client-focused."
"At Stephensons Solicitors LLP the ‘whole team is excellent and all the lawyers there are uniformly professional’. Head of the ‘first-class department’ is the ‘dynamic’ Judith Thomas-Whittingham who is praised for her ‘drive, commitment and refreshingly down to earth approach’. Tom Mooney is commended for his ‘courage and for his sound judgement when fighting difficult cases which others might not pursue’. The ‘compassionate’ Claire Stockley ‘applies enormous dedication to her clients’ cases coupled with an extremely thorough approach to evidence and preparation. No detail is left unaddressed and she has an instinctive tactical understanding of the case and good judgement’. The senior associates also garner praise - Laura Sheehan is lauded for her ‘ability to master complex cases and to concentrate on the key issues’. Jamie Cruickshanks is ‘tenacious in securing the right results for his clients’ and Carla Duprey is ‘on the ball and very efficient’. The team acts for clients nationwide and is known for its specialist skills in birth and brain injury as well as medical misdiagnosis and amputation cases. In addition the team has continued to secure the clinical negligence civil contract from the Legal Aid Agency. It has a ‘well-organised and very efficient team of enthusiastic and hardworking practitioners who are attracting some very good work’."
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
Very clear, concise information from the start, friendly, approachable, nothing is too much trouble, I felt at ease.
View from a satisfied clinical negligence client
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- Judith Thomas-Whittingham
- Tom Mooney
- Laura Sheehan
- Claire Stockley
- Jamie Cruickshanks
- Carla Duprey
- Gemma Crompton
- Alexandra Cullen
- Laura Owen
- Kelly Withers
- Amy Makin
- Pam Thompson
- Justine Wright
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