Most medical and nursing treatment is of high quality, delivered by health service staff who are dedicated professionals, giving the best care they can. However sometimes mistakes, oversights or errors can and do happen.
I had a very complex case that was dealt with very sympathetically and all staff at Shoosmiths were very conscious of my health issues and went out of their way to make a very difficult process as comfortable as possible."
If your treatment was sub-standard and you have been injured or suffered loss or damage as a result, you may have a right to compensation. This applies to private healthcare as well as NHS treatment.
Medical negligence is a highly specialist area and claims can be fiercely defended, so it's important that your legal team have real expertise in this field. Evidence is crucial in any case to secure medical negligence compensation. Witness statements and expert reports will supplement what is, or is not, recorded in your all important medical records. Our lawyers will guide you by obtaining copies of all of your medical and other relevant records to help investigate your case.
Our specialist team are experienced and knowledgeable and, having obtained records, sometimes from a wide variety of sources, witness statements and advice from independent medical experts, will pursue your compensation claim with determination but also sensitivity.
We understand that making a claim is not a decision you'll undertake lightly, but you can be confident that we have the necessary expertise, long experience of a wide variety of medical cases and a comprehensive knowledge of this highly specialist area of law to establish your right to compensation. We also advise on complaints involving suspected clinical negligence including birth injury, misdiagnosis, mistreatment, surgical error and nursing negligence.
Funding a Claim
Your first concern may be 'how much is all this going to cost?' but don't worry about the costs and don't be put off seeking help. Our initial advice will cost you nothing and we'll give you that legal advice without any strings. If, during that 'no commitment consultation' we think your case stands a good chance of success, we'll go through the funding options and help guide you to the best option for you.
Our team have represented hundreds of clients who have suffered as a result of medical negligence including many high profile cases, some of which have resulted in multi-million pound compensation awards.
We helped Andy and Kate Evans build a better future for their daughter Milly who suffered cerebral palsy after delays during her birth - you can watch a short video below that tells Milly's story (click on the image to play)
Shoosmiths Access Legal are an independent firm of national solicitors with 10 offices spread throughout the UK, meaning that wherever you are, we're likely to be local to you. You'll find our experienced solicitors to be both approachable and supportive as well as professional and effective.
Our partners have over 100 years of experience handling all types of medical negligence claims and are very well respected within the profession and by their peers. Experience counts when it comes to making a successful medical negligence claim and you can rely on our team to make that experience count.
Our clients are the centre of everything we do, so your needs are our priority. We can arrange meetings at your convenience and preference over the 'phone, at one of our offices or when needed at your home. We will talk and later guide you through the whole process explaining what you can expect to happen, as well as answering any questions you may have.
Do not be concerned about the cost of funding your claim and don't be put off seeking our help. At the beginning, we will advise you free of charge, and without commitment, about all of the options available to you and find a way of helping you that best suits your individual needs.
Our dedicated legal advisors can be contacted via our helpline on 03700 868 686 and can offer initial advice as well as arranging a call or a meeting for you with one of our specialists who deals specifically with cases like yours. Contact us today in the confidence that your case will be dealt with by one of the leading law firms in the UK.
You can also make an enquiry via our contact us form - our dedicated team will be in touch within 24 hours of receiving your enquiry.