You should be able to trust your doctor, nurse and other medical professionals to look after you. But sometimes standards of care can fall short, resulting in devastating effects to your physical and mental health. If you have suffered an injury because of a medical professional, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Our London medical negligence lawyers can offer you supportive, practical legal guidance about making a medical negligence claim (sometimes referred to as a clinical negligence claim). Our goal is to obtain all the compensation you need to handle the impact of your injuries and restore your quality of life.
We will provide open advice about whether you may be able to make a claim. We will then handle the entirety of your claim on your behalf, fighting your corner, and negotiating the best possible settlement for you.
We offer no win, no fee medical negligence claims, so there is no financial risk to you by making a claim.
Our specialist team are able to settle the vast majority of claims out of court, which can help take a lot of the stress out of the situation. It also means we are able to get your compensation as quickly as possible with lower legal costs.
Our medical negligence expertise
We can help you pursue compensation for a wide range of medical and clinical injuries, including but not limited to:
- Misdiagnosis claims
- Late diagnosis claims
- Incorrect diagnosis claims
- Cancer delays and misdiagnosis
- Birth injury claims, such as:
- Injuries to baby
- Injuries to mother
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Surgical injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal injuries and cauda equina syndrome claims
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Compartment syndrome
- Deep vein thrombosis
We can help whether your injuries were caused by doctors at a hospital, paramedics on the way to hospital, your GP, a nurse, your midwife or any other healthcare professional.
You can make a claim whether you received care on the NHS or privately.
Often, the compensation claim will be against the at-fault party’s employer rather than the individual themselves (for example, the NHS trust responsible). We can provide clear advice on exactly what to do after, and help you get in touch with the right people.
We will also handle all the evidence aspects of your claim, including utilising strong connections with professionals able to provide expert evidence on your injuries, the cause, and the impact on your life.
Our team will also help negotiate a settlement on your behalf. We will always set out all your options and the potential costs (emotional and financial) of pursuing a certain course of action. So, you will always be able to make a confident informed decision about how to move forwards.
Why choose Huggins Lewis Foskett for your medical negligence claim?
Our medical negligence solicitors have decades of litigation experience. We can handle any claim efficiently and effectively, from start to finish, no matter how complex it is.
We know how emotionally difficult these cases can sometimes be. Your life may have been turned upside down as a result of your injuries. You may be unable to work, need care and extra support, and you may be unable to enjoy your day-to-day activities like you used to.
What happened is also likely to have been traumatic and it is common to have mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after such an event.
We will get to know you and exactly what happened, so we can explain exactly how much compensation you may be able to claim to put your life back on track. We also hope to provide a listening ear for any concerns you have, and can point you in the direction of extra support services where possible.
Funding your medical negligence claim
We are able to take most of the claims we handle on a no win, no fee basis.
With a no win, no fee medical negligence claim, there is no upfront cost for starting a claim and you will only need to cover our fees if we secure compensation for you. If you do not secure you compensation by the end of your case, you pay us nothing.
Depending on the circumstances, other funding options may be available. We are happy to talk you through your options so you have a clear understanding of how much it is likely to cost to pursue your clinical negligence claim.
For an indication of our costs, please take a look at our hourly rates.
Wondering how to pay for our legal services? See the options for funding your case.
Our medical negligence claims team
- Teresa Tapster
- Leah Caroo