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Medical Negligence Claims

At some point in our lives we will all need medical treatment, and in the vast majority of cases everything is done to a very high standard. Unfortunately, things do occasionally go wrong, and the consequences of a significant medical error can be devastating or even fatal.

At Lanyon Bowdler, we have a team of friendly, compassionate, lawyers who are hugely experienced at talking to people and their families following all sorts of accidents.

Our specialist solicitors have worked on a wide range of cases, some of which have resulted in large compensation amounts being recovered, such as £2.5 million for birth-related cerebral palsy and £3.9 million for failing to diagnose meningitis.

Talking to a solicitor needn’t be a daunting prospect, so please get in touch for a friendly chat about how we can help. If you wish to complain or seek compensation for an incident of medical or clinical negligence, our team of specialists will be able to deal with it in a sensitive and approachable way.

Types of medical negligence claims

We understand that recovering compensation in the form of legal damages will not change what has happened, but it is important to highlight cases where something has gone wrong. Taking legal action often results in changes being made which raises medical standards and helps avoid similar mistakes from happening again.

Some of the types of clinical and medical negligence cases our specialist solicitors can deal with include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • General surgery
  • Birth injury
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Cancer claims
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery


Lanyon Bowdler is a leading law firm in flexible pricing options, and we offer conditional funding arrangements (known as no win-no fee) and public funding agreements.

The specialist team includes an in-house doctor and two nurses, so we bring an excellent medical understanding to each claim.

Lanyon Bowdler is a member of the personal injury solicitors list produced by Headway - the Brain Injury Association - so you can be assured we have considerable expertise in cases involving brain injury. We are also included on the 2012 approved solicitors list for the Spinal Injury Association, and are on the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Solicitors Panel. We also have a member of the team recognised by AvMA.

Our clinical negligence team has been awarded the Specialist Quality Mark, awarded by the Legal Services Commission, and holds a contract to provide services which are publicly funded (previously known as Legal Aid). This is testament to the level of expertise and experience in the team and is a prestigious appointment.

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To find out more about the team and how we can help, please download our brochure here.


The department is recognised in the top tier for the West Midlands in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500, the directory states that the lawyers at Lanyon Bowdler 'put their clients' interests at the centre of their work' and attract praise for being 'realistic and open' and for providing 'a service that is second to none'.

The team are recognised in Band 1 for Shrewsbury & surrounds in the 2018 edition of Chambers UK. The directory states the team is known as being: 'Experienced group of solicitors with a strong reputation in the clinical negligence field. Maintains an impressive track record of complex and high-value matters, recently handling a number of delay in diagnosis and birth injury cases, including cerebral palsy claims.


'Clients are impressed with the team's level of service, with one source stating: "Their communications are exemplary. I was always kept informed and was fully included in decisions and processes."

The team attracts praise for its quality of work and expertise, with sources highlighting its "collective intellect that is wide-ranging and complete" and "clear obstetric negligence knowledge".

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Give us a call on 0800 464 0086 or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.


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