A Medical Negligence Solicitor is a legal professional who specialises in securing compensation for the people and their familiies who have suffered following negligent treatment from a health care provider.
If you wish to complain or seek compensation for an incident of medical or clinical negligence, our team of highly experienced experts will be able to deal with it in a sensitive and approachable way.
At some point in our lives we will all need medical treatment. Thankfully, 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, Medical Solicitors who are hugely experienced at talking to people and their families who are facing these challenging issues.
Our specialist Medical Negligence 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.
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:
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 2020 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 Solicitors 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 prestigious appointment is a testament to the level of expertise and experience in the team.
The Medical Negligence department is recognised in Tier One for the West Midlands in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500, which described the department as "distinct and outstanding" saying the group has extensive experience across a wide range of medical negligence claims including birth, brain and spinal injuries, fatalities, amputations and delay in diagnosis. Other strengths lie in advising on negligent surgery, ophthalmic and vascular conditions.'
Testimonials from the 2022 directory:
‘Lanyon Bowdler has an exceptional commitment to its clients and to the impact on the wider society of the issues it deals with in the claims, publicly campaigning, raising the profile of concerns relating to local hospitals, and raising money for charities supporting people like its clients’.
'Lanyon Bowdler has a strong team of clinical negligence solicitors who are well led and, in my experience are prepared to go the extra mile for their clients'.
'The lawyers provide a very high quality service when it comes to their clients’ claims – working diligently, tactically and with great empathy – ensuring their clients not only get the maximum compensation but feel supported and prioritised throughout the litigation process’.
'The lawyers work well as a team and have good in-house training. They take on difficult cases and get really good results’.
The Chambers UK 2022 ranks the department in Band 1 for Hereford, Worcester & Surrounds and Shrewsbury & Surrounds, it states we are an 'Impressive practice group with a growing presence across the West Midlands. Offers specialist advice across the full gamut of clinical negligence mandates, with particular experience in cases of surgical error, delayed diagnosis and failure to supervise those at risk of suicide. Additionally skilled in cases relating to post-surgical negligence, brain injury and fatal claims.'
One client states: "They are very efficient and respond quickly. They are also very caring and compassionate."
Chambers UK highlight Beth Heath who was appointed department head in May 2021 'Notable practitioner Beth Heath has experience advising clients on delayed diagnosis of cancer, surgical negligence and informed consent cases. "She is very organised and efficient, with a thorough approach."
Lanyon Bowdler won the Clinical Negligence Team of the Year title at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards in Manchester, beating off competition from across the UK.
Kay Kelly, former head and now consultant for the team, said: “This is absolutely wonderful news and is a fitting tribute to the expertise and dedication of our clinical negligence lawyers.
“Clinical negligence is a particularly sensitive area of law which makes a tremendous difference to people’s lives. A successful claim can be vital for the person’s recovery and future quality of life, so to be recognised as being the best team in the country for our work means a great deal.”
The team is both proud and delighted to have won this award.
You can view the highlights from The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018 here.
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If you think you or a family member has received negligent treatment from a hospital, health centre or a medical professional, which has left you or a loved one distressed, in pain, or with additional health problems, then it is likely you are entitled to make a Medical Negligence Claim.
Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how our team can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Please call for a friendly, confidential and compassionate approach to your situation. There is no obligation or any charges for our initial assessment.
By choosing Lanyon Bowdler for a Medical Negligence Compensation Claim, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on your team.
Lanyon Bowdler's Medical Negligence team is widely acclaimed and recognised as one of the best clinical negligence departments in the country.
We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands (including Wolverhampton & Birmingham). As a leading UK full-service law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in the UK.
We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely and considerately with you to help find the best outcomes and help to get your life back on track.
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.
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