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Medical Negligence Solicitors

 

Our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors are compassionate legal professionals who specialise in securing compensation for the people and their families 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 highly experienced solicitors will be able advise you in a sensitive and approachable way.

At Lanyon Bowdler, we understand that making a claim can be a difficult and confusing process. That's why we are committed to providing a professional and client-centred service that is warm, friendly, and thorough.

We have years of experience handling compensation claims, and we are dedicated to providing the very best advice and support possible to our clients. We understand how important it is to get the right level of compensation, and we will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for you.

Our specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors have worked on a wide range of No Win No Fee 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.

If you would like more information about making a medical negligence claim, see our guide, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and discuss your options with you.

Talking to a solicitor needn’t be a daunting prospect, so please get in touch for a friendly chat about how we can help.

 

How to claim compensation for Medical Negligence

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, you may be able to make a compensation claim.

To be successful, your claim must meet three criteria:

1. You must have suffered an injury or illness as a result of the negligence of a medical professional.

2. The injury or illness must have had a significant impact on your life.

3. You must have sought legal advice and started court proceedings within three years of discovering that you had been injured as a result of negligence (or five years if the negligent act was committed outside of the UK).

Making a claim for medical negligence compensation can seem daunting, but our team of experts are here to help guide you through every step of the process. We will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for you and will always keep you updated on progress.

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.

How Can Our Medical Negligence Lawyers Help?

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, you may be able to make a compensation claim. To find out if you are eligible talk to one of our No Win No fee Medical Negligence Solicitors today.

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.

Your lawyer will help you gather the evidence needed to support your case and will negotiate with the other party (or parties) involved in order to secure the best possible outcome for you.

Claims surrounding an alleged case of medcial negligence can take time to resolve, so it is important to have patience and allow your lawyer the time they need to build a strong case on your behalf.

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.

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 fundamental aim of our work is to get those who have been impacted by medical negligence the answers they need and increase patient safety to prevent injuries from happening to others.

We take great pride in our compassionate and individualised approach; we always put our clients first. If you would like to discuss a possible legal claim, please contact a member of our team. We are more than happy to provide free legal advice over the phone.

Podcasts

We have covered various topics within our Legal Lounge podcasts, these can be found here, just choose Clinical Negligence in the Area of Law search box. 

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors

The majority of the medical negligence cases we handle are done so on a 'No Win No Fee' basis.  This means that there is no financial risk to you.  Full details will be provided to you during your first appointment.

Should your medical negligence case not be successful, your solicitor will cover all the costs and expenses as the case proceeds. There are no upfront costs for you to be concerned about.

This is a very low-risk proposition for people who believe that they may have been wrongfully injured by a healthcare professional, and wish to pursue legal action with the peace of mind of being financially protected if the claim is unsuccessful.  Medical negligence claims can take a long time to resolve and incur significant legal expenses in that time.  No win no fee agreements are there to protect the claimant financially and ensure that funding is not the reason a genuine claim cannot be brought to the right conclusion.

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, it is important to speak to a solicitor who specialises in these types of claims. They will be able to advise you on whether or not you are eligible to make a No Win No Fee claim and will help you through the process every step of the way.

What is required for a successful medical negligence claim?

When you start the claims process with Lanyon Bowdler, a member of our team will ask you to gather some supporting evidence for your case.

We will explain what supporting evidence you may need and help you to collect it.  Occasionally you may need to obtain some things yourself, for example, any photographs, letters, receipts, or other records showing the losses you have suffered, and the details of the people involved.

It is usually possible for our team to gather most of the evidence on your behalf.

Supporting evidence will assist your Medical Negligence Solicitor to prove the injuries, pain and suffering you have experienced were due to the negligent care you received, where the responsibility for that lies and that the compensation claim is fair.

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

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 Medical Negligence practice, with a growing presence across the West Midlands. Offering 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 Clinical Negligence Team Win 'Team of the Year' in Personal Injury Awards 2018

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.

 

Civil Legal Advice

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Contact Lanyon Bowdler's Medical Negligence Lawyers Today

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, 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 being among 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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Find out more about the team and the type of work we do, by clicking on the link opposite and downloading our brochure.

Testimonials

I was very happy that I used Lanyon Bowdler.

- Mr Richard A Cave, Wrexham

Attention to detail at all times, all business carried out directly with one solicitor.

- Mr Ian H Jones, Flint

A complete honest and friendly service from start to finish. Thank you very much. 

- Mr William Peace & Richard Peace, Ludlow

Professional and caring towards clients.

- Mr Nicky John Mullis & Mrs Alison Jane Miles, Shrewsbury

Professional, clear on expectations, prompt on responding to my questions and queries. All paperwork sent promptly and clearly marked when you required my response. 

- Miss Nicola Georgina Foster

Every step of the way you have cared, you have listened, you have supported and you have fought for us. And you have done all this in the most professional and dignified manner. 

- Mr & Mrs XB

'You really cared and wanted the best possible outcome for our son'

- Mr & Mrs Abernethy, Cheshire

Great communication and persistence with difficult defendant.

- Mr J Partington, Whitchurch

Case Studies

Misfiled Radiology Report Causes Catastrophic Harm

Mr L originally presented to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH)...

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Six Figure Settlement Received within One Year

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Settlement received for delay of treatment claim

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Hospital “Never Event” Led to Patient’s Premature Death

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Compensation Following Delay In Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Appendicitis

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Six Figure Settlement for Family after Negligence Claim

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Damages Recovered for Loss of Dependency

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Delay in Diagnosis of Bowel Cancer Leading to Shortened Life Expectancy

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What types of Medical Negligence do Lanyon Bowlder handle?

  • Brain Injury (from Negligence)

    If you or somebody you love has suffered brain damage because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional, you may have grounds for a medical negligence claim. Brain injuries can cause a wide range of serious symptoms, including loss of speech, mobility, or personality changes.
     
  • 111/999 & Ambulance Service Negligence Claims

    Every month in the UK, almost two patients die as a result of failings by ambulance services and emergency call handlers. If emergency services failed to give due care and attention when responding to an emergency, then you may be entitled to make a claim.
     
  • Birth Injury, Pregnancy Negligence and Wrongful Birth

    If you or your baby have suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence,  our expert team will listen carefully to what has occurred and advise you on whether we feel you have grounds to make a Birth Injury Claim.
     
  • Cancer Negligence

    If cancer is misdiagnosed or missed, treatment can be more difficult and the chance of recovery reduced. If you have had test results misinterpreted or something missed during an examination, you could be legally entitled to seek compensation.
     
  • Cardiology

    If you have suffered from a heart condition that was misdiagnosed or not treated by a cardiologist, then you may have grounds for legal action. This can be a frightening prospect, but we are here to help you through every step of the process. We are one of the most well-recognized law firms in Shropshire, Herefordshire, and North Wales, and we are dedicated to helping our clients get the justice they deserve.

     
  • Children (Paediatric) Medical Negligence

    Medical negligence claims involving children are typically the result of delays in diagnosing common childhood illnesses and errors in treatment. Young children are particularly at risk because they often find it difficult to communicate their symptoms, which can lead to them being overlooked.

    The Medical Negligence Solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler have dealt with a wide variety of child injury and child negligence claims, and can provide all the knowledge and experience needed to pursue compensation.
     
  • Cosmetic Surgery

    If you feel that the care you received during a cosmetic surgery procedure was negligent, which led to an injury or disfigurement, it is crucial to get in touch with a legal specialist as soon as possible. Our team has the knowledge and expertise to advise you on your options, and will discuss your case in a warm and friendly way.
     
  • Dental Negligence

    If the care or treatment you have received from your dentist falls below the expected standards, leading to an injury or illness, you may have grounds for a dental negligence claim. 
     
  • Diabetes

    If you feel that the diagnosis or treatment for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes was mishandled by a health care provider in any way, then you may have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation. If you, or someone you know, has suffered complications with diabetes that could have been prevented with proper care, then please call us today.
     
  • Fatality Claims

    We understand that considering a claim for compensation is unlikely to be at the forefront of your mind at such a distressing and emotional time, and that no amount of compensation can replace what you have lost. However, we also understand that you want answers. We are here to help you get justice and secure the compensation and closure your family deserves.
     
  • General Surgery

    If you or a member of your family has suffered a serious injury during surgery, please get in touch with our medical negligence team for some specialist advice. Our initial consultation is free of charge and we'll be able to offer an insight as to the viability of your claim. If you choose to proceed, we'll help you through every step of the journey towards getting compensation.
     
  • GP Claims

    If you feel that your GP was negligent in the treatment or advice they gave you, or that they missed or delayed a diagnosis that led to the condition becoming more serious, we can help.
     
  • Hospital negligence

    No matter the situation, when an individual receives treatment or advice at a medical institution, they place their trust in the healthcare professionals looking after them. Sometimes the treatment a patient receives falls short of the expected standard.  When this unfortunate situation arises, the law is there to protect you.

    If you, or a loved one, has received sub-standard treatment at a hospital which has caused preventable pain and suffering, you may be entitled to make a medical negligence claim against the hospital.
     
  • Inquests medical negligence

    If the circumstances of a fatality lead to an inquest, our team can provide the very best legal representation throughout the process.  A coroner's inquest can be very upsetting and stressful, which is why we are here to provide the support and advice you need.
     
  • Mental Health

    Patients who receive inadequate mental health treatment and care can sometimes experience a severe deterioration in their psychiatric condition. If conditions such as schizophrenia or depression are misdiagnosed, missed, or mishandled it can have catastrophic consequences for both the patient concerned and their loved ones.
     
  • Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis

    Symptoms can sometimes be genuinely difficult to assess.  But if you think that your diagnosis (or lack thereof) was negligent you may be able to take legal action. Whether your disease was misdiagnosed, delayed, or missed altogether, the wide-ranging consequences of a delayed or misdiagnosis, can leave you wondering which way to turn.
     
  • Prescribed Drug Claims

    Negligence can occur on the part of drug manufacturers, or when errors are made prescribing or dispensing medication. Such errors can lead to adverse side effects causing short and long term impacts on a patient’s health. In the worst cases, patients may face life-threatening or debilitating conditions that cause a great deal of suffering. Prescription medication negligence includes a doctor incorrectly writing up the dose of the drug, which in extreme circumstances can lead to the patient accidentally taking an overdose.

     
  • Sepsis

    If someone develops Sepsis as a result of a hospital stay or surgical procedure, or there was a delay in diagnosing Septicaemia, then you may be eligible to claim compensation for the suffering and harm caused.  Our expert team of Medical Negligence Solicitors ensure your claim is pursued effectively, giving you the best chance of securing the compensation you deserve.
     
  • Spinal Cord Injury

    If a spinal injury is caused by medical negligence, relating to sub-standard surgery or misdiagnosis, it is vital to speak to a legal specialist about how you can claim spinal injury compensation.  Financial support is hugely important to help the victims of spinal injuries regain their independence and improve their quality of life.