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Medical Negligence

Patient Safety | Your Rights | Negligence | Compensation

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Understanding Medical Negligence and Your Rights | Expert Legal Guidance

I have specialised in Medical Law since 1998, and my first legal appointment as a Barrister (since 2012 also a Solicitor) giving expert legal guidance for victims of medical, surgical and dental negligence.


If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to medical malpractice or other negligent behaviour,  it's crucial to understand your rights and take action. 

What is Medical Negligence? Medical negligence, also known as medical malpractice, occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide the standard of care expected in their field, resulting in harm to the patient. Examples include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication mistakes, and birth injuries. If you believe you have been a victim of medical negligence, it's essential to seek legal advice promptly.

Recognising the Signs of Medical Negligence: Identifying medical negligence can be challenging, but some common signs include unexpected complications, worsening health after treatment, or a lack of informed consent. An expert can assess your case quickly, working with medical professionals to determine if negligence played a role in your injury.

Your Rights and Legal Options: Understanding your rights is the first step towards seeking justice. Your Solicitor will guide you through the legal process, bringing a medical negligence claim. Your Solicitor will explain the potential compensation you may be entitled to, covering medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Building a Strong Case: To build a robust case, your Solicitor will collaborate with medical experts to establish the standard of care that should have been provided. Your Solicitor will gather evidence, medical records, and witness statements to strengthen your claim. Your Solicitors goal is to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions and secure fair compensation for you.

Why Choose me, I  have a proven track record of success in handling complex and high value medical negligence cases. I have the expertise to navigate the complexities of these cases, ensuring you receive the best possible representation. We are committed to fighting for your rights and achieving a favorable outcome.

Conclusion: If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical negligence, don't hesitate to contact [Your Law Firm Name]. Our compassionate and experienced legal team is ready to provide the guidance and support you need. Together, we can pursue justice and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. Call us today for a free consultation and take the first step towards securing the compensation you deserve.

Free Case Viability Assessment

If you are worried that you don't have a case or in fact, perhaps believe you do but are not sure about the prospects of winning or the costs etc then we can assess the details for you, discuss any evidential points and funding. It's up to you whether you proceed or not or just take that information and begin a complaint. 

Surgical Errors

Surgical procedures are intricate processes that require precision, skill, and utmost care. However, despite advancements in medical technology and rigorous training for healthcare professionals, surgical errors can still occur.


In such unfortunate instances, patients may pursue surgical error claims to seek compensation for damages. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of surgical error claims, shedding light on causes, prevention strategies, and the legal aspects of pursuing such claims.

Causes of Surgical Errors:

  1. Communication Breakdown: Poor communication among surgical teams can contribute to errors. Clear and effective communication is crucial to ensuring everyone involved in the procedure is on the same page regarding patient information, surgical site, and the planned procedure.

  2. Fatigue and Stress: Surgeons and other healthcare professionals working long hours are more susceptible to fatigue, which can impair decision-making and motor skills. High-stress environments can also contribute to lapses in concentration.

  3. Inadequate Training: Surgeons and medical staff must undergo rigorous training to perform procedures accurately. Inadequate training or failure to keep up with advancements in medical techniques may increase the likelihood of error.

While surgical errors can have devastating consequences, understanding the causes, implementing preventive measures, and navigating the legal aspects of surgical error claims can contribute to a safer healthcare environment. Ultimately, the collaboration of healthcare professionals, ongoing training, and advancements in technology play key roles in minimising the occurrence of surgical errors and ensuring patient safety.

Dental Negligence

Dental negligence is a serious concern that can have a significant impact on a patient's life. In England, individuals who have suffered harm or injury due to substandard dental care have the right to pursue dental negligence claims.


Dental negligence occurs when a dental professional fails to meet the standard of care expected in their field, leading to harm or injury to the patient. This can encompass a range of issues, such as misdiagnosis, improper treatment, surgical errors, or inadequate communication about potential risks.

Key Elements of Dental Negligence Claims:

  1. Duty of Care: To establish a dental negligence claim, it must be demonstrated that the dental professional owed the patient a duty of care. This duty is inherent in the dentist-patient relationship, where the dentist is expected to provide a reasonable standard of care.

  2. Breach of Duty: Claimants must prove that the dental professional breached their duty of care by acting negligently. This involves showing that the dentist's actions deviated from the accepted standard of care within the dental profession.

  3. Causation: It must be established that the breach of duty directly caused the patient's injury or harm. This can be a complex aspect of a claim, requiring expert testimony to link the dentist's actions to the adverse outcome.

  4. Damages: Claimants are required to demonstrate the extent of the damages suffered as a result of the dental negligence. This may include physical injuries, emotional distress, financial losses, and additional costs for corrective treatment.

The Process of Making a Dental Negligence Claim:

  1. Consultation with a Solicitor: Individuals who believe they have experienced dental negligence should seek legal advice from a solicitor specializing in medical or dental negligence claims. During the initial consultation, the solicitor will assess the viability of the case.

  2. Gathering Evidence: Successful claims rely on strong evidence. This may include medical records, expert opinions, witness statements, and any relevant correspondence with the dental professional.

  3. Pre-action Protocol: Before filing a claim, the claimant and defendant typically engage in a pre-action protocol, encouraging the exchange of information and potentially facilitating early settlement.

  4. Issuing a Claim: If a settlement cannot be reached, the solicitor may issue legal proceedings. This marks the formal beginning of the legal process.

  5. Court Proceedings: The case may progress to court, where both parties present their arguments and evidence. Many cases, however, are resolved through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods.

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