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  • Overview

    When can you make a compensation claim for general medical problems?

    We put our health in the hands of hospital clinicians and GPs and we expect them to take good care of us. It comes as a shock when things go wrong but, if they do, you may be able to claim compensation.

    Making a claim can get you the compensation you deserve for the treatment you need. You are entitled to claim compensation for clinical negligence if:

    • You have been injured or your condition has been made worse as a result of medical negligence
    • The treatment provided by a healthcare professional fell below a generally accepted standard and caused physical or psychiatric injury.
       

    Medical negligence can arise from:

    • Inappropriate treatment (e.g. prescription errors)
    • Delay or failure to diagnose or treat a condition (e.g. meningitis, abscess, peretonitis)
    • Failure to obtain valid consent (e.g. for surgery)
    • Complications as a result of being in hospital (e.g. hospital acquired infections, pressure sores)
    • Complications arising from treatment (e.g. defective medical products, complications from laproscopic treatment)
    • Mismanagement of a range of long term conditions (for example diabetes).
       

    Medical negligence claims can relate to anywhere you receive treatment (e.g. in the A&E or haematology departments of a hospital, a GP surgery, a dentist surgery or in a care home for the elderly).

    How our clinical negligence solicitors can help with a compensation claim

    • The size of our clinical negligence team and the breadth of our knowledge in medical negligence compensation claims means it is likely that we have already recovered compensation in a case with similar circumstances to yours
    • Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term. We make sure your medical negligence case is fully investigated and guide you carefully through each step of the claim process
    • Giving personal service and acting with sensitivity are important to us
    • We can help you find out why the system has failed you and what went wrong. Or prevent the same thing happening to somebody else
    • Medical negligence compensation claims are complex and require high levels of expertise. We create a team of specialists including:
      • the best independent case managers and consultants in the country
      • barristers known for their expertise in the specific area
      • clinical negligence lawyers with experience in the specific type of claim.
    • Our lawyers are specialists in medical negligence cases and our clinical negligence team is one of the most established, teams in the country

    • We are high ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession "Chambers and Partners" and "The Legal 500"
       

    Free initial consultation

    Contact one of our team of specialist lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment, and give you clear advice on the chances of your receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee arrangement.

    Call us on 01892 510000 or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your medical negligence compensation claim.

     

     

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    Compensation for facial injuries caused by instrumental delivery

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    Damages recovered following a failure to diagnose and treat infection

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    Kent hospital fails to prevent elderly lady's pressure ulcers leading to a painful death

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    Hospital's failure to treat brain aneurysm causes barrister's death

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    Hospital negligence leads to death of wife and mother from asthma attack

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    A patient's dislocated elbow is left undiagnosed for nine weeks

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    Undiagnosed torsion of the testicle

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    Negligence by out of hours GP

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    Patient disbelieved

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    Is your NHS complaint response worth the paper it is written on?

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    How do I know if I have a claim?

    An injury, be it physical or psychological in nature, can have a huge impact upon a person’s life.  When an injury has been caused by someone else’s negligence or breach of statutory duty, an injured person may be entitled to claim compensation.  Compensation is not, however, a windfall because, as far as money can, the purpose of compensation is to put a claimant in the position they would have been in had the injury not occurred.  A key objective is therefore to secure funds for rehabilitation to maximise a claimant’s recovery.  

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Any time I needed to ask a question or needed any explanation about the case, James Cahan was there at the end of the phone. He answers his own phone so I felt as though I was getting a very personal service. I was never made to feel uncomfortable or a nuisance as I had felt with an earlier solicitor. Communication was excellent throughout, using emails, telephone and letters.  

Client

My case was earlier rejected by another firm of solicitors yet Mr Cahan could see that there was a case to answer. With the expert medical witnesses which he sourced, good communication and sound advice, I felt very confident in his hands that we would get a successful outcome.

Client

Very nice people. Really made the case a lot easier to understand; they were always there to help.

Client

James Cahan's approach was exemplary, he was both approachable and understanding at all times.  

Client

As mentioned, I was very impressed at the start! As the case grew and went on, I felt completely safe, and trusted Jonathan to act in my best interests, though everything was always run by me before going ahead with anything, without the experience and knowledge.

Client

They worked as hard as possible to get me a result that I did not think I would end up with. The communication with my lawyer and his staff was excellent, and I felt at ease discussing such private matters with my lawyer, which is a rarity for me as I am a very private person.

Client

My lawyer was very friendly and easy to talk to, and I always felt he was working his hardest on my case.

Client

Oliver was very helpful and friendly, and settled the case within a short space of time.

Client

Kept me up to date with all stages of the claim. Fees were good, and Oliver was a very helpful and friendly.

Client

I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.

Client

I cannot thank Jenny and her team enough and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend TS&P, Debbie, Jenny and Patricia highly enough. Many thanks again for your professional conduct throughout.

Client

I am so grateful to TS&P for all their work and help with my mother's case; it was a very complicated and time-consuming case.

Client

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