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  • Overview

    Leading team of clinical negligence lawyers

    Contact one of our medical negligence lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    We have one of the most well-established and experienced clinical negligence lawyers in the country. Our lawyers have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation. 

    How can I make a clinical negligence compensation claim?

    When you put your trust in medical professionals the last thing you expect is to suffer avoidable injuries, but unfortunately it happens. If you have been injured or your condition has been made worse because of medical negligence, and we can prove that the treatment provided fell below a generally accepted standard, you may be entitled to claim compensation for medical negligence.

    Clinical negligence (also known as medical negligence) can have a huge impact on a person’s life, both physically and psychologically.  Making a claim can get you the compensation you deserve for the treatment you need, the financial losses you may have suffered and the future treatment you need.

    How can our clinical negligence lawyers help?

    • We're with you every step of the way, working in a supportive, considered and clear way, dedicated to gaining the best possible outcome
    • At the outset we will tell you whether you have a claim for medical negligence. Throughout the case we will clearly explain each step of the process
    • A specialist, qualified lawyer, with experience in clinical negligence will handle your compensation claim. You will deal with the same person throughout the process
    • The first thing many of our clients want to know is: “why was this allowed to happen to me?”, “what went wrong?”, “is this going to be allowed to happen to someone else?” During the clinical negligence investigation we help you find answers to such questions
    • We carry out a comprehensive and independent investigation of your medical treatment
    • We can help you protect your damages by setting up a will or a trust and explaining the tax implications.
       

    Our expertise with clinical negligence compensation claims

    • Our lawyers are specialist in medical negligence cases and our clinical negligence team is one of the most established teams in the country
    • We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession "Chambers and Partners" and "The Legal 500"
    • Our clinical negligence lawyers have dealt with thousands of medical negligence cases, covering all areas of medicine, many worth millions of pounds to the injured person
    • See our client stories via the hidden menu below for examples of just some of the clinical negligence claims where we have successfully secured compensation for clients
       

    Our expertise spans many areas of medical negligence including:

    Free initial consultation

    Contact our team 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 you receiving compensations 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 agreement.

    Call us on 01892 510 000 for local clinical negligence lawyers in Tunbridge Wells and Dartford, Kent or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your claim.

              

  • Related Client Stories

    Delay in diagnosis of temporal arteritis leads to blindness

    Our client had a delay in a diagnosis of temporal artheritis which led to blindness.

    Failure to treat perianal abscess leads to multiple surgeries

    Our client, Mrs A, required nine surgeries after a hospital failed on two occasions to treat her perianal abscess with antibiotics, instead discharging her home without treatment, leading to cellulitis and worsening of the abscess. 

    Thumb surgery causes ruptured tendon, pain and poor movement

    Our client, Mrs P, suffered a ruptured tendon within her thumb after arthrodesis surgery, leading to further surgery, pain and restricted movement within the thumb.

    Failure to x-ray causes delay in diagnosis of fractured wrist

    Our client, Mr C, attended Accident & Emergency having injured his left wrist whilst playing football. He was discharged without an x-ray but, three months later, the pain had not settled and a fractured scaphoid was identified. He subsequently required two surgical procedures, having missed the opportunity for conservative management with a cast, and has ongoing minor discomfort.

    8 minute delay in delivery leads to infant cerebral palsy

    Our client, Master V, developed quadriplegic cerebral palsy with severe disabilities as a result of the mis-management of his birth. This included the failure to properly monitor his heart beat and to expedite the delivery, as well as a seven minute delay in a paediatrician arriving following his birth, leading to hypoxic ischaemia.

    Adrenalin incorrectly administered during anaphylactic reaction

    Our client, Miss N suffered symptoms consistent with a heart attack after adrenalin was incorrectly administered, into her vein, rather than into her muscle, by a paramedic during an anaphylactic reaction. She suffered a psychiatric injury as a result of her traumatic experience.

    Brain surgery patient dies after overdose of blood thinner

    We acted for the bereaved partner of Mr K, who underwent brain surgery, to treat a meningioma tumour. Following the surgery he was inappropriately monitored resulting in an overdose of anti-coagulant (blood thinning) medication, intracranial haemorrhage, causing significant neurological damage and eventual death 2 ½ years later.

    Patient suffers cardiac arrest after appendectomy surgery

    Our client, Mr A, suffered from a cardiac arrest after his abdominal aorta artery was perforated during surgery to remove his appendix, leading to large internal bleeding. He required additional surgery to repair the damage, required a prolonged stay in hospital with a complicated recovery and suffered psychiatric harm.

    Failure to refer for carotid ultrasound scan causes stroke

    Our client, Mr H, suffered a stroke after the Stroke Prevention Unit at Darent Valley Hospital failed to refer him for carotid ultrasound scan.

    Failure to provide antibiotics prior to appendectomy surgery

    Our client, B, suffered severe infection following his appendectomy surgery after the hospital failed to prescribe prophylactic antibiotics prior to his surgery. He required additional surgery, PTSD and additional scarring as a result of the failure.

    Patient suffers sepsis following septoplasty surgery

    Our client, Mrs C suffered sepsis, hearing loss, PTSD and scarring after undergoing septoplasty surgery. The hospital had failed to take account of the fact that she was at a high risk of infection due to her immunosuppressant treatment for her pre-existing multiple sclerosis. 

    Failure to diagnose pre-eclampsia during labour causes fit

    Our client, Miss F, suffered with pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome during her labour which went un-diagnosed despite her observations and blood results being positive indicators of the conditions, leading her to suffer a fitting episode and psychiatric injury.

    Head injury and stroke following trip in hospital

    Our client, Mrs K, required multiple surgeries after suffering post-operative anastomotic leaks and a ureteric injury during surgery for bowel obstruction.  Unfortunately, Mrs K then suffered a head injury and stroke when she tripped over a raised area in the hospital corridor.  At that time it was also found that a JJ stent had been left in place for 9 months after her previous surgery, causing urosepsis and other urological problems.    

    Obstetrician misses rectal tear causing recto-vaginal fistula

    Our client, Ms Q, suffered a rectal tear at the time of her forceps delivery, which was subsequently missed by the obstetrician and not repaired, leading her to develop a recto-vaginal fistula.  She required multiple surgeries including a colostomy and suffered with faecal incontinence and psychiatric harm.

    A&E and radiologist fail to diagnose Lisfranc injury to foot

    Our client, Mr W, injured his right foot and attended A&E where he was wrongly diagnosed with a soft tissue injury.  It took three months for his Lisfranc injury to be diagnosed, requiring him to undergo invasive fusion surgery which was unsuccessful, requiring further surgery in the future.

    Failure to treat wrist fracture accelerates arthritis

    Our client, Mr P sustained a fracture to his wrist, after a fall, for which he received substandard treatment resulting in more complex surgery being required involving; ulnar shortening, a bone graft, prolonged recovery period and an acceleration of post-traumatic arthritis, which affected his future earning capacity. 

    Dental patient suffers severe burn to mouth during extraction

    Our client, Ms W, sustained severe burns and facial scarring to the side of her mouth and lips whilst undergoing extraction of her wisdom teeth under anaesthetic.

    Patient unable to work due to missed fracture of foot

    Our client, Mr R, was left unable to work for several months after A&E failed to diagnose a fracture in his foot despite the fact this was visible on his x-ray

    Patient requires dental implant after bodged root canal

    Our client, Miss K, suffered with pain and infection following her dentists failure to perform root canal treatment correctly, leading to the tooth requiring extraction and replacement with a dental implant.  

    Toes misaligned during hammertoe and bunion surgery

    Our client, Mrs E, underwent surgery for hammertoe and bunion correction on her left foot and suffered severe misalignment of her big and 2nd toes due to misplacement of the screws and K-wires by the surgeon.

    Carer negligence causes pressure sores to ankles

    Our client, Mr P, who is tetraplegic, suffered with bimalleolar pressure sores on the outside of each ankle which live-in carers failed to protect against, or identify and treat at an early stage.

    Delayed diagnosis and treatment of urosepsis leads to peri-arrest

    Our client, Miss D,  suffered a peri-arrest due to a lack of input from appropriate doctors or the Critical Care team, despite having a high ‘Patient at Risk’ score and observations on admission and an early suspicion of urosepsis.

    Failure to diagnose and treat testicular torsion.

    Our client, Mr P, attended A&E on two separate occasions reporting pain and discomfort in his groin. Despite exhibiting symptoms of testicular torsion Mr P was not appropriately examined.  This resulted in a six day delay in his diagnosis and treatment which resulted in his right testicle being removed. 

    Infant dies after lack of treatment for airway narrowing

    Our client, Miss J, suffered a cardiac arrest, brain damage and subsequently death after a hospital failed to investigate and treat her airway narrowing despite several signs and a previous life threatening event where Miss J had turned blue and choked on secretions.

    Inferior vena cava vein damaged during laparoscopy surgery

    GP fails to refer patient with chest pains to A&E

    Our client, Mrs P, suffered a heart attack and cardiac arrest after her GP failed to refer her to A&E when she attended with chest pains.

    Burns to gums and face during root canal treatment

    Our client, Mrs D, was injured when her dentist incorrectly applied chemicals to her tooth, causing the chemicals to pour onto and burn her gum-line and the inside of her face during root canal treatment.

    Hospital misdiagnoses fractured ankle

    Our client, Mrs D, suffered an injury to her ankle after a fall. The A&E department at Tunbridge Wells Hospital failed to recognise a fracture and misdiagnosed the injury as a dislocation, causing additional pain and suffering.

    Three months delay in diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    Our client, Mrs F, suffered a three month delay in diagnosis of her non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer after attending her dentist with pain in her lower right jaw followed by the development of a lump in her right jaw.  The lump expanded from 2.5cm to 9cm and caused unnecessary pain and distress.

    Broken femur took over a year to unite after negligent surgery

    Mr E was 40 years old when he was involved in a road traffic accident.  Following the accident he was taken to the Conquest Hospital, Hastings, with multiple injuries including a closed fracture to the right femoral shaft.

    Failed hernia repair and removal of lax skin surgery

    Failed hernia repair and removal of lax skin surgery  

    Hospital catheter negligence causes permanent bladder problems

    Hospital catheter negligence causes permanent bladder problems

    Child’s lip scarred after being burned by dentist

    Our client, Mr C, suffered permanent injury to the corner of his mouth on the right hand side, caused by the negligent actions of a surgeon, who during a procedure to extract Mr C’s teeth, caused an overheated drill to come into contact with his mouth.

    Doctor causes scarring to baby during delivery

    Our client, Baby W, was born with scarring to her head after her mother, Ms W, experienced a traumatic delivery at Salisbury Hospital as a result of the negligent actions of the doctor.

    Patient wrongfully treated for recurrence of bowel cancer

    Our client, Mr H, was told he would need to undergo chemotherapy, chemo-radiotherapy and surgery for what was assumed, by his consultants, to be a recurrence of his bowel cancer.  He suffered a bowel perforation as a result of the chemotherapy and was then told he did not in fact have a recurrence of the tumour.

    Fall in hospital causes femur fracture, hernia & surgeries

    Our client, Mr A, sustained a fracture to his femur requiring surgery and a post-operative hernia which also required surgery following a fall from his hospital bed.  He had a history of falling and worsening cognitive impairment, but despite this nursing staff failed to ensure his safety and a faulty bedrail was used.

    Negligent prostatectomy and Argus sling surgeries

    Our client, Mr K, suffered from incontinence, infections, severe pain and psychiatric harm after a number of failures by his urology consultant including the performance of a procedure which had been unauthorised and not licenced by the PCT.

    Young woman has facial scarring after wisdom tooth extraction

    Our client, Miss V, was shocked after she came round from her anaesthetic during a routine wisdom tooth extraction, to find the maxillofacial surgeon had burnt her lip causing a disfigurement at the corner of her mouth.

    Poor haemorrhoid surgery causes multiple problems

    Our client, Mr B, suffered with pain and faecal leakage, a feeling of incomplete evacuation and problems with frequency following a botched haemorrhoid anopexy surgery, where the surgeon stapled the surgery site incorrectly.

    Permanent stoma required following bowel surgery leaks

    Our client, Mr F, was compensated £140,000 after he suffered from a prolonged, undiagnosed abdominal abscess which developed after he had leaks into his abdomen following an ileal pouch surgery.

    Employee suffers corneal abrasion after eye injury at work

    Our client, Mr R, suffered a corneal abrasion when he was struck in the eye by the upper rim of a drawer which became loose as he opened it at work.

    Failure to diagnose severe intrauterine growth retardation

    Our client, Mr Y, was awarded £1.6 million (plus annual payments of over £100k for life) after he suffered chronic partial hypoxic ischaemia when doctors failed to diagnose severe intrauterine growth retardation, most likely caused by an insufficient placenta, during the last weeks of his mother’s pregnancy.   

    Dental pain & unnecessary tooth extraction

    Our client, Ms L, sought treatment from her dentist for tooth pain.  The dentist failed to note problems with one tooth on an x-ray, leaving the tooth in place, and causing Ms L to have ongoing pain for a further two months.  He also misdiagnosed a second tooth as having a root fracture leading to an unnecessary extraction.

    Hospital's delay in diagnosis of colon cancer leaves claimant with permanent urostomy and colostomy

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently secured compensation of £140,000 when a hospital failed to follow up a missed routine colonoscopy in a patient who was at high risk of developing colon cancer.

    Failure by GP to send mole for testing leads to missed cancer diagnosis

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently settled a claim for £1 million for a claimant after his GP misdiagnosed a cancerous mole for a wart, leading to a delay in diagnosis.

    GP failed to attend home of mother who died from pneumonia

    Specialist clinical negligence lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured a six figure sum the husband and children of a mother who died from necrotising streptococcal pneumonia and multi-organ failure, after GP failed to attend her at home.

    Patient suffers severe anoxic brain injury due to bronchoscopy

    Specialist Clinical Negligence lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £400,000 plus annual payments for a claimant who suffered a severe anoxic brain injury after going into cardiac arrest whilst undergoing a bronchoscopy.

    Undiagnosed testicular torsion leads to testicle removal

    James Cahan, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £13,750 for a school boy who underwent an urgent orchiectomy (removal of testicle) and subsequent prosthesis insertion due to undiagnosed testicular torsion following his attendance at A&E, Eastbourne District General Hospital 3 weeks previously.

    Prescription error causes distressing symptoms

    Jenny Waight, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured compensation for a client who suffered distressing symptoms requiring invasive and painful investigations after a pharmacist negligently prescribed the wrong medication to her.

    Lack of respiratory support causes cerebral palsy

    Our team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £5.4 million for a child who suffered brain damage and cerebral palsy after a considerable delay in being provided with respiratory support when he suffered breathing difficulties.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for wife of labourer

    We have successfully negotiated a £180,000 settlement for the surviving wife of a former labourer who contracted mesothelioma when working with asbestos during his employment with Vulcan Plastics in Westerham from about 1964 to 1965.

    Damages recovered following fractured jaw during tooth extraction

    The clinical negligence team demonstrated their expertise when they recently recovered damages for a lady who suffered a fractured jaw during a failed tooth extraction attempt by her dentist. The case settled for an undisclosed award plus legal costs.

    Mesothelioma compensation recovered for wife of lagger’s mate

    We have successfully negotiated a £120,000 settlement for the surviving wife of a former lagger’s mate who contracted mesothelioma from working with asbestos for an asbestos insulation company, Kitsons.

    Medical negligence & kidney damage, renal damage and a kidney transplant

    Peter Cooper won an undisclosed seven figure sum for permanent damage to his kidneys, which eventually led to a transplant.

    Compensation for loss of wife following failure to diagnose and treat fractured ribs

    The clinical negligence team demonstrated their expertise when they recently recovered damages for the surviving husband of a lady who died after cardiac arrest following the development of a haemothorax due to fractured ribs. The case settled for an undisclosed award plus legal costs.

    Damages recovered for consequences of delay in diagnosis of treatment for post-operative bowel cancer anastomotic leak

    The clinical negligence team demonstrated their expertise when they recently recovered damages for a gentleman who became critically ill following a failure to diagnose a post-operative anastomotic leak. The case settled for an undisclosed award plus legal costs.

    Patient recovered £565,000 when hospital delayed diagnosis of a heart condition causing heart attack

    The clinical negligence team demonstrated their expertise when they recently recovered a substantial sum and a formal apology for a patient who suffered permanent damage to her heart as a result of a hospital’s failure to diagnose acute coronary syndrome and later myocardial infarction and provide treatment with anticoagulants.

    Patient dies after absconding from psychiatric ward

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who negotiated a settlement of £85,000 for the wife and daughter of a man who died after being allowed to wander out of a psychiatric ward.

    Inquest: coroner gives verdict of misadventure after baby dies one day after birth

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who represented the family at the inquest into the death of their baby son, who died at one day old, having been born in an extremely poor condition.

    Patient suffers acute heart failure following negligent management of post operative complications

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who obtained £15,000 compensation for a woman when her husband died from post operative complications following a right total hip replacement.

    Compensation following a failing to communicate

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team. In this pair of connected cases, the team recovered £22,500 for the Estate of a deceased cancer patient and £7,000 and £8,000 respectively her husband and daughter as secondary victims.

    Compensation recovered for failure to diagnose diseased retina

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered an undisclosed sum for a gentleman who suffered a complication after cataract surgery at Pembury Hospital.

    Compensation recovered for negligent treatment of ectopic pregnancy

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £112,500 for a client who suffered a psychological injury following an unsuccessful operation to remove an ectopic pregnancy (which can be fatal if not treated). So severe was the pain that our client believed she was indeed going to die.

    Compensation recovered for burns suffered during wisdom teeth extraction

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £10,500 for a 25 year old man who suffered a full thickness burn to the corner of his mouth due to equipment being used for wisdom teeth extraction overheating.

    Damages recovered following a failure to diagnose and treat infection

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £26,000 for a young man who suffered injury to his knee after a failure to manage an infection.

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

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who represented the family of an elderly Kent lady at the inquest into her death caused by pressure ulcers.

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

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently settled the claim of a widow whose barrister husband died following his transfer from Kent to a London hospital with a suspected brain aneurysm.

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

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who acted for the husband and sons of a 45 year old woman who died within a few days of her admission to a Surrey hospital as a result of her first ever asthma attack.

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

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently worked with a client suffering from a significant elbow dislocation which was not spotted despite several consultations with an orthopaedic specialist as well as weekly physiotherapy sessions which were unsurprisingly extremely painful.

    Inquest: coroner criticises the GP for failing to do a home visit

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently represented the family of a Tunbridge Wells mother of six children aged between six months and sixteen years who died from an overwhelming infection in February 2009.

    Swab left inside patient following episiotomy repair

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered compensation for a patient who had a surgical swab left inside her following an episiotomy.

    Damages recovered following adverse outcome to spinal surgery

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £145,000 for a client who suffered frequent falls, pain and depression as a result of an inappropriate surgical procedure, leaving him with significant care and equipment needs.

    Undiagnosed torsion of the testicle

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently acted for a man suffering from a torsion of the testicle. He was misdiagnosed during three separate hospital attendances despite the GP repeatedly diagnosing the condition correctly.

  • Latest Updates

    Thomson Snell & Passmore is recognised as one of the UK’s Top Law Firms

    Thomson Snell & Passmore has been named as one of the Top Law Firms for its private wealth practice for the fifth consecutive year.

    The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch maternity investigations and medical negligence claims

    As specialist clinical negligence lawyers, we are often instructed to act in cases arising out of medical negligence at birth, leading to serious disability or stillbirth. This article, explores what the government and the NHS is doing to reduce the number of cases.

    Material risks and what this means in Clinical Negligence cases

    You must be informed of all material risks before you embark on any particular treatment

    What someone in their 20s needs to know about clinical negligence and personal injury cases

    Your time to bring a claim may be running out.

    Surviving severe sepsis could lead to future cognitive problems

    The 13th of September 2018 marks World Sepsis Day. It was originally initiated by the Global Sepsis Alliance in 2012 with the aim of raising awareness for sepsis worldwide. Since then, a lot of progress has been made but there is still relatively little known about the condition and the symptoms to look out for. 

    Breast Cancer

    The government has announced that an IT error in 2009 meant that many women aged between 68-71 did not receive invitations for their final breast cancer screening between 2009 to early 2018.  

    Is my Doctor properly insured and who pays the compensation if it all goes wrong?

    Would you sign a contract with a builder if you knew that his or her insurer was; unregulated, had limitless discretion on whether to cover a claim or not, where there was no obligation to even explain the reason why they are not indemnifying and no right to appeal the decision?

    FAQ: Frequently asked questions from across the practice

    Every month we answer frequently asked questions from across the practice and bring them together to help bring clarity to your legal needs. Each of the sections below lead off to a more comprehensive bank of information.

    Failure to monitor kidneys leads to end stage kidney disease

    Our client, Mrs A, was referred to North Middlesex University Hospital for investigations into her kidney function. She was discharged, but the nephrologist did not advise her GP to continue to monitor her. Eight years later end stage kidney disease was diagnosed. Damages of £32,000 were recovered for the pain and suffering and financial losses sustained as a result of the delay in diagnosis.

    Tragic medical negligence case after death of twin girls settled after five long years

    Tragic medical negligence case after death of twin girls settled after five long years

    Should I settle my medical negligence compensation claim directly with NHS Resolution?

    Often when patients are unhappy with the treatment they have received from an NHS hospital they will make a formal complaint to the Trust. Formal complaints are a useful way of getting essential information about the treatment a patient has received and may sometimes result in that Trust apologising to the aggrieved patient.

    Vaginal Mesh claims

    The recent report by the BBC in their Victoria Derbyshire programme highlighted the plight of many women who had mesh implants in prolapse surgeries.  Hundreds of women are taking legal action in clinical negligence and product liability claims against the NHS and manufacturers of the mesh. 

    BBC News interview involving consultant urologist Mr Paul Miller

    James Cahan, a solicitor in the clinical negligence team at Thomson Snell and Passmore, spoke today to BBC South East News about a recent Good Governance Institute (GGI) report, commissioned by the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.  The GGI report focusses on the issues surrounding the conduct of consultant urologist Mr Paul Miller, when he was working at the East Surrey Hospital, and identifies numerous failings in the way that the Trust dealt with concerns and complaints raised by staff members, as well as patients. 

    Unnecessary operations

    We have been instructed by a number of clients to investigate their concerns about surgical treatment carried out by  orthopedic  surgeon Mr Sahaib Mohammed Sait at the BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital, near Dartford in 2016.

    FAQ: Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

    Q: I have been injured in an accident which was partly my fault.  Does that stop me from claiming compensation? No.  Many people are reluctant to start a claim because they feel that an accident was their fault when in strict legal terms the accident was in fact caused wholly, or partly, by someone else.

    Man wins three year battle against hospital after being left paralysed following ‘routine’ spinal surgery

    A man who was left paralysed and confined to a wheelchair following what he was told would be straightforward operation for a slipped disc, has won a three year battle for compensation against Brighton & Sussex Hospital Trust. The Trust is now liable to pay compensation likely to run into millions of pounds.

    Brain damage, the hidden cost of acute sepsis?

    According to the UK Sepsis Trust, there are about 150,000 cases of sepsis in the UK each year and 44,000 deaths. Another adverse outcome that is being identified in a growing number of our clinical negligence cases, involving long delays in the diagnosis of sepsis, is brain injury and cognitive deficits, causing lifelong symptoms that are sometimes subtle, but often much more profound.

    Survey indicates just how complex and subtle the consequences of head injury can be

    In a recent survey, eighty five percent of brain injury specialists did not fully appreciate that acceleration or deceleration forces – experienced for example when a car comes to a sudden stop - need last only one fifth of one second to trigger traumatic brain injury. This finding emerged from research conducted by Thomson Snell & Passmore’s leading personal injury team at their annual brain injury lecture.

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    The Solicitors Journal reports on Thomson Snell & Passmore's recent significant promotions within the firm.

    Top 25 UK Law Firm

    We are pleased to receive, for another year, the accolade from eprivateclient of being listed as one of the Top 25 Law Firms in the UK.

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

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

The very experienced Fiona Follis is a safe pair of hands and establishes good empathy with lay clients.

The Legal 500 2017

James Cahan has the wisdom of lawyers many years his senior.

The Legal 500 2017

'Excellent' clinical negligence practice punches well above its weight and manages substantial, complex cases very competently.

The Legal 500 2019

Professional, supportive and empathic' department at 'outstanding firm' Thomson Snell & Passmore 'makes each client feel like its number-one priority.

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A safe pair of hands in high-value personal injury matters.

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They are extremely approachable, have specialist knowledge and expertise in their field and manage to convey a genuine understanding of their clients' needs.

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Gavin Allard
Rebecca Morgan
James Cahan
Sharon Lam
Graham Bell
Oliver Chapman
Sandra Paige
Jonathan Herbert
Karin Baker
Imogen Tantam
Jenny Waight
Sandra Hennessy
Josie Hill
Carley Ross
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