Hospital & Surgery Negligence Solicitors

Professional legal advice for compensation claims against hospitals

If you suffer illness or injury as a result of negligence during hospital treatment or surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. Negligence cases against hospitals can be very complex. We can help you assess the facts and see whether you are entitled to claim for compensation.


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Hospital negligenceWhat does Hospital and Surgery Compensation include?

Whether you are claiming against the NHS or a private healthcare specialist, we can help you with many different areas including:

  • Accident & Emergency Negligence - Medical negligence is rare in Accident & Emergency departments, but mistakes can happen and they are usually to do with doctors and nurses not being thorough enough, or failing to follow up properly after an examination, leading to incomplete care for the patient.
  • Cauda Equina - Cauda equina syndrome is a condition where the nerves in the spine are compressed and swell, causing intense pain. A misdiagnosis or delayed treatment can have serious implications.
  • GP Negligence - When a healthcare professional fails to meet the level of expected quality, you may be able to make a claim. Examples of this include a GP failing to thoroughly examine symptoms, or not keeping medical records up to standard.
  • Pressure Sores - A hospital has a duty of care to prevent the occurrence of pressure sores. These happen during long periods of immobility. The pressure placed on an area can have adverse effects.
  • Sepsis - This is a life threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune system fails to fight against disease, and instead starts attacking your own organs and tissue. Much like pressure sores, if a professional fails to react to sepsis quick enough or does not accurately examine sepsis, you may be able to make a sepsis compensation claim.

This list is not exhaustive and if you feel that you or one of your family have suffered significant injury or loss as a result of negligent hospital treatment or surgery, call us on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website to discuss your circumstances.

Our Medical Negligence Specialists

Suzanne Munroe Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Suzanne Munroe

Director & Solicitor

Sarah Tipton Walker, Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Sarah Tipton Walker

Director & Solicitor

Janet Baker Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Janet Baker

Director & Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves

Associate Solicitor

Georgina Peckett, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis

Georgina Peckett

Associate Solicitor

Lucy Wells, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis Sheffield

Lucy Wells

Associate Solicitor

Natalie Cosgrove, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis

Natalie Cosgrove

Associate Solicitor

Sadie Simpson, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Sadie Simpson


Helena Tindall, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Helena Tindall


Kate Gelder, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Doncaster

Kate Gelder


Ruth Tucker Medical Negligence Solicitor

Ruth Tucker


Delyth Ann Jones, Medical Neglicence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Delyth Ann Jones

Consultant Solicitor

Stephanie Kennedy, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Stephanie Kennedy


Linda Smith, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Sheffield

Linda Smith


Belinda Norcliffe, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Belinda Norcliffe


Lisa Mann, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Lisa Mann


Jim Gladman, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Jim Gladman


Burhan Akhtar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Burhan Akhtar


Heather Kolar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Heather Kolar


Sian Morris, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Sian Morris

Chartered Legal Executive

Ronke Bain Medical Negligence Lawyer

Ronke Bain

Chartered Legal Executive

Lisa Simpson, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Lisa Simpson


Lesley Graves, Professional Support Lawyer

Lesley Graves

Solicitor & Professional Support Lawyer

How are Hospital & Surgery claims funded?

There are various options of funding for claims. Many of our cases are funded using Conditional Fee Agreements, (also called a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement). In a Conditional Fee Agreement, you will only pay for our solicitors’ work if we win the case for you. In very limited cases we can offer advice for free thanks to Legal Aid funding. Our solicitors can review and discuss your funding options and help you decide the best route to take.

How can Switalskis help me?

We believe that it is important to understand what went wrong and whether or not you have suffered as a result of medical negligence. At Switalskis we will provide you with the advice and guidance you need along the way, to give you peace of mind and fair compensation where appropriate.

Our team includes solicitors who are accredited as specialists by both The Law Society and the patients’ charity, Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). We are also recognised as being among the top Clinical Negligence teams in England by the Legal 500 UK, the foremost legal guide for clients.

Call us on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website to talk to a medical negligence solicitor about your circumstances.

What our clients say

"We really appreciate all your efforts and the positive outcome so far of your research and professionalism. You have picked up the baton at the eleventh hour when we were at our lowest point and abandoned by everyone else – thank you so much."

'GM' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I felt comfortable with Ruth and I trusted her. Ruth kept me up-to-date with every detail. I would strongly recommend Switalskis, and Ruth in particular."

'PL' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I would like to thank Jim Gladman and the Switalskis’ team for everything they did for me. A job well done."

'NM' - Medical Negligence Client

"Stephanie Kennedy was brilliant from start to finish."

Clinical Negligence Client

"I was extremely satisfied with how [Claire Garrity] dealt with my case. It was difficult for me and Claire guided me through with consummate skill."

'SH' - Clinical Negligence Client

"This was the first time I’ve had to use a Solicitor, I found [Samantha Spain] very professional and helpful. The experience was much easier and more pleasant than I had feared."

'TM' - Clinical Negligence Client