Making a claim when medical treatment goes wrong
Nobody expects to take legal action against a doctor, nurse or midwife, but medical mistakes can affect people’s quality of life. Compensation for medical negligence can help to make life easier, replacing lost earnings or meeting expenses caused by illness or injury.
If you’d like to talk to a medical negligence solicitor, in confidence, call us on 0800 1380458 and we will assess your claim free of charge. We are specialist solicitors in clinical negligence law. Our expert lawyers are experienced in helping people gain compensation when surgery, childbirth, and other types of medical treatment, result in damage, injury or loss of life.
Why choose us for your medical negligence claim?
Like all the legal teams at Switalskis Solicitors, we are specialists: we deal with Clinical Negligence claims – nothing else. We have a proven track record of helping people to gain compensation and achieve justice following negligent medical treatment. Our team includes Solicitors who are recognised as specialists by both The Law Society and the patients’ charity, Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). We are also recognised as amongst the top Clinical Negligence teams in the country by the Legal 500 UK. Just as important as our expertise is the high standard of client care we provide, from your first contact with us through to the conclusion of your case.
We can help with:
- Inquests and loss of life claims
- Accident and Emergency Claims
- Brain Injury Claims
- Cancer Claims
- Cerebral Palsy Claims
- Fracture Claims
- Claims against General Practitioners
- Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims
- Pressure Sores Claims
- Surgery Claims
Many of our cases are funded using conditional fee agreements (similar to a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement). In limited cases, we can offer legal aid for clinical negligence claims. We can help you explore all the options for funding your medical negligence claim in the best way for you.
Medical negligence claims for children and young people
Sometimes, medical negligence affects children and young people. In such cases, we can help parents or carers to claim on their behalf. Injuries sustained at birth or shortly afterwards can have lifelong effects on children, and on the parents who care for them. Conditions like cerebral palsy lead to complex care needs. Compensation can help ensure those needs are met throughout the child’s life.
Clinical negligence solicitor, Suzanne Munroe, and her team have a great deal of experience in birth injury and cerebral palsy claims and have helped families secure millions of pounds in compensation. The compensation these families have received will pay for things like round the clock care and special therapies, throughout the child’s life. The parents also gained peace of mind knowing that their children will be cared for properly when they are no longer able to do so themselves.
Claiming compensation when someone has died
We have helped many families who have lost a loved one due to medical negligence. Medical Negligence Solicitor, Jim Gladman, has represented many families at inquests and assisted them with subsequent medical negligence claims. Many of our Clinical Negligence lawyers have specialist expertise in claims involving loss of life. We understand that families who have lost someone due to medical negligence often need to understand what went wrong and why. We can advise and assist you throughout the inquest process, and help you to get the answers you need.
If you’d like to talk to one of our Clinical Negligence lawyers, in confidence, about making a claim, call us on 0800 138 0458, or complete our contact form and we’ll call you back.