Our expert medical negligence lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.
Compensation For Medical Negligence
When we need medical advice or treatment, we place a huge amount of trust in medical experts. We usually get the right advice and treatment, but mistakes can be made and the consequences can be very serious.
Many people have suffered illness or injury as a result of the treatment given to them by doctors or hospital staff who have not acted properly, in ways such as these:
- Incorrect diagnosis
- Incorrect treatment
- Important symptoms ignored
- A delay in diagnosis or treatment
- Failure of a medical product or device
If you have suffered as a result of poor medical care, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Our experienced team has helped thousands of people in similar situations and can give you the support and legal advice that you need.
How Irwin Mitchell Can Help You
If you or a loved one has suffered because of a medical mistake or because of poor care given by a doctor or hospital staff, contact us for expert advice on claiming compensation.
“I was recommended Irwin Mitchell by a solicitor friend of mine and I am very happy to say that the dedication and professionalism shown has completely supported this recommendation. The settlement that was reached will make a huge difference to me.” Chris, Leeds
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We have one of the UK’s largest and most experienced teams of specialist medical negligence solicitors who know what sort of issues you will be dealing with after receiving poor care. Our solicitors have helped thousands of clients to claim compensation and this experience means we can give you the support, understanding and advice you need at this difficult time.
Many of our solicitors specialise in particular types of cases, such as birth injuries, and all have years of experience in working with clients who have suffered through poor medical treatment.
We use plain English when giving advice and always listen carefully to what has happened. Many of our solicitors are recommended in the leading independent guides to the legal profession, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, so you can be sure your case is in safe hands.
What Will Happen When You Contact Us About A Medical Negligence Compensation Claim?
We will work tirelessly to gather the evidence we need to support your claim and talk you through everything that happens throughout your case.
We will often arrange for medical reports to be written and seek expert opinions on your treatment and your injuries. We will fight fearlessly to help you get the compensation you deserve and will keep you fully informed of everything that is happening throughout.
In certain circumstances we can try to get you an early payment from your compensation so that you can pay your bills (if you can’t work, for example) or to pay for private treatment to help you to recover as quickly as possible.
In this video, Lisa Jordan, an expert in medical negligence cases, talks about how we help clients who have suffered injury or illness because of a medical mistake.
Featured Client Story
Professor Andrew Downes, a music composer from Birmingham, suffered a spinal cord injury after a hospital misdiagnosed his fractured spine as a urine infection. We supported Andrew in his legal battle for justice against the hospital trust that misdiagnosed him, allowing him to access a full rehabilitation and care programme for his future lifelong needs.
Read more about how we helped Andrew
What Else Can Irwin Mitchell Offer?
As we are a large firm of solicitors with many other specialist teams, we can also help with a range of other issues, for example:
- Financial planning and investment management once you have received your compensation payment
- Advice on social services, education, housing, equipment and state benefits
- Management of finances and official affairs if your injuries have left you in need of assistance in this area Advice and guidance on your case from our specialist in-house nurses
- Advice on family issues and wills and trusts
Above all, we will fight fearlessly to protect your best interests. We will aim to help you recover the best possible medical negligence compensation settlement and offer you support and advice at each stage of your claim.
"Irwin Mitchell's high-class clinical negligence practice is really professional, and among the very best in the field."
Legal 500, 2013
"A very astute group that provides advice that is second to none."
Chambers & Partners 2014
The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.