Our expert medical negligence solicitors 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*.

Medical Negligence Compensation Solicitors

When we need medical advice or treatment, we place a huge amount of trust in clinical 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 medical negligence claims, such as birth injuries, and all have years of experience in working with clients who have suffered through poor clinical 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 Our Medical Negligence Solicitors?

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 claims, 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.

For more information on making a medical negligence claim, you can download our free brochure (PDF).

Accreditations For Our Clinical And Medical Negligence Work

Legal 500 Leading Firm 2013

"Irwin Mitchell's high-class clinical negligence practice is really professional, and among the very best in the field."

Legal 500, 2013

Chambers and Partners 2014

"A very astute group that provides advice that is second to none."

Chambers & Partners 2014

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Medical Negligence

  • Accident & Emergency Claims
    Our clinical negligence experts have years of experience in helping people claim compensation following mistakes made in Accident & Emergency (A&E).
  • Cancer Compensation Claims
    A cancer misdiagnosis can have a devastating impact on your life. If you have been affected, you may be able to claim compensation.
  • Cerebral Palsy Claims
    If you think that errors made during birth caused your child’s cerebral palsy, you should contact us for a free initial discussion about making a compensation claim.
  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims
    Our medical negligence solicitors are expert in dealing with compensation claims resulting from negligence before, during or after a cosmetic procedure.
  • Dental Negligence Claims
    Our team of specialist solicitors is highly experienced in dental negligence cases, offering expertise and sensitivity.
  • Defective Medical Products, Drugs or Medicines Claims
    You may be able to claim compensation if you have injured by defective medical products or medicines.
  • Eye Related Claims
    Our expert team could help you claim compensation if you have been injured during eye surgery, including laser eye surgery.
  • Fatal Claims And Inquests
    We have the experience and sensitivity needed to assist you if a loved one has died due to medical negligence.
  • General Medical Problems
    In the health service, many different areas come under the umbrella of “general medical”. We could help you claim compensation following a wide range of medical errors.
  • Misdiagnosis Claims
    At Irwin Mitchell, our medical negligence team is experienced in a range of misdiagnosis cases. Call us today to find out how we can help you with your claim.
  • GP & Community Health Claims
    Unfortunately, GPs and other community healthcare professionals sometimes make mistakes that lead to injuries and illnesses for patients.
  • Hospital Acquired Infection Claims
    If you have contracted MRSA or any other illness or infection while in hospital care, you may be able to claim compensation.
  • Mental Health Claims
    Psychiatric patients are amongst the most vulnerable members of our society and deserve access to a consistently high standard of care. If this standard isn’t met, we could help you with a claim.
  • Pregnancy, Birth and Gynaecology Injury Claims
    Our specialist solicitors could help you claim compensation if you or your child have been injured due to a medical mistake during pregnancy or childbirth.
  • Surgery Claims
    We have a wealth of experience in helping people to claim compensation following medical negligence during surgery.

The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

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.

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