Our Cardiff Medical Negligence team help people across South Wales. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a medical mistake or clinical negligence, our experienced solicitors are ready to help.
We’re widely recognised as the leading law firm for medical negligence claims and have a built a strong reputation in this area. Alongside the legal work involved in your claim, we have a team of Support & Rehabilitation specialists whose job is to make your life easier. They can help with everything from benefits applications, through to accessing help through charities and support groups.
Our first priority will be to investigate your treatment concerns and work to get an early admission of responsibility from the NHS or private provider. This may then allow us to get interim compensation payments. These are paid while your claim is going through, and can help to pay for any care or support you need, as well as helping ease any financial worries you may have.
For a free initial consultation about your medical negligence claim, call us on 0800 121 6567 or
contact us online.
What Medical Negligence Services Do We Offer In Cardiff?
Our medical negligence solicitors in Cardiff have a strong reputation in complex cases – particularly those involving life-changing injuries.
We can help you claim in situations including:
Spinal cord injuries
Delayed diagnosis of cancer
Stillbirth and neonatal deaths
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What Area Do We Cover?
From our office in Cardiff, our Medical Negligence team help people across South Wales.
We’re flexible in how we work, so we can visit you wherever’s convenient for you. We’re also happy to keep in touch through phone call, video call, messaging, or email.
Our Cardiff medical negligence team can help you if you live in the following postcode areas:
CF – Cardiff
LD – Llandrindod Wells
NP – Newport
SA – Swansea.
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What To Expect When You Make A Medical Negligence Claim
We understand the emotions you may be experiencing if you’ve suffered medical negligence. You may have worries about the future, your recovery, as well as the financial impact of your injuries. Our solicitors are here to help you – not only in getting the compensation you deserve, but also in helping you make the best recovery possible.
When you make a medical negligence claim with us, our priority is you. We’ll immediately start work on investigating your treatment concerns with a view to getting an early admission of fault from the NHS or private healthcare provider responsible for your injuries. If we can get that admission, it usually means we can get an interim compensation payment to help pay for your care. This can ease any immediate financial worries you may have.
We can also assign you one of our Support & Rehabilitation specialists. Their role is to help make your life easier – from completing benefit applications, through to introducing you to local charity/support groups. Our Support & Rehabilitation teams have considerable knowledge. They can identify things you might need to help with your recovery – and how we can go about getting them for you (for instance getting a wheelchair ramp installed at your home).
Depending on the complexity of your claim, medical negligence cases can take a few years to settle. This is because we need to see how well you’re able to recover from your injuries, and assess the longer term impact on your life. Settling a claim too early could mean you get less compensation than you’re entitled to.
Our specialist team will be with you through every step of the process and will fight to get you what you need.
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Why Choose Us?
Our Medical Negligence team in Cardiff has helped hundreds of people to claim compensation. We’re backed by our Court of Protection and Public Law teams who can help you with managing your compensation settlement, as well as legal issues around health and social care, and special educational needs.
Our solicitors specialise in complex cases involving life changing injuries, as well as cases that have sadly resulted in a fatality. Alongside this specialist legal expertise, our Support & Rehabilitation team is here to help you get what you need to make the best recovery possible.
Many of our medical negligence solicitors are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and by the charity Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA). Julie Lewis and Eleri Davies were listed along with the rest of the team,
in the Legal 500 as a Firm to Watch.
Our team runs free training for medical professionals, to try and reduce the chances of medical negligence. We also promote patient safety with the wider public to help reduce the number of delayed diagnoses for conditions.
We have strong relationships with leading national charities and organisations, as well as locally based charities such as:
Cerebral Palsy Cymru
Ronald McDonald House Cardiff
Maggie’s Cancer Centres
Cardiff Law Society.
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For a free initial consultation about your medical negligence claim, call us free on 0800 121 6567 or
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Our medical negligence lawyers were able to get £1.6 million for a little boy who was diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy.
The boy was born at University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff. Staff at the hospital decided to progress with a natural delivery of the boy, despite him becoming distressed during labour.
Tests later revealed that the boy has Erb’s Palsy – a type of paralysis caused when nerves in the arm become damaged.
The boy’s parents approached our Medical Negligence team to investigate his care. We found that he wouldn’t have been injured if he’d been delivered by caesarean section. His injuries were made worse when staff failed to properly manage the delivery when one of his shoulders became stuck.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board admitted responsibility for the boy’s injuries. We managed to get the family a £1.6 million compensation settlement. This money will pay for the specialist therapies and support that the boy will need for the rest of his life.
The boy’s parents said:
“Our son has shown incredible courage throughout his life. He is the most wonderful son we could have wished for. We are incredibly proud of everything he has been able to achieve so far, often in the face of adversity.”
“While nothing will ever change what we have all been through, this settlement at least means we can rest assured that he will always be supported and hopefully be able to get the best from life for many years to come.”
“It remains difficult to think about how things could have been different if we had received better support. Our only hope now is that lessons have been learned so no one else faces the same issues. Patient safety must always come first.”
Read more about this case.
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