If you’ve suffered medical negligence in London or the Home Counties, our specialist team is here for you. We understand what you’re going through, and know exactly what to do to investigate your treatment concerns and get you the compensation and support you deserve.
Our London medical negligence solicitors specialise in claims involving severe or life-changing injuries. We’ve also taken cases to the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court to get our clients what they’re entitled to.
We’re one of only a few firms in London to be top-rated by the independent legal guides, Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. And we have more Clinical Negligence specialists accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers than any firm within a 50 mile radius of London.
If you make your medical negligence claim with us, our priority is you. We offer a Support & Rehabilitation service that can help with things like completing benefits applications, or helping you adapt your home.
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 London?
Our London medical negligence lawyers specialise in cases involving:
Birth injuries (including cerebral palsy, birth trauma and Erb’s palsy)
Spinal cord injuries
Brain injuries (including stroke, hypoxic brain injury, meningitis, sepsis and group B strep)
Surgical negligence (including amputation claims)
Delayed diagnosis of cancer
Wrongful birth (where your baby was born with a serious health condition that wasn’t diagnosed when it should have been).
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What Area Do We Cover?
From our London office we help people who live in the capital or the Home Counties. Our medical negligence solicitors in London can help you if you live in:
East and West Sussex.
If your injuries mean you cannot travel to us at our office in Holborn, we can travel to you, or meet over a phone/video call.
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What To Expect When You Make A Medical Negligence Claim
We know you’ll have concerns about your future health and finances and that you may feel incredibly let down by the healthcare professionals. When you make a claim with us our priority is to investigate your treatment concerns with a view to obtaining an apology and getting you everything you need to make the best recovery possible.
We’re one of the few firms to offer a dedicated Support & Rehabilitation team. Our Support & Rehabilitation specialists are here to make your life easier. They can help with things like completing benefit applications, through to recommending experts to make adaptations to your home (for instance if you need a wheelchair ramp fitting).
Your lawyers will work hard to get an early acceptance of responsibility wherever possible from the NHS or private provider responsible. With an early admission we can then try to get an interim compensation payment while your case is going through. Interim payments can help pay for things to help your recovery and cover your loss of earnings.
Medical negligence claims can take a few years to settle, depending on how severe your injuries are. This is because it can take time to understand how far you’ll recover, and the impact your injuries will have on your life. Our specialist teams will be here to support you every step of the way.
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Why Choose Us?
We’re a large, specialist team and one of only a few in London to be ranked in the top tier by the independent legal directories (Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500
Although our team is large, the service we provide is personal – and centred around your needs.
We specialise in complex cases involving serious injuries. Our lawyers regularly settle claims for clients who have lifelong care needs as a result of medical negligence. Recently we’ve successfully taken cases to the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Because of our expertise our medical negligence solicitors take on the most difficult cases. We often take over cases from other firms, where people have become unhappy with the level of service they’re getting.
We have more solicitors accredited as clinical negligence specialists by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, than any other law firm in London. Several of our lawyers are also accredited by the patient safety charity AvMA.
We work with and support many national and local charities, including:
Group B Strep Support
The Children’s Trust
The Bobath Centre
The Pace Centre
The UK Sepsis Trust
Digswell Place Group Riding for the Disabled Association
We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide. Our friendly team are ready to help you with your claim.
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For a free initial consultation about your medical negligence claim, call us free on 0800 121 6567 or
contact us online.
Case Study – Sofia’s Story
Sofia was born prematurely and received negligent neonatal care. Born at just 26 weeks, her ventilator was removed too early. This caused a brain haemorrhage, which left her with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and learning difficulties.
Sofia’s parents approached us for legal advice, after being shocked to learn that her injuries were avoidable. Since then our solicitor Kate Major has supported them through the legal process.
Alongside the legal claim our Support & Rehabilitation team put Sofia’s parents in touch with various experts to help with Sofia’s care and rehabilitation.
We were also able to get interim payments that allowed the family to pay for things such as:
Moving to a more suitable home
Speech and language therapy
We recently settled Sofia’s medical negligence claim, getting her enough compensation to support her for the rest of her life.
“Irwin Mitchell have not only provided us with expert advice throughout Sofia’s claim; they have helped us come to terms with Sofia’s injuries as a family by providing us with vital answers about what went wrong with Sofia’s care.”
“Irwin Mitchell have also helped us to put measures in place to support Sofia. They conducted an investigation into Sofia’s current and future needs and various independent experts made care and rehabilitation recommendations.”
“Not only did this ensure that Sofia’s rehabilitation began before the conclusion of her claim, not having to make all of the arrangements ourselves alleviated a lot of our stress.” -
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