We place a great deal of trust in doctors and other medical professionals to provide us with the best care possible. However, when a ‘rogue’ doctor or surgeon is allowed to act irresponsibly, using treatments considered unsafe or unnecessary, this can harm a lot of people.
If you or a loved one has suffered medical negligence that has similarly affected other people, we could help you make a compensation claim. Examples of this may include:
Our expert medical negligence team has extensive experience bringing group claims, including cases arising from treatment provided by:
- Mr Paterson – breast surgeon in Birmingham
- Mr Bhamra – orthopaedic surgeon in Yorkshire
- Mr Irvine – gynaecologist in London
- Mr Nair – urologist in Birmingham
- Mr Arun – gynaecologist in Birmingham
- Mr Dixon - colorectal surgeon in Bristol
- Mr Rahman - orthopaedic surgeon in Birmingham.
We have recently started to investigate claims relating to the following surgeons, and if you or a family member have concerns about the treatment you have received, please contact us for advice.
- Mr Salama – orthopaedic surgeon in Birmingham
- Mr Shah – orthopaedic surgeon in Birmingham.
We're also investigating claims arising from higher than expected baby death rates at the Countess of Chester Hospital, in respect of which there is an ongoing criminal investigation.
We deal with cases arising from NHS treatment and private treatment, including where patients have received NHS treatment at a private hospital. The law in this area can be complicated in terms of establishing who is responsible if things go wrong. We can help to simplify matters by giving clear and straightforward advice about your options.
We also have experience of bringing claims against organisations, such as the Ministry of Defence, who put the health of many servicemen and women at risk with the negligent administration of Lariam/Mefloquine.
Making a group claim for medical negligence can help build a stronger case and ensure you get the right level of compensation. If you’ve lost a loved one because of medical negligence, we can help you bring a claim on their behalf, and support you through the inquest process to get you the answers you need.
There is often an agreed scheme in place to deal with group claims, especially when a claim involves the NHS. This means it’s essential to have input from specialist solicitors at an early stage, to advise you on how to proceed, work with any other solicitors involved, and ensure you are getting the best compensation package possible.
Our team has the expertise you need to get the support and compensation you deserve. We are consistently ranked as the leading medical negligence firm in the UK by the independent legal guides Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, and many of our team are recognised as leading experts in their field.
Medical negligence can be devastating, but we are here to help. Call us today on 0800 056 4110 to find out about making a group claim – or use our online form and one of our friendly team will call you back.
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.
*To make a No Win No Fee claim, you need to enter into an agreement that's linked to a suitable insurance policy. We'll explain this in more detail before we start your claim.