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NHS and private health

All patients are owed a ‘duty of care’ by their medical practitioner. Not all medical and surgical procedures can be guaranteed to be 100% effective, but if something goes wrong due to the negligence of the nurse, doctor or surgeon involved, then you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries suffered.

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Mr Alan Mendham of GADSBY WICKS in Chelmsford
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2004 Alan has specialised exclusively in clinical negligence claims.  He handles a wide range of claims including surgical errors, misdiagnosis and birth injuries. Alan is a member of the Law... Read more
Ms Fran Pollard of GADSBY WICKS in Chelmsford
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Fran Pollard’s professional experience has spanned both medicine and the law. Prior to becoming a solicitor, she had a successful career in healthcare after qualifying as a staff nurse at St Bart’s Hospital in London in the late seventies. Working in the... Read more
Mr Tony May of CHADWICK LAWRENCE LLP in Huddersfield
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Tony qualified as a Solicitor in 1990 after completing a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree then a Master of Law (LLM) Degree. He is a Partner and head of medical negligence at Chadwick Lawrence, a department that he established in 1998. Specialising in... Read more
Ms Tami Frankel of GADSBY WICKS in Chelmsford
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Tami Frankel has over 20 years of experience in clinical negligence and is dedicated to acheiving the right outcome for her clients. Tami has obtained compensation for clients with many types of claim, including  injuries arising out of birth -... Read more
Mr Simon Parford of WOLFERSTANS in Plymouth
Brain injury lawyer
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
I am a Partner and Head of the Clinical Negligence Department of Wolferstans Solicitors. I specialise in complex, high value brain injury claims. I have particular expertise in acting for children and young adults who have cerebral palsy. I have been... Read more

All firms will probably provide the first half hour of your consultation free of charge, either by telephone or in person.

Examples of NHS and private health negligence

  • Failing to correctly diagnose diseases or injuries
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Childbirth errors (causing death of or injury to mother or child)
  • Early failure of implants such as hip replacements
  • Hospital acquired infections
  • Faulty drugs or vaccines

Claiming compensation following NHS and private health negligence

Compensation following NHS and private health negligence should help to ease your suffering and help to restore your former quality of life as much as possible. It will also cover your losses and rehabilitation costs if required.

Why use an APIL lawyer following NHS and private health negligence?

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has over 3,500 members and is an independent, not-for-profit organisation fighting for the rights of injured people. APIL provides accreditation for lawyers who specialise in personal injury law and this accreditation shows that these lawyers have achieved high standards of expertise and competence. Our accredited lawyers are committed to attending legal personal injury training to keep their specialist personal injury skills up-to-date.

Only accredited injury lawyers specialising in NHS and private health negligence are listed on this page.

It is strongly recommended that you should consult with two or three accredited injury lawyers before making a decision on who to instruct.


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Specialist accreditation

APIL provides accreditation for lawyers who practice in personal injury law, and who specialise in particular fields, including clinical negligence.

Specialist accreditation shows that an APIL accredited clinical negligence lawyer has achieved a very high standard of expertise and competence and actually specialises in this area of the law.

Clinical negligence lawyer

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