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Clinical negligence

All patients are owed a 'duty of care' by their medical practitioner. No medical treatment or surgical procedure can be guaranteed to be 100% effective, but if you suffer an injury 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 Barry Bayley of WOLFERSTANS in Plymouth
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Barry is a Partner in and joint Head of the Clinical Negligence Department of Wolferstans Solicitors. He specializes in complex and catastrophic claims, particularly those involving brain or spinal injury. He has developed an expertise in acting for... Read more
Mr George Owens of NALDERS in St Austell
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Philippa heads the Penningtons Manches LLP Surrey office Clinical negligence and Personal Injury teams although she has clients nationwide.  She specialises in catastrophic and fatal... Read more
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Head of  Medical /clinical negligence at NewLaw Cardiff and Brsitol acting exclusively for claimants and their families affected by medical negligence. Member of the Law Society accredited Clin negligence scheme. Member of the Headway... Read more

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Examples of medical & clinical negligence

  • Delays in correctly diagnosing diseases or injuries
  • Failure to refer to a specialist doctor so that symptoms can be investigated
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Childbirth errors (causing death of or injury to mother or child)
  • Hospital acquired infections

Claiming compensation following clinical negligence

If you have been injured or are the relative of somebody who you suspect has died as a result of clinical negligence, you should not feel embarrassed or reluctant about making a claim. You have the right to seek compensation.

Compensation following clinical negligence should help to ease your suffering and help to restore your former quality of life as much as possible. It will also pay for your financial losses and rehabilitation costs if required.

Where somebody has unfortunately died because of clinical negligence, compensation can help those who were financially dependent on the person who has died.

Why use an APIL lawyer following clinical 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 clinical 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.

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