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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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Ms Jane Canning of GADSBY WICKS in Chelmsford
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Jane Canning first developed an interest in the law when working at the RNIB as a Braille proof reader and editor. She began a law degree in the evenings and made a career change in 1989. After 6 years working in the personal injury and clinical... 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
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
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
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

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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