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.
Examples of clinical 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 clinical negligence
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 cover your losses and rehabilitation costs if required.
Why use an APIL lawyer following clinical negligence?
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has over 4,500 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.