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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 Anthony Mitty of GADSBY WICKS in Chelmsford
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Tony is an experienced and highly respected litigator with an excellent track record in securing compensation for people who have suffered injury.  With wide ranging expertise of cases from catastrophic injury to smaller claims, he has specialised... Read more
Brain injury lawyer
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Fellow
Partner and Head of Litigation www.athertongodfrey.co.uk. Overview: John has overall responsibility for the personal injury, clinical negligence and employment teams at the firm. He is a solicitor-advocate with rights of audience in the Higher Courts for... Read more
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am an Associate solicitor in the Irwin Mitchell Medical Negligence team in Leeds. I regularly deal with claims involving a wide range of conditions and injuries including birth injuries (cerebral palsy), delays in diagnosis of cancer, septic... 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

  • 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 NHS / private health negligence

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

Compensation following NHS / 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 pay for your financial losses and rehabilitation costs if required.

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

Why use an APIL lawyer following NHS / 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 / private health claims 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

"Very happy with the service provided by the firm, especially by the lawyer themselves"