Medical Negligence

Medical or Clinical Negligence is an umbrella term covering a vast array of issues and problems arising out of poor medical care. We understand that suffering from poor medical treatment can be traumatising and distressing, potentially leaving you with physical and emotional damage. If you have suffered Medical Negligence we understand that you need to be treated with respect and sensitivity at every step of the way. We support you to make a claim explaining the process in clear and simple terms. At Attwood Solicitors we can make the process as straightforward and stress free as possible understanding that every case is unique.

Contact Us for a free consultation to let us take the hard work out of the research for you, or read on to find the answer to the following questions:



  • What is Medical Negligence?
  • Do I Have to Pay?
  • What Compensation Will I receive?
  • Why Choose Attwood Solicitors?
  • How to Claim
  • What Type of Things Are Covered?


What is Medical Negligence?

Medical or Clinical Negligence occurs if you have received sub-standard treatment from a health care professional. In basic terms, Medical Negligence is a result of a breach in the duty of care from your attending healthcare professional. Negligence has occurred if you have suffered directly due to incompetence or a lack of judgement. The effects can be devastating and life-changing and cover a wide range of problems including but not limited to: birth injury, brain injury, medication issues, surgical errors and misdiagnosis.

In order to prove Medical Negligence you need to prove two key things:

  • Fault: that the Healthcare Professional failed to carry out their responsibilities.
  • Avoidable Harm/Causation: that this is what caused you to be in the position you are in now.

In other words, we need to prove that your care fell below the standard expected from a competent and skilful professional, and that it was their negligent care (rather than your underlying condition) that caused you harm.

You can Contact Attwood Solicitors for a no obligation, free, consultation to discuss any of the above and to find out whether you have suffered Medical Negligence. We have a team of approachable, sympathetic people who you can trust.

Do I Have to Pay?


We believe you have suffered already and therefore have chosen to make all Medical Negligence claims through us ‘No Win No Fee’. This is called a Conditional Fee Agreement and ensures that you will not pay a penny unless we win your Medical Negligence claim. No Win No Fee is an agreement between us and you stating that you cannot be charged if your compensation claim is unsuccessful.

Contact Attwood Solicitors to begin your No Win, No Fee claim today.

What Compensation Will I Receive?


In a nutshell, you are entitled to compensation for:

  • Your pain and suffering: both physical and psychological
  • The cost of past and ongoing corrective treatment
  • Any past or future financial losses resulting from your injury, such as loss of earnings
  • Needing to recover costs if the consequences of the Medical Negligence have left you unable to undertake tasks you previously completed yourself, and now need someone else to undertake these

Many people who have suffered Medical Negligence want more than financial compensation in the form of an apology, or ‘justice to be done’, or know the same won’t happen to others. A Medical Negligence Claim won’t directly lead to any outcome except Financial Compensation. However, we understand what you have suffered, and what is important to you, so can provide advice on what further steps you can take to receive the full outcome you desire, for example, how to start a complaint through the NHS Complaints Service.

It is also important to consider time constraints on making a Medical Negligence claim. You normally need to make a claim within 3 years of the date of your injury, or the date when you first discovered that your injury was the result of Medical Negligence. It is also often better to begin the process as soon as possible in order to have the greatest success in investigating when all parties involved will have better memory of the events and circumstances.

Contact Attwood Solicitors to discuss your personal situation and for advise on how we can help. The amount of compensation you may receive varies from case to case, and we can help you determine whether or not you have suffered financial loss.


Why Choose Us?


Our experienced team of Medical Negligence Solicitors are here to help and assist you through this difficult time. We will endeavour to ensure you receive compensation for the damage caused to you, both physically and financially. Any form of medical injury or negligence can cause significant distress – we understand this and are here to make the process as easy and stress free for you as it can be. At Attwood Solicitors we extend this to ensure we not only carry out your claim but strive to achieve the best possible remuneration settlement for you.

We understand that the decision-making process as to whether you want to pursue a case for Medical Negligence can be confusing and overwhelming at times. We can guide you through this process to ensure you don’t feel intimidated as we will always work to achieve the best outcome for you. We understand that the majority of medical mistakes are not intended to cause harm, and we understand that it can be confusing seeking to claim compensation from a care-giving service paid for by the taxpayer. However, we are able to explain the ins and outs of the whole process so that you feel certain and justified in the action you take. We care that you placed your trust in clinical experts and that the effects of a failing in their duty of care not only affect you, but your loved ones and that you may be suffering emotionally as well as physically.

Our team are here for you, to make the process stress-free. Contact Us to discuss how we can process your claim.

How Do I Make a Claim?


Your first step is to contact us in the way you are most comfortable with. We understand you have been caused distress and we care that communicating about what has happened can be difficult. YOU choose the method of contact. We will respond to YOUR needs. You can contact us through the following channels:



Telephone: 01782 416016

Free Claims Helpline: 0800 145 5105

Text CLAIMS to 88010 for a call back (texts are charged at Standard Network Rate)

What Type of Things are Covered

Every Medical Negligence case is different. You can Contact Us to discuss your personal case to see if you have grounds for a Medical Negligence claim. Alternatively, please explore the links below to find out more:



No Win, No Fee

No Win, No Fee

The No Win No Fee system allows every potential medical negligence sufferer to claim the compensation that they deserve. The process that such claims undergo means that there are no fees payable whatsoever pending the results of your claim. Following a successful award of compensation from your medical negligence claim, our fees are then recoverable from the other side.

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