Mistakes, poor-quality treatment and incompetence are hard to bear – especially when the doctors and health care professionals you have placed your trust in are to blame. The solicitors at Attwaters Jameson Hill are experts in medical negligence. We offer a free initial assessment of your claim, with a qualified medico-legal adviser.
A Track Record of Successfully Pursuing Medical Negligence Claims
No two cases are the same. You may want an apology, an explanation of what went wrong or a sum to compensate you and help you deal with the consequences. We have breadth and depth in this area and an in-depth understanding of the key legal principles that will apply in your case.
We handle claims ranging from minor injuries to seven-figure settlements. Some of our recent cases have resulted in:
- A lump sum and periodical payment settlement for a young woman who suffered brain damage whilst an in-patient at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. The compensation totalled approximately £4.6 million.
- An award of £7.3 million for a bright and intelligent boy trapped in a severely disabled body as a result of negligent obstetric care during his mother’s labour and delivery.
- A settlement of 0.5 million for a man with a below the knee amputation.
What We Do
Our solicitors work from four office locations, including Harlow. We specialise in medical and clinical negligence claims and, by keeping up to date with the law and recent developments in medical treatment we have earned a national reputation for claims against hospitals, GPs and other health care professionals. Our areas of work include:
- Surgical errors
- Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis
- Birth injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Nursing care
- Care homes
- Psychiatric injury and mental health
- Cosmetic surgery
- Dental treatment
- Drugs and medication
- Defective medical treatment
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Transgender treatment
- Laser eye surgery
Our Medical Negligence department is recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners and has been for several years.
In the most recent rankings, the Medical Negligence department achieved the highest band rating, Band 1, for Essex, in Chambers and Partners 2017, which is testament to our passion and dedication to raising clinical standards. Our team was “noted for demonstration of expertise in complex medical negligence litigation, including acting on claims concerning birth injury and psychiatric injury. We also advise on high-value cases of brain damage and severe injuries in children”.
We received supporting comments from our clients such as: “They are very professional and client orientated. They are not faceless, they are compassionate and really good solicitors”.
The department is ranked in Band 2 within South East England, in the Legal 500 2016 listings for our claimant work, demonstrating our continual commitment to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients.
Head of Medical Negligence, Madeline Seibert, achieved Band 1 status in Chambers and Partners 2017 with the following comments:
“Madeline Seibert handles a wide range of complex clinical negligence claims, including matters arising due to negligent obstetric care. Sources name her ‘an absolute gem’ and commend her as ‘a very accurate and conscientious worker, who is passionate about her clients’”.
Your Questions Answered
Faced with the consequences of inadequate treatment, you will have many questions and concerns. How much will it cost? How long will it take? Have you dealt with a case like mine before? For sympathetic guidance on how you should proceed, get in touch.
Call us on 0330 221 8855 or contact us online. After our first meeting, if we think you have a strong case, we will carefully explain how the costs of your claim will be met. This is likely to be on a no-win, no-fee basis.
We are members of the AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel. For further information about the charity for patient safety and justice visit their website avma.org.uk.