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 £9 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.
Our Medical Negligence department was described as being “consistently excellent” in the 2017 Legal 500 rankings.
In Chambers and Partners 2018. Our team is noted for “demonstrating expertise in complex clinical negligence litigation, including acting on claims concerning birth and psychiatric injury. Advises on high-value cases of brain damage and severe injuries in children. Also widely considered a destination practice for sensitive claims involving fatalities, with experience representing bereaved families in inquests. One impressed client reports: ‘The team worked hand in hand at all times, and was always friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They also showed prompt attention to detail, clear and concise communications, and were approachable for any concerns I had.'”
In Chambers and Partners 2018, Madeline achieved Band 1 status with the following comments: “The ‘fantastic’ Madeline Seibert’s practice covers obstetrics and psychiatric cases, including brain injury claims, where she recently represented a claimant minor who suffered deafness and brain damage following the failure to be admitted to hospital. One commentator notes: ‘She’s wonderful with clients, very reassuring and willing to go the extra mile for them.’”
In Chambers and Partners 2018, James was ranked as an “Associate to watch”, with the following comments: “James Sherwin receives praise for his expertise in claims arising from orthopaedic injuries, cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology and fatal accidents. One client explains: ‘Whenever I asked him to put something to me in a language I understand, he did. If you’re not sure, he will go over everything.’”
Click here to read official rankings from previous years.
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 0203 871 9258 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.