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
- Paediatric Health
- Personal Injury Trusts
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.
Ranked as Band 2 in the Legal 500 2020 our Medical Negligence Team are described as “At Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors, the Clinical Negligence department ‘punches well above its weight’, handling a variety of matters with a particular emphasis on the preventable suicides of psychiatric patients.”
Named individuals for 2019 included Associate Solicitor James Sherwin, described as a “determined litigator”, our “very committed” Solicitor Nadia Qadri (now Saber) and Joanne Westbrook who is ‘sensitive to clients concerns while providing an excellent service’.
Chambers and Partners 2020 our Medical Negligence department also achieved Band 1 status, with two of the team’s practitioners named ‘Associates to Watch’, a title which designates lawyers who are at the forefront of their generation. Sources highlighted the team’s “personal approach that claimants in difficult circumstances appreciate”, while another client pointed to their “highly professional and caring” approach.
Craig Knightley, a Solicitor in the department, was singled out by one of our delighted clients, who said: “We can’t speak highly enough. Without him and all his hard work and dedication we would not have had the outcome we had. He gave us a voice and it was heard.” James Sherwin, the second ‘Associate to Watch’ in our Medical Negligence team, was described as “a real fighter for his clients and a calm head in any circumstance” as well as “a lawyer you want in your corner.