Civil » Medical Negligence
Bad things happen. But we can still do some good.
The UK medical profession is an amazing body of men and women. But sometimes bad things happen. Mistakes are made – through carelessness, ignorance or poor judgement. Whatever the cause the results are almost always painful, distressing, disruptive and traumatic. Often, such events are life-changing, even occasionally fatal. Whilst professional legal advice can never turn back the clock, it can help you and your family rebuild for the time ahead.
If you feel that you may have a claim for compensation, be that connected to treatment received from your local doctor or dentist, from an NHS hospital or private health company, then get in touch today. We know the many people are hesitant about contacting a solicitor but we’re just regular people with a particular expertise – and we’re on your side. Besides, an initial call costs nothing and our Medical Negligence team will listen sympathetically before advising on your options and recommended next steps.
How we can help
We will advise on the merits of every claim brought to us, and regardless of its size, complexity or impact, we’ll give each one the same care and attention. We’re are equally comfortable advising on the smallest viable claims to handling multi-million pound cases where catastrophic injury has resulted. Please don’t think that what’s happened to you is too trivial to matter – we’ll listen even if others won’t.
Claim types revolve around:
- Surgical accidents
- Incorrect diagnosis
- Missed or late diagnosis
- Inappropriate treatment
- GP, dentist, nursing or hospital errors
- Inquests and fatal claims
We appreciate that worry about costs can be the biggest barrier to getting professional help – don’t let it stop you. If we believe you have a claim, then we can potentially pursue it via one of a number of funding options or fee arrangements such as ‘no win, no fee’.
- To earn for clients the maximum possible compensation settlement
- To help establish adequate ‘provision for life’ in terms of on-going specialist care, housing, support and welfare
- To remain a strong, staunch and tireless advocate for your rights
- To remove any fear, worry or mystery about the legal process
- To communicate regularly, openly and sensitively and always be ready to listen
- To use other expert teams within the firm to provide an all-round, holistic service
- To ensure changes are made to laws or practices where appropriate
Our Medical Negligence team, headed up by the highly rated Michelle Gyte, is a specialist practice group driven hard by their belief that everyone is entitled to access to justice.
Professionally, this is a group of highly skilled, very diligent medical negligence lawyers who scrutinise every aspect of a claim, and represent their clients tirelessly. Very simply, they want to give people the best possible chance of continuing their lives with the requisite financial and medical support.
Personally, they are down to earth, friendly and approachable people whom you can talk to and confide in. They’ve seen most things and understand how these traumatic incidents can devastate lives, gauging the true cost of the physical, psychological and emotional damage sustained. They will listen and encourage and then use their technical skills to translate everything that they’ve heard and felt into positive action for you.
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Your questions, simply answered; Medical Negligence FAQ
The prestigious Chambers UK guide ranks the department highly and says Howells “Routinely handles inquests and human rights cases relating to clinical negligence. Also demonstrates continued expertise in cosmetic surgery, fatal accident and delayed cancer diagnosis claims.”
Legal 500 2016
The Legal 500 recommends Howells Clinical Negligence department, saying “Howells’ ‘very good’ team is headed by the ‘vastly experienced’ Michelle Gyte, who handles birth injuries, plastic surgery and fatal accident claims. The ‘extremely efficient’ Tania Harrison has ‘excellent judgement’.”