A & E Negligence Claims
Hospitals are very busy places designed to make you and your loved ones better. You do not go to hospital and expect to leave feeling worse or without the condition that you presented with not being treated.
We put a lot of trust in the health profession and trust what our doctors and nurses tell us. But what if that information is wrong?
If you have been to A&E and received treatment or a diagnosis that was incorrect, resulting in you being given unsuitable treatment that has led to your condition worsening, then you may have a claim for the injuries suffered.
At Howells we have represented clients who have attended A&E with a range of problems and recovered compensation as a result of the poor treatment received. Examples of types of claim are:
- The misdiagnosis of fractures
- Failure to diagnosis and treat gallstones, hernias and aortic aneurysms
- Bleeds to the brain
- Failure to identify objects retained in wounds such a wood, glass etc resulting in infection or more extensive surgery to remove the object than would have been needed if it has been identified at the appropriate time.
Medical Negligence Advice
Are you thinking of making a Medical Negligence Claim? See below an advice sheet on what you should do to prepare:
How we can help
If you feel that you may have a claim for compensation then get in touch today. We know that 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.
Why choose us?
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 care and attention it deserves.
We appreciate that worry about costs can be a 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’.
If you choose us to look after your claim, we will look after you, as here at Howells we are committed to:
- Earning the maximum possible compensation settlement for clients
- Helping establish adequate ‘provision for life’ in terms of on-going specialist care, housing, support and welfare
- Removing any fear, worry or mystery about the legal process and communicating regularly, openly and sensitively
- Remaining a strong, staunch and tireless advocate for your rights
Free drop in sessions
We run free drop in sessions for new clients every week, with no appointment necessary:
Barnsley Office – Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Rotherham Office – Thursday 10am – 4pm
2 steps to contacting Howells:
Call our New Enquiry Team on 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected] for an initial chat about your situation.
We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.
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.
Chambers UK 2019
The prestigious Chambers UK guide ranks the department highly and says Howells “noteworthy team” offers “a broad range of clinical negligence advice to clients, including related human rights claims. Further experience of claims concerning issues surrounding failures in hospital and A&E care and delayed diagnoses. Also acts on spinal injury claims, including cauda equina syndrome cases.” “Interviewees highlight the lawyers for their “strong client-driven approach to the work.”
Head of department Michelle Gyte is named as a Star Associate, who “is well regarded in the clinical negligence field. She advises on claims arising from delays in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other conditions. She also acts on cauda equina syndrome cases and fatality claims.”
Legal 500 2018
The Legal 500 recommends Howells Clinical Negligence department, saying the firm “is recognised for its ‘longstanding experience in the field’ of clinical negligence and its ‘personal attention to clients’. The practice has expertise in niche claims such as those relating to prison healthcare, walk in centres, provision of mental health care and human rights considerations. The team also handles wrongful birth claims, delayed and misdiagnosis of cancer, substandard orthopaedic surgery claims as well as representing clients at inquests. In addition, it is one of the few practices with a legal aid agency clinical negligence franchise. The ‘very experienced claimant clinical negligence solicitor’ Michelle Gyte is singled out for having ‘managed many high value claims’.