Mental Health Negligence Claims
If you suffer or have suffered from mental health problems in the past and believe that your condition has been made worse by incorrect or delayed treatment, or if you have developed a mental health problem due to receiving the wrong treatment then you may have a claim for metal health negligence.
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Our Medical Negligence team are here for clients who have a range of mental health problems. They are experienced in acting for clients who are under a Mental Health Section and who are supported by the Community Mental Health Service.
Our team act for clients who have experienced deterioration in their condition due to the treatment they have received which has resulted in avoidable injuries being sustained.
We are also experienced in representing the families of those who have passed away, at inquests held to investigate the circumstances giving rise to their death whilst a patient under the care of the Mental Health Service.
Think you have a case for Medical Negligence?
Are you thinking of making a Medical Negligence Claim? See below advice on what you should do to prepare:
Why choose us for your Mental Health Negligence claim?
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:
Free drop in sessions
We run free drop in sessions for new mental health negligence clients every week, with no appointment necessary:
- Sheffield Office – Tuesday 10am – 4pm
- Barnsley Office – Wednesday 10am – 4pm
- Rotherham Office – Thursday 10am – 4pm
Medical Negligence Claims Advice
2 steps to contacting Howells:
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.
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.
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.”
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’.