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:
- 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 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
By telephone; We also hold free 30 minute telephone consultations – just call 0114 2496661 on Tuesday or Thursday 2pm – 5pm (for any office).
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.
“You have made a very fortunate choice of legal representation who have done a fantastic job of persuading the Defendants to part with a large sum of money. I am certain that no legal team could have done better.” His Honour Judge Robinson, Medical Negligence Case, 2021 talking of the Howells team.
The prestigious Chambers UK 2022 guide ranks the department highly and says Howells is a “noteworthy team offering a broad range of clinical negligence advice to clients, including related human rights claims. Further experience in claims concerning issues surrounding failures in hospital care, including severe birth injuries and delayed diagnoses. Also acts on spinal injury claims, amputations and fatal accidents. The department possesses significant experience in medical inquests.”
“They go the extra mile for the client and are highly efficient.”
Michele Gyte is named as a Star Associate in this area of law and that she is “A very good lawyer – technical, conscientious and hard-working.”
The Legal 500 2022 recommends Howells Clinical Negligence department, saying “Michelle Gyte directs the clinical negligence offering at Howells Solicitors. A specialist in birth injury and fatal accidents, she oversees a team notable for its expertise in niche areas such as prison healthcare, inquests and the interests of secondary victims. Notably the firm also covers matters arising from mental health care, purported violations of the Human Rights Act and supports families during inquests linked to the coronial process.”
Jenna Kisala is also named as a key lawyer in this field.