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Hospital Negligence Claims

Making Hospital Negligence Claims

Hospitals are very busy places designed to make you and your loved ones better. You do not go into hospital expecting to come out worse or needing a longer period of recovery than expected. If you have suffered due to hospital negligence or doctor negligence, you may be entitled to make a medical negligence claim.

How We Can Help With Your Hospital Negligence Claim

We understand that it may be difficult to raise concerns about nurse or doctor negligence, but you deserve to receive the appropriate standard of care before, during and after your hospital visit.

Our Medical Negligence team are here for clients who have:

  • Been misdiagnosed with a condition
  • Suffered as a result of delayed diagnosis
  • Contracted an infection during their stay in hospital
  • Developed bedsores
  • Did not receive the correct medicine
  • Have gone into hospital for a routine procedure which has gone wrong 
  • Experienced a family sadly passing away as a result of a routine procedure going wrong

How Long Do I Have to Make a Hospital Negligence Claim?

Like all medical negligence claims, you should make your hospital or doctor’s claim within three years of the incident.

Why choose us for your Hospital 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 hospital negligence 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 for Hospital Negligence Claims

We run free drop in sessions for new hospital negligence claim 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 2496723 on Tuesday or Thursday 2pm – 5pm (for any office).

Hospital Negligence FAQs

Who is Eligible to Make a Hospital Negligence Claim?

Everyone has the right to make a hospital negligence claim if they’ve been affected by something that was or wasn’t done while staying in the hospital. If you or a loved one have received substandard care that’s led to injury or medical complications, then you are eligible to make a claim.

What is Classed as Hospital Negligence?

Sometimes injuries caused by hospital negligence are immediately obvious, and in other instances, it may be less obvious. An investigation by the hospital itself and/or a compensation claim will decide whether it was caused by clinical negligence.

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The Team

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.


“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.

Chambers UK

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.”

Legal 500

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.

Jenna Kisala

0114 249 6754
Michelle Gyte

0114 249 6695
Amy Fiddler

0114 249 6673
Rebecca Pepper

0114 249 6712
Sasha Marshall-Congreve

0114 249 6706