Medical negligence: the option to speak to a female or male lawyer

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When embarking on a medical negligence claim, the first telephone call is often the hardest to make. It can be even more difficult if the case relates to personal health issues, when the thought of explaining your problem to a complete stranger seems daunting.

We appreciate how delicate these things can be and we strive to make things as simple and as stress-free as possible.

Our lawyers are easy to talk to and will soon put you at your ease. Remember, we are dealing with these issues on a daily basis, so there really isn’t anything to be worried about.

However, we know that victims of medical negligence frequently like to speak to a female or male lawyer: women often prefer to speak to a female lawyer while men sometimes feel more comfortable dealing with a male lawyer.

If you are a woman and would like to speak to another woman about your medical negligence claim, then please to do not hesitate to get in contact with me. My name is Penny Beales and I am a member of our Clinical Negligence team. You can contact me in the knowledge that you can speak to an understanding female about even the most delicate clinical negligence issues.

I am frequently the first point of contact for new claims from women who have suffered personal health issues, ranging from vaginal mesh claims and birth injuries to failed cosmetic surgery and laser treatments.

I understand the anticipation of undergoing any procedure, thinking that it will resolve a problem, only to find that it has made matters worse. This can be devastating and for some the consequences are debilitating.

Where you think the outcome is the result of clinical negligence or a medical mistake you will need to talk matters over with a specialist lawyer, but for some, taking that first step is not easy. However, I can assure you that you have nothing to fear. You will be treated with compassion and sensitivity at all times.

I have dealt with clients who were initially put off making a claim because they were concerned about discussing the case with a lawyer, but by the end of our first telephone conversation they felt they could see a way forward and were glad they had made the call.

If you believe you may have a claim, please do not hesitate to get in touch and if you do need a female perspective, you can always ask to speak to me.

Male clients who prefer to deal with a man can speak to my colleague Oliver Thorne.

So if you require free initial guidance on making a medical negligence claim and wish to speak to a female or male lawyer then call Oliver or me on 0808 139 1606 or email us at [email protected] or [email protected]