Medical neglect

If you are looking for solicitors who are experienced in dealing with cases of medical neglect and are recommended by the independent Legal 500, then contact our free legal helpline for a case assessment and details of our no win, no fee funding scheme. Call 0333 888 0404 or send us an email.

Medical neglect is frequently used as an alternative term for medical negligence or a medical mistake.

All patients in the UK are entitled to receive an acceptable standard of medical care, whether they are being treated under the NHS or privately. If the standard of that care falls below a level that is regarded as acceptable within the healthcare sector AND the patient suffers harm as a direct result, then they are likely to be eligible to claim compensation for medical neglect.

Instances of medical neglect are not always immediately obvious and patients are advised to obtain specialist guidance from a solicitor who is experienced in medical negligence law at the earliest stage. Our team of medical negligence lawyers are not only highly experienced, but they are also recommended by the independent Legal 500 guide to the legal profession.

Occasionally it is necessary for lawyers to seek the opinion of an independent medical expert, especially when opinions differ within the medical profession about how patients should be treated for particular healthcare needs. In general terms, if there is a reputable body of healthcare professionals who believe that the care was not substandard then a compensation claim is unlikely to succeed. It is therefore important to consult experienced solicitors who have access to a range of independent medical experts throughout the UK.

If medical neglect can be established then the patient will be entitled to recover compensation for the physical and psychological harm they have suffered as a result. In addition, a claim can be made for the financial consequences of the medical neglect. This would include compensation for loss of earnings, for instance, or the costs of caring for someone.

Some people are put off making a claim because they are worried about paying legal costs. However, we operate a very popular No Win, No Fee scheme which means that fears about legal fees should no longer prevent people from seeking justice and recovering the compensation they deserve.

So if you or a loved one have been the victim of medical neglect and you wish to speak to a legal expert about making a claim then call our free helpline on 0333 888 0404 or send an email to us at [email protected]

Oliver Thorne

Oliver Thorne

Oliver is a campaigning medical negligence lawyer with a nationwide client base. He is spearheading the fight for justice of hundreds of British PIP breast implant victims in the French courts, while closer to home he deals with a wide variety of medical negligence cases, including birth injuries.
Oliver Thorne

Oliver Thorne

Oliver is a campaigning medical negligence lawyer with a nationwide client base. He is spearheading the fight for justice of hundreds of British PIP breast implant victims in the French courts, while closer to home he deals with a wide variety of medical negligence cases, including birth injuries.

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