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Making a Medical Negligence claim

The vast majority of health professionals in the UK work tirelessly to provide a first class service. However, they operate under tremendous pressure and unfortunately medical mistakes do sometimes occur. Injuries caused by medical negligence can have a devastating impact on the patient and their family. It is therefore only right that they receive the compensation they deserve. Our clinical negligence team is dedicated to fighting on behalf of victims of medical negligence and helping them achieve justice.

Our national expertise has been recognised by the influential Legal 500. This is what the publication had to say about us in its 2020 edition:

“Oliver Thorne handles claims diligently and with utmost professionalism.”

“Advised on a £100k claim arising from a premature gynaecological operation [and] on six clinical negligence claims against one cosmetic surgeon in respect to failed rhinoplasty procedures.”

The 2021 edition stated:

“Oliver Thorne takes the lead on clinical negligence cases, handling a variety of high-value claims, including in relation to birth injuries, spinal injuries and acquired brain injuries. The group is also instructed in cases arising from cosmetic surgery, vaginal mesh and missed cancer diagnoses.”

and went on to highlight the following case:

“Advised client who suffered a loss of sight in one eye during routine laser eye surgery. A settlement of £350,000 was secured.”

We operate nationwide and can work on a No Win, No Fee basis. Call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1606 for a case assessment or email us at [email protected]

How we can help you

When selecting a medical negligence lawyer it’s important to establish that they are genuine specialists in this very complex area of law. Our highly experienced team deal with all types of medical negligence claim, offering a sympathetic and supportive service to clients from all over England and Wales.

If you are thinking of making a claim but are unsure whether to go ahead we are happy to provide you with a free case assessment. Just call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1606 or send details of your case to us at [email protected]

If we feel we can assist with your case we will create an individual action plan and look at the best funding options available to you, including our popular No Win, No Fee scheme. This is backed by one of the country’s leading insurers of clinical negligence claims, which means you can leave us to pursue your case safe in the knowledge that should you claim be unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay legal fees.

We are also able to fund the expenses that can occur during a medical negligence claim, including court fees and medical reports.



What makes us different

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to speak to a stranger about a sensitive medical issue. However, we pride ourselves on our compassionate and sympathetic approach. We do our best to speak your language and try to understand the situation you find yourself in. We appreciate how stressful and upsetting the process can be and will make every effort to ensure that cases are dealt with as compassionately and efficiently as possible.

Our medical negligence team is recommended by the prestigious Legal 500; an independent guide to law firms in the UK, which attracts more than four million users online. In addition we have been awarded Lexcel accreditation – the Law Society’s kite mark for excellence in client care.



Our specialist experience

Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in medical negligence law and we have recovered millions of pounds for our clients in recent years. Partner Oliver Thorne is fast acquiring a high profile reputation in the field and has become the ‘go to’ lawyer for many journalists interested in medical negligence issues.

We also operate three niche medical negligence websites where you can find lots more useful information. We are one of the country’s leading firms in the field of cosmetic surgery claims and our Cosmetic Surgery Law website  contains a huge amount of information and case studies. Our Medical Accidents website deals with a broad range of clinical negligence cases, while our Birth Injury website deals specifically with issues that affect mothers and new born babies.

We deal with all types of medical negligence, including:

Birth injury & cerebral palsy claims

We have recovered millions of pounds for children who have sustained brain injuries at the time of their birth. We also help mothers who have suffered injury during pregnancy or labour involving vaginal tears, caesarean sections, ectopic pregnancies, fertility/IVF and failed sterilisation claims.

Orthopaedic claims

These cases can range from a misdiagnosed fracture to a hip replacement being performed negligently and are a very common type of negligence claim.

Cancer claims

Treatments for cancer are improving. However an early diagnosis usually remains crucial and a delay in diagnosis or a misdiagnosis of cancer can be fatal. Medical professionals should arrange for all appropriate investigations to be undertaken to ensure that cancer is ruled out. If they fail to do so a claim may arise.

GP negligence claims

If a GP fails to refer a patient for specialist review or misdiagnoses a condition and the patient's health is affected as a result, then a medical negligence claim may arise.


Where an inquest is held in a case where medical negligence is suspected we are able to attend court and raise issues that could be vital to the success of any subsequent claim.

Cosmetic surgery claims

Cosmetic surgery is a multi-million pound industry, but surprisingly it is very poorly regulated. Our lawyers have specialist experience of dealing with negligent cosmetic surgery cases and we have been one of the leading firms the PIP breast implant scandal, representing hundreds of women, in the UK and abroad.

Dental negligence claims

Our lawyers deal with a range of dental negligence cases including cosmetic dentistry as well as routine NHS and private dental procedures that have been badly performed.

Mistakes in A&E

The Accident and Emergency departments of our hospitals can get very busy. When resources are stretched accidents and mistakes can occur.

Call today

Call our FREE legal helpline now on 0808 139 1606 or email us for a free case assessment at [email protected]

Oliver Thorne

Partner – Medical Negligence
Specialising in medical negligence and heading up the team, Oliver is a highly experienced practitioner with a national client base. He is spearheading the fight for justice of hundreds of British PIP breast implant victims in the French courts. Closer to home Oliver has dealt with a wide variety of medical cases, including multi-million pound settlements. Known for combining a sympathetic approach with a tough, no-nonsense negotiating style Oliver is always happy to have an informal chat with anyone contemplating a medical negligence claim.

01271 349957
[email protected]

Andrew Wood

Solicitor – Medical Negligence

Andrew specialises in recovering compensation for adults and children who have suffered injury as a result of clinical negligence and medical errors.

He began his career working in central London for 2 well respected law firms before moving in the late 1990s to a firm near his then home in Kent.

Andrew has dealt with a vast number and variety of cases since then, many of which have involved life-changing injuries and significant compensation awards.

01271 372128
[email protected]

Penny Beales

Paralegal – Medical Negligence

Penny specialises in medical negligence law, handling a variety of cases including clinical delay, misdiagnosis, surgical error and cosmetic surgery claims. She also has a particular interest in dental negligence claims and complex birthing injury cases.

If you would like to discuss a potential claim with Penny in relation to any of these areas then please give her a call. She is always happy to provide a free case assessment and carry out a review of the funding options that are open to you.

01271 349912
[email protected]