Clinical and medical negligence: types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence: types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence claims are very varied. However, some common types of claim include:

•    Delay in diagnosis, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
•    Incorrectly prescribed medicines
•    Mistakes during surgery
•    Failure to adequately warn of the risks of treatment
•    Substandard cosmetic surgery
•    Pressure or  bed sores
•    Defective products, such as hip joints and other implants
•    Birth injuries
•    Poor dental care

Specialist area: birth injury

We understand that when a birth does not go to plan it can have devastating and life-changing consequences for the baby and family. Birth injury claims are often extremely complex; this is a specialist area of law and it is therefore important that you have the best possible legal representation. Our birth injury unit is managed by the head of the clinical negligence team, who has many years’ experience of working with well-established experts, in order to achieve the right outcome for each individual. We also work closely with support groups who understand the practical needs and difficulties imposed upon families.

We have settled numerous cases and achieved significant awards of damages for our clients in this area of legal practice. For full details of the procedure involved in these claims, timescales and costs or advice generally, we would be pleased to provide initial advice, free of charge.

If you or someone you know has experienced poor medical care, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to discuss your concerns with you.

Our Experts

Jane Lynch

Head of Clinical Negligence

Email: jlynch@lyonsdavidson.co.uk

Direct Dial: 0117 394 5012


Joanna Laidlaw

Clinical Negligence Partner

Email: jlaidlaw@lyonsdavidson.co.uk

Direct Dial: 0117 904 5980


Matthew Jones

Clinical Negligence Associate

Email: mrjones@lyonsdavidson.co.uk

Direct Dial: 0292 0905 743


Tabitha Rooks

Tabitha Rooks

Clinical Negligence Senior Associate

Email: trooks@lyonsdavidson.co.uk

Direct Dial: 0117 904 6162


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