Medical Negligence

Chris was able to help us recover and deal with the Cerebral Palsy caused at George’s birth.

George’s Mother
Nottingham

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Medical Negligence

A multi-million pound award will help George’s parents continue to give him the round the clock care he needs.

Chris Moore
Senior Solicitor

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We all place our health and wellbeing in the hands of medical professionals, whether it be our GP, hospital nurses or surgeons during routine and life-changing events.

At these points in your life, you should expect the highest level of care. Thankfully, our healthcare system usually delivers just that. But if something does go wrong, we can help you get the medical negligence compensation you and your loved ones deserve.

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence happens when a medical worker or healthcare professional makes a mistake or acts in a way that damages your health or wellbeing.

A medical negligence claim can mean a clinical negligence claim, dental negligence claim or hospital negligence claim. Some examples include:

  • preventable errors caused by simple oversights or minor mistakes (also known as never events)
  • inaccurate diagnosis
  • delay in diagnosis
  • incorrect treatments, medicines, advice and prescriptions errors
  • failure to refer to a specialist

We are here to help you

Since 1997, we’ve been dealing with all kinds of medical negligence claims arising out of the NHS and private healthcare sector.

If you or a member of your family has come to harm as a result of negligence, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. Our medical negligence team handles all claims with care, sympathy and complete professionalism, helping you carry on with your life:

  • we put your interests first
  • we ensure the most appropriate and effective legal and medical specialists are handling your claim
  • we will give advice on pursuing a complaint through the healthcare system including assistance with drafting the complaint where appropriate
  • we provide thorough advice on what the outcome of your medical negligence claim is likely to be from the outset, so that you feel reassured every step of the way
  • all claims are handled on a no win no fee basis so there’s no financial risk to you

For more information, please watch our medical negligence video:

Why choose Hudgell Solicitors?

We listen carefully to your circumstances and offer regular updates on the progression of your case without the use of unnecessary jargon or confusing medical language. We will:

  1. see you within 24 hours when you first make an appointment
  2. return telephone calls and emails the same day if received by 3pm
  3. reply to any letters you send to us within 2 days
  4. write to you every 4 weeks to update you on your case*

*Excludes CICA Claims

How to make a medical negligence claim

If you or someone you know has been a victim of medical negligence, through no fault of their own, the first step is to make a call to our team of expert medical negligence solicitors.

We’ll do all we can to take the worry and hassle out of making a claim and gather all the medical evidence to make sure your case is as strong as possible. All claims have a time limit, so get in touch today and we’ll guide you every step of the way.

Resources:

For more information on making a formal complaint about medical treatment and possible medical negligence, please download the following:

Making a formal complaint about medical treatment (pdf)

Medical Negligence Complaint Letter Template (Word)

Simply call us on
01482 778 463 for free advice

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No win no fee

      • personal insurance cover so there’s no financial risk to you in pursuing a claim
      • whatever the outcome of your case, you won’t have to pay a penny, other than an agreed percentage of your damages
Chris Moore Hudgell Solicitors

Chris Moore

Senior Solicitor and Joint Head of Clinical Negligence, Hull

cjm@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk

Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp

Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury, London

rrk@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk

Simon Wilson at Hudgell Solicitors

Simon Wilson

Senior Solicitor and Manager of New Claims and Marketing, Hull

sw@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk

Helena Wood

Helena Wood

Clinical Negligence Team Supervisor and Chartered Legal Executive, Hull

hw@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk

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Ashleigh Dance

Claims Handler – Clinical Negligence, Hull

acd@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk