I had always thought
you could trust the
doctors to get things
right, but not after this.

– Helen Corcoran


In times of illness or emergency, there may be occasions where you or a loved one is admitted to hospital.

At both NHS and private hospitals, you have the right to expect the highest level of care. Unfortunately though, things sometimes go wrong, and should you or a family member suffer an extended period of injury or illness as a result of poor medical care, you could be able to claim for hospital negligence compensation.

In our work at Hudgell Solicitors we see how friends and relatives often find it difficult to challenge nurses, doctors and hospital management over the care of their loved ones. Hospitals are often also less than forthcoming in providing answers and admitting their mistakes.

We also see the impact such errors have on individuals and their families, with some mistakes, such as birth negligence, surgical errors, and inaccurate or late diagnosis of serious conditions such as cancer, being potentially life-threatening.

Other errors leave people unable to care for themselves and in need of round-the-clock support for their rest of their lives.

Using our years of experience and expertise, we can ensure such concerns are fully investigated on behalf of relatives across the UK, examining the standard of care received and identifying failings which have caused further harm.

We are dedicated to seeing the person, and not just the claim, meaning our specialists will work to secure you the compensation you deserve if you have been a victim of medical negligence when in hospital.

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Hospital errors fully investigated by specialists at Hudgell Solicitors

Should something go wrong during your treatment or surgery, our medical negligence specialists will ensure the performance of the hospital involved is fully investigated, and that it is held accountable for its mistakes.

We’ll ensure records of your treatment are analysed and considered by independent and respected medical experts, giving us a clear picture of the treatment received, and any failings and errors that could and should have been avoided.

Hospital negligence cases we have successfully represented clients in include:

  • Accident and emergency (A&E) claims – such as failure to correctly diagnose an injury or illness, failure to make appropriate assessments or take scans, or failure to ensure a patient is seen by a senior member of staff. Each can result in further harm or suffering.
  • Surgical errors, (such as wrong site surgery and injuries caused by surgery) and misdiagnosis.
  • Poor hospital care leading to illness, bed/pressure sores, dehydration and malnutrition.
  • Failure to appropriately monitor a patient’s condition and take relevant action.
  • Birth negligence.
  • Orthopaedic claims (misdiagnosis of fractures, failure to carry out x-rays, failure to properly treat fractures, incorrectly performed surgery).

Meet our expert: Simon Wilson, Senior Solicitor

“Recent reports have highlighted the difficulties faced by families when seeking answers from NHS Trusts following serious errors in hospitals. The concerns and complaints of relatives are all too often dismissed and denied, even in cases involving clear errors and negligent care.

“Giving a voice, and the very best legal representation to victims of medical negligence, is something we pride ourselves on at Hudgell Solicitors. We are determined to fight for those people who have been badly let down. It is our role to get the answers, and to ensure our clients are fully compensated, as this can help them access vital rehabilitation treatment, and recover things such as loss of earnings.

“It is often only when families start legal proceedings that they get to the truth, as our teams are able to instruct independent medical reviews and gather opinions from highly-qualified, independent doctors and surgeons over the care provided, with their conclusions often different to those doctors at the hospitals involved.

“It is by gathering such expert, independent evidence, that we are able to help secure admissions of fault, and at times apologies, before, agreeing upon a settlement which truly reflects the suffering, and loss, of our clients.”

How to make a hospital negligence claim

As explained above, there is great variation in situations that can result in a claim for hospital negligence compensation, from surgical errors to the poor monitoring of a patient’s health.

Our team of specialists will advise you on all aspects of making a medical negligence compensation claim, dealing with all matters on a no win no fee basis. This means there is no financial risk at all to contacting our team and benefitting from years of expertise and knowledge.

We understand that making a claim for hospital negligence can be an emotional time, so if you or someone you know has suffered in any way, through no fault of their own, please get in touch. We handle all cases with sensitivity and respect, putting your best interests at the forefront of everything we do.

Simply call us on
01482 778 463 for free advice


No win no fee

  • personal insurance cover so there’s no financial risk to you in pursuing a hospital negligence claim
  • Whatever the outcome of your case, you won’t have to pay a penny (provided that you fully assist us with your claim) other than an agreed percentage of your damages