Medical negligence solicitors Birmingham
If you have been injured by the treatment you received from a medical professional you may want to seek compensation for your injuries. Our medical negligence solicitors will be able to help you claim the compensation you deserve and help you get your life back on track.
It is important to use a medical compensation specialist because medical negligence claims can be very complex. We will be able to help guide you through the legal process and ensure you get the compensation you deserve and are legally entitled to.
We are one of the largest law firms in the West Midlands and Warwickshire, with a history spanning over 170 years. Our medical solicitors are ideally placed to offer the residents of Birmingham and the Midlands the very best medical negligence advice.
We have a strong record in securing compensation for families in Birmingham and across the whole of the Midlands. We have successfully dealt with cases from private healthcare providers, GPs, and dentists. We also take on NHS cases from University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Heartlands, Birmingham City Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Our team are specialists in medical negligence claims, with over 27 years’ experience, they have an unrivalled track record, and many reported medical negligence cases.
Our Head of Medical Negligence, Jeanette Whyman is a medical negligence solicitor with over 27 years’ experience. Jeanette has acted both for and against hospital trusts giving her a unique insight into hospital practices and procedures. She now represents patients who are victims of medical negligence. Jeanette is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel. She has also been recommended for her medical negligence expertise in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 which both offer potential clients a guide to the legal profession.
"Rachael was extremely helpful and very thorough all through the process and gave me every confidence of a satisfactory outcome."
The steps to your compensation:
Find out if you have a case
It costs nothing to contact us to see if you have a case.
Please call our specialist team. We guarantee you will speak directly to a legal professional for your free consultation, not a call handler. This is a no-obligation assessment of your case.
No win no fee
The majority of the cases we work on are on a no win no fee basis. This means there is no financial risk to you. We will discuss all your funding options with you before we agree to take on your case.
We will make an initial assessment of your case. We will be able to tell you if you are entitled to make a claim. At this stage, if you have a case, we will offer to take on the case on your behalf. By using medical negligence specialists, you are best placed to ensure your case is handled correctly and you receive the compensation you deserve.
To look at your case in more detail, we will need your medical records. This is to allow us to assess in more detail the merits of your claim. It also makes it possible to see what evidence we will need to gather to prove your case. Our legal team request all of your records for you and pay any charges.
Expert witnesses and evidence
Based on your medical records, we will know if we need to use an expert witness or witnesses to obtain independent evidence from other medical professionals, this is to strengthen and support your case by providing details of the impact on your life and the treatment you received.
Our legal are highly experienced. They will follow the claims process and send a letter of claim to the medical professional. At this point, they will negotiate to get the best outcome for your case. If a settlement cannot be reached, your claim may go to trial. In this case, all the evidence will be heard by a Judge, who will give a verdict and the compensation award.
Our team will ensure they pursue your claim to get you the justice and compensation you are entitled to.
Our cases include:
Matter: Missed diagnosis of early stage lung cancer
Summary: Our client’s wife, visited hospital in 2007 for a chest x-ray which revealed the presence of a lesion on her lung. The hospital did not take any action nor did they follow up. Following deterioration in her health, our client's wife made another appointment with the hospital in 2012 which revealed that she had lung cancer. She died three months later. The hospital admitted liability for the original missed diagnosis and we settled the case in our client’s favour.
Matter: Emergency liver transplant
Summary: Our client, Mrs A, underwent an emergency liver transplant at the University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Within a week the liver transplant had failed and she underwent a further transplant. At the second operation, it was discovered that the first liver had been “branded” with the original operating surgeon’s initials. On being told what had happened some four months later, Mrs A suffered a severe psychological reaction. The hospital admitted liability and settled the claim for a five figure sum.
"Rachael kept me informed at every stage of the claim and was always professional in her advice and technical expertise."