Medical negligence solicitors Leicester
If you have been injured by the treatment you received from a medical professional you may want to make a claim for compensation to help you piece your life back together. Our medical negligence solicitors will be able to help you secure the compensation you are entitled to.
Medical negligence cases can be complex, depending on the severity if your injuries and the evidence needed. It is, therefore, important to use a specialist medical negligence lawyer so they can guide you through the legal process and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Our expert team are based in the very heart of the country, making us accessible to anyone in the East Midlands. We are the largest law firm in Warwickshire, with a history spanning over 170 years. Our medical solicitors are ideally placed to offer the residents of Leicester the very best medical negligence advice and support.
We have a strong track record in securing compensation for families in Leicester. We have successfully dealt with cases from private healthcare providers, GPs, and dentists. We also take on NHS and private hospital cases from Glenfield Hospital, Leicester General Hospital, Spire Leicester Hospital or Leicester Royal Infirmary.
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 an insight into 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: Breast cancer diagnosed
Summary: Mrs B was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 but unfortunately it took over a year before the histology results were given to her. During the 12 month delay in treating the cancer, not only had the tumour grown but the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes. As a result of the advanced stage of the cancer she had to undergo a mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Had the histology results been made available shortly after the original diagnosis, she would have undergone a lumpectomy with the possibility of chemotherapy. Because the cancer had advanced to the stage it did, her case considered whether or not the delay had contributed to a reduced life expectancy. In the event, Mrs B remained well five years after her original diagnosis.
"Rachael kept me informed at every stage of the claim and was always professional in her advice and technical expertise."