Clinical or medical negligence claims

Our medical negligence solicitors handle clinical negligence claims for people who are injured as a result of poor GP or hospital care. Although doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals are highly trained and skilled, they do sometimes make mistakes, the consequences of which can be devastating for the patient.

What is clinical or medical negligence?

Clinical negligence (also called medical negligence) encompasses a range of problems and failures, which include:

  • Poor medical care
  • Failure to obtain your consent
  • A wrong, missed or late diagnosis
  • Use of the wrong surgical procedure
  • Medication errors
  • Poor treatment advice

If you have suffered additional symptoms as a result of one of these scenarios, you could have a claim.

What you’ll get from Gaby Hardwicke

Iona Smith, Partner, takes personal care of all Gaby Hardwicke clients who have suffered from medical negligence. Drawing on nearly 25 years’ experience, she offers a sympathetic, professional and dedicated service. Our individual and client-focussed approach is designed to secure maximum compensation and give you peace of mind at a time when you need it most.

Clinical negligence is a highly specialised area and Iona has earned an excellent and formidable reputation in and beyond Sussex. In addition to achieving Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, her experience has led to memberships of Headway, the organisation that assists those suffering from serious head injuries, and the Spinal Injuries Association.

We enjoy a close relationship with specialist barristers in London, some of whom are dual qualified in medicine and law. As a key part of our service all cases are referred to specialist barristers from the start. This means that you get the best possible legal team handling your claim and ensures that no stone is left unturned.

No win no fee

We make a small charge for obtaining medical notes at the start of the case, but from then on we undertake clinical negligence cases on the same no win no fee basis as other personal injury claims.

Visit our personal injury page to learn more. Or, for an initial opinion, email Iona Smith or call us on 01424 730 945 with no obligation. Alternatively you can ask us to contact you by completing our online claim assessment form.


What our clients say

QuoteYou have restored my faith in the legal system. My view was somewhat jaundiced by my very negative experience of a firm handling the case before you, they having told me that I would not succeed in my claim! I had approached the previous firm after seeing their advert on the television and found them to be slapdash and inefficient, such that my claim had got off on the wrong foot. You have reached the height of your profession and I am just so glad that my friend pointed me in your direction. You have managed to retain a gentleness, kindness and sympathy that was lacking in my previous solicitors. The outcome whereby you have recovered substantial compensation for me was just marvellous.

Mr R. Dellow

QuoteWe were always very happy with the way you personally conducted yourself in this matter, had full trust in you and would happily recommend you to anyone in the future.

Jane Meston

QuoteDear Iona and colleagues,

I write to thank you all on behalf of myself and our family for the professional and sympathetic way our case was dealt with. My wife and I felt very at ease at the Bexhill office where we first met you in the very sad circumstances after the death of my mother.

Although our case had been rejected by two other firms, from day one everyone at your office had given us full support and kept us informed at each stage. We could not have hoped for a better outcome to what had happened but with your great knowledge and advice, we knew we were in a good, professional and caring business.

We would like to thank all of you for everything you have done for us. I can honestly say that we would certainly recommend your company to anyone else who needs help, whatever their problem might be.

A. Milton


Based in East Sussex but serving a much wider area, Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors has offices in Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne.

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