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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 The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, 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.

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Eastbourne: 01323 435900

Bexhill: 01424 735000

Hastings: 01424 457500