Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

Our specialist medical negligence team can help to access the support you need to make a positive difference to the way that you live your life after the medical mistake that injured you.

What Is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence is when health professionals make mistakes or fail in their duty of care to you, leading to a new injury or to a deterioration of an existing condition. 

There are a number of ways that medical negligence can happen, such as misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment or surgical mistakes.

Common Areas of Medical Negligence Include:
Medical negligence - GP

GP Negligence: If your GP fails to diagnose your condition, makes a mistake in treating you, or refer you for the treatment that you need.

Medical negligence - Surgical errors

Surgical errors: Negligent mistakes made before, during or after an operation leaving patients with injuries, disabilities, infections or the need for further surgery

Medical negligence - hospital care

Hospital and Nursing Care Negligence: Poor care provided to patients during a hospital inpatient can lead to pressure sores and medication issues as well as delays in diagnosis and falls, all of which can make the condition or problem that you were in hospital for worse rather than better. 

Medical negligence - misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis or Delay in Diagnosis of a medical condition: A failure to diagnose a condition, such as Cancer or Cauda Equina syndrome can have life changing consequences.

Medical negligence - accident and emergency

A&E: Negligent errors made upon presentation to Accident and Emergency. Regardless of how busy medical staff are, a duty of care is owed to each patient. Being too busy or short staffed is no excuse for making negligent errors.

Medical negligence - paramedical and ambulance staff

Paramedic & Ambulance Staff:  Delays in transferring to hospital, providing the right treatment before transfer and in appreciating the urgency of the situation can lead to the ambulance service and its staff being responsible for causing avoidable harm.

Medical negligence - Consultant and doctors

Consultants & Doctors: Failure in the treatment of an ongoing condition which causes ongoing pain and suffering or even avoidable death.

Other common mistakes relate to errors in the administration of medication and making an appropriate timely referrals.

Medical negligence - Nurses and care workers

Nurses & Care workers: Poor care provided to you or your loved ones whilst in a care home or nursing at home or in hospital. Examples of negligent mistakes include: failures to carry out the appropriate assessments relating to the risk of falls, nutritional needs, hydration, infection and sepsis and failures to refer on to specialist clinics when dealing with diabetic foot or eye issues.

How we can help you

Our Specialist Team will help you to Make a Medical Negligence Claim: 

We would be happy to talk through with you what is needed to claim compensation for medical negligence. 

The information that we will need will include the following:

  • Your past medical history (we will need to see your GP and Hospital records once we have agreed to help you)
  • Whether your condition/symptoms will affect your life in the future.
  • Any medical or other expenses or therapy costs you have paid out for or still need to pay for.
  • Whether you have raised your concerns with the health professional already and if so what they have said.
How we can help you
We will normally be able to help you on a No Win No Fee Agreement basis and will explain what this means when we speak to you.


Our team has decades of combined experience in dealing with Medical Negligence Claims. 

Our Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors Medical Negligence Specialists are sympathetic, understanding, and can help you get the outcome you deserve.

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Medical Negligence Blog Posts

Medical negligence - misdiagnosis

What Is Medical Negligence?

Hopefully most of us won’t need to know what medical negligence is, but as doctors are only human, it is likely that medical mistakes will continue to happen.

When lawyers talk about medical negligence, we are referring to carelessness, or substandard care, that has been provided by a medical professional to a patient, which has directly caused injury, or has caused an existing condition to get worse.

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