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  • Accident & Emergency (A&E) Claims
    Accident and Emergency departments (A&E) are no doubt one of the busiest places in the hospital.
  • Accident and Emergency Claims
    Accident and Emergency Claims
  • Adrenal Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Adrenal gland cancers are very rare. We can help you with your claim.
  • Amputation
    Amputation of a body part causes life changing complications, sometimes amputation is completely avoidable
  • Anaesthetic treatments
    Permanent injuries after anaesthetic injections is quite rare and numbness following some procedures is a recognised risk therefore not negligent.
  • Appendicitis Misdiagnosis
    If the appropriate course of action isn’t taken quickly enough the person with an appendicitis may suffer life threatening complications.
  • Armed Forces
    Serving in the Armed Forces is a dangerous job, we are here to help when care goes wrong.
  • Bile Duct Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Bile duct cancer is rare and affects the tubes connecting the liver and small intestine. We can help you with your claim.
  • Bladder Bowel and Prostate
  • Bladder Cancer Misdiagnosis
    80% of bladder cancer is caught in its early stages, are you one of the other 20%? Let us help you.
  • Blood Cancer Misdiagnosis
    In 2011, 1 in 4 cancer sufferers were incorrectly diagnosed and 46% of cancer patients are diagnosed at a late stage.
  • Bone and Joint Infections
    Infections in bones and joints can lead to long term complications.
  • Bone Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Primary or secondary bone cancer can be misdiagnosed. We can help you with your bone cancer claim.
  • Bowel and Stomach Surgery
    If you have had bowel or stomach surgery that has gone wrong, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
  • Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Unfortunately with bowel cancer the symptoms are often very difficult to detect and don't appear until it's in the later stages of the disease.
  • Brain Cancer Misdiagnosis
    A brain tumour is a group of cells which grows in an uncontrolled abnormal way. Brain tumours can either be Malignant or Benign.
  • Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis
    As the most common form of the disease, the warning signs are well known to most people. Let us help you with your claim.
  • Brow Lift
    According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPs) brow lift surgery is rising each year.
  • Bunion Surgery
    A bunion is a deformity of the joint of the big toe. Medically a bunion is called a Hallux Valgus.
  • C-Section Errors
    Whilst complications from a C-section are numerous, some are preventable and some are not.
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Cancer has to be diagnosed early and correctly for the best recovery chances. Let us help you with your cancer claim.
  • Care Home Claims
    When we make the difficult decisions to put a loved one into a care home.
  • Care home environment injuries
    Unfortunately due to the lack of adequate staffing levels sometimes the surroundings in a care home can be neglected and quickly become unsafe.
  • Care Home Food Preparation
    Unfortunately due to the lack of adequate staffing levels sometimes patients can suffer from malnutrition and dehydration as well as sickness because of poorly prepared food.
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
    Cauda Equina syndrome is caused by the compression of a group of nerves at the lower part of the spinal cord.
  • Cellulitis
    Cellulitis is an infection of the skin, usually treated with medication but it can be serious is not diagnosed early.
  • Cerebral Palsy
    If your child has cerebral palsy this will have had a huge impact on your family’s life. Let us help you with your cerebral palsy medical negligence claim.
  • Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Inaccurate tests or misread results could mean you have suffered cervical cancer misdiagnosis. We can help you with your claim.
  • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    When cosmetic breast surgery goes wrong it’s not only the physical effects that leave you suffering, but the emotional pain too.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Claims
    Cosmetic dentistry is growing in popularity. Let us help you with your claim if you have suffered from dental negligence.
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    Cosmetic surgery is known to have risks, but that does not mean you can not claim if something goes wrong whilst you are under the knife.
  • Dental Negligence
    Do you think you might have been the victim of dental negligence? We can help you with your claim.
  • Dermal filler
    Both temporary and permanent dermal fillers have risen in popularity over the years.
  • Diabetes
    When diabetes is misdiagnosed or incorrectly treated the results can be life changing and even life threatening. We can help you with your claim.
  • Diabetes Medication Errors
    There are several types of diabetes, all of which require different management techniques. It is important that you receive the correct management for your type
  • Diabetic Amputation
    According to Diabetes UK 135 amputations are carried out every week as a result of diabetes. Let us help you with your claim.
  • Diabetic complications
    Most of the complications experienced by diabetes sufferers can be lessened or avoided by appropriate action.
  • Erb's Palsy
    Bringing up a child with Erb's palsy can be both emotionally and financially draining. Let us help you get the support you need.
  • Extended Delays in Treatment
    It is of the upmost importance that the correct treatment is given within the correct timeframe to ensure the optimal outcome for the patient.
  • Eye Surgery Claims
    Laser eye surgery, opticians and doctors can make mistakes that can leave lasting damage to your vision
  • Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty)
    The area around our eyes are really sensitive and sometimes this can cause complications in eyelid surgery.
  • Facelift and neck surgery
    Neck lifts and face lists are often performed in conjunction with one another.
  • Failed Bunion Treatment
    The only way to rectify a bunion is to undergo surgery.
  • Failed Sterilisation
    Sterilisation is one way to ensure that you no longer conceive.
  • Fertility Negligence
    Going through fertility treatment can be an anxious time.
  • Forceps or Vacuum Delivery injuries
    One in eight forceps or vacuum (ventouse) baby deliveries are assisted (using instruments to aid delivery).
  • Gas Gangrene
    A bacterial infection, also called clostridial myonecrosis can cause muscle tissue to die.
  • Gastric Band surgery
    For over 10 years you have been able to have a gastric band fitted to help aid weight loss.
  • Genitalia claims
    Complications include nerve damage and mismanagement of conditions.
  • GP Negligence Claims
    GPs have a duty of care towards you, sometimes things are missed or the care is substandard.
  • Gum Disease Claims
    Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease or gingivitis, should be detected and treated early by dentists.
  • Head and Neck Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Head and Neck cancer usually affects people over the age of 50.
  • Hip replacement negligence
    Hip replacement surgery is often a result of arthritis, general wear and tear, or a nasty fall in the case of older people.
  • Hospital acquired infections
    Going into hospital is a worrying time for everyone, and the threat of infection only increases the stress.
  • Hospital Negligence Claims
    When you are injured, fall ill, or need an operation, a hospital is the place we would head to for safe treatment.
  • Infections and Stitches
    Infections after child birth are common. Whilst you are recovering your immune system is not functioning as well as it would normally.
  • Injuries to Baby
    There are lots of reasons why a baby can be injured during childbirth and not all are negligent.
  • Injuries to Mother
    There are a variety of injuries that can happen before, during and after the birth of your child, not all of them are eligible for compensation.
  • Kidney Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Kidney cancer usually affects adults in their 60s and 70s. It rarely affects adults under 50.
  • Kidney claims
    Kidneys are the organs which filter blood to dispose of waste products.
  • Knee Replacements
    A knee replacement (arthroplasty) is a routine operation which is performed because parts of a knee have become damaged or worn.
  • Laser Eye Surgery
    Laser eye surgery, sometimes known as laser refractive surgery, is most commonly used to correct eyesight.
  • Laser treatment
    Lasers can be used to improve the appearance of birthmarks, moles, veins, pigmentation of the skin, and the removal of tattoos and excess hair.
  • Liposuction
    Liposuction, sculpture or suction assisted lipectomy are all procedures that remove fat cells from different parts of the body to alter your shape.
  • Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, with NHS Choices saying 44,500 people are diagnosed each year.
  • Medical Professionals
    When you are not feeling well you rely on medical professionals to make you feel better.
  • Medication errors
    Medication errors happen every day in hospitals, pharmacies and even when they are prescribed by your GP.
  • Meningitis
    There are several types of meningitis and a delayed diagnosis of any of them can be fatal. Let us help you with your claim.
  • Misdiagnosed Miscarriage
    Having a miscarriage is always upsetting, emotional and traumatic.
  • Misdiagnosis

    Medical misdiagnosis does happen and the consequences can be life-changing. We can help you with your compensation claim.

  • Mouth and Throat Cancer
    According to Cancer Research UK, there were 2,386 deaths from oral cancer in the UK in 2014. Let us help you with your claim if you have suffered from misdiagnosis.
  • Neglect by Staff
    Neglect by staff can cause serious, even life threatening complications
  • Nerve Damage
    The nervous system consists of three types of nerves, Autonomic, Motor and Sensory. The nerves control your entire body including breathing, muscles and even what you feel.
  • Nerve Injury
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  • Nerve Injury Claims
    When dental procedures go wrong and leave patients with nerve injuries this can be devastating. We can help you with your claim.
  • NHS
    Mistakes do happen in all areas of the NHS. We can help you with your claim if you've experienced NHS medical negligence.
  • Nose job
    A nose job, nose surgery or rhinoplasty can be done to change the appearance of your nose.
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Obs and Gynae are separate specialisms but they have crossovers in the conditions they treat.
  • Orthopaedic Negligence
    Orthopaedics is the term for procedures which involve bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves.
  • Other Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Here is an overview of cancers not categorised in our main pages.
  • Other Medical Negligence
    Medical negligence doesn't always have to happen in a hospital, clinic or doctor's practice.
  • Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Ovarian cancer can be difficult to diagnose and symptoms often don't appear until a later stage. We can help you with your claim.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Misdiagnosis
    The early stages of pancreatic cancer don't cause any symptoms, making it very difficult to diagnose. We can help you with your claim.
  • Pharmacy and Medication Claims
    Pharmacies dispense medications every day without any problems. However, sometimes mistakes can be made and these can be harmful to you.
  • Placental Abruption
    Accounts for approximately 30% of all antepartum haemorrhage and is classed as a medical emergency.
  • Pre-Eclampsia
    The NHS state around 2% of pregnancies develop pre-eclampsia
  • Pregnancy & Birth
    Sometimes birth injuries happen and they are sometimes caused by medical negligence.
  • Pressure sore claims
    Pressure sores happen when a patient is left in one spot for too long. Healthcare providers have a duty to ensure pressure sores do not develop.
  • Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Prostate cancer can develop very slowly so there may be no signs that you have it until year later. Let us help you with your claim.
  • Sepsis
    Sepsis, otherwise known as blood poisoning, kills around 35,000 people in the UK every year. Let us help you with your claim.
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  • Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Skin cancer, otherwise known as melanoma, can be treated very easily if caught early. Let us help you with your claim.
  • Soft Tissue Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Often soft tissue cancers do not show any symptoms in their early stages but as they grow symptoms start to appear.
  • Spinal Injuries
    Commonly compensation claims are made due to complications following surgery or failure to recognise the seriousness of a spinal injury.
  • Spinal Surgery Claims
    if you have received botched spinal surgery and had to have a second surgery to do the job correctly, you could again be entitled to claim compensation.
  • Stillbirth Claims
    Sometimes there is no reason why stillbirth happens, but there are other times when it can be prevented.
  • Stomach Cancer Misdiagnosis
    An un-common cancer in the UK, scientists think it could be avoided by a healthy lifestyle and diet.
  • Stroke
    Strokes interrupt the blood supply to the brain. We can help with your stroke claim if it was misdiagnosed, or the diagnosis was delayed, causing an even more serious injury.
  • Surgery
    Having surgery can be a very worrying time, so when mistakes happen it makes the situation more stressful.
  • Testicular Cancer Misdiagnosis
    Testicular cancer is a lesser common form of cancer usually affecting men between the ages of 15 and 49.
  • Thyroid Cancer Misdiagnosis
    At the base of the neck is a gland called the Thyroid and it produces hormones. Thyroid cancer usually affects more women than men.
  • Tummy Tuck
    Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat and skin from your waist to leave you with a flatter stomach.
  • Undiagnosed Fractures | Missed Fractures
    Undiagnosed, or missed fractures are the most commonly missed injuries in A&E in England and Wales. Let us help you with your claim.
  • Unnecessary Surgery
    Orthopaedic surgery includes everything from bones to ligaments.
  • Urology Negligence Claims
    Urology covers conditions of the kidneys, urinary bladder, reproductive organs and ureters
  • Wrong Site Surgery
    The NHS class wrong site surgery as a "Never Event". A never event is a procedure performed on a patient which should never have happened.


Advice Centre

  • Aneurysm Misdiagnosis
    A weakening in the wall of a vein causes a bulge which may rupture. That rupture results in internal bleeding
  • Avoidable Amputations
    Amputations are required for a whole host of reasons, some are due to a negligent act but some are not.
  • Can I Make a Medical Negligence Claim for Misdiagnosis
    Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are common clinical negligence cases accounting for over 10% of all claims made in 2014/15.
  • Can You Make a Negligence Claim for an Ectopic Pregnancy
    Most negligence cases involving ectopic pregnancy are related to delayed diagnosis or errors in treatment. In some cases, you can make a claim.
  • Children Feel More Positive About The Dentist Than Adults
    A trip to the dentist isn't most people's outing of choice. Yet according to statistics released by the European Journal of Dentistry, children feel much more positively towards the dentist than adults.
  • Diabetes and Care Planning
    Diabetes doesn’t have to limit your lifestyle if it’s managed effectively. As with many other long-term health conditions, if managed correctly you will be able to incorporate the necessary changes into your life. However, without proper management and self-care, diabetes can become a debilitating illness which can cause severe complications, lead to other long term health issues, and sometimes amputation and blindness.
  • Do I have Grounds to Make a Clinical Negligence Claim
    Negligence is established according to a three-part rule - a doctor will have to have failed in their duty of care & caused harm for a case to be legitimate.
  • Duties And Responsibilities Of A Medical Professional
    Any healthcare provider has a duty of care towards his or her patients and in previous years doctors, nurses and consultants each swore an oath called the Hippocratic Oath. The Hippocratic Oath was created by the Greek Physician Hippocrates and it dates back to the third and fifth century BC.
  • Financing Medical Negligence Claims Against The NHS
    Making a claim against the NHS can feel daunting and brings up questions about who pays for the compensation you receive if you are successful.
  • Guide to a Babys Pregnancy and Birth Complications
    Guide to some of the common complications that may affect your baby during pregnancy and birth.
  • Guide to a Mums Pregnancy and Birth Complications
    Here is a comprehensive guide to complications a mum might encounter during pregnancy and labour.
  • Half of women experience a red flag event during their maternity care
    The Women’s Institute and the NCT have surveyed around 2,500 women about their experience of maternity care between 2014 and 2016. The report found that 50% of the women had experienced a red flag event identified by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
  • Heart Attack Misdiagnosis
    It has been reported by the media that one in three heart attack cases are misdiagnosed
  • How Do I Fund my Medical Negligence Claim
    No win, no fee isn’t the only way you can fund your medical negligence claim. Find out what no win, no fee means & what the alternative funding options are.
  • How Do You Prove Medical Negligence Claims
    It can be really traumatic to be the victim of medical negligence. It's enough that things can go wrong and you're left with the negative effects - but, on top of that, you'll also need to prove that you have a case for a medical negligence claim.
  • How does Cancer Misdiagnosis Happen and Can you Make a Claim for it
    Misdiagnosis and late diagnosis of cancer is a major problem in current healthcare contributing significantly to the leading cause of avoidable death in 2014 in England and Wales.
  • How Does Claiming Against the NHS Work
    Find out the step-by-step process for making a clinical negligence claim against the NHS and what you need to do if you decide to make a claim for compensation.
  • How is Medical Negligence Compensation Calculated
    - Compensation is calculated by totalling up what are known as heads of loss - Heads of loss are different types of loss and harm caused by negligence - A head of loss could be the loss of a job or emotional suffering
  • How to Make a Complaint against the NHS
    Every NHS service is required to have a formal complaints procedure that patients can access. You can ask the service you have used for a copy of their complaints procedure.
  • How We Assess Your Enquiry
    These are the steps we take when assessing the information you give us and decide whether you have a claim to investigate.
  • Key Statistics for Clinical Negligence Claims Against the NHS
    How many NHS claims are made in year, how much do they cost & what are the most expensive? Negligence Claimline explain key stats on this page.
  • Making a Claim for Cerebral Palsy Negligence
    Compensation for cerebral palsy claims can be considerable and can top up state benefits so you can give your child the best chance in life.
  • Medical negligence explained
    If you, or a loved one, have been injured because of negligent treatment by a medical professional, either in the NHS or privately, you may be able to claim compensation. It’s important that you get specialist legal help if you think you’ve suffered from clinical negligence as there are time limits on when you can claim.
  • Medical Negligence in the Hospital FAQs
    Read our frequently asked questions to find out what it is, how to report it, who you can claim against and more.
  • Medical Negligence: Misdiagnosis of cancer
    If you, or a loved one, have received sub-standard medical care, including a delay in diagnosis, treatment or referral, you may have grounds for a medical negligence claim for the misdiagnosis of cancer. If something goes wrong and your quality of life is severely affected as a result of misdiagnosis, you may be able to make a complaint or claim compensation.
  • Misdiagnosis FAQs
    Misdiagnosis is a common cause of negligence. Find out what ailments are frequently misdiagnosed, which diagnostic errors lead to compensation and much more in our FAQs.
  • Misdiagnosis of Brain Injury and Clinical Negligence Claims
    Sometimes referred to as the “hidden epidemic” brain injury is frequently underdiagnosed and sufferers can live with a condition for years.
  • Misdiagnosis of Mental Health Problems and Medical Negligence Claims
    Mental health problems can be very difficult to diagnose accurately. In this guide we cover which specific disorders are commonly misdiagnosed, and what you can do about it.
  • Misdiagnosis of Pulmonary Embolisms
    According to a study in the British Medical Journal of six General Practices covering more than 50,000 patients, it was found that of almost 130 patients who went to their GP with symptoms, just over 30 (26%) were classed as having a delayed diagnosis of 7 days or more. This could be due to medical negligence by a GP or hospital doctor. Pulmonary embolus cases are a common cause of hospital medical negligence claims and missed pulmonary embolus is a common cause of patients claiming against the NHS.
  • Misdiagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage
    A subarachnoid Haemorrhage or bleed on the brain is a type of stroke which is uncommon but a very serious medical condition, in some cases it can be fatal. The NHS choices website states that a subarachnoid Haemorrhage accounts for one in every twenty (5%) of all strokes in the UK.
  • Most Common Medical Complaints
    In 2017, the NHS received 208,400 written complaints. On average, this means that there were 571 written complaints sent every single day. There were 90,600 written complaints about primary care. 83% of the complaints relating to a service area were about GP surgeries while 14.6% covered dental practices.
  • Negligent Treatment of Diabetes FAQs
    Diabetes can be misdiagnosed, missed or not treated correctly leading to negligence. Find answers to FAQs about diabetes claims on this page.
  • Never events, what you should know
    NHS England have encouraged an honest and open approach to reporting. They ask staff to report all never event incidents on the Strategic Executive Information System (StEIS). The figures below are from the report compiled by NHS England for the period of 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. The report was published in January 2017.
  • NHS Complaints Letter Sample Templates
    You can use these templates to put together your complaints letter to the NHS and take a look at the kind of response you can expect.
  • Perineal Tears and Episiotomies
    For most people getting pregnant and having a baby is one of the happiest times in their lives. Midwives will help you prepare a birth plan so you know what is happening, when it will happen and most importantly how you want it to happen. Unfortunately, this doesn't always go to plan.
  • Stroke Misdiagnosis
    When it comes to strokes it’s important that diagnosis and treatment are quick. Where there is a delay in diagnosis, a misdiagnosis, or a delay in providing treatment, such as drugs to help tackle the blood clots, there could be grounds for a medical negligence claim.
  • The second biggest killer in the UK is on the increase and you probably don't even know what it is
    Sepsis has now overtaken lung cancer in the amount of lives it takes, is getting worse in Western countries, and research shows people tend to underestimate how serious it is.
  • The Step by Step Process of Claiming Against the NHS
    The following article gives you a step-by-step guide on what happens when you decide to make a claim against the NHS for medical negligence.
  • Time Limits in Medical Negligence
    Generally you have three years from the point of negligence or from when you realised negligence occurred to make claim.
  • What are the most commonly missed bone fractures
    Research says that one in 100 people will break a bone every year in the UK and more than half of the 20 million people visiting A&E must have an x-ray. In 2002 the British Medical Journal published a study that showed junior doctors in A&E miss up to 39 per cent of fractures and clinically significant abnormalities on X-rays.
  • What can go Wrong and Making a Claim for Diabetic Negligence
    In this guide we explain how diabetes can be misdiagnosed & treatment can be poorly managed, sometimes leading to clinical negligence claims.
  • What is a Medical Negligence Claim and What are Your Patient Rights
    When a medical practitioner has been negligent in their treatment, the patient can make a medical negligence claim and receive compensation (money) to make up for the harm caused. You always have a right to make a claim.
  • What is a Root Canal and What can go Wrong
    Find out what the proper root canal process should be, what the risks are and what can go wrong.
  • What is Cerebral Palsy
    CP is a neurological condition which can be caused by birth injuries and clinical negligence.
  • What is NHS Resolution
    A department in the NHS Deals with negligence claims made against the NHS in England Makes all payments of compensation
  • What is Wrongful Birth
    Is it Medical Negligence, How does it happen and can you get compensation? Wrongful birth is when a doctor fails to identify a genetic disability or illness that a baby has when in the womb, and so fails to tell the parents about the risk of disability or illness. It's a rare thing to happen, but if it does you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
  • What To Expect and What Can Go Wrong with Tooth Extraction
    From nerve injury, dry sockets or chipping teeth, things can go wrong during tooth extraction. On this page we tell you what should happen during your tooth extraction and what can go wrong.