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We provide a range of legal guides and resources. While no substitute for advice from our experts, these guides will help you to understand your rights and navigate a claim, if you choose to progress with one.
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A guide to medical negligence cases
This guide contains information about medical negligence cases.
Compensation claims for breast cancer misdiagnosis and negligence
Speak to our medical negligence solicitors about starting a claim for breast cancer compensation. No win, no fee available.
How to make a complaint about medical treatment or hospital care
Read our guide to making a complaint about hospital treatment or medical care.
Guide to brachial plexus injury, klumpke palsy and erb’s palsy
In this guide we explain the difference between brachial plexus injuries, Klumpke Palsy and Erb's Palsy
Time limits for medical negligence claims
For most medical negligence claims, there's a time limit of three years to bring legal action, but there are some exceptions. Find out if you can start a claim.
What is duty of candour?
In this legal guide, we outline the obligations placed upon medical professionals to be honest when mistakes are made – and what can happen if they fail to do so.
What is gross negligence manslaughter?
In this guide, we look at what gross negligence manslaughter is, how to prove it has happened, and how it is different from medical negligence. Read more here.
What is causation in medical negligence?
In this guide, we explain what causation means, its significance in medical negligence claims and how it is proved. Read more here.
Guide to common hospital acquired infections
Infections can spread quickly in healthcare settings. Read this guide to learn more about hospital acquired infections and how to make a claim.
A guide to cancer misdiagnosis claims
Thompsons Solicitors has a successful track record of helping people who have suffered a cancer misdiagnosis to get compensation. Learn how we can help you.
A guide to hernia mesh claims
In this guide, we look at how and why hernia mesh is used and what to do if you suffer complications following surgery. Read more on hernia mesh here.
Medical negligence facts and figures
We are lucky that most medical treatments in the UK are of a high standard however, mistakes can - and do - happen. Learn more about medical negligence statistics in our infographic.
What is medical negligence?
What is classed as medical negligence? Which types of medical negligence can I claim for? Read more and learn how to make a claim by reading our guide.
What to do if you’ve had a delayed diagnosis
Delayed diagnosis can cause devastating consequences for you and your loved ones. Our medical negligence expert discusses what you should do. Read more.
Guide to childbirth tears
What are childbirth tears? Read our guide to the degrees of childbirth tears and what to do should you suffer a perineal tear during labour.
Misdiagnoses: the stats
Medical misdiagnosis is both worrying and potentially harmful to your long-term health. Learn more about medical misdiagnoses and your rights here.
Mesh implant facts
Learn the facts about mesh implants, from their problems to the potential side effects, and what you can do if you have experienced mesh complications.
Fatalities – the effect death has on a claim for compensation
This factsheet provides information for families of people who have died as a result of medical negligence, including how Thompsons could support their claim.
Brain injury glossary factsheet
Our glossary explains the different types of brain injury that can occur following a blow to the head. Find out more about them here.
Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) surgery health risks: Factsheet
We can help you make a medical negligence claim if your TVT surgery has left you in pain or discomfort. Call 0800 0 224 224 to start your claim today.
Patient recall: factsheet
Click to read our factsheet for more information on what to do should you receive a patient recall letter from the NHS. Find out more in our FAQ.
Mr Ian Paterson – breast surgery errors
The breast surgeon Mr Ian Paterson put his patients' lives at risk by using a controversial and unapproved medical technique. Click to learn more.
Hospital errors during preparation for surgery
You can make a compensation claim for hospital errors that were made during surgery preparation. Read our medical negligence guide here.
Diabetes and amputation: what are the risks?
If you are diabetic and have recently had an amputation then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Find out more in our dedicated guide.