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Medical Negligence

A guide to medical negligence cases

A guide to medical negligence cases

This guide contains information about medical negligence cases.

Claiming compensation for death caused by medical negligence

Claiming compensation for death caused by medical negligence

If a loved one has died as a result of medical negligence, you can make a claim for compensation.

Compensation claims for breast cancer misdiagnosis and negligence

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.

John Williamson spinal surgeon negligence allegations

John Williamson spinal surgeon negligence allegations

Thompsons Solicitors is helping patients of John Williamson claim compensation for medical negligence.

Cauda Equina Red Flags

Cauda Equina Red Flags

In this article, we will outline what the cauda equina red flags are, what you should do if you think you have cauda equina syndrome, and what medical care is required if someone is presenting with warning signs.

Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe a situation where a person has died as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

NHS medical negligence compensation claims

NHS medical negligence compensation claims

If you have experienced a poor level of care from the NHS that resulted in injury or harm, you may be able to claim medical negligence compensation.

Medical negligence claims for delayed treatment

Medical negligence claims for delayed treatment

A delayed treatment claim is a legal claim for compensation made when a patient's health deteriorates because of late treatment.

John Hutchinson spinal surgeon negligence allegations

John Hutchinson spinal surgeon negligence allegations

Thompsons Solicitors is helping patients of John Hutchinson claim compensation for medical negligence.

Medical negligence in Spire hospitals

Medical negligence in Spire hospitals

If you believe you have suffered medical negligence at Spire Healthcare, we can help you claim compensation.

Mian Munawar Shah Medical Negligence Allegations

Mian Munawar Shah Medical Negligence Allegations

Thompsons Solicitors is helping patients of Mian Munawar Shah claim compensation for medical negligence.

NHS mesh compensation

NHS mesh compensation

You may be able to claim against the NHS if you have suffered from surgical mesh.

Bladder cancer compensation claims

Bladder cancer compensation claims

Our personal injury solicitors can help you claim compensation for bladder cancer.

Stroke misdiagnosis compensation claims

Stroke misdiagnosis compensation claims

If you have suffered from negligent medical treatment of a stroke, our clinical negligence lawyers can help you make a claim.

MRSA compensation claims

MRSA compensation claims

If you have contracted MRSA due to substandard care, our medical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation.

How to make a complaint about medical treatment or hospital care

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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.

What is medical negligence?

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

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.

Mesh implant facts

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

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

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.

Claiming compensation for undiagnosed fractures

Claiming compensation for undiagnosed fractures

A factsheet about undiagnosed fracture compensation - including hip and scaphoid fractures - and how you can start an undiagnosed fracture claim today.

Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) surgery health risks: Factsheet

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

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

Mr Ian Paterson – breast surgery errors

The breast surgeon Ian Paterson put his patients' lives at risk by using a controversial and unapproved medical technique. Click to learn more.

Diabetes and amputation: what are the risks?

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.

Making a clinical negligence claim for a child

Making a clinical negligence claim for a child

Find out how children who have suffered or been injured as a result of neglectful or inappropriate medical treatment can receive financial compensation.

Infant mortality clinical negligence claims

Infant mortality clinical negligence claims

Learn more about how Thompsons Solicitors' specialist medical negligence lawyers can advise and support families to make an infant mortality compensation claim.

Hospital errors during preparation for surgery

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.

Guide to childbirth tears

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.

Fertility and reproduction

Fertility and reproduction

Thompsons Solicitors specialise in dealing with sensitive cases such as failure to identify an ectopic pregnancy or birth defect. Find out more here.

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