Clinical Negligence

Helping you to secure a brighter future when others have let you down.

Modern medical treatment is highly specialised and complex, and can deliver outstanding treatment. However, even the best doctors and hospitals make mistakes that can leave patients with serious, even life-changing issues.

Our medical negligence practice can support you wherever you are in the UK. You will receive expert advice based on up-to-date medical knowledge and delivered in a down-to-earth, sympathetic manner. Our aim is to minimise the stress to you in what are already difficult circumstances, but at the same time be honest with you about the merits of your case, and robust with the responsible parties.

We will secure interim payments as quickly as possible to help you cope while the case progresses and vigorously pursue the maximum compensation that we can for you.

Our medical expertise – updated by our regular attendance at medical conferences – means that we are in a strong position to understand both the nature of the problem and the likely implications for your health, lifestyle and ongoing care needs.

Our first consultation with you, including any visit to you, is always free. This gives us a chance to assess the strength of your case and, where appropriate, we are happy to offer Conditional Fee Agreements – commonly known as ‘no win, no fee’. In addition, we have good relationships with various insurers as well as medical and rehabilitation experts. We have links with various charities who may be able to provide further support.

Products and services

At Morrisons, we recognise the devastating impact that cases of medical negligence can have on individuals and their families.

We have a specialist team of lawyers dealing with a very wide range of clinical negligence claims, including:

  • Neurological, including brain and spinal injury
  • Orthopaedic
  • Surgical
  • Orthopaedic
  • Obstetrics and gynaecological
  • Paediatrics
  • Medical
  • Ophthalmic, visual impairment and blindness

A & E Negligence

In the vast majority of cases, patients who attend an Accident & Emergency Department (A&E) will receive the best of care. There are times however, when that care falls below an acceptable standard, resulting in additional or worsening problems and/or complications. We can support you in pursuing compensation for such negligent treatment at A&E.

A typical example might be where a fracture was not spotted while you were in A&E, or where, having complained of abdominal pain, you were negligently discharged home only for that problem to become critical and be diagnosed as resulting from appendicitis or from a tear during an earlier surgery.

The consequence of this kind of medical negligence can be profound, affecting not just your recovery and ability resume normal life, but potentially your long-term health and wellbeing. As a result of a negligent oversight, you could suffer discomfort and weakness for an extended period, with consequent impact on your work and family life, and then require multiple operations or emergency surgery. It could even lead to a lasting disability and a need for continuing care.

At Morrisons, we deal with all sorts of A&E medical negligence cases. Our knowledge of medical procedures and protocols, and our experience of medical negligence cases means that we are especially well-placed to secure the best possible compensation for your experiences. The strength of our medical team also means that we are able to assess the likely long-term implications of your case and ensure that these are taken into consideration in any settlement.