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Claims that result in injuries stemming from medical negligence are often difficult and complex, therefore it is important that you instruct a specialist medical injury solicitor that can guide you through what can be a very difficult process. Based in Brighton & Hove, our expert team of medical negligence lawyers work with individuals throughout East Sussex.

How can Dean Wilson help?

Medical Negligence claims

We can help you prepare letters of complaint, advise on the injuries and the types of expert you might benefit from seeing and getting you the right rehabilitation if you or a loved one are ever unfortunate enough to be injured. We have an excellent core of rehabilitation professionals we work with from physiotherapists to occupational therapists all the way through to neurologists and neuropsychologists.

Our team of medical negligence solicitors have specialised in complex medical negligence work on behalf of adults and children, in the most serious cases involving a wide spectrum of injuries from negligent treatment to misdiagnosis. We work all across the South-East of England, including London, Kent, Surrey and more.

Chambers and Partners 2024 praise our team, ranking them in Band 2 and saying "I have always found the lawyers I have worked with from Dean Wilson to be very well organised and thorough in their approach. Their instructions are clear and concise."’ 

The Legal 500 2023 recommended the medical negligence team as 'an excellent regional firm which can be trusted with the heaviest of cases' and are recommended as a Tier 2 Team in the South

We act for clients throughout the UK and to speak to a member of our experienced team of solicitors, please call 01273 249200 for a free initial discussion about your claim.

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Your Medical Negligence Experts

Get to know those who are here to help you

Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Partner & Head of Department, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Partner & Head of Department, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Alex is the head of the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team specialises in severe and life changing injuries to Claimants who have suffered Personal Injuries, Criminal Injuries & Medical Negligence resulting in:

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord injury
  • Birth Injury
  • Amputations
  • Severe Orthopaedic Injuries

Recent Client Matters

Qualifications, Membership & Directory Rankings

  • Solicitor (LLB Hons)
  • Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Headway Panel Solicitor
  • Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (Brighton)
  • Chambers & Partner (Band 2 Partner, Personal Injury and Band 3 Partner, Medical Negligence) 
  • Legal 500 (Next Generation Partner, Medical Negligence)

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Ben Davey

Senior Chartered Legal Executive, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Ben Davey

Senior Chartered Legal Executive, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Ben is a Senior Chartered Legal Executive in the Personal Injury & Medical Negligence team. He specialises in complex personal injury and medical negligence claims, acting for the injured party or the families. He specialises in a wide range of life-changing injuries ranging from road traffic accidents, employment claims to severe injury medical negligence claims. Ben is also frequently instructed to represent families at inquest. 

Ben has dealt with a number of profile matters which have been reported in the regional, national, and international media. 

Recent Client Matters

Personal Injury

Medical Negligence

Inquests

Human Rights

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

Feedback

Ben works hard to get the best possible results for his clients. He is organised, has good analytical skills and a good eye for detail – Chambers & Partners 2024

 

Thinks outside the box – he sees and acknowledges my struggles – The Legal 500 2023

 

Years of relevant experience and can take cases forward and to successful conclusions with vigour – The Legal 500 2022

 

Truly outstanding professional – he is willing to go the extra mile and you can always rely on him to ensure clients get justice - Chambers and Partners 2022

 

Ben Davey was highly professional, diligent and constructively helpful in his explanations. Ben quickly identified the issues and provided a practical approach to deal with the issues in question and accordingly I have no hesitation in recommending him and his firm – Google review

Qualifications, Membership (& Directory Rankings)

  • Senior Chartered Legal Executive (FCilex)
  • Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Headway Panel Solicitor
  • Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (Brighton)

Davey, Ben

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Jessica Edwards

Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Jessica Edwards

Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

I am a Solicitor specialising in personal injury and medical negligence claims. I qualified as a Solicitor in March 2022, having previously spent 4 years working with the team assisting on high value catastrophic injury cases involving brain and spinal cord injury.

I only act for the injured party (Claimants). My specialism is working with people who suffer serious injuries, which may have been caused by:

  • Road traffic accidents including Cars, Bicycles and Pedestrians
  • Accidents at work
  • Accidents on public property/highways
  • Medical Negligence/Injury

Recent Client Matters

I have previously reached settlement for my clients who have suffered a range of injuries including fractures, soft tissue injuries and PTSD. Following an accident, a client’s day to day life is affected. My role is to secure compensation for client’s whose ability to work and earn has been impacted and to help them meet future treatment needs on a private basis to assist their recovery.

I am currently assisting my colleague, Ben Davey, with the David Fuller inquiry and compensation scheme, and we act for many the affected family members.

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Negligence 
  • Inquests

Qualifications, Membership 

  • Solicitor (LLB Hons)
  • Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (Brighton)
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Lyubov Nikolchova

Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Lyubov Nikolchova

Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Lyubov is a Solicitor in the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team. She qualified as a Solicitor in May 2024, having previously spent nearly 3 years working on complex injury cases, including spinal cord injury, brain injury, and birth injury. 

Recent Client Matters

Lyubov is working with Alex Brown on a number of birth injury cases where the mothers suffer from PTSD due to a negligent medical care during delivery. She also runs a mixed caseload of claims as a result of road traffic accidents, accidents-at-work, and medical negligence. 

Qualifications, Membership

  • Solicitor 
  • BA (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
  • Legal Practice Course (Distinction)
  • Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (Brighton)
Rebecca Asaolu Dean Wilson

Rebecca Asaolu

Trainee Solicitor

Rebecca Asaolu Dean Wilson

Rebecca Asaolu

Trainee Solicitor

Area of Specialism 

Rebecca is a Trainee Solicitor currently in the Personal and Medical Injury Team undertaking her second seat and working on a mix of medcial negligence and personal injury claims under the supervision of Alex Brown

Rebecca completed her first seat in the commercial property team, assisting Scott Gair and Francesca Lyons on a wide range of commercial real estate transactions. 

Qualifications:

  • LLB 
  • LLM 
  • LPC LLM

Rebecca can be contacted by email: ROA@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 032352

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Tom Saady Gardiner

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Tom Saady Gardiner

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Tom is a Paralegal in the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team, assisting Ben Davey and Jessica Edwards with a variety of cases ranging from minor to severe. Tom has assisted on the successful settlement of a number of cases involving severe orthopaedic and psychiatric injuries.

Recent Client Matters

  • Tom assisted in securing a successful settlement for two secondary victim claims, where the Claimants were witnessed to the aftermath of a close family member sustaining severe orthopaedic injuries arising out of a road traffic collision.
  • Tom is assisting in the ongoing Article 3 (torture & degrading treatment) & Article 8 (private & family life) group action claim for more than 120 family members of David Fuller’s mortuary victims.
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Natasha Gunn

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Natasha Gunn

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Natasha is a Paralegal in the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team, and assists Ben Davey and Jessica Edwards with a variety of cases involving:

  • Severe orthopaedic injury
  • Brain injury
  • Amputation
  • Inquests
  • Psychiatric injury

Recent Client Matters

  • Natasha is assisting in the Article 8 (private & family life) group action claim for more than 120 family members of David Fuller’s mortuary victims.
  • Natasha has recently assisted on the settlement of a case involving a pedestrian who was struck by a car resulting in orthopaedic, dental and brain injuries. 

Qualifications, Membership

  • LLB (Hons)
  • LLM Law – International Human Rights Law
  • Currently studying towards the SQE (Solicitor Qualifying Exam)
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Becca Porter

Senior Legal Assistant / Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Becca Porter

Senior Legal Assistant / Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Becca supports Alex Brown and the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Team in cases involving severe and life changing injuries to claimants who have suffered personal injuries, criminal injuries & medical negligence resulting in:

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Birth Injury
  • Amputations
  • Severe Orthopaedic Injuries

Recent Client Matters

Qualifications, Membership 

  • BA (Hons)

Got Some Questions?

We’ve got you covered

Our medical negligence solicitors can establish a medical negligence claim by assessing poor treatment from medical practitioners that have caused you injury or further complications.

Our medical negligence solicitors offer professional legal advice and assistance through the legal process of your claims and work with excellent medical experts in their field as consultants and rehabilitation professionals to help with your aftercare.

Damages are always calculated on a case by case basis. In particular in fatal cases it is important to consider whether anyone was dependant on the person who has died. If they were then they may have a claim in their own right for loss of dependency.

Negligent medical treatment occurs when a medical professional provides care which falls below the acceptable legal standard. If you have suffered an injury (either physical or psychiatric) as a result of substandard care, you are entitled to make a medical negligence claim. 

Tragically, in some cases, medical negligence can result in the death of a patient. We are experienced in representing families in ‘fatal’ medical negligence claims.

Potential cases can  be investigated and claims brought against GPs, hospitals (for the actions of their doctors, surgeons, nurses, midwives, therapists etc), dentists and others that provide similar treatment or care. The terms ‘medical negligence’ and ‘clinical negligence’ are generally used interchangeably to mean the same thing.

Please call a member of the team on 01273 249200 for a free initial consultation about your medical negligence claim. We will advise you about the merits of your potential medical negligence case and, if appropriate, how we will assist by representing you. 

It is essential that you pursue any claim at the earliest opportunity as there are time limits which can prevent you from making a claim in clinical negligence if the relevant deadline has passed.

Both legal and medical language can be confusing at times. We understand this and make a special effort to ensure that you are always kept up to date with the status of your case without using unnecessary jargon.

If you have been seriously injured as a result of medical negligence then there will come a point where a value needs to be given to how much your claim is worth. The damages that you receive can be broken down into two areas, general damages and special damages.

General damages – this is the amount of compensation you receive for your injuries, it is often known as pain suffering and loss of amenity. This sum arrived at by looking at similar, previous cases including what type of injuries have been suffered and how severe they are. This is a lump sum payment usually made at the end of your claim.

Special damages – these are all items of quantifiable loss and expense incurred as a direct result of the medical negligence. In many cases these will form the largest part of the award and will often be very important to you in setting you up for the future. Special damages deal with both past losses   and   future   losses.   These   include   lost   income,   past   medical expenses, care, accommodation, provision for DIY and gardening services, ongoing / future medical treatment or therapies amongst many other things. We can offer you specialist advice to ensure you recover the maximum amount possible. Special damages are also usually paid as a lump sum at the end of your claim but in appropriate cases can be paid as ‘periodical payments’ whereby you will receive annual payments for life.

A medical negligence claim (particularly more complex cases) can last a number of years.

Often if you cannot work, you will require money to fund care / rehabilitation treatment or to make up for some of your loss of earnings.

In situations like this it is possible to request that an interim payment be made. An interim payment is where part of the compensation that would be due at the end of the claim is paid early. The defendant can make this payment voluntarily or if they will not agree to it then an application can be made to the court to force them to pay.

We will advise you whether in your case it is appropriate to request an interim payment.

Following the settlement of your case we will look to finalise all matters promptly to ensure that your compensation can be released as quickly as possible.

The majority of clinical negligence cases will settle before a trial which means that you are very unlikely to have to attend Court.

In the unlikely event that your case does go to Court our team will guide and advise you every step of the way so that you know what is going to happen and can prepare.

It is particularly important to ensure that you have a specialist and experienced firm of solicitors instructed when the matters being disputed are complex but even the most complex of cases usually settle by negotiation, and therefore avoid a court hearing.

Many people do not know that they have a choice of choosing their own solicitor even if one is appointed for them. Insurance companies will often tell you that your case must be run by one of their panel solicitors, however, this is not the case. 

You also have the right to choose your own solicitor and to change solicitor midway through a case if you are unhappy with the way your claim is being run. If you have concerns about the level of service or quality of legal advice that you are receiving from your current solicitors and wish to discuss an existing case with us, we would be happy to do so.

If, ultimately, you decided to change solicitors, we can take care of all the arrangements in transferring your file over, making the transition smooth and easy for you. Our aim is to see if we can add value to your claim and if we feel that it would be in your best interests to stay put then we will inform you of this.

Yes, we can normally enter into a “no win no fee” agreement with you and we will also check what insurance policies you may already have to cover your legal costs.

Medical negligence claims are very complex and it is therefore important to instruct solicitors who are experienced in pursuing them. We have a panel of experienced medical experts who we can instruct in order to advise on whether errors occurred in your treatment.

Negligent medical treatment occurs when a medical professional provides care which falls below the acceptable legal standard. If you have suffered an injury (either physical or psychiatric) as a result of substandard care, you are entitled to make a medical negligence claim. 

Tragically, in some cases, medical negligence can result in the death of a patient. We are experienced in representing families in ‘fatal’ medical negligence claims.

Potential cases can  be investigated and claims brought against GPs, hospitals (for the actions of their doctors, surgeons, nurses, midwives, therapists etc), dentists and others that provide similar treatment or care. The terms ‘medical negligence’ and ‘clinical negligence’ are generally used interchangeably to mean the same thing.

No – all new enquiry calls are free of charge.

We recognise that client care and your relationship with us is very important to you and we will endeavour to have the same small team of solicitors working on your case from the beginning to its conclusion.

This enables strong relationships to be built and ensures that we have a real understanding of your case.

The length of time a medical negligence claim takes to settle can vary significantly, simple cases where liability is admitted can be settled in around 12 months or so.

Large, more complex, high value cases can take longer to settle.

It is important that settlement is not rushed into and that your requirements for life are fully considered no matter how long this may take to establish.

In all appropriate cases we will apply for interim payments on account of your final damages (compensation) so that you have funds while your claim progresses.

If you would like to speak with our medical negligence experts regarding a claim, get in touch here or give us a call on 01273 249200

Rehabilitation and other early non-financial assistance is just as important as any ultimate financial payment. We will work with you, your opponent and your treating team to best understand what rehabilitation you require and to help you obtain it.

Later, when we are looking to value your total claim, we will carefully consider all of your needs, arising from the clinical negligence, and ensure that you receive the maximum possible to provide you with the ongoing support that you need in terms of day to day living and, where relevant, returning to work.

Ultimately, we want you to be able to live as independently and easily as possible.

No. All GPs, NHS hospitals and units are effectively ‘insured’ by the government scheme operated by the National Health Service Litigation Authority. Private surgeons and hospitals are required by law to have their own insurance. 

You will need to think about whether you wish to change your individual GP or surgery or hospital doctor. We have never acted for a patient who has received less favourable treatment from their doctor after making a claim; in fact often the opposite is true.

"Alex has an exceptional level of understanding of his client's cases and a desire to provide them with a high level of service."

Chamber & Partner 2024

"Alex is a real star. He is capable of running the most serious clinical negligence claims. He is personable, efficient and knows his cases inside out."

Chambers & Partner 2024

"Ben works hard to get the best possible results for his clients. He is organised, has good analytical skills and a good eye for detail."

Chambers & Partner 2024

"The team is proactive, very professional and supportive."

Chambers & Partner 2024

‘I would highlight Alex Brown in particular – he is knowledgeable, industrious, has good tactical awareness and is an absolute pleasure to work with. Lawyers would have a better reputation if there were more people like him in the profession.’

Legal 500 2023

Alex Brown has personal experience with the complexities of people with certain disabilities which has been very helpful in preparing me for future issues that I may not have considered.’

Legal 500 2023

Alex Brown is a real star. His insight is second to none: he knows exactly what needs to happen to bring a claim to a successful conclusion and quite simply gets the job done. He is wise well beyond his years and rivals the most experienced solicitors in the field. He is a pleasure to work with.’

Legal 500 2023

Small but perfectly formed team – all very able and very committed lawyers with high standards driven from top down, but with a human touch that is integral to the type of work the department does and the clients they work with.’

Legal 500 2024

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