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Medical Negligence

Hospital and Surgical Negligence Claims

While in the hospital for illness or injury treatment, one anticipates receiving excellent care. In most instances, patients and their families indeed experience a high standard of care. Regrettably, medical negligence, or clinical negligence, can occur in various situations, leading to additional injury, suffering, and complications. The Dean Wilson Medical Negligence team  are here to assist, offering expertise and support to navigate hospital negligence claims, aiming to provide not only legal representation but also understanding and assistance throughout this challenging process for patients and their families.



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In hospital, one expects excellent care, but unfortunately, medical negligence by staff can lead to additional injury, suffering, and complications. Hospital negligence claims encompass various issues, primarily medical or surgical mistakes. Examples range from misdiagnosing illnesses to poor nursing care and surgical errors. 

Our experienced team handles a wide range of hospital negligence cases, providing not only dedicated legal representation but also empathetic support through what can be a challenging process for patients and their families

Hospital Negligence

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Hospital or medical or clinical negligence claims can cover a huge variety of claims but generally fall into two categories: medical mistakes or surgical mistakes. Examples can include:

  • Failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosing an illness or condition (for example broken bones or cancer misdiagnosis);
  • Poor nursing care resulting in a patient’s condition worsening (an example is where a patient is not turned regularly in bed resulting in them developing pressure sores);
  • Surgical mistakes (for example during plastic surgery or orthopaedic surgery);
  • Anaesthetic (also known as anaesthetic awareness) errors;
  • Accidents in hospital such as tripping over or falling out of bed; and
  • Medication or prescription errors.

This list is just a sample and there are many more types of hospital negligence for which claims can be made. Sometimes these errors can have very serious consequences with long-term effects for patients and their families. Our team has the experience and empathy not only to properly pursue your claim on your behalf but also to support you and your family through what can be a demanding process.

Please see the links below for further information on specific claim types:

For further information please see Frequently Asked Questions about Clinical Negligence Claims. We do not charge for dealing with initial enquiries even if we do not take the claim on. This way you can be safe in the knowledge that you can receive expert legal advice about your complaint without committing to any obligations regarding fees. If we consider that you have a claim which is likely to be successful then we can offer you a “no win no fee” agreement.

If you would like to discuss a potential hospital negligence claim please contact us on 01273 249200 for a free, no obligation discussion. We are happy to visit clients at home or in hospital if necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Neglience

Hospital negligence occurs when hospitals and hospital staff fail to give you the accepted legal standard of care and treatment you deserve. Sometimes medical and surgical errors or misjudgements can lead to further injury, suffering and complications. In some cases, tragically, hospital negligence can lead to the death of a patient.

To make a hospital negligence claim, please call our office on 01273 249200, or email us at for a free, no obligation consultation. We have the best legal team and you can be safe in the knowledge that we consult with the best medical advisors to ensure you have the representation needed for a successful case.

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