Medical negligence

Expert guidance and support from trusted medical negligence solicitors

Understanding medical negligence

Our skilled team are here to help and support you throughout your claim and beyond.

We know it can be daunting to pursue a claim against the NHS or a private doctor. This can feel even more formidable when you are still suffering long-lasting effects of your injury, and your livelihood has been impacted as a result.

If you have been a victim of medical negligence, our solicitors can help provide you with personalised legal advice to get the compensation you deserve.

How our medical negligence solicitors can help you

Our multi-disciplinary nature means we’ve got your back.

Through our medical (or clinical) negligence team’s long experience, we know the stresses placed upon the victim and the family. We work closely with you and your loved ones to assist with your rehabilitation, ongoing care and, if necessary, help appoint a case manager.

Beyond the initial claim, we can also advise on a range of additional issues such as wills, trusts, court of protection and conveyancing to deal with all aspects of your life post-injury.

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Birth injury, cerebral palsy and maternal damage claims

If you think you have sustained a birth related injury or your child has suffered a birth injury or cerebral palsy, it is vital that you speak to legal experts who have...

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Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis claims

Sometimes doctors make mistakes by diagnosing the wrong condition or cause delays even when they eventually make the correct diagnosis. Conditions such as...

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Infectious diseases and sepsis claims

Infections can have serious consequences if treatment is delayed due to the failure of doctors, nurses or surgeons to make a timely diagnosis. It is vital...

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Surgical claims

General surgery on any part of the body is performed either as an emergency or a scheduled operation - but mistakes can happen in either case. Mistakes...

A team consisting of clear leaders in their field. They always have the client’s interests at the forefront of their thinking and are tenacious, but pragmatic, in achieving the best possible results.
Legal 500 (2024)

Our approach

Personal touch and attention to detail.

Our approach to funding claims is flexible. We act for many clients under conditional fee (‘no win no fee’) agreements. As a multi-disciplinary firm, we can draw on expertise from other departments to best support our clients. For example, our specialist education team assists brain-injured clients in securing appropriate education, health and care plans.

We always aim to secure interim payments at the earliest opportunity to help pay for ongoing rehabilitation and to repay the victim and their
family for any expenses they have incurred as a result of their injury.

Russell-Cooke medical negligence funding information

Medical negligence funding information

The main funding options relevant to compensation claims are set out below. We would be pleased to offer potential clients a free no obligation half hour interview...

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our medical negligence solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7517 or complete our enquiry form.

Our medical negligence experts

Get in touch with one of our team

Made up of specialist lawyers, our team are accredited members of panels including the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action Against Medical Accidents Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

The team have a depth of knowledge and an ability to focus on the small but important details.
Chambers UK (2024)

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The latest news and insights from our medical negligence team



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Court of Appeal affirms extended role of solicitors in assisting catastrophically injured clients

In light of the recent case of Hadley v Przybylo, associate Ellie Miles explores the Court of Appeal’s judgment which has reinforced lawyers’ responsibility to engage...
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