Clinical Negligence Solicitors

Trethowans has a proven track record of clinical negligence work for over 20 years, helping our clients to bring claims. We have helped many clients on a no win no fee basis.

If you are thinking about making a clinical negligence claim, it is important that your lawyer is a specialist in this complex field. The legal requirements to prove a clinical negligence claim are tough and it is essential that you have a specialist lawyer who is an expert in this area of law in order to achieve a successful result.

Chambers (2020) top rank the Clinical Negligence Team in Band 1 and praise the team for having ‘an excellent reputation for surgical negligence, cerebral palsy, and birth and brain injury claims. Strong focus on misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis and failure to diagnose cases, ranging from negligent cancer treatment to orthopaedic injuries. Also advises on amputation claims and maintains expertise in gynaecology.’

 

Clare Carter has a excellent grasp of complex medical material. She frequently provides representation in claims regarding the failed diagnosis of illnesses and injuries.

Gavin Lane is highly regarded for the depth of his experience in clinical negligence. He focuses his practice on catastrophic events such as spinal, neck and head injuries, amputations and multiple fracture claims.  Interviewees assert that he is “very thorough in his understanding of cases and tenacious on behalf of his clients.

Chris Whiteley – who has been ranked as an Eminent Practitioner ‘handles complex negligence issues involving spinal and brain injuries.’

If you have been injured as a result of negligent medical treatment, you are entitled to claim compensation. We have won many such cases on behalf of injured patients and helped them rebuild their lives.

We have solicitors who are panel members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme which recognises their expertise in clinical negligence matters. Clare Carter is also a member of the AvMA clinical negligence panel.

We have experience in successfully dealing with a wide range of cases against:

  • NHS Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Consultants
  • Doctors
  • GPs
  • Dentists
  • Nurses

Potential claims need careful and detailed investigations. You have to prove that the treatment you received fell below a reasonable standard of care and that this caused you to suffer the injury. Not all unsatisfactory medical outcomes are as a result of negligence. Cases tend to be complex and bring up difficult and sensitive issues. We recognise this and deal with all cases professionally and sympathetically.

We have the specialist expertise to act for clients in these cases and obtain the best possible outcomes.

We have acted for claimants and recovered compensation for them in a wide variety of cases including:

  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Misdiagnosis of cancer
  • Negligently performed surgery – including general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, spinal injury, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, ear surgery
  • Brain injury
  • Delayed diagnosis of ischaemia
  • Spinal Injury
  • Misdiagnosis of infection
  • Administration of the wrong prescription
  • Negligent dental treatment
  • Failure to diagnose Crohn’s disease
  • Failure to diagnose compartment syndrome
  • Failures in vascular treatment
  • Gynaecological and obstetric injuries
  • Cerebral palsy and birth injury cases

Funding

From 1st April 2013, following reforms to Legal Aid Funding, we can only apply for funding for you from the Legal Services Commission if you have a clinical negligence case involving neurological injury at birth or within 8 weeks of birth (if you are financially eligible).

We are also able to act for clients on a no win no fee basis (also known as conditional fee agreements). Many of our clients with clinical negligence cases have conditional fee agreements with us. Please contact us to find out more.

Meet the team

Clare Carter

Partner

Gavin Lane

Partner

Chris Whiteley

Managing Partner

John Hall

Partner

Tom Hartigan

Partner

Sarah Mills

Consultant

James Braund

Senior Associate

Frances Gillett

Associate

Laura Rowe

Solicitor

James Gleisner

Chartered Legal Executive

Adele Martin

Paralegal

Katherine Knapman

Paralegal

Sarah Khudayir

Paralegal

Emily Thompson

Trainee Solicitor