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Making a Claim for Medical/Clinical Negligence

Making a claim for medical/clinical negligence can be a stressful and challenging time.

As one of the most experienced Medical/Clinical Negligence teams in the East Midlands, Wilson Browne has over 40 years of experience in helping people through it. This experience is recognised by the Legal 500 with head of the team Louise Tyler also being a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel and the AvMa (Action against Medical Accidents).
A recent case the team has worked on was against Kettering General Hospital relating to a negligent delay in childbirth after signs of foetal distress.  This led to a lack of oxygen causing brain damage and the child was also diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. After several experts were consulted to advise on various aspects of the claim, terms were negotiated for a lump sum and annual payments for the rest of the claimants’ life. The claim has been ongoing for several years however the team are delighted to have achieved a £7.1million settlement that was approved on 29th June 2015 – a huge success for both the client and the team.
Louise Tyler who leads the Clinical Negligence team comments: “Negligence claims are not all about receiving compensation, we understand that clients are looking for answers by getting to the truth about what happened and why.
One aspect of our job is to look at the bigger picture; to not only recover compensation which will enable them to improve their life in terms of care, rehabilitation and housing but also to consider their other needs. At Wilson Browne we are privileged to be able to call on our colleagues from other specialisms to ensure that we provide a complete service including wills, trusts and court of protection where appropriate.’’
For further information regarding Clinical Negligence contact Louise Tyler.