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    No Win No Fee medical negligence compensation claims

    Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, a No Win No Fee agreement removes the financial risk associated with a compensation claim. If your case is not successful, you will not have to pay any legal fees to Birchall Blackburn Law, and an insurance policy covers the defendant’s legal fees. You will not be out of pocket.

    Emergency care compensation claims

    Despite everyone’s best intentions, errors and missed diagnosis can happen in a busy and overstretched Accident and Emergency (A&E) hospital department. If you experience a medical mistake whilst attending A&E you could be entitled to – and need – compensation to help support your recovery and your family. We have a wealth of experience and expertise in clinical and medical negligence to help you find out what went wrong and get financial help.


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    Accredited quality and experience in medical negligence claims

    You can rest assured that our expert specialist clinical negligence solicitors have the expertise and legal knowledge to support your claim for compensation and rehabilitation.

    The Head of our Healthcare & Clinical Risk, and Partner, Andrew Taylor is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Quality Scheme. The Scheme is a recognised standard for quality in Clinical Negligence.

    Solicitor, Partner and Clinical Negligence specialist, Susan Liver is an accredited Person Injury Specialist Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). APIL accreditation provides a quality mark of competence and specialist expertise for solicitors and counsel dealing with personal injury claims.

    How can we help you make a compensation claim for a negligence mistakes made on A&E?

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    Our job is to support and help you through the legal process of making a claim for compensation. In many cases compensation can be the only meaningful source of finance to help you cover the cost of lost earnings and give you access to quality rehabilitation.

    The circumstances of your A&E medical negligence are unique to you. Every injury or illness is different and impacts on your life in a way only you can experience. That’s why we take the time to work with you and understand what has happened to you and the impact it has had on your life, finances, and family.

    Our specialist solicitors will work with trusted independent medical experts to build the evidence needed for a successful compensation claim. We will take on the legal burden, support you all the way through the compensation process, and make sure you know what’s going on at every step of the way.


    Are there common A&E medical negligence claims and other questions?

    • What common A&E medical negligence claims does Birchall Blackburn Law deal with?

      While mistakes in A&E are rare there are common conditions that the Birchall Blackburn Law team of experts deal with when errors are recognised. These key issues include:

      • Failure to diagnose broken bones or fractures
      • Failure to refer a patient onward for specialist treatment
      • Failure to prevent pressure sores or bedsores from developing
      • Failure to diagnose and treat pressure sores or bedsores
      • Misreading x-rays or other scans
      • Failure to spot a stroke or heart attack
      • Failure to diagnose a spinal injury cause by compression (e.g. cauda equina causing numbness or no feeling in the bowel or bladder)
      • Delayed or wrong diagnosis
      • Lost test and scan results (e.g. X-rays) causing a person to suffer delayed diagnosis and treatment
      • Failure to act on a test or scan result (e.g. abnormal blood test)
      • Failure or delay in diagnosing deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
      • Failure to recognise symptoms of chronic myeloproliferative disorder
      • Delay in diagnosing erythromelalgia (or Mitchell’s disease)
      • Failure to diagnose osteomyelitis leading to amputation


      Unfortunately, the above examples are not an exhaustive list. A&E medicine is diverse and complicated. If you suspect that your care during a visit to A&E has not been a professional standard and you feel your injuries or illness is worse as a result, then contact a specialist clinical negligence solicitor.

    • What do I do if I believe I have received poor medical care in A&E?

      It is vital for you to speak to a specialist clinical negligence solicitor as soon as possible. A good solicitor will give you free initial advice, in confidence and without any obligation. They will talk to you about what has happened to you, whether you have a case for compensation and how to proceed.

      It is also an opportunity for you to question the solicitor about their expertise. Don’t hesitate to ask them about their Clinical Negligence experience and how many A&E compensation claims they have dealt with in the past and are dealing with now.

      Birchall Blackburn Law has decades of experience supporting people through a clinical negligence claim for compensation. You can simply email or calls us and we will give you initial free and confidential advice about claiming compensation, with no obligations.

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    - Did you know?

    Around 186,617 patients develop a pressure ulcer in hospital each year, and each pressure ulcer adds over £4,000 in additional costs to care (NHS England).

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    Reach out now for free and confidential initial advice about Clinical / Medical Negligence and whether you have a case for compensation to help and support you. Simply call, email or request a call back and one of our experienced Clinical Negligence team members will be in touch.

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