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Hospital negligence compensation claims

Whilst hospitals dispense the right advice and beneficial treatment the majority of the time, there are instances where they get it wrong.

As a result, thousands of hospital negligence compensation cases are reported each year in the UK. Hugh James can help with any type of hospital negligence you may have been a victim of.

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Ruth Powell


Ruth is a Partner and Head of our Clinical Negligence Department. She has exclusively practised in clinical negligence since qualifying in 1995 and has a wealth of experience in complex and high value clinical negligence claims.

Matthew’s story

Matthew was involved in a motorcycle crash aged 21 where he sustained severe leg injuries. He developed compartment syndrome whilst in hospital, but this diagnosis was delayed, and he ultimately had to undergo a below the knee amputation. Following the amputation, Matthew faced numerous challenges in his recovery including pain, swelling, and psychological trauma.

Despite disagreements between experts, the court ultimately accepted the evidence recognising the severity of Matthew’s injuries and their lifelong implications. The substantial compensation of £4.6 million awarded to Matthew aims to address his current and future needs, allowing him to access the necessary support and resources to navigate life with his disability. Despite the challenges he faces, Matthew’s resilience and determination shine through as he seeks to rebuild his life and embrace new opportunities.

Read more about Matthew’s story here.

Gill Edwards who acted for Matthew, along with Sophie Birch said:

The result in this case reinforces the need to have the right legal and expert team on your side with a thorough understanding of the evidence, taking into account every detail of the individual circumstances of each client when applying the facts to each case; and to resist attempts by Defendants to apply a broad brush to cases of a certain type. I am delighted that Matthew and his young family can move forward with their lives with financial security for the future.

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Making a hospital negligence compensation claim

If you have suffered a physical or psychological injury whilst in hospital care, as a consequence of the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional, then you could be entitled to make a hospital negligence claim.

We can offer no win, no fee arrangement from the outset (if your case is accepted).

Our experienced hospital negligence legal team will make the whole claim process as simple as possible for you and will provide you with regular updates throughout your case.

If you feel you may have a claim, contact our friendly and approachable team today.

Leading hospital negligence compensation solicitors

Our specialist hospital negligence solicitors have been top ranked by both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 independent legal guides for this area of the law. We are the only top-ranked firm in both directories for medical negligence in Wales and one of the largest practices in the UK. Our lawyers are highly experienced and can provide a wide range of professional services.

hospital negligence claims can be difficult to prove, so it is vital to have understanding and dedicated solicitors on your side to assist you through the process. They will try to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled to.

  • Hugh James is one of the leading injury compensation claim firms for medical negligence in England and Wales.
  • Per annum, we recover over £30 million in medical negligence compensation for our clients.
  • We have offices in London, Cardiff, Manchester, Southampton and Plymouth and can represent clients without the need for lengthy face-to-face meetings.
  • We have a range of qualified staff, including a former midwife, qualified nurse executives, welfare benefits advisors, medical records officers and qualified social workers to ensure your case has the best possible chance of success.
  • We can advise you on all aspects of your medical negligence claim, which includes social services involvement, financial advice and rehabilitation.
  • We are accredited by medical negligence charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA).
  • Find out about our firm or check out our Trustpilot reviews for further peace of mind.

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