Medical Negligence

We all at critical points in our lives and the lives of our loved ones put our trust in doctors and other medical professionals.

Not every medical problem can be fixed, but the professionals usually try to help us through these difficult times as skilfully as they can.

However, sometimes things do go wrong – sometimes terribly wrong. Here are just a few examples of what can happen:

  • surgical mistakes
  • nursing failures
  • hospital acquired infections
  • injuries during birth
  • misdiagnosis by GPs and specialists
  • unsuccessful cosmetic surgery
  • sterilisation failures. 

In such circumstances, money is a poor substitute for what should have been successful treatment, but it can make matters easier particularly in terms of dealing with the direct financial consequences.

Our litigation team can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to. The team at Woodfines includes lawyers with long and extensive experience in dealing with medical negligence claims who have a sympathetic understanding of the needs of negligence victims and their families.

If you or someone close to you has suffered in this way, please contact Hannah Johnson or Keith Jones at our Bedford office on 01234 270 600 for a free initial consultation.

Please note that we also have skilled professional negligence solicitors in our Bedford office who will advise you on claims related to accountants, solicitors, barristers, architects, engineers, surveyors, builders and tradesmen and other professionals. 

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Recently, we have helped clients with the following medical negligence claims:

  • Hannah Johnson settled a claim against a supermarket pharmacy for providing medication delivered by ‘patch’ to an elderly lady at a dose considerably above prescription. The lady’s family commented afterwards “Hannah dealt with our problem which was both upsetting and difficult at the time with a high level of compassion and understanding and secured a very satisfactory outcome for us”.

  • Hannah Johnson rigorously pursued a claim against a local hospital trust and recovered compensation for a man who developed compartment syndrome after negligently failing to appropriately manage cannula insertion, leading to permanent disability in his foot. The claim was settled for a satisfactory sum.

  • The team also acted in a complicated Fatal Accidents Act claim involving apportionment of blame between a GP, the ambulance service and a local hospital when a man sadly died after delayed transmission to hospital following a strangulated hernia. The client, the gentleman’s spouse, received compensation for her loss.

  • Hannah Johnson recently settled a claim after a local hospital trust conceded liability at a late stage for negligent perforation of a lady’s stomach and bowel following a diagnostic laparoscopy. Now successfully concluded, Hannah’s client was pleased to see an end to a time that was both stressful and upsetting. She commented “Approachable, professional and caring for clients from start to finish. Would use again without question”.