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    If your life or the life of a loved one has been changed as a result of medical negligence, talk to us. With Healys you’ll be speaking to a solicitor who has over 20 years’ experience of fighting and winning for those affected by medical negligence.

    Healys is one of the leading providers of legal advice and representation for medical negligence in Brighton and the surrounding areas. Our partners, in excess of 50 years experience, deal with all medical negligence claims from day one.

    We have extensive experience in the area of law concerning medical negligence, claims against the NHS and claims against GPs. We also deal with cancer misdiagnosis claims, late diagnosis claims, as well as areas such as misinterpretation of test results and claims relating to surgery that has gone wrong. Healys prides itself not only on its first class legal knowledge and expertise, but also on our client care and attention to detail. Unlike many larger firms, Healys ensures that your first point of contact right from the beginning is a senior solicitor within the firm, meaning that you can be confident from the outset that your case is being dealt with by an experienced and specialist medical negligence professional.

    Expert Medical Negligence Solicitors

    We take great pride in our personal yet professional approach to each and every legal case we deal with. We understand that very often, you have suffered both physical and emotional trauma as a result of the negligence of a medical professional, in any number of different situations. Healys also understands that many people are not only seeking compensation for the difficulties and trauma caused by medical negligence, but also that they are seeking answers.

    We support our clients throughout medical negligence claims from the beginning, and not only seek redress through financial compensation, but always try to find out exactly what went wrong and why. This is important to many of our clients, because it helps them to understand better what caused the negligence of which they find themselves a victim.

    Medical negligence is often a complex and time consuming area of law. In some cases, depending upon complexity and severity, it can take years of legal proceedings to resolve them.

    This means that it is important, when choosing a medical negligence solicitor, to ensure that you choose a firm that not only has the relevant legal knowledge and expertise, but is also committed to representing your interests as a whole, and finding out exactly what went wrong, and why.

    With our collective experience and professional knowledge, Healys can provide this. We operate a very client centred approach, meaning that not only do we make an effort to get to know the legal ins and outs of your medical negligence case, but we also get to know you as an individual.

    Dear Jonathan… I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for all your hard work and support in negotiating a settlement.  This has not been an easy case and with your expertise, compassion and patience you have finally brought my case to a satisfactory conclusion.  I can now go ahead with restorative work to my teeth and with ongoing support I can now look forward to a happier future.
    Mrs O'B 2018, Medical Negligence Claim

    Ultimately, this means we are better placed to serve you well, as we gain an understanding of the effect the medical negligence has had on you and your life as a whole, but also exactly what you are looking for as an outcome of and resolution to your medical negligence claim.

    We aim to provide:

    • Free assessment of your claim
    • One to one contact with your lawyer from day one
    • Clear and unambiguous legal advice
    • Visits to you at home, hospital or in a rehabilitation centre
    • Early interim payments and funding for rehabilitation needs
    • Maximum compensation and the best outcomes for you

    Our Medical Negligence team are recognised as one of the top 3 Medical Negligence solicitors in Brighton on Three Best Rated!

    Best Medical negligence solicitors in Brighton
     

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    MEDICAL & CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE experiences
    • Jonathan was able to help the husband of a 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer. Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen. She was discharged without further tests but unfortunately she died of thyroid cancer a few months later. Jonathan argued that the chance for a liver biopsy was missed during her visit to hospital and although this would not affect the unfortunate outcome, palliative care could have been arranged to ease Mrs L’s suffering. Jonathan was able to secure Mrs L’s husband a five figure sum in compensation.
    • Jonathan has also helped the family of a 71 year old man claim compensation after a complication in his surgery caused his death. Mr R was suffering from chest pains and was admitted to hospital for tests. He was found to have an issue with his heart and doctors attempted to rectify this with a surgical procedure. Unfortunately during this procedure an air pocket had got into one of his blood vessels which caused Mr R’s death. With expert medical evidence Jonathan was able to secure Mr R’s family £75,000 in compensation.
    • Jonathan helped X get further compensation and access to services to aid in his rehabilitation. X was a subject of sexual abuse from his step father between the ages of 5 and 7. Initial application for compensation was made in 1990 and X was awarded £10,000. After several attempts at his own life, X decided to contact Jonathan to seek further compensation. Jonathan was able to secure X £200,000 in compensation and an overall award of £1,200,000 inclusive of state benefits. More importantly Jonathan then arranged the Special Needs Trust to support X’s rehabilitation.
    • Jonathan helped the parents of Baby B claim compensation after a failure in care during labour resulted in Baby B’s death. Initially the Trust denied they were responsible for Baby B’s death but after negotiations the Trust admitted responsibility and Jonathan was able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Baby B’s parents.
    MEDICAL & CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE insights
    • Case Study – DP v Barts Health NHS Trust

      28th May 2020

      Jonathan acted on behalf of a 23 year old female in relation to her claim for clinical negligence that happened in 2015 at Whipps Cross Hospital in London. The Claimant had a relevant past gynaecological and obstetric history of a previous caesarean section in 2013 and previous laparotomy for ovarian cystectomy at 10 years of age. This was classified as a high risk pregnancy and the Claimant was referred to a Consultant in the Antenatal Clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital for review. The Claimant had elected to have a caesarean section. The Claimant had previously undergone an emergency lower segment caesarean section due to a failure to progress when having her first child. Continue reading »

    • What is the Three-part Test for Clinical Negligence?

      29th April 2020

      You may be surprised (and somewhat perturbed) to hear the true scale of healthcare ‘adverse events’ in the UK – these are defined as “instances which indicate or may indicate that a patient has received poor quality care”. The Department of Health estimates that 10% of hospital inpatient admissions lead to an adverse event. And according to NHS Resolution (the official body charged with managing NHS related compensation claims), they handled 16,701 cases of clinical and non-clinical claims for damages between 2017 and 2018. For each of these, it would have been necessary to establish and prove that negligence occurred; but what is the test for negligence and how is this applied?

      In this article, we will outline the three-part test which a specialist clinical negligence solicitor will assess on your behalf before proceeding with your case. Continue reading »

    • What happens at an Inquest? (And Other Frequently Asked Questions)

      27th April 2020

      What is an Inquest?

      An inquest is held when someone has died in certain specific circumstances. Inquests are only held when an investigation is necessary to establish the facts about what the cause of death was, usually when the person died suddenly or in circumstances that remain unexplained. For example, deaths that have occurred as a result of violence, due to unnatural means or as a result of sudden and unknown causes would all necessitate an inquest taking place. Continue reading »

    • Heart Patient Let Down By Negligent GP Due Big Damages Award

      11th March 2020

      GPs work under great pressure but, they can make negligent mistakes that cause injury to patients. In these cases, it is only right that compensation is paid. In one instance, man with a heart condition suffered a catastrophic faint after his doctor failed to refer him to hospital. Following proceedings, he won the right to very substantial damages. Continue reading »

    • NHS Waiting List Now Over 4 Million Patients Long

      12th August 2019

      In 2018, official figures showed the waiting list for an NHS operation was over 4.3 million patients long.  To put this into context, if we were to print this off, assuming an average of 50 patients per page, and laid end to end, the list would be 23 kilometres long (or 14 miles) – enough to stretch from our office in Brighton to Worthing (via the A27).

      Continue reading »

    MEDICAL & CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE awards
    MEDICAL & CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE news
    • Case Study – DP v Barts Health NHS Trust

      28th May 2020

      Jonathan acted on behalf of a 23 year old female in relation to her claim for clinical negligence that happened in 2015 at Whipps Cross Hospital in London. The Claimant had a relevant past gynaecological and obstetric history of a previous caesarean section in 2013 and previous laparotomy for ovarian cystectomy at 10 years of age. This was classified as a high risk pregnancy and the Claimant was referred to a Consultant in the Antenatal Clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital for review. The Claimant had elected to have a caesarean section. The Claimant had previously undergone an emergency lower segment caesarean section due to a failure to progress when having her first child. Continue reading »

    • What is the Three-part Test for Clinical Negligence?

      29th April 2020

      You may be surprised (and somewhat perturbed) to hear the true scale of healthcare ‘adverse events’ in the UK – these are defined as “instances which indicate or may indicate that a patient has received poor quality care”. The Department of Health estimates that 10% of hospital inpatient admissions lead to an adverse event. And according to NHS Resolution (the official body charged with managing NHS related compensation claims), they handled 16,701 cases of clinical and non-clinical claims for damages between 2017 and 2018. For each of these, it would have been necessary to establish and prove that negligence occurred; but what is the test for negligence and how is this applied?

      In this article, we will outline the three-part test which a specialist clinical negligence solicitor will assess on your behalf before proceeding with your case. Continue reading »

    • What happens at an Inquest? (And Other Frequently Asked Questions)

      27th April 2020

      What is an Inquest?

      An inquest is held when someone has died in certain specific circumstances. Inquests are only held when an investigation is necessary to establish the facts about what the cause of death was, usually when the person died suddenly or in circumstances that remain unexplained. For example, deaths that have occurred as a result of violence, due to unnatural means or as a result of sudden and unknown causes would all necessitate an inquest taking place. Continue reading »

    • Heart Patient Let Down By Negligent GP Due Big Damages Award

      11th March 2020

      GPs work under great pressure but, they can make negligent mistakes that cause injury to patients. In these cases, it is only right that compensation is paid. In one instance, man with a heart condition suffered a catastrophic faint after his doctor failed to refer him to hospital. Following proceedings, he won the right to very substantial damages. Continue reading »

    • NHS Waiting List Now Over 4 Million Patients Long

      12th August 2019

      In 2018, official figures showed the waiting list for an NHS operation was over 4.3 million patients long.  To put this into context, if we were to print this off, assuming an average of 50 patients per page, and laid end to end, the list would be 23 kilometres long (or 14 miles) – enough to stretch from our office in Brighton to Worthing (via the A27).

      Continue reading »