There are many scenarios in which it can be necessary to commence a claim against a hospital for medical negligence or otherwise. Healys has particular expertise in helping clients successfully claim against hospitals. Here at Healys, we know how stressful and upsetting making a claim can be, especially given that you will already have suffered as a result of the issues caused by the hospital. We pride ourselves on getting the best results possible for each and every one of our clients. Not only do we have first class legal knowledge and expertise, but we focus on client care and attention too.
This approach means that we can represent you and your interests more fully and robustly than if, like so many other firms, we solely focus on quick results and a large number of clients. In other words, we get to know each and every one of our clients as best we can.
You may have received incorrect treatment at a hospital, been subject to a misdiagnosis or late diagnosis, or experienced botched or a poor standard of surgery. In all of these circumstances, and others, Healys can assist you.
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Call Healys Medical Negligence Solicitors today. Our friendly team is here to help. You can see how we have helped our clients in our case studies section.
Making a claim against a hospital can often be a long and complicated process. This is because the law surrounding healthcare and the associated rules in place mean that a great deal of time and effort is required in order to prepare, present and win a case. Very often, depending upon the complexity and seriousness of the case, it may be necessary to go to court in order to resolve the matter.
Healys is able to help you throughout the entire process, from initial advice through to court appearances and representation.
Collectively, we have over half a century of experience in dealing with claims against hospitals at all levels, with a particular expertise in dealing with more complex and difficult cases.
Because of our considerable knowledge and expertise, you can be confident that Healys not only has the experience and skill to deal with your case efficiently and effectively, but that we also have a track record of doing so successfully.
When you first contact the medical negligence team here at Healys, we will take as much time as necessary to get to know about you, your circumstances and precisely why you are looking to make a claim against a hospital. Importantly, we will also want to get to know you as an individual, together with exactly what you hope to achieve through your hospital claim.
We also recognise that the difficulties you have faced will have had a wider impact, not just upon you, but also upon your loved ones. Finding out about this is equally important, as it can have an effect on the outcome of your case.
4th December 2018
Jonathan Austen-Jones represented the Claimant (“ER”), a 53 years old man who was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital on 4 March 2017 after suffering with abdominal pain over the previous two days. Continue reading »
RH sought help and advice from Jonathan Austen-Jones to investigate a potential claim for clinical negligence against the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust following back surgery carried out by one of its orthopaedic and spinal specialists.
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29th November 2018
Gazebos are used by all kinds of organisations when attending events up and down the country. It may not seem that an employer’s duty to assess and minimise workplace risks would extend to tasks such as carrying and assembling gazebos, but a recent case shows that it does. Continue reading »
28th November 2018
In order to succeed in a ‘secondary victim’ claim as a result of clinical negligence it is necessary to establish that the claimant suffered psychiatric illness or injury – as opposed to grief, sorrow, deprivation or the need to provide care for the loved one who has suffered the injury – as a result of witnessing a sudden, shocking event. Given the number of hurdles a claimant has to clear to show that the many tests have been met, there have been very few successful claims to date. Continue reading »
26th November 2018
Two recent cases illustrate that employers need to be vigilant in assessing tripping and slipping hazards in areas where workers perform their tasks. If they fail in this duty, those who are injured as a result may be able to claim compensation. Continue reading »
23rd November 2018
A radical proposal for cycling awareness has been unveiled by the government. The plans include a series of measures to improve safety for vulnerable road users, and to encourage and support cycling. The aim is to reduce the significant number of serious and fatal accidents suffered by cyclists. Continue reading »
24th July 2017
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced measures to tackle fraudulent sickness claims. Fraudulent claims of food poisoning by holidaymakers which are false or exaggerated claims, could result in British tourists paying higher package holiday prices. Continue reading »
27th February 2017
The last revision of the discount rate was undertaken on 25th June 2001, when it was set at 2.5%. From 20th March 2017, the rate drops from 2.5% to minus 0.75%. It is a change of 3.25 percentage points. Continue reading »
21st January 2016
Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the applicant in this case who was the subject of sexual abuse at the hands of his step-father between the ages of about 5 and 7.
An initial application for compensation pursuant to the 1990 Scheme was made in 1992 and in June 1996 he was awarded £10,000.00 in respect of the abuse he had suffered. This award was clearly too low and it appears that no psychiatric evidence was before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Continue reading »
Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the claimant in her claim for damages for clinical negligence. The claim arose from the tragic loss of her baby’s life as a consequence of the failure of the Defendant Trust, appreciating that baby B had a Group B streptococcus infection at his birth on the night of the 1st January 2009, resulting in baby B’s death at 00.55 hours on the 3rd January 2009. Continue reading »