Claims against the NHS can often be long and difficult. Fortunately, Healys is here to help you every step of the way. There are many different situations in which it can be necessary to make a claim against the NHS. Perhaps you have had a poor standard of surgery, you have been a victim of misdiagnosis, or indeed a late diagnosis for an illness that you now suffer from.
Regardless of the circumstances, claims against the NHS can often be complex and challenging from both a legal and a personal perspective. Fortunately, Healys is here to help. We have vast experience of dealing with all manner of claims against the NHS, which is why we are so well placed to help you with your medical negligence claim. Whether your claim relates to something which happened in a hospital, an NHS clinic, or even in surgery, it is likely that Healys can assist you.
We take great pride in our client care and attention, as well as our first class legal expertise in relation to medical negligence claims against the NHS. Healys fully understands that the prospect of making a claim against the NHS can be a scary and overwhelming one. We recognise that it can appear that the NHS is such a large organisation, that making a claim is impossible or too difficult. This is not the case.
Here at Healys, we specialise in representing claimants, meaning that we have vast experience in helping individuals pursue claims against the NHS, including hospitals and clinics.
With Healys by your side, you can be more than confident that your interests will be protected and represented every step of the way.
Our track record of success with claims against the NHS is also excellent. This is not only because of our legal knowledge and expertise, but also because of the time and care that we invest in preparing cases on behalf of our clients.
When you first contact the medical negligence team here at Healys, we ensure that we find out, in as much detail as possible, the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. This will enable us to best advise you as to the merits of your potential claim against the NHS.
Because our service is client focused and individually tailored, Healys will also take time to get to know you as an individual. A medical negligence claim, whilst involving a legal process, is about far more than the law alone. It is likely that you will have suffered injury, pain, emotional distress or illness, depending upon the nature and extent of the medical negligence in your particular case.
Here at Healys, we want to not only assist with the legal aspect of your case, but hope to find ways in which we can support you following your bad experience, whatever the circumstances may be.
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 »