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Should I put in a clinical negligence claim?

If you are concerned about the care you or a love one has received by the NHS then it important to know who to turn to.  Many people are at their most vulnerable whilst ill or in hospital and it can be hard to know what the right course of action is.

It is important to make a distinction between poor personal care or rudeness from NHS staff and negligent care which is related to misdiagnosis or poor treatment which leads to unnecessary pain and suffering.

If you feel staff were rude or failed to provide dignified care to either yourself or a loved one then the NHS has a complaints procedure which is designed to investigate any perceived poor practice.  You should contact Thorneycroft Solicitors if the concern is as a result of;

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to treat
  • Failure to give correct treatment
  • Unnecessary delay in treatment
  • Failure to get patient consent

Statistics from the NHS Litigation Authority 2012 show that whilst the majority of medical professionals do a fantastic job, the number of medical negligence claims are increasing. Misdiagnosis or poor treatment can lead to increased pain and stress and can often make conditions much worse leading to further complications.

If you think you may have cause for a clinical negligence claim, then act now and contact our specialist team of solicitors who deal solely with NHS negligence claims. They can talk you through the process and advise you on making claims for any out of pocket expenses you may have incurred eg lost earnings or prescription charges.  It is also important to highlight failings in the NHS so that the same mistakes don’t happen again to someone else.

Our solicitors will help you get the information you need to proceed with your claim which will include a report from a qualified expert who will comment on whether there was a breach in the duty of care towards you by the medical professional/s. Once the correct information has been gathered and a poor duty of care identified then the claim can proceed.

The average claim takes 16 months to process, however each claim is different and it can take longer based on the complexity of the case and the number of individuals needed to provide evidence.


Thorneycroft Solicitors have acted on behalf of many patients who have received substandard medical care. No matter how minor or major your NHS negligence claim, our goal is to offer a service that delivers results. Our solicitors offer a free initial interview in order to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your claim.

Call us now on 0330 333 7883 or complete our simple enquiry form.