Medical & Dental Negligence

braveGenerally, doctors, nurses and dentists do a good job.  However, as illustrated by the findings of the Mid Staffordshire enquiry make clear, this unfortunately is not always the case.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to receiving substandard medical care, the effects can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally. You need to be treated with sympathy and respect – you also need expert solicitors who specialise in this complex area of law.

Our track record is well-proven and our experience hard-won.

At Blackburn & Co., our team has successfully represented hundreds of injured patients and recovered millions of pounds of damages for the injuries and losses they have suffered as a result of substandard  medical, surgical, nursing and dental care.

We offer “no win, no fee” funding in appropriate cases. We are happy to travel to see you outside our offices, for instance, at your home, your place of work or in hospital, if this helps you.

Please note that others, such as your own insurers and claims management companies, will often say that you ‘must’ use the ‘panel solicitor’ rather than choose the solicitor you want to handle your claim. This is almost always not the case. For more information about this, please see your freedom to choose your own solicitor.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of poor medical, surgical, nursing or dental care, please contact us for a no obligation, free, initial consultation to see whether we may be able to help you. Please contact us as soon as possible as time limits usually apply to your claim: if missed, they may prevent you from bringing a claim.

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These injuries arise in any number of different situations.  Some of the more common include the failing to:

  • diagnose a patient’s condition;
  • examine a patient properly;
  • refer a patient for further investigation of the condition;
  • admit a patient to hospital;
  • perform surgery properly;
  • monitor or care for a patient in hospital properly;
  • arrange proper follow-up after discharge from hospital;
  • provide the correct treatment for the condition;
  • advise a patient about the different treatment options for the condition;
  • advise a patient about the risks of different treatment options so as to obtain the patient’s informed consent;
  • use medical equipment, pharmaceutical products or prostheses which are free of defects (see also defective product claims; and
  • interpret test results correctly.

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Listed below are some of the more common areas of medicine, surgery and dentistry in which our team have helped people claim damages for injury or death resulting from substandard care.  Please click on any of the links to read further.

ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY

COLORECTAL SURGERY

DERMATOLOGY

GYNAECOLOGY

MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

OBSTETRICS

PAEDIATRICS

UROLOGY

ANAESTHETICS

CYTOGENETICS

GENERAL MEDICINE

HAEMATOLOGY

NEPHROLOGY

OPHTHALMOLOGY

PLASTIC SURGERY

VASCULAR SURGERY

CHIROPODY

DENTISTS

GENERAL PRACTICE

HEPATOLOGY & HPB SURGERY

NEUROLOGY

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

RADIOLOGY