Expert legal advice for injured patients
If you have been harmed because a doctor, nurse or surgeon made a mistake, we think you deserve expert help and support to deal with the consequences. Dedicated to helping injured patients, our medical negligence solicitors are highly trained and experienced in every type of medical negligence claim, especially cases that are complex or result in life-changing injuries.
£ millions in compensation achieved each year
- Cerebral Palsy and other birth injuries
- Surgical complications
- Misdiagnosis made by hospitals, GPs or clinics
- No upfront costs
- Nothing to pay during the case
- Nothing to pay if you lose
- No hidden costs
No obligation, confidential advice
Experts in handling claims against the NHS and private healthcare providers
What is Medical Negligence?
What is medical negligence?
Medical negligence means that harm has been caused through medical treatment because the care you received was not up to the accepted standard. Medical negligence (sometimes called clinical negligence) can happen in a number of situations which include: when there are problems during labour, leading to a birth injury to the baby or injury to the mother when…
How long will my claim take?
It can take 12-18 months to investigate a medical negligence claim. Most cases are then settled but, if a claim goes all the way to Trial, it can take a number of years to reach its conclusion.
Can I get Legal Aid?
If the claim relates to a brain injury suffered by a child at, or around the time of, birth, it may be possible to arrange for it to be funded through the Legal Aid Scheme. In that event the Legal Aid Agency will be responsible for all of our fees and expenses and both you…
How much will it cost me to make a claim if I’m not eligible for Legal Aid?
If we take on your medical negligence claim and you are not eligible for Legal Aid, we will offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement which is known as a ‘No Win No Fee’ Agreement. This means that you will not need to pay anything upfront, there are no hidden costs and you pay nothing if…
Medical Negligence and the Law
There is no such thing as a pure accident. If medical treatment has caused injury then there must be a reason why it happened. Generally speaking, if the reason was foreseeable and avoidable then there may well have been negligence but it will depend upon the individual circumstances of the case. See our Guide to Medical…
Why make a claim for compensation?
Sadly, accidents happen and people - even doctors - make mistakes. If a medical accident or error happens that should have been avoided, it is called clinical or medical negligence. By law, people who have been injured in this way are able to make a claim for compensation. Compensation can provide much-needed financial help for people who have lost earnings and/or are facing costs of care or equipment needed as a result of the injury. As in other professional environments, hospitals and clinics are required to take out insurance to help cover the financial costs of events caused by negligence.
Why choose Gadsby Wicks?
We have the specialist legal expertise that is necessary to help you get the compensation you deserve. We only deal with medical negligence and only work on behalf of people injured in this way. It's all we've ever done and we commit ourselves to giving you the level of care and support we know is needed to help guide you through your claim, as smoothly as possible.
Gadsby Wicks lawyers are highly trained professionals, considered to be among the best medical negligence solicitors in the country. All undertake rigorous ongoing professional training in both the law and medicine and all are APIL senior litigators. In fact, we were the first firm in England with more than 2 lawyers with this high level of accreditation.
But, it's not just our expertise that sets us apart. Because of our experience, we also understand the emotional strain that a medical accident or error in treatment can have on you and your family. That's why, your dedicated lawyer will work closely and carefully with you to build the strongest case for you and to minimise the stress involved in making a claim.
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- 1,000s of successful claims
- £millions in compensation
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Our Latest News
Following the recent settlement of his medical negligence claim, Liam O’Hare has donated his compensation award to three charities in India and Nicaragua in memory of his late wife, Jane Oram. Jane died in July 2012, aged 64, at Stoke Mandeville Hospital where she was a long-term patient in the spinal injuries unit. Paralysed from…Read more
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has agreed to pay a seven-figure sum to a nine-year old girl with Cerebral Palsy caused by brain damage at birth due to oxygen starvation. She was born in 2007 at Colchester General Hospital. Medical negligence solicitor Gillian Gadsby acted for the girl’s family. “We are so pleased…Read more