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
  • Cancer
  • Surgical complications
  • Misdiagnosis made by hospitals, GPs or clinics




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  • No upfront costs
  • Nothing to pay during the case
  • Nothing to pay if you lose
  • No hidden costs

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What is Medical Negligence?

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Treatments to Relieve Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

There are symptoms that generally typify cerebral palsy, a condition affecting the neurological system and causing impairment with co-ordination and movement. While there is no cure for cerebral palsy, certain treatments can help manage the resulting disabilities. The information on this page gives an overview of the main types of treatment that are generally thought…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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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Our Latest News

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Southend Hospital to pay £9.5 million compensation for 10 year-old boy injured at birth

Following the recent settlement of one of his cases – where a £9.5 million compensation settlement was agreed for a ten year old boy with Cerebral Palsy – specialist medical negligence solicitor, Alan Mendham, discusses birth injury claims.   What does compensation for a birth injury cover?   When a baby’s brain is deprived of…

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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Sepsis claims lives – be aware of the risks

At Gadsby Wicks, we regularly get enquiries from patients wondering if they could make a claim for medical negligence regarding the treatment they have (or haven’t) received for an infection. Often, the word ‘sepsis’ is mentioned.   What is sepsis?   Sepsis is a serious complication of infection and is a medical emergency. If spotted…

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Cerebral Palsy – £250,000

Sarah* was starved of oxygen at birth after signs that she was in distress were missed and delays in her delivery and resuscitation. She was severely disabled with multiple health complications throughout her life. She sadly died aged 5. ….

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