Children (Paediatric) Claims

We are committed to supporting families who have been affected by medical negligence and have particular expertise in providing specialist support to families of seriously injured children.

Our Client Promise

We understand that any event involving the pain and suffering of a child can be traumatic. Please be assured that our specialist medical negligence lawyers will do all they can to help you get the support you and your child need. All of our initial consultation work is free and the vast majority of claims go on to be funded by a conditional fee agreement (also known as “no win, no fee”) or by Legal Aid. Legal Aid is still available in limited circumstances, namely if a child is injured and the injury is sustained at or within 8 weeks of the birth.

We do our best to bring cases to as quick a conclusion as possible. In some cases we can seek to obtain interim compensation payments, which may be used to provide financial support for your family or pay for continuing care or treatment. We work hard to ensure that any financial hardship on your family is reduced, your child receives the highest standards of care going forwards and that any final compensation is maximised.

We have many years’ experience in supporting families in this regard and can provide access to specialist consultants, charities and other medical practitioners to ensure that you and your child receive the best support possible.

Common Paediatric Claims

A claim for medical negligence compensation may arise from: –

  • Failure to diagnose and treat (for example Appendicitis/meningitis)
  • Delay in diagnosis
  • Mis-diagnosis
  • Medication errors and mis-prescriptions
  • Failures in nursing care (insufficient monitoring for instance)

Starting your Medical Negligence claim

We provide a nationwide service and can arrange to see you in your home or at the hospital if necessary. When you contact us, our lawyers will take the time to understand the detail of your case. Our dedicated team of solicitors will talk you through the claim process and provide you with their expert opinion.

Call our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors now on 0844 800 9860 for a free consultation or contact us online.

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