Clinical Negligence Claim Solicitors

Most of us put our health in the hands of medical professionals at various points during our lives, and while the majority of care we receive is of the highest quality, there is always a risk that something could go wrong. If this happens due to poor treatment or human error, it is imperative you are able to make a claim to compensate you for the pain and suffering caused.

The team of specialist clinical negligence solicitors at JMW is greatly experienced in helping people to successfully make a claim, providing professional, considered guidance throughout the process.

To speak to our expert team about your situation today, simply call us on 0800 054 6512 or allow us to call you back at a more convenient time by completing our online enquiry form. We are friendly and approachable, and a free, no-obligation conversation can help you better understand your position and the next steps you should take.

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What Our Clients Say
  • Eddie Jones praised by family of boy with brain damage due to jaundice failures

    "In September 2013, our son was born. Shortly after he developed extremely severe jaundice which was inadequately monitored and managed. As a result A has permanent brain damage resulting in hearing loss, cerebral palsy and developmental delay. 

    "For the last three years, Eddie Jones has been at our side fighting tirelessly against the NHS trust in question. We found Eddie to be thorough, meticulous and leaving no stone unturned, considering Andrew's case from every angle. His advice had been sound throughout and we have had the privileged of his extensive experience which we trust in full. It has been a difficult period for us emotionally yet Eddie has been considerate and sensitive to this throughout. 

    "The defendant delayed, prevaricated and failed to an early admission of liability despite serious failings which it admitted to in its own root cause analysis. The defendant failed to abide to the pre-action protocol with very late responses and further denials of liability. Only after Eddie's persistence, constant chasing and continued pressure by filing court proceedings has there been a full admission of liability. 

    "Our son's financial future is now secured and this in turn will provide the much needed educational and therapeutic support so he can reach his full potential and lead a fulfilling life. You have no idea how much of a relief that is to us as his parents and how grateful we are.

    "So on behalf of our son, thank you." 




  • Liz Davies thanked for speed and efficiency

    ‘Once again I would like to thank you for the speed with which you have expedited this claim.  You have only been involved for a short while but you have moved things along so quickly and smoothly.

    'It means such a lot to me that this has now been settled, I can put it behind me now and move forward.

    Your involvement has been very much appreciated.’


  • JMW thanked for compassion on cerebral palsy claim

    "I wouldn't hesitate to suggest that you give them a try if you are considering a medical negligence claim. The compensation we received will enable my son to live the life he deserves and have the care and equipment if and when he needs it. It also gives the rest of his family peace of mind about his future.”

  • Facebook comment praises Nick Young

    "It has taken quite a while but they kept me informed at every stage, were always professional, positive and took over control of everything so that I didn't need to do anything. Thanks again to you all, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending JMW." 

  • Sally Leonards thanked for her support

    'You have helped us both through an extremely hard and stressful time by removing as much pressure as you could. The communication has been brilliant informing us of every stage. H has come out of this ordeal with a very positive outlook and a future to look forward to.'


  • A huge thank you to Nick Young.

    I was made to feel very important to him. He kept me informed about what was happening at all times and  was always helpful and polite. My matter was dealt with leaving it with the people who knew best how to deal with these things. I was proved right and the outcome was far better than I could ever imagined.

    Thank you for everything Nick I would recommend you to anyone who requires medical negligence help"


  • Sophie received thanks from a grateful client

    Sending our sincere thanks for all your hard work in obtaining a successful outcome in our clinical negligence case.

  • Nick and Sally have received some great feedback from their client LH

    “You’re doing so amazing and [also to] Nick with helping me. I’m happy to have you guys as my solicitors thank you so so much.”

  • Thanks for your understanding and assistance

    "Many thanks for your understanding and assistance in resolving this long-running matter. The settlement will take a big load off my mind and enable me to move on with my life."


    Mrs V

  • Client praises whole team
  • You made everything easy

    "I was very worried about talking to a solicitor but JMW made it very easy. "

    Mrs. N. Manchester

  • Professional and caring

    "I would like to thank you for the way you have dealt with us, in an extremely professional and caring way, which has been a great help to us and is something that is not part of your job."


  • I could not have asked for a better solicitor

    "Thank you so much for all your hard work and support over the last five years. I am so glad I chose JMW and had you. Your commitment, patience and super organised approach have been wonderful. I could not have asked for a better solicitor."

     Miss J


What Is Clinical Negligence?

Clinical negligence relates to the care provided by doctors and other healthcare professionals. If the treatment provided by such a professional represents a breach of the legal duty of care that the professional owes to the patient and this results in the patient suffering harm, it may be possible for a clinical negligence claim to be brought against the healthcare professional or their employer.

For a successful claim to be made, we need to show:

  • The healthcare professional owed a duty of care to the patient
  • This duty of care was breached
  • This breach resulted in the patient being caused harm
  • This harm resulted in damages or other losses

What Areas Do We Cover?

We cover all aspects of clinical negligence. For more information about the individual areas and how we can help with these particular types of claim, please see the list below:

How to Fund Your Claim

There are many different ways to fund your claim, and you can find out more about the various options available to you here


Why Making a Claim Is Important

Making a claim is often the only means of putting right the damage that has been caused by the negligence of a medical professional.

By claiming compensation, the victim is not only better able to cope with the injuries they have been left with, they are also compensated for any other financial losses they have suffered as a result of the mistakes made. These losses can be many and varied, and may include money lost due to being unable to work for a period of time or not being able to return to their previous job at all.  

However, making a claim can achieve much more than securing compensation, and there is often more that we can help patients with that they may not realise. For instance, we can help to:

Hold those responsible to account

Patients and families injured by poor medical care often feel very angry and upset about what has happened to them. Bringing a medical negligence claim enables them to do something about their ordeal, with the support of a legal team fighting on their behalf.

Ensure someone says sorry

Sometimes, all a patient or family wants to hear is for someone to say "sorry, we made a mistake". In the course of a claim, we can often secure an apology for the patient or family, and while nothing can turn back the clock, an apology can help with the patient's recovery process.

Raise awareness

Many patients and families wish to raise awareness of what has happened to them by highlighting their case in the media. We can help those who want to speak out by managing all media involvement in their case. It is a brave step to take and can help the client to move on and help to prevent the same thing from happening to others.

Ensure lessons are learned

By bringing wrongdoing to the attention of those responsible via a claim, the subsequent investigation and potential financial implications can help to ensure lessons are learned.

Protect other patients

The bringing of a claim can result in safety being improved and steps taken to prevent the same thing from happening again. 

Our Approach

We take a highly professional yet sensitive and personal approach to all of the cases we take on. Many of our clients approach us having been through very traumatic circumstances, and we therefore do all we can to make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

Such is our standing that Chambers UK 2017, a guide to the legal profession, praised us for our expertise in:

It also recognised that clients feel our firm has a ‘wonderful blend between expertise and client empathy that has been simply first-class in every respect. The communication, degree of engagement, the time given to the case and their clear understanding of me as a layperson has been beyond courteous’.

Our head of department Eddie Jones is described as a leading brain and spinal injury expert, approachable, down-to-earth and very genuine.

Partners Olivia Scates, Sally Leonards and Melissa Gardner are also highly praised.

Case Studies
  • Meningitis failures cause newborn baby to suffer severe brain damage - £4.6 million

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  • Poor maternity care - £5 million

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  • Errors at Birth Centre - £6.4 million

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  • Severe brain injury after delay in diagnosis of thyroid condition - £3.9 million

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  • Major stroke caused by hospital’s negligence - £1 million

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  • Cervical cancer screening errors lead to hysterectomy - £55,000

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  • Maternity failures leave siblings brain damaged - £13 million

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  • Appalling GP and hospital errors cause permanent cauda equina syndrome - £2 million

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Talk to Us

If you feel you could benefit from our expertise in clinical and medical negligence, call free on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online contact form. We're here to help; our Manchester based clinical negligence lawyers work for clients nationwide and will deal with your enquiry without any initial cost or obligation.

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