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Medical Negligence Claims

At Bolt Burdon Kemp, we have been  supporting clients with their medical negligence claims for more than 35 years. No matter if you think that you have a claim against the NHS or a private clinic, our medical negligence solicitors are here to help you. GP surgeries, private practices and even specialist care centres in hospitals – when something goes wrong and you suffer as a result, we will try to get you the justice that you deserve.

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What is Medical Negligence?

In most cases, when we turn to a doctor or healthcare professional, the care we receive is what we would expect. But what if this does not happen and the standard of care falls below what the law deems ‘reasonable’? It may result in an injury or cause an existing condition to get worse. This is called clinical or medical negligence – and it is something the law protects you against.

It also includes situations in which a patient receives the wrong treatment. From diagnosis through to treatment and surgery, medical negligence can happen at any stage of the care process. If it happens to you or a loved one, you may have the right to claim compensation. But any claim requires the specialist knowledge of medical negligence lawyers  to help you to succeed.


Medical negligence claims can cover the following areas:

Why choose Bolt Burdon Kemp?

Medical negligence specialists

• Over 35 years’ experience
• National reputation
• Extensive legal knowledge and specialism
• Client focused medical claim solicitors

No win, no fee

If you have a strong medical negligence claim, we may be able to support you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. It means that you may pay nothing if your claim is not successful. For more information, see our legal fees guide.

Rehabilitation & support services

We will ensure that you get the practical support that you need in the aftermath of medical negligence. We also recognise that interim payments and early rehabilitation can be vitally important to clients during the medical negligence claim process.

Full England and Wales coverage

We represent clients anywhere in the world who have been injured in England and Wales. We are one of the leading medical negligence law firms who can represent you – no matter where you are in the world.

Highly recommended

Our medical negligence specialists are highly recommended by the independent Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 guides.

Chambers & Partners describes  Bolt Burdon Kemp as an incredible firm with a team who go over and beyond to get the result you deserve.”

We also provide support to charities who work with individuals who suffer life-altering injuries due to medical negligence.

£250,000 for delay in diagnosing cervical cancer, leading to infertility for young female

We acted for a young lady who suffered a one year delay in diagnosis of cervical cancer after visiting a gynaecologist at her GP surgery, who missed the signs of cancer. As a result of the delay, our client required aggressive treatment including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which lead to her womb being damaged and the possibility that she may not be able to conceive and carry a child of her own.

We obtained expert evidence from an Oncologist and Gynaeoncologist who confirmed that if our client had been correctly diagnosed earlier, she would have avoided the chemotherapy and radiotherapy and her fertility would not have been affected. As a consequence of the delay in diagnosis, our client suffered the physical effects of the chemotherapy and radiotherapy, permanent damage to her fertility and depression and anxiety which impacted her overall quality of life.

Meet our Medical Negligence Team

Joshua Hughes
Head of Complex Injury
Hannah Travis
Associate – Part of the Medical Negligence Team
Olivia Boschat
Associate – Part of the Medical Negligence Team
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