Our team has represented families who have suffered due to medical negligence for more than 20 years.
Supporting injured patients across England and Wales, and fighting for justice following significant errors in maternity units across the country, our clients repeatedly tell us the same thing – they just want those responsible to say ‘sorry’.
An apology can never take away the serious injuries inflicted, nor can showing remorse turn back the clock. Our families want to see accountability and for the medical professionals involved to recognise that their mistakes have caused irreversible damage that will last a lifetime.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) issued an apology in June 2018 following the avoidable deaths of 11 babies and one mother at Furness General Hospital spanning several years.
This was a sore reminder that families continue to suffer and are still to be afforded the basic right of receiving a simple apology demonstrating that the NHS cares.
In the case involving Furness General Hospital, the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) found that the NMC had failed to react quickly to the situation with reports from local families and even the Cumbria police allegedly ignored.
The midwives involved in the preventable deaths continued to practice long after concerns were first raised in 2008 following the death of a nine-day-old boy from sepsis.
Only recently was action taken seeing three midwives struck off and another suspended. The hurt and loss suffered for the families involved however, will go on long after justice has been served.
While these practitioners continued to deliver babies, several families were left to come to terms with the fact that the loss of their baby was entirely avoidable – and that no one cared.
Having their serious concerns ignored for several years sent a damaging message that those whose medical expertise they trusted, simply did not acknowledge their failings.
This recent case has been a shocking reminder that maternity care is still significantly falling behind adequate levels in many hospitals across England and Wales.
The pain and hurt caused will never go away for those involved. The lack of empathy that we sadly continue to see following incidents of medical negligence only compounds the injuries already inflicted.
Fighting for compensation for families for more than 20 years, we have sadly become accustomed to hearing that our clients’ concerns were simply ignored by professionals.
Our team of medical and legal specialists are not only committed to securing the maximum compensation needed by injured patients but, more importantly, we really listen when other professionals have failed to do so.
We continue to support our clients long after we have proved that their injuries were preventable. We carry on helping our families long after we have won the compensation that they deserve and need.
We recognise that the significant physical and psychological injuries suffered in our hospitals last a lifetime. We understand that the support needed by victims of medical negligence doesn’t end when the legal case concludes.
We have good relationships with a network of experts from therapists to home adaptation specialists. Our team is committed to giving the families we represent the care package that they need to make life as normal as possible, for as long as is required.