Legal advice available to you in the UK

Misdiagnosis of meningitis can cause tragic consequences.

We are here to provide you with up-to-date and accurate information about your legal rights and signpost high-quality, specialist advice to help settle your claim.

Below you will find details of leading law firms in the field of claimant clinical negligence across the UK and Ireland, meaning that you can easily identify specialist legal advice that is local to you

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Suffering serious injury as a result of medical treatment can be both traumatic and life changing. Our aim is to secure the best possible future for you and your family.

Clients choose Stewarts for our legal excellence, our specialist expertise and our pioneering approach to complex litigation. Our focus is always on success: achieving the best results for our clients.

Unlike other law firms, we focus exclusively on claims involving serious injury. Our lawyers understand how the failure to properly diagnose, treat or manage medical issues can lead to serious injury or death.

Our lawyers only handle a small number of cases to ensure that they give your claim the attention it deserves.

Our goal is to help our clients lead full and active lives.

We are ranked No.1 for clinical negligence in both The Legal 500 and Chambers. Our legal expertise and willingness to push boundaries has enabled our clients to achieve record-breaking compensation awards.

If you or a family member have been injured as a result of medical negligence or feel that you are not getting the specialist advice you require on an ongoing case then please contact us.

Contact:

Amy Heath
Senior Associate

aheath@stewartslaw.com
020 7822 8050

Amy is a Senior Associate in Stewarts’ London clinical negligence team and has been acting exclusively for claimants injured as a result of medical negligence since 2006. Amy holds specialist clinical negligence accreditation with the Law Society and is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Amy specialises in claims where delayed diagnosis, surgical and post-operative management have caused life-changing injuries. This includes cases where injuries have resulted from the mismanagement and delayed diagnosis of sepsis and meningitis.

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Freeths - http://www.freethsoxford.co.uk/clinicalnegligence

Freeths LLP is a leading national firm with offices across the UK offering trustworthy advice from friendly, supportive lawyers.

We represent people injured as a result of medical negligence including those with brain injuries, amputations and other life changing injuries, and their families helping them to access the specialist treatment, care and equipment they need to rehabilitate and rebuild their lives.

Our top ranked specialist clinical negligence team has considerable experience handling complex claims involving misdiagnosis and delays in the diagnosis or treatment of meningitis. We understand the devastating impact that meningitis can have on patients and their loved ones and have a proven record in securing compensation for those injured or bereaved as a result of meningitis.

Our lawyers are accredited by the Law Society and AvMA medical negligence panels.

For more information about Freeths LLP or for free confidential initial advice, please contact:

   


Carolyn Lowe                      
Head of Clinical Negligence (South)
01865 781019
Carolyn.lowe@freeths.co.uk

Carolyn has over twenty years’ experience of bringing meningitis and other clinical negligence claims. Carolyn is a member of the specialist Law Society clinical Negligence panel and recommended by the Chambers UK and Legal 500 directories. She is sensitive and empathetic in her approach. She is recommended for her dedication to seeking answers for clients and compensation that will enable them to pay for the care and equipment which they need as a result of the mismanagement of their medical care.

Catherine Bell      
Senior Associate, Clinical Negligence
01865 781140
Catherine.bell@freeths.co.uk
 
Catherine specialises in brain and life-changing injury claims resulting from clinical negligence including meningitis claims. She is known for her ability to successfully navigate complicated medical and legal issues with a supportive, empathetic approach to secure the best outcome for her clients. Catherine is member of the AVMA specialist clinical negligence panel, accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and recommended as a next generation lawyer in Legal 500


Freeths LLP
500 Oxford Business Park South
Cowley
Oxford
OX4 2BH
https://www.freeths.co.uk/contact-us/


 

 

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Wolferstans is one of the top law firms in the country providing specialist legal advice to those affected by medical negligence.

Our Medical Negligence Department is home to a large number of specialist lawyers with decades of experiences supporting a wide range of clients with all types of medical negligence claims, acting exclusively for those patients who have been injured in the course of their medical treatment.

We have extensive experience in handling complex and sensitive claims, particularly those involving a delay in diagnosis or treatment or misdiagnosis of meningitis. We understand the devastating consequences that this can have not only on the patient but their families and loved ones and with a proven track records of successful claims we strive to ensure that making a claim is as simple and effective as possible.

Wolferstans is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society, reflecting the excellence of our client care. We are also accredited by the Law Society for Clinical Negligence in recognition of the particular strength of work in this area of law. Members of our team are also accredited by the Law Society, AvMA and APIL as Clinical Negligence Specialists as well as by APIL as Brain Injury Specialists.

For more information about Wolferstans or for free confidential initial advice, please contact:
 

 

   

Elizabeth Smith
Partner and Head of Medical Negligence
esmith@wolferstans.com
01752 292309

Elizabeth is a Partner and Head of the Medical Negligence Department at Wolferstans.

Elizabeth is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Specialist Panel and is a Senior Litigator of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers), as well as being an APIL accredited clinical negligence specialist.

Elizabeth has acted exclusively for Claimant’s in medical negligence claims since 2003 and had a varied interest in all medical negligence claims; specialising in wrongful birth claims, oncology claims and catastrophic injuries involving child and adult brain injuries and spinal injuries.

Helena Campbell
hcampbell@wolferstans.com
01752 292212

Helena has substantial experience in dealing with a variety of personal injury and clinical negligence claims since 2013 but since 2015 has acted exclusively for those patients injured as a result of medical negligence.

Helena has vast experience of running cases involving catastrophic injuries, fatal claims, stillbirth and neonatal loss claims.

Helena is an accredited Litigator of APIL and an accredited Mediator. In addition to her active caseload Helena is also an ambassador for the Meningitis Research Foundation, providing support as a befriender and helping families through all stages following the diagnosis of meningitis.

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Anthony Collins Solicitors
134 Edmund Street
Birmingham
B3 2ES
0121 200 3242

https://www.anthonycollins.com/who-we-help/individuals/medical-or-clinical-negligence/
 
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a thriving specialist law firm with a national reputation for advising individuals, businesses and not for profit organisations. A top ranking law firm in the Midlands for clinical negligence and personal injury work, Anthony Collins put people first. 

Our highly committed and widely respected team of lawyers go beyond claiming compensation and work with individuals and their families to help to recover their quality of life so far as possible. We provide clear and straight forward advice in a personal, friendly and professional way. Importantly, we recognise that each client is an individual with their own needs and circumstances. We always try and secure early rehabilitation, setting up care packages, appointing case managers, obtaining suitable accommodation and working with local and national agencies to get the best for our client. 

We are here to help with every step, providing a holistic service to our clients and have other non-legal professionals who work with us to help support our clients.  They include a qualified nurse whose medical expertise helps us to understand the in-depth medical issues from day 1 and puts clients at ease when talking about very personal matters.  We also have an ex-social worker in the team who will help support clients with ensuring they receive the correct statutory care and education support from the Local Authority if this issue arises as part of the case.  We also help clients with welfare concerns, family problems, employment and disability rights, mental health issues, Court of Protection matters, special needs Trusts to protect benefits, Wills and Estate planning.

 

Key individuals

Rankeshwar Batta
Partner, Head of the Claimant Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury department.
0121 212 7479
rankeshwar.batta@anthonycollins.com

Sarah Huntbach
Senior Associate, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
0121 212 7476
sarah.huntbach@anthonycollins.com

Victoria Fullilove
Associate, Specialist in Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
0121 212 7477
victoria.fullilove@anthonycollins.com

Stephanie Moustache
Medico-Legal Advisor, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
0121 212 3624
stephanie.moustache@anthonycollins.com

Nsiem Akhtar
Legal Assistant, Community Care Specialist
0121 212 7476
nsiem.akhtar@anthonycollins.com

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Suffering serious injury as a result of medical treatment can be both traumatic and life changing. Our aim is to secure the best possible future for you and your family.

Clients choose Stewarts for our legal excellence, our specialist expertise and our pioneering approach to complex litigation. Our focus is always on success: achieving the best results for our clients.

Unlike other law firms, we focus exclusively on claims involving serious injury. Our lawyers understand how the failure to properly diagnose, treat or manage medical issues can lead to serious injury or death.

Our lawyers only handle a small number of cases to ensure that they give your claim the attention it deserves.

Our goal is to help our clients lead full and active lives.

We are ranked No.1 for clinical negligence in both The Legal 500 and Chambers. Our legal expertise and willingness to push boundaries has enabled our clients to achieve record-breaking compensation awards.

If you or a family member have been injured as a result of medical negligence or feel that you are not getting the specialist advice you require on an ongoing case then please contact us.

Contact:

Carly Plant
Associate

cplant@stewartslaw.com
0113 222 0046

Carly is an Associate Solicitor in Stewarts’ clinical negligence department, based in their Leeds office. She is a key member of the team which is ranked Tier 1 in Chambers and Legal 500. Carly works on a varied caseload that includes maximum severity claims involving brain and spinal cord injuries.

Carly is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She is also a Yorkshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum (YABIF) committee member, involved in the organisation of events to actively promote awareness of the problems faced by people who have acquired a brain injury.

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Suffering serious injury as a result of medical treatment can be both traumatic and life changing. Our aim is to secure the best possible future for you and your family.

Clients choose Stewarts for our legal excellence, our specialist expertise and our pioneering approach to complex litigation. Our focus is always on success: achieving the best results for our clients.

Unlike other law firms, we focus exclusively on claims involving serious injury. Our lawyers understand how the failure to properly diagnose, treat or manage medical issues can lead to serious injury or death.

Our lawyers only handle a small number of cases to ensure that they give your claim the attention it deserves.

Our goal is to help our clients lead full and active lives.

We are ranked No.1 for clinical negligence in both The Legal 500 and Chambers. Our legal expertise and willingness to push boundaries has enabled our clients to achieve record-breaking compensation awards.

If you or a family member have been injured as a result of medical negligence or feel that you are not getting the specialist advice you require on an ongoing case then please contact us.

Contact:

Amy Fielding
Senior Associate

afielding@stewartslaw.com
0113 394 9482

Amy is a Senior Associate previously based in the Stewarts’ clinical negligence department in London but has recently relocated back to Yorkshire in a move to the Leeds office in February 2019. After leaving her initial career in nursing in 2007, she has practiced in solely catastrophic spinal, brain and fatal accident claims at Stewarts since 2010.

Amy is the Secretary to the brain injury charity, Headway Leeds, assisting in organising their annual social and fundraising events. She is also a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She has also recently spoken at the EmSeven conference focusing on the rehabilitation of brain injured patients. She combines both her nursing and legal backgrounds to provide a holistic client-focussed service to those who have suffered from acquired brain injuries and their families.

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