Medical Negligence Solicitors

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

The highest-rated medical negligence solicitors in Birmingham

At Patient Claim Line we understand that medical negligence impacts your whole life; from the practical to the emotional challenges. Suffering avoidable pain or a worsening of your condition can be incredibly distressing for all concerned. Our medical negligence specialists are ranked as the highest rated on TrustPilot, because we offer compassion when managing your claim and fight on your behalf to get you the justice you deserve.
Our highly experienced solicitors work with you on a No Win, No Fee basis. We have helped hundreds of people win compensation across the whole of Birmingham. This includes cases against GPs, hospitals and care homes as well as dentists, opticians and for careless cosmetic surgery. No matter where you live or the type of negligence you have suffered, we will guide you through every step of the process.

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence happens when a medical professional fails to deliver the expected standard of care. This can happen at any time during the medical process; from an initial consultation with a GP to receiving ongoing treatment or undergoing surgery. Whatever the circumstances, if you have been let down or left suffering due to negligent care, you may be entitled to make a claim. As experts with a combined experience of more than 400 years in medical negligence, we will discuss your individual circumstances to ensure the right course of action for you. Find out more about medical negligence here.

How do I bring a medical negligence claim against a Birmingham hospital or Trust?

Fill in our Patient Claim Line 10 second Claim Test, or talk to one of our professionals using our free telephone number. We will ask questions to assess how and why your treatment went wrong and if we can take your claim further. If your case is accepted you will proceed on a No Win, No Fee basis. Our team of nationwide medical negligence solicitors have successfully brought claims against Trusts across Birmingham and your claim will be handled with experience and empathy. Find out more about the Medical Negligence Claims Process.

How much compensation could I claim against a Birmingham hospital or GP?

Statistics show that up to £83 billion could be owed in medical negligence claims nationwide, with the NHS receiving up to 10,000 new claims each year. Every case is different and this means compensation figures can vary from a few thousand up to millions of pounds. In order for a claim to be successful, your legal team must be able to prove that medical negligence did occur and that it was this negligence specifically which led to you suffering avoidable pain, injury or life-changing consequences. Hannah Ashcroft, Senior Solicitor at Patient Claim Line, brought six years of legal battles to a close with an £85,000 pay out for her client.
Ultimately, the level of compensation relieson various factors, including the long term implications of your injury. When the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham operated on the wrong part of our client’s breast to remove a Grade II cancer, she was awarded £8,000, which accurately reflected her physical and emotional suffering. At Patient Claim Line, we work hard on your behalf to ensure you receive the right amount of compensation for your circumstances.

We’ve helped hundreds of people in Birmingham since 2014

We’ve helped people win cases against a range of Trusts in Birmingham. This includes cases in relation to GP care, hospitals and private care homes; as well as dentists and opticians. Claims vary from misdiagnosis to delayed treatment and, in some cases, fatalities. We approach every case with compassion and empathy. Our experienced legal team will guide you through the process, easing any stress or worry. When a medical negligence case is launched, the Trust must investigate the issue thoroughly, which can lead to improvements to existing processes. No matter your claim or where you live in Birmingham, we can help.

No win no fee medical negligence advice in Birmingham

If you’ve been a victim of medical negligence, the last thing you want to worry about is expensive legal fees. At Patient Claim Line we believe everyone has the right to quality legal representation, justice and compensation if they have suffered following negligent care. Our No Win No Fee approach means that if we don’t win your case, you don’t have to pay a penny – providing you have complied with every step of the process. If your case is successful, we will take a small percentage in accordance with our upfront agreement with you at the start of your claim.

Contact a solicitor that serves your area in Birmingham

Our solicitors are experienced in bringing claims against a number of NHS Trusts in Birmingham, including:
● Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
● Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
● Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
● Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
● Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
● Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
● Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
● Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
● George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
● Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
● NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG
● NHS Birmingham South and Central CCG
● NHS Cannock Chase CCG
● NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG
● NHS Dudley CCG
● NHS East Staffordshire CCG
● NHS Herefordshire CCG
● NHS North Staffordshire CCG
● NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG
● NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG
● NHS Shropshire CCG
● NHS Solihull CCG

Claim types covered

Our expert team have successfully settled cases across a number of different specialisms, including (but not limited to):

Why choose our expert medical negligence solicitors in Birmingham?

With over 100 expert solicitors and 400 years combined legal expertise we are confident that we will bring some of the best legal minds in the industry to your case. We’re owned by leading law firm, Fletchers and are the highest rated medical negligence specialists on TrustPilot. We win cases because we listen to our clients and have the experience to see your claim through.

What our customers say about our Birmingham medical negligence solicitors?

“I found Patient claim line so helpful, they are really understanding and make the whole process as easy as possible.”

– Mr Callum Milo Reidy | Patient Claim Line Customer

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Meet our medical negligence team

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence

Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.

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Christian Beadell

Christian Beadell
Partner, Head of Strategy and Legal Operations

Christian is Head of Medical Negligence at Patient Claim Line and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1998; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West.

Christian qualified as a solicitor in 1998, specialising in clinical negligence. From 2010 onward he has had a particular interest in gynaecological and urogynaecological claims, having represented several hundred claimants in the George Rowland Litigation against the Liverpool Women’s and Aintree Hospitals. This investigated the treatment given to women in the Merseyside area over several decades, and in particular focused on the introduction and development of mesh into the UK in both the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The development of this area involved pursuing claims under a unique ADR protocol with the NHS and also looking to develop the current thinking on the valuation of compensation for complex urinary symptoms. He has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation on behalf of my clients.

Christian was also involved in setting up and chairing a Claimant Support Group for those involved in the Rowland litigation, which provided a discussion forum for the many women who were left isolated and damaged by negligent gynaecological treatment. He now co-ordinates the firm’s mesh claims and has delivered training and commented extensively on the medico-legal implications of urogynaecological / mesh complications. He is a member of APIL, Liverpool Law Society and Legal 500 recommended.

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Francesca Paul

Francesca Paul
Associate Solicitor

Francesca Paul is an Associate, Senior Solicitor and Team Leader within the Clinical Negligence Department.  She is one of the driving Solicitors in the Group Litigation Team dealing with this niche and specialist area of work that Fletchers undertakes.   

Francesca previously worked in Nottingham, dealing with Group Action work.  She now works at Fletchers, bringing with her those years of experience heading up a team of 10 people.  Francesca is involved in the early identification of potential new Group Litigation Work and analyses information from the collective pool of new enquiries into the business, of which there are hundreds per week looking for hot spots or recurrent issues which might suggest a potential pool of Claimants.   

One of the highlights for Francesca and her team is that they have successfully recovered over a million pounds in compensation for clients who have received treatment from a single orthopaedic surgeon who was operating in the Colchester area.  Her role requires a specific set of skills, patience and a forensic approach to detail whilst being able to see the wider picture.   

Francesca has previously acted for a claimant in a case that reached the Supreme Court in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council. 

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Sion Wynne

Sion Wynne
Senior Solicitor

Sion is a team leader and senior solicitor with many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of medical specialisms and different types of injuries. He is an experienced medical negligence solicitor and manages a team of lawyers within our department.

Sion joined Fletchers in 2018 as a Team Leader in the Medical Negligence Department. Throughout his 24 year legal career, he has specialised in conducting medical negligence claims on behalf of Claimants, previously working for other highly ranked leading firms in the field.

He has undertaken claims covering the full spectrum of medical specialisms, clinical settings, categories of defendant and types of negligent medical care and treatment.
These include high value and complex maximum severity cases, such as those involving limb amputations and permanent neurological injuries.

Sion is experienced at representing bereaved families at inquests and has a particular interest in fatal accident claims.


Notable Cases

JI v Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Trust: £1.25m recovered for client left paraplegic after spinal anaesthesia.

RS v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: £150,000 recovered for client in respect of a failure to recognise complications after a kidney transplant, where her father was the donor.

JN v MA: £100,000 recovered for a client who suffered 2 years persistent pain and disability after knee replacement surgery undertaken as a private patient.

CS v Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: £400,000 recovered for a child who sustained Erb’s palsy during her delivery.

WO’C (Deceased) v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; £450,000 recovered for the family of the deceased who died as a result of a delay in diagnosing a brain tumour.


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Vincent and Family

"Now Vincent’s future is secure"

It took maybe four or five years backwards and forwards to an audiology department to try and get some assessment for his hearing. However the audiology department constantly said he was difficult to test and that there was nothing wrong.

We asked for another test and Vincent was actually profoundly deaf in both ears. That period between Vincent being 2 when we first picked out there was a problem up to having cochlears fitted age 7, he missed out on all that sound input, which were obviously important years for his speech and development.

Since the claim, we’ve had superb access to specialists and it’s helped close that gap down to make Vincent’s life a little bit easier. Patient Claim Line helped us secure Vincent a very positive future.