All too often we see first hand the consequences for patients and their families when medical treatment goes wrong. We see many cases where sub-standard medical care results in significant injury or even death.
We do all we can to offer legal advice and support to those who are seriously injured or bereaved. We also seek to do more. We are committed to improving patient safety to reduce the risk of medical errors and negligence. Our experience of running serious injury and fatal claims for more than 20 years has shown us that, time and again, the same mistakes are made. This involves:
- Liaising with medical professionals and hospitals to obtain early disclosure of serious untoward incident reports and early admissions of liability
- Ensuring clinicians comply with their duty of candour
- Inviting hospitals to confirm what steps they are taking to ensure a similar episode does not occur in the future
- Working closely with patient safety organisations to campaign for a reduction in the incidence of medical harm caused
In particular, we work with organizations such as Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and Clinical Human Factors Group (CHFG).
We also liaise closely with our panel of expert medical advisors and key clinicians to ensure the issue of patient safety is always addressed at the outcome of each claim.
"The Stewarts clinical negligence department has a very good team with a great deal of experience. They have excellent client relationships and obtain great results"Chambers
"They are approachable and straightforward, which made the starting-off point of bringing a claim accessible to me"Chambers
"They go above and beyond the role of a litigator - they try to find the solution to the client's needs"Chambers
Meet the Clinical Negligence team
Our team is ranked No.1 in both The Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories.
Our legal expertise and willingness to push boundaries has enabled our clients to win record-breaking compensation awards.