What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence is also known as Clinical negligence and concerns claims against healthcare or medical professionals.  The healthcare professional may be working privately, or working for the NHS.

To be successful in a medical negligence compensation claim, we need to prove two things:

  1. That the medical professional breached established standards of care – this is known as Breach of Duty
  2. That the breach of duty was responsible for causing harm to the patient – this is known as Causation

If you feel substandard treatment or incompetence has caused you or a loved one harm,  you will be looking for answers and want to know what can be done.

Each medical negligence case is different and we always evaluate each set of circumstances individually.


How can I find out if I have a claim for compensation?

The first thing to do is to get in touch with us. At BTTJ our medical negligence team are specialists in pursuing compensation for medical negligence claims and from the outset any information and advice will be treated confidentially and with the utmost sensitivity.  We will listen carefully to what has happened and let you know if you have a claim.  We work on a no win no fee basis and this removes the financial risk to you.  So if you do feel you have been let down, please call us and see how we can help.

There are some key steps we will go through on your behalf in order to seek the medical compensation you deserve.  These include:

  • obtaining medical records – this helps us understand the events in more detail and establish a timeline
  • obtaining medical evidence and seeking a report from an independent medical expert where appropriate.

Our aim is always to obtain the best compensation for you for the harm that has been caused.

More information, including time limits for making a medical negligence claim can be found by clicking here for our FAQs. 


Our Medical Negligence Solicitors

Our medical negligence solicitors spend their time, experience and knowledge solely on helping people who have been affected by preventable medical mistakes.

Our experienced team is led by Tom Barnes, who is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel and the Action against Medical Accidents Panel (AVMA).  Tom has been recommended for his expertise in medical negligence law in the Legal 500, a client’s guide to the legal profession.  We have also been awarded the Specialist Quality Mark.

We are highly experienced in a wide range of claims and we’re able to assess a case, understand it and then represent you compassionately & effectively – and with the best service possible.  You’ll get an assigned medical negligence lawyer and we will look after you at every step of the way.

For any help and for confidential advice, please get in touch.


Please also take a look at our videos below which may answer some of the queries you may have about medical negligence claims.