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Clinical Negligence

Rated among the top six sets in the country for clinical negligence by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, 7 Bedford Row acts for many of the leading claimant and defendant firms and across a broad range of work within the clinical negligence field. Approved by the NHS Litigation Authority, we also act on behalf of private healthcare providers and individual practitioners.

    • Maximum severity brain and spinal injuries
    • Failed joint replacements
    • Keyhole surgery and delayed diagnosis of disease
    • Psychiatric injury
    • Hospital acquired infection
    • Failures to treat due to funding restrictions
    • Human Rights Act claims
  • Claims against alternative practitioners
  • Drug and medical product liability
  • Inquests and judicial review
  • Disciplinary tribunals and appeals
  • Appeals to Primary Care Trusts and other statutory bodies
  • Medical ethics cases.

Recent cases include:

Members of the clinical negligence team appeared in Gregg v Scott [2005] UKHL 2 (landmark House of Lords decision on "loss of a chance"); Bailey v MOD [2008] EWCA Civ 883 (causation and material contribution in clinical negligence claims); actress Lesley Ash’s £5 million settlement of her clinical negligence action against Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (2008); Telles v South West Strategic Health Authority [2008] EWHC (case arising from the BRI scandal); Canning-Kishvar v Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust [2008] EWCH 2384 (liability of NHS trust for the cerebral atrophy suffered by a premature baby when nursing staff failed to react to the drastic falls in her heart and respiratory rates); Khairule v North West SHA [2008] EWHC 1537 (limitation in the case of a clinical negligence action brought by a 27-year-old who had suffered brain damage at birth); Antoniades v East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust [2007] EWHC (case involving allegations of substandard neonatal resuscitation); ES v Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Trust (2003) EWCA Civ 1284 (the leading case on the instruction of multiple experts) and the Bristol Heart Babies litigation.



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Contact us:

Paul Eeles

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7400 7305
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7242 2511

Mark Waterson

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7400 4430
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7242 2511