Expert Medical Negligence Lawyers Oxford

At Blake Morgan, our team of expert clinical and medical negligence lawyers have achieved excellent results for our clients who have suffered serious injury after a medical diagnosis or treatment has gone wrong.

A number of our specialist medical negligence lawyers are also medically qualified. We have two nurses, a midwife and a doctor in the team, so we understand the complex issues involved in medical claims. Our team has the skills and experience to ensure you get the practical help, care and compensation you need to rebuild your life.

Our medical negligence lawyers understand making a claim can be daunting and that no amount of money can change what has happened to you. We promise to make the process as straightforward as possible and our team will be there to support you throughout.

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Main Areas Of Practice


Our dedicated team of clinical and medical negligence lawyers have helped thousands of people and their families receive the compensation they deserve, our expertise includes:

Cerebral Palsy

If you believe your child has cerebral palsy as a result of medical negligence, it is crucial to obtain the best possible legal advice as soon as possible. Our specialist team of experts, including a dual qualified doctor and midwife, understand the impact this will have on your family's life and can ensure the best possible settlement is obtained to give your child the care, support, specialist education and therapies they require.

Brain Injury

Our clinical and medical negligence lawyers have a huge amount of experience and expertise in dealing with complex brain injury cases and appreciate the many implications that a brain injury can have on your day-to-day life. We are dedicated to providing the practical support and technical advice you will need to achieve the compensation you deserve in order to rebuild your life.

Spinal Injury

Our specialist clinical and medical negligence experts have expertise in securing substantial awards in cases involving spinal and spinal cord injury following negligent medical treatment. We understand the devastating impact of a spinal injury and the rehabilitation, treatment, equipment and support required to obtain the best possible outcome for you. We have experience of successfully pursuing cases relating to delayed diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome; surgical errors resulting in neurological damage; delayed or missed diagnosis of tumours, cysts or infection and failed spinal surgery.

Delayed and Missed Diagnosis

We understand the devastating impact a delayed or missed diagnosis can have on you, your family and the subsequent treatment you require. Poor medical treatment can leave patients unable to perform day-to-day tasks or in some cases can sadly even be life threatening. Examples of delayed and missed diagnosis include cancer, head injuries, fractures, appendicitis and compartment syndrome. Our clinical and medical negligence experts promise to investigate your case thoroughly and get you the maximum compensation you deserve

Birth injuries

Our clinical and medical negligence experts are highly experienced in investigating injuries that may have occurred in the management of pregnancy, labour, delivery and post-natal care. Our dual qualified midwife works with medical experts to provide an independent opinion on whether you and your baby received an acceptable standard of care or suffered injuries that should have been avoided.

Surgical Errors

If you have had surgery and something has gone wrong then our specialist medical negligence solicitors are here to help investigate what has happened and if it appears that your condition has been made worse because of negligent medical treatment, we are here to ensure that you are properly compensated and to maximise your recovery. We have experience across a wide range of cases concerning surgery performed to an unacceptable standard, resulting in nerve damage, amputations or other injury.

Treatment Errors

If you believe you have received negligent treatment by a health or dental care professional, we can provide you with the legal and medical expertise required to fully investigate your claim. From incorrect medication to failure to arrange a referral or proper post-operative care, whatever the circumstances we will support and guide you through a clinical and medical negligence claim.

Our Clients


Our clinical and medical negligence lawyers help patients and their families who have suffered as a result of mistakes made by healthcare professionals. We understand this is already a traumatic time and offer a sensitive, confidential and understanding service to patients across the UK.

“Whenever I had any query no matter how small, they took the time to explain things, often in a phone call. That personal touch made all the difference, I was made to feel part of the team fighting my case."
- Miss P, Hampshire


“The team showed true professionalism but with a human and caring touch which we very much appreciated and which helped us through a very difficult time, we are truly grateful.”
- Mrs B, Southampton


“It's been a long road but I'm delighted with the outcome, an outcome that is most certainly down to the efforts of you and your team.”
- Mrs D, Luscombe


Highlights


Our client underwent unnecessary surgery during which she suffered an anaphylactic reaction to the anaesthetic resulting in a hypoxic ischaemic brain injury. She suffered reduced vision requiring daily care and will never be able to work again. Our specialist team were able to secure a settlement of £1.6 million that provided the daily care and support she required to help rebuild her life. 


Our client suffered brain damage resulting in bilateral spastic cerebral palsy, because of a delay in her delivery at birth. Our clinical negligence experts obtained substantial expert evidence in support of the case and were able to secure a settlement in excess of £22 million for the child, which will enable her to receive the therapies, accommodation, equipment, care and support that she will need for the rest of her life. 


Our client suffered a delay in diagnosis of lung cancer due to failure by the NHS to notice a tumour in a previous x-ray that had been carried out. Our specialist clinical negligence team were able to secure a settlement of £100,000 for the claimant's family. 


Our Experts


John
White
Partner

Southampton

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Kym
Provan
Partner

Southampton

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Alison
McClure
Partner

Southampton

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Patricia
Wakeford
Legal Director

Southampton

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Jacqui
O'Rourke
Nurse Advisor and Medical Researcher

Southampton

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