Medical Negligence

We specialise in Medical Negligence Law and offer a high level of professionalism and expertise in dealing with clients who have unfortunately experienced medical mistakes. We understand that receiving poor treatment can be a distressing experience, and making contact with a lawyer can be daunting, however we can assure you that our team of solicitors can help guide you through the process of claiming compensation and will advise you of your options.

Collectively, our team has over 20 years of experience in handling claims for clinical negligence. We specialise solely in claims involving Clinical Negligence, so you can be sure that you will receive the utmost attention from a solicitor who has the experience that you need to help you investigate a claim for compensation.  Both Nicola, Head of Clinical Negligence, and Adam, Solicitor, are members of the Law Society’s elite Clinical Negligence Panel, and Waldrons is one of the very few firms in the region to hold the Legal Aid Franchise for Clinical Negligence, meaning that our lawyers can pursue claims under Legal Aid.  The firm is also recommended by Legal 500, an independent guide to the country's leading law firms.

Some examples of the types of case that we handle and have achieved settlements in are:

  • Accident and Emergency Medicine
  • Anaesthetic Awareness
  • Brain Injury
  • Cancer Treatment Claims
  • Cases involving a Misdiagnosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Claims against Care and Residential Homes
  • Claims against Private Hospitals
  • Claims against the NHS
  • Claims involving General Practitioners
  • Cleavage Sparing Mastectomy Claims
  • Clinical Negligence resulting in death
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Prescription Errors
  • Spinal Injury
  • Surgical Errors
  • Pregnancy and Birthing Injury Claims

We are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of our clients, and offer a range of funding options to allow us to do this. We are happy to offer a free initial telephone consultation to assess your case and provide advice on your options. Click here to access our Enquiry Form, and you can arrange for one of our team to call you when it’s more convenient for you.

For more information about Medical Negligence frequently asked questions click here.

Mr. Paterson, Breast Surgeon

Due to the number of ladies who continue to come forward in connection with treatment and care provided by Mr Ian Paterson, Consultant Breast Surgeon, we thought it appropriate to set up a page that is dedicated to this issue. Please click here for further information.


Call 01384 811 811 and Adrian, Nicola or Adam will be happy to talk to you.

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  • I would just like to say that Adam Smith was excellent.  He kept me informed all the way through the case.  He was sympathetic and understanding.  We owe him a lot and will always be grateful.  Thank you Adam.

    Mrs P
    Heath Hayes
  • "I have been more than satisfied with the way Waldrons dealt with John’s case and would recommend the group to anyone and friends."

    Mrs B
  • “The service and support I received from Nicola was excellent. She was positive and kept me up to date every step of the way. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through a difficult time; she was kind and sympathetic and took her time with me. I could not have asked for a better Solicitor.”

    Mrs R

  • “Nicola Lewis has been helpful, supportive and quite amazing in her efforts to negotiate a satisfactory conclusion with regards to my claim for Clinical Negligence. We have been treated with the utmost courtesy by everyone we have come into contact with at Waldrons. Adam, Stacey and your receptionists.”

    Mr W

  • “I received a professional service, advised throughout the proceedings by Adam Smith.  Adam kept in touch with me, even if it was only to let me know that he was waiting for information.”

    Mrs P
    Tividale, Oldbury
  • “We were extremely pleased with Waldrons’ service from start to finish.  We were treated sympathetically and with understanding. Our solicitor was always available for re-assurance.”

    Mr P
  • I would very much like to thank Nicola Lewis for dealing with my negligence claim, for the way it has been handled and the speedy service that has been given on this matter.

    Mrs K
  • I was very pleased with the service I received and my solicitor was very understanding and helpful at all times.  I would like to thank Adam Smith for everything he has done over the last 3 - 4 years for my claim.

    Mrs C
    Brierley Hill
  • The family would personally like to thank Adam Smith for the way he handled our case.  He always showed empathy and compassion and was totally professional in his duties.  He always believed in our case which proved to be the outcome.

    Mrs J
  • "The service my family got was outstanding, and I shall always recommend you to all of my family.  Particular praise to Adam Smith for all his hard work, thank you."

    Mrs S
  • "Thank you again.  You took the case on and won - where another solicitor said I would fail!"

    Mr R

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