Personal Injury Specialists Simply Lawyers Respond to Increasing Clinical Negligence Claims

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Increasing numbers of the public seeking compensation for clinical negligence has prompted Simply Lawyers to launch a website and claim line which deals only with these specialist claims.

According to the NHSLA Report of 2012/2013 (, clinical negligence claims have risen by 10.8 per cent between 2011/2012 and 2012/2013. The increasing numbers of claims have caused the NHSLA to increase the size of their IBNR provisions as of March 2013, which is an estimate of the total incurred but not reported losses of the company. The newly created Simply Lawyers website therefore intends to accommodate exclusively for the growing demand of those wishing to make a claim for clinical negligence, as well as their new Freephone which is available at 0800 012 5880.

The Clinical Negligence Claim Line ( website has been designed to help those who have suffered at the hands of the medical profession, including a GP, nurse, consultant, surgeon or dentist. With treatments in the modern world being both complex and life changing, it is often difficult to determine whether the treatment received was the right or negligent treatment. Simply Lawyers intend to ensure that the right duty of care has been given to the patients and that their treatment is representative of the medical profession as a whole. Thus, when errors occur Simply Lawyers can help claim for the right medical negligence that is entitled. The claims are founded on the basis of common law of negligence and breach of duty.

Simply Lawyers ( can help patients receive compensation for cases such as: late or misdiagnosis, delayed or failure to refer, failures during childbirth, failed or negligent dental care, complication during surgery or recovery, preventable death of a patient, incorrect use of administration or medication and substandard care of aftercare.

Through the Clinical Negligence Claim Line website, the specialist solicitors in clinical negligence will supportively listen to the situation and help to assess whether a potential claim exists. Following this, the solicitors will be at the forefront of handling the claim for compensation to ensure that a full and fair settlement is received under a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.

Matthew Waterfield, Head of Legal Development at Simply Lawyers, commented; “We are very aware of the sensitivity that some of the cases we are dealing with entail, especially regarding clinical negligence. Besides the fact that these claims are growing in number, a separate website for clinical negligence can ensure we provide a better service that offers both expert knowledge from our specialist team and a sense of sympathy and support.”

For more information, please visit the Clinical Negligence Claim Line at or claimants can call 0800 012 5880.

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Angeli Everitt
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