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Clinical Negligence Claims for Children

When children are the victims of clinical negligence, it is understandably very distressing for their families.

At Lees, we have handled hundreds of these cases, and we are very experienced in dealing with the legal and emotional issues.

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Parents are often torn between wanting to do whatever is necessary to protect and care for their child, and worrying about the prospect of litigation and Court proceedings.

We are sensitive to the needs of the child and their family, and will do all we can to make the process as easy as possible. Our solicitors will endeavour to fit around you and your life, including visiting you at home or out of office hours if necessary. In most cases, we can work directly with the family without needing to involve the child at all.

common cases

Our team has acted in a huge variety of child injury claims, including clinical negligence cases where fractures have been missed, or surgery has been performed poorly.

We have also worked on cases of negligence at the time the child was born, which can lead to brain injuries and lasting consequences such as cerebral palsy.

Another type of birth injury we deal with is Erb’s palsy, in which the child is left with restricted use of the hand and upper arm due to nerve damage suffered during delivery.

Clinical negligence may also cause a child to suffer as a result of infection. As a child’s joints are still growing, infection can be very serious as it can allow deformities to develop and cause a condition that affects a child for the rest of his or her life.

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If your child has been injured or developed an illness because of a medical professional’s negligence, we may be able to assist you.

Call us today on 0800 387 927 to discuss your case and find out how we can help you.

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Do you think it is a good case?

It is hard to assess the merits of a case fully before we have seen the relevant medical records and, if necessary, seen the reports from independent experts.  Our usual procedure is to consider the facts given to us by the client and then decide whether we are able to take the enquiry any further.  We would then review it again once the medical records and any other documents or reports are to hand, and indeed, will keep the merits of the case under review throughout the case.

How long will it take?

Investigation of a case usually takes between 18m-2yrs, although more complex cases can take longer. Much depends on how quickly the hospitals etc provide the medical records and then on what the waiting list of the experts are like, and whether you need to be seen by more than 1 expert.

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What did you think of Lees Solicitors? 

I was kept constantly up to date as soon as information from the Defendant was received,  (rather than have to 'chase' and constantly ring up for news).Fiona Kempand her team treated me as a person and not just another client and it was always with courtesy, respect and friendliness. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lees.

What did you think of Lees Solicitors?

You have been extremely kind and helpful and I've been very happy with the service that I have received all along.  Someone was always available to answer my calls, and if they could not answer my call they would get back to me the same day

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