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Claims for medical malpractice can be complex and often involve substantial sums in damages and costs; our team can provide advice on all aspects of liability and quantum. We act on behalf of a number of medical malpractice insurers, working closely with brokers and other intermediaries. Our services also include running medico-legal helplines for a variety of healthcare professionals, including surgeons and dentists. We routinely handle high value birth injury and other catastrophic injury claims against medical professionals and organisations, with reserves in excess of £20m but we also have the necessary expertise to advise on lower value claims in areas such as dentistry and cosmetic treatment.

We have specialist lawyers based in our offices in Birmingham, Liverpool, London and Manchester with vast experience of handling medical malpractice claims and the interplay with healthcare regulatory matters such as inquests and professional disciplinary issues. Our team includes dual qualified doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who understand the socio-economic and political pressures our clients face. This insight, combined with commercial awareness and experience in cases with a media interest enables us to make a real difference, whether acting for the healthcare organisation or an individual healthcare professional via their indemnifiers.

We work collaboratively with our clients to ensure that we listen to their needs, understand their business and implement their instructions. We are prepared to advise defending appropriate cases to trial but are equally adept at advising on strategies that deliver the most commercially effective resolution of claims to our clients, including Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation.

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