Health

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.

The Chief Coroner’s Annual Report 2018 – summary of key points

A summary of the key points from the Chief Coroner's Annual Report 2018.

Dewi Ap-Thomas
Dewi Ap-Thomas Partner
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Chief Coroner Guidance

Read our brief notes on new guidance from the chief coroner in four different areas.

Dewi Ap-Thomas
Dewi Ap-Thomas Partner

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Doctors who are subject to a GMC interim suspension should continue to be paid

The Court of Appeal has held that an NHS Trust was not entitled to withhold salary from a doctor.

Ian Pace
Ian Pace Associate

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Weightmans lawyer appointed as Judge of the First-tier Tribunal

Weightmans is pleased to announce that Morris Hill has been appointed as a part-time Judge of the First-tier Tribunal.

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Associate

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Rule 7 letters and amended allegations

R (on the application of Rudling v General Medical Council) [2018] EWHC 3582

James Rowley
James Rowley Partner

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CQC issues first fine for breach of duty of candour

The Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £1,250 by the Care Quality Commission

Sarah Jane Knight Associate

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A sting in the tail of benefits reform: Universal Credit and the CRU

The significance of the implications of this for both claimants and compensators alike are becoming apparent.

Norman Challis Associate

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Weightmans picks up the Pace with new healthcare hire

National law firm Weightmans has appointed employment law specialist Ian Pace as Associate in the Healthcare team.

Ian Pace
Ian Pace Associate

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