Clinical Negligence

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Having to undergo surgery can be a scary, lonely business.  Watching a loved one undergo medical treatment can leave you with a sense of helplessness.  These feelings can occur even when the outcome is a positive one where either yourself or your loved one makes a full recovery.

Confidence can be shaken and trust destroyed if recovery following surgery/treatment does not lead to a full recovery.  If you ever find yourself in this situation we will walk beside you, supporting you over the hurdles to the answers you seek, in our capacity as experienced personal injury solicitors.


If you wish to understand what went wrong it is possible to write to the Trust or the GP to ask exactly that.   Writing such a letter of complaint can be daunting.  We can help you draft such a letter.  If you tell us your story we can put it down on paper for you and ensure that all the questions you want to ask are put to the hospital, GP or whichever individual has treated you.

When you have been left out of pocket

If having undergone surgery or treatment you find yourself in a much worse position than predicted, for instance, you may be unable to return to work, need special equipment, care and assistance and/or different accommodation we can help.

How do I work out the value of my claim?

If you can show with our help that an error occurred in your medical treatment you are entitled to recover:-

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AvMA & Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

The only firm in South Devon to sit on these industry panels – a true mark of specialism in this field of law. Panel

But I have no money, how can I afford legal assistance?

There are many ways to finance a medical negligence or personal injury claim.  We are confident that we will be able to secure you a way of funding your claim when negligence has occurred which will not leave you in debt.

Can I think about what I want to do?

When you are already under pressure we do not wish to add to that pressure.  We can go through the options available to you and it is important that you then decide what, if anything you wish to do.

How do I know you will do a good job?

We have two of the best specialist medical negligence solicitors in Devon at WBW who specialise in medical treatment, what we refer to as Clinical Negligence.

As a mark of excellence the Law Society and AvMA (Action for Victims of Medical Accidents) have specialist panels.   Only solicitors who can demonstrate through their working practice that they handle clinical negligence claims on a daily basis with good results will be admitted on to these specialist panels.   Both Jane Couch and Richard Blair who specialise in Clinical Negligence are panel members.

We have lost a family member and are facing an inquest

The trauma of losing a loved one is difficult enough but to then be faced with a formal inquest hearing may be hurdle too far.  We can help by representing you at any forthcoming inquest.

How should I contact you?

Please contact us on 01626 202404, 01803 202404 or 01392 202404 and ask to speak to Jane Couch or Richard Blair.  Please do not worry about making contact, we are a friendly duo and are more than happy to have an initial chat and then if need be a more in depth face to face meeting.   We are keen to meet you and built a level of trust, aware that your trust in professionals may already have been dented.

These initial discussions will not cost you anything.  If you decide that you do not wish to take the matter further we will understand.  You have nothing to lose by contacting us.

Do I have to come in and see you?

We are happy to discuss any problems you may have over the telephone.   It is often nice however to meet with you and shake your hand to establish a bond of trust.  Please do not worry if travelling to us will be problematic, we are flexible and will travel to you if need be at a time convenient to you.

Who have WBW helped in the past?

We have attached to this page a number of case reports for you to consider.  We hope we have given you a variety of cases to consider.  Should you decide to ask for our help but would rather we did not ever refer to your case on our website, we would be respectful of that.  The selection of cases which have been reported on the website are with the full consent of our clients.

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