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Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

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Specialist Portsmouth Medical Negligence Lawyers

Swain & Co Solicitors have a dedicated team of medical negligence and clinical claim solicitors who have a proven track record pursuing clinical negligence and medical compensation claims.

You trust your GP (General Practitioner) and health care staff to uphold their duty of care to you as a patient. You expect them to promote and protect your health and wellbeing at all times.

But sometimes things go wrong and if you or someone you know becomes a victim of a medical mistake and suffers physical injury or mental harm, then contact Swain & Co Solicitors so that we can investigate whether or not a compensation claim for medical negligence or clinical injury can be made.

We have expert medical negligence lawyers who have the detailed legal, clinical and medical knowledge necessary together with a proven track record to help you pursue a medical negligence or clinical injury compensation claim.

What is clinical negligence?

There are many different circumstances and actions that can lead to a compensation claim for medical or clinical negligence such as misdiagnosis or simply a delay in diagnosis which leads to complications or a deterioration of a patient’s condition.

Claims can arise from medical neglect that causes a patient’s condition to deteriorate or from surgical errors, treatment errors, side effects and complications arising from medical treatment, prescription errors for medication including anaesthetic and suffering unnecessary pain or scarring.

We deal with a wide range of cases that stem from medical negligence – everything from catastrophic injury to less severe injury.

Severe cases include injury to a mother or child at birth and other serious or fatal accidents.

It may feel daunting bringing a claim against NHS clinical negligence or other medical mistakes, but we have the knowledge and experience needed to support you.

Knowledgeable and Experienced Southampton Clinical Negligence Solicitors

Our team of specialist medical negligence and clinical injury lawyers is led by Melanie Lidstone-Land.

We have membership to The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, which regulates and assesses lawyers to ensure they meet the rigorous standards required to practise as a medical negligence or clinical injury specialist lawyer.

At Swain & Co Solicitors our medical negligence experts will fight to uncover the truth and to successfully prosecute your medical compensation claim.

“We specialise in valuing and maximising awards for medical injury or clinical negligence compensation claims.”


Melanie Lidstone-Land | Head of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

Some cases can be dealt with under legal aid, also known as Public Funding, or using No Win No Fee arrangements, known as a Conditional Fee Agreement.

Matters may also be funded by way of an existing Legal Expenses Insurance Policy.

Free initial advice with Affordable Representation

We give free legal advice at our first meeting to discuss a potential medical negligence or clinical injury compensation claim and represent clients both locally and nationwide from our offices in Havant near Portsmouth and in London, Liverpool and Southampton.

Contact our specialist Medical Negligence solicitors. We have offices in Havant/Portsmouth, Southampton, London and Liverpool representing clients nationwide in medical claims.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation

We have offices in Havant/Portsmouth, Southampton and Liverpool.

Call our Havant office: 023 92 483322
Call our Southampton office: 023 80 631111
Call our Liverpool office: 015 12 552286

Fax us: 023 92 483366

Successful Cases

  • Inappropriate dosage of medication £1.4 million compensation
  • Misdiagnosis of meningitis and failure to treat patient
  • Failure to diagnose testicular cancer - £150,000 compensation
  • Delay investigating an infection - £7,500 compensation
  • Achilles tendon damage not treated – compensation paid
  • Mismanaged birth resulting in brain injury - £2.5 million compensation
  • Failure to recognise heart bypass complications - £10,000 compensation
  • Putting the wrong lens in an eye during a cataract operation - £10,000 compensation
  • Fractures missed by the hospital including wrist, spinal and shoulder - up to £75,000 compensation
  • Wrongly catheterised - £7,500 compensation
  • Wrong prescription given - various compensation awards of  £3,000 plus
  • Representation on behalf of the General Medical Council to have two GP’s struck off
  • Delay in diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis - £85,000 payment made
  • Poor obstetric care resulting in death of baby
  • Delay in diagnosis and treatment of amblyopic eye condition - £50,000 compensation award
  • Injection into wrong part of arm resulting in injury - £7,500 payout
  • Error in vascular surgery - compensation paid
  • Death of father after GP error - £120,000
  • Delay in diagnosis of fracture - compensation paid
  • Swabs left inside patient after surgery causing complications - compensation paid

What clients have to say:

"I would like to express my thanks for all the work undertaken on behalf of A's clinical negligence claim - ... for patience, empathy and explanations."

S. S. (Southbourne)

"Thank you so much for the care and attention that I received from you all.

I was very grateful that you took on my case of suing the NHS for me and our subsequent success when they admitted negligence."

Mrs A P (Bournemouth)


"Miss Lidstone Land has provided a very professional service and has been very precise with all work carried out on my behalf."

Mr P P (Dorset)


"Thank you for a very good service and kind, sympathetic solicitor."

C A (London)


R W (Southsea):

Responded that she found our service 'Excellent' in relation to her medical negligence claim as Melanie Lidstone Land "Quick response to all enquiries and [she has] been kept up to date."


C S (Isle of Wight):

Asked how she found our service in relation to her medical negligence claim, she responded that it was 'Excellent' because "Case was dealt with respectively. Everything explained through each stage and excellent communication."

J P (Liverpool) also found Melanie Lidstone Land's service 'Excellent' in relation to his medical negligence claim because of "fast returns on mail, not [being] left waiting and procedures [were] explained well."

Mr R G (Southampton) said that he found the service received from Melanie Lidstone Land, in relation to his medical negligence claim, 'Excellent' because Melanie was "Very approachable and easy to talk to".


Mrs D (Southampton):

Asked how she found our service in relation to her medical negligence claim, she responded, she found the service 'Good' because of "Polite, helpful office staff. Patience by solicitor. Full information on whole case, procedures."

Specialist Staff

Medical Negligence