Consent claims

If you received medical treatment you didn’t consent to, or your doctor didn’t explain the risks and benefits of treatment, you may have a claim for compensation.

Adam Copeland, Cambridge

Starting your claim: Have you properly consented to medical treatment?

By law, you need to give your informed consent before any treatment. Informed consent means you know and understand the potential risks and benefits of the treatment, and can make an informed decision based on that. Without valid consent, surgery is an assault. 

While most operations go well there’s always a chance something can go wrong – if something went wrong for you and you feel you weren’t aware of all the risks, you don’t have to keep quiet about it. We have solicitors who specialise in claims where the patient has not provided consent, and they can help you find a way forward.

How we can help you

You need urgent legal advice. You should speak to an experienced solicitor who specialises in medical negligence and who can explain your legal position in simple terms. You might also be entitled to financial compensation to meet the costs for specialist equipment and long-term care. 

Clear, practical advice

When you come to us for help, we’ll listen carefully to your story and we’ll ask you what outcome you might want. Then we’ll use our knowledge and experience to look closely at the details of your case and give you clear, honest and realistic advice. We’ll explain your options in plain language and recommend a way forward.

Whatever you decide, you’ll have our complete support and discretion.

We’ll find out what went wrong

We understand that you’ll probably want to know why things went wrong, and you’ll want to make sure it doesn’t happen to anybody else.   We can help you do that.

Financial compensation

We will tell you if you have a case for compensation.

Every case is unique, but the impact of a medical error can be emotionally and physically devastating. Compensation can give you and your family financial security for the future, particularly where there are lasting needs. It could, for example, pay for professional carers, medical treatment or therapies, specialist equipment, housing needs and so on. We will factor it all into any claim.

We will help you get the best possible financial settlement for your needs.

With you every step of the way

We've handled many medical claims and so, our lawyers really do have the practical experience to support you. We're persistent, and we'll fight to get answers for you. 

Whether you’re looking to secure financial compensation or you just want to understand what happened, you can be confident that we’ll be with you all the way.

We’ll deal with your case as quickly and efficiently as we can, with sympathy and understanding. Everything we do is geared towards getting you the best possible result. We’ll explain things in plain English and we’ll always keep you informed of what’s going on. You can be confident that we’re fixed on getting the result that helps you to begin putting your life back together.

If you need further treatment, we'll help you get it, and ensure that your compensation covers the cost.

Don’t worry about costs

We won’t charge you to assess your case – it’s free. After that, you can pursue your case in different ways without you having to pay the costs as it proceeds, for example, with insurance or a no-win no-fee agreement. We’ll discuss the options with you once we’ve completed the initial assessment, but if you want to know more now, please get in touch. 

Our experience in claims involving surgery without consent

Our team of medical negligence specialists has the legal expertise to guide and support you. We have particular expertise handling claims involving:

The sort of consent claims we can help you with include:

  • Failure to obtain informed consent for treatment 
  • Failure to stop a procedure once consent has been withdrawn

What to do next

We're here to listen. We understand you may feel angry, confused, anxious or nervous, but you’ll find our medical negligence solicitors friendly and easy to talk to. We build our service around your individual needs. So whether you’re looking for a full explanation of what went wrong or financial compensation, we’ll guide you and support you every step of the way.

Call our Medical Negligence solicitors on 0800 0131165

For a free, confidential, no obligation chat, or fill out our enquiry form and we will let you know how we can help.

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We understand your situation and our expert team are here to help

Get in touch to speak with someone who can help you move forward.

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