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Nursing negligence claims

If you or your family have suffered a serious injury as a result of nursing negligence, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you pursue a claim for compensation.

To speak with one of our nursing negligence experts call 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.

Business as usual during COVID-19

During this difficult time, we want to reassure our clients that we are open for business and working as normal. We are happy to respond immediately to new enquiries either to our enquiry line (0800 358 3848) or to an individual solicitor.

Our IT systems are robust enough for us to work from home and we are meeting current and new clients online and by telephone to deal with all enquiries. The courts, counsel and our experts are continuing to work on your behalf. We will contact all of our clients by phone to reassure you of our continuing support at this difficult time.

We realise that most of you will be in self-isolation and would like to express our best wishes for your ongoing safety and health.

Paul McNeil, Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

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Our medical negligence solicitors specialise in nursing negligence claims and have successfully secured compensation in cases involving nursing negligence, errors and mistakes resulting in serious injuries to clients.

Cases vary but, generally, a patient has suffered either mentally, physically or both under the care of a nurse. This may include mistakes by a nurse while assisting in the delivery of a child, failure to provide the correct medication or causing injury by failing to follow procedures and guidelines.

Standards of care

The standard of care provided may result in a nursing negligence case. There are various negligent actions that can result in injury to the patient, including:

  • Failure to assess a patient’s condition, including blood pressure, vital signs or blood sugar levels on time
  • Inability to take proper action or notify other healthcare professionals when there are significant changes in a patient’s condition
  • Medication and/or documentation errors
  • Misuse of a medical device
  • Failure to record vital information on a patient's chart
  • Failure to follow doctor's orders

Negligence occurs when a nurse performs an act deemed below a competence level expected of someone in their position. Consequences to the nurse can range from suspension or firing to malpractice suits and loss of license. Neglect can be intentional or unintentional and can occur for different reasons.

Why choose Fieldfisher's medical negligence team?


We achieve record damages for people suffering serious injury following medical negligence. Last year, we recovered more than £200m in compensation claims.


We have more than 30 years' experience pursuing claims for people injured by medical negligence, clinical negligence, medical accidents and medical mistakes.


We are ranked top tier in leading legal directories and regularly recognised in industry awards. We are accredited by APIL, panel members of AvMA and members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.

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For a free, no obligation call with one of our medical negligence experts, please dial 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.