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CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE www.pannone.com ABOUT PANNONE We are a leading law firm with a national reputation in the field of clinical negligence claims. The leading Independent legal guides, the Legal 500 and Chambers, rate us as Number One in the North West and contain glowing praise of our team which they refer to as: “a personal injury powerhouse”; “one of the strongest personal injury practices nationwide” and “with clients unanimous in their praise for the group’s unsurpassed skills and client service ethic”. Clinical negligence and medical law are highly specialised areas. We have offices in Manchester and London and we handle all aspects of clinical negligence work, providing help to people all over the country. Investigating a clinical negligence claim can feel like a daunting prospect because you are up against the medical profession. We are foremost experts in our field with the skill and experience to help you secure the justice you deserve. We have expertise in the full range of clinical and medical negligence claims and no claim is too unusual. Some examples of the types of cases we are involved in are set out below: • Birth injury • Pregnancy and maternal injury • Adult and child brain injury • Brain tumours • Spinal injury • Cancer diagnosis and treatment • Surgical injury • Cosmetic surgery • GP misdiagnosis or failure to refer • Accident and emergency • Eye treatment • Dental treatment • Complimentary medicine eg osteopathy • Sports injury • Inquests and claims following death • Medical Law/best interests • Access to Treatment • Cases under the Human Rights Act • Inquiries 1 WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A CLAIM? We have a large dedicated team, every one of whom specialises in clinical negligence claims. To investigate your claim, we will obtain copies of the medical records and obtain independent expert evidence. To succeed in a clinical negligence claim, an independent expert must be able to say that the treatment provided was so poor that no reasonable doctor would have treated a patient in that way. We must also prove that the negligent treatment caused or contributed to a significant injury. We also help families who are seeking access to medical treatment, such as drugs to treat cancer; and we advise in cases which involve disputes about best interests and the withdrawal of life support. We also bring cases under the Human Rights Act and have taken cases to the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice. We strive to help our clients achieve justice and we are not afraid to push legal boundaries. TIME LIMITS The time limit for bringing a clinical negligence claim is 3 years from the date of the negligence or your date of knowledge that you have suffered a significant injury due to the negligence. For example, if there has been a misdiagnosis of cancer, then your date of knowledge would run from the date when you were given the correct diagnosis. The time limit for bringing a claim under the Human Rights Act is 1 year. The time limits mean that any Court proceedings have to be commenced within that period. However, even if your case is outside the legal time limit, the Court can exercise its discretion in certain cases and allow you to bring a claim. HOW CAN I SEEK LEGAL ADVICE? If you need advice or you are unsure whether you have a claim, then it is important that you consult specialist solicitors such as our clinical negligence team. If you have a query, please call free us on 0800 0382 382 or ring 0161 909 1067 or you can email directly our New Enquiry solicitor, Jane Whitaker, at firstname.lastname@example.org; visit our website at www.pannone.com or our blog at www.pannone.com/blogs/ clinical-negligence-blog.asp We have the skill and expertise to answer any queries or concerns you may have and we are here to help you. Pannone 123 Deansgate M3 2BU Freephone:0800 0382 382 Tel: 0161 909 1067 Fax: 0161 909 4351 Email: email@example.com USEFUL ADDRESSES National Patient Safety Agency 4 – 8 Maple Street London, W1T 5HD Care Quality Commission Tel : 020 7927 9500 CQC National Correspondence www.npsa.nhs.uk Citygate, Gallowgate Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4PA Optical Consumer Complaints Service Tel : 03000 616161 PO Box 219 www.cqc.org.uk Petersfield, GU32 9BY Tel : 0844 800 5071 Commission for Patient and Public www.opticalcomplaints.co.uk Involvement in Health National Centre The General Dental Council 7th Floor,120 Edmund Street 37 Wimpole Street Birmingham, B3 2ES London, W1G 8DQ Tel: 0121 222 4500 Tel : 0207 887 3800 Communications@cppih.nhs.uk Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Information Commissioner The General Pharmaceutical Council Wycliffe House 129 Lambeth Road Water Lane London, SE1 7BT Wilmslow, SK9 5AF Tel : 020 3365 3400 Tel : 0303 123 1113 Email : email@example.com www.dataprotection.gov.uk Nursing and Midwifery Council General Medical Council 23 Portland Place Regent’s Place London, W1B 1PZ 350 Euston Road Tel: 0207 637 7181 London, NW1 3JN Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : 0845 357 3456 / 0845 357 8001 Email : email@example.com General Chiropractic Clinic 44 Wicklow Street Health Service Ombudsman London, WC1X 9HL Millbank Tower Tel : 0207 713 5155 Millbank www.gcc-uk.org London, SW1P 4QP Tel : 0345 015 4033 The General Osteopathic Council www.ombudsman.org.uk Osteopathy House 176 Tower Bridge Road ICAS London, SE1 3LU Carers Federation Tel : 0207 357 6655 1 Beech Avenue Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Sherwood Rise Nottingham, NG7 7LJ Action Against Medical Accidents Tel: 0300 456 8347 44 High Street www.carersfederation.co.uk Croydon, CR0 1YB Tel : 0845 123 2352 www.avma.co.uk MAIN SERVICES Clinical Negligence Court of Protection Disability Rights and Public Law Financial Services Holiday Accidents and Travel Claims Human Rights Industrial Diseases Inquests and Inquiries Personal Injury Serious Injury 5 www.pannone.com Pannone LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC317202. Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. A list of members is available for inspection at the registered office together with a list of those non-members who are referred to as partners. We use the word “partner” to refer to a member of the LLP, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications.
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