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When you’ve been subjected to substandard medical care, you may wish to make a claim for compensation.

When you do, you want to know that you can work with a solicitor you can trust – often this means that, understandably, you choose legal representation that is in your local area. At RWK Goodman, our London-based solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve.

  • Free initial chat on whether you have a claim
  • No win, no fee funding available
  • Support to find the right treatments for you
  • Offices in the heart of the City of London

At RWK Goodman, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors strive to be ahead of the curve. This means that they work hard to anticipate your needs following your medical injury, whatever your situation, and get you the compensation you need.

Sadly due to the nature of these claims it’s not always possible to restore life to how it was before the injury, but our team will use their experience to help you live life to the full.

Whatever the nature of your claim, if you have experienced medical negligence then we can help you. We have successfully claimed compensation from various London hospital trusts, including London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

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How do I know I have a claim?

You will usually have a claim for medical negligence if treatment or care you have received has resulted in an injury, or that any condition you already had was made worse due to that treatment.

A claim will normally have to be brought within three years of the allegedly negligent treatment, or your knowledge that the treatment was negligent. There are some exceptions, such as for children who have until their 21st birthday to bring a claim, or adults with mental difficulties who have no time limit.

You can find out more about how we identify negligence and make a claim in our medical negligence guide.

How much compensation might I receive?

Compensation amounts depend largely on your particular situation, so we will need to gather information from you before we can accurately estimate this.

How can a claim be paid for?

There are a range of options for you to fund a claim, including the potential for no win, no fee funding (or a conditional fee agreement).

How long will a claim take?

This depends on a number of factors, for example if the person or organisation you are claiming against denies there was a fault.

“I would recommend you to anyone who needs help and advice with medical law as I found you easy to talk to and you went through all the options I could take and nothing was too much trouble”.

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Where in London is RWK Goodman based?

Our office at 69 Carter Lane is right in the heart of the City of London, nearby to St. Paul’s Cathedral. It is easily accessible via Blackfriars Tube Station or St Paul’s Tube station, and we always try to meet our clients either at our office or – if preferred – at their home.

RWK Goodman, 69 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EQ
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Help with all types of medical negligence claims

From acquired brain injuries and dental negligence, to birth injuries and spinal injuries, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors have an exhaustive experience of medical negligence claims and compensation. Whatever you need to claim for, we know how best to go about it.

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Amputation claims
You may have had to undergo an amputation following a traumatic impact resulting from an accident, or as a result of medical negligence. If so, we can help you secure compensation to get your life back on track.
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Birth injury claims
Our specialist team of solicitors work hard to achieve justice and recompense when you or those close to you have suffered serious injuries, before or during birth, or in the first few days and weeks of your child’s life.
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Brain injury claims
Few things could be more distressing and potentially debilitating than when you or a loved one suffers a head or brain injury. So if you’re considering a brain injury compensation claim, you’ll want to make sure you have all the necessary support and advice from an expert team of solicitors who understand what you might be going through.
Cancer claims
If you or a loved one suffers from cancer, early diagnosis is vital if you’re to have the best chance of survival. So when initial signs are missed due to someone’s negligence you may be denied the best chance of returning to health. If that’s the case, we can help you make a cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim.
Cardiac negligence claims
If you, or your loved ones, have experienced cardiac negligence it is vital you have the best help and support on your side.
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Cauda equina syndrome claims
Cauda equina syndrome is devastating, especially if caused by a delay in diagnosis or a surgical error. If you have developed cauda equina syndrome as a result of a delay or through substandard care, you may have a claim for medical negligence.
Cosmetic surgery claims
When cosmetic surgery goes wrong you may be left with both physical and emotional scars you weren’t prepared for, as well as a financial burden to get it fixed. For many, the best approach is to seek compensation for negligent cosmetic surgery.
Dental negligence claims
Even the simplest of dental procedures can go wrong. If this is the case for you, you may have found it a traumatic experience resulting in pain, suffering and the need for further dental treatment.
Erb’s palsy claims
Our specialist Erb's palsy solicitors are here to help you get the compensation you deserve when your child has been injured due to negligence at birth.
Fatal injury claims
If you’ve lost a loved one it will undoubtedly be a very distressing time for you and your family. This is especially the case if you believe the death occurred as a result of an accident or due to substandard care.
Group B Strep (GBS) claims
If your child has experienced injury as a result of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection, our specialist solicitors can help you seek compensation.
GP negligence claims
Your family GP is normally the first port of call when you’re worried about your health. However, sometimes things can go wrong. If your GP lets you down then we can investigate what went wrong and seek redress on your behalf.
Hospital negligence claims
When you’ve received medical treatment in hospital that’s gone wrong or led to unexpected complications and injury it is likely to have had a significant impact on your life. If this is the case, our medical negligence solicitors can help obtain you compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
Inquest solicitors
When a loved one dies an inquest provides an opportunity to have your questions answered. Our dedicated solicitors are here to help find the answers you need.
Orthopaedic negligence claims
Negligent orthopaedic treatment may have led to additional pain, as well as delay in your recovery or even the need for additional surgery. If so, we can help.
Pressure sore claims
Pressure sores, known as pressure ulcers, bed sores or decubitus ulcers, arise as a result of pressure or friction. They typically arise from a period of immobility, for example following surgery or illness.
Scoliosis surgery claims
If you have experienced an injury as a result of negligent scoliosis surgery, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Sepsis negligence claims
An injury caused by sepsis could be temporary or life changing – either way, if the condition was missed due to negligence, you may have a claim for compensation.
Spinal surgery negligence claims
Sometimes poor outcomes occur even with the best possible care during and after spinal surgery. Occasionally though they result from negligent treatment, which may give rise to a claim for compensation – in which case, we can help.
Weight loss surgery claims
Weight loss surgery (or bariatric surgery) is a major event that will change your life. Unfortunately, things can go wrong and if your operation has not been a success, you might want to seek compensation to get the support you need. If so, we can help.

Understanding your medical negligence claim

Our expert team will help you understand what constitutes medical negligence, and whether you can make a claim.

We can also explain what level of damages and how much compensation for medical negligence you can expect should your claim be successful.

Our team sees a claim both as an opportunity to secure the future for you (and/or your family) and to throw a spotlight on vital patient safety lessons for medical institutions, avoiding further instances of substandard care.

Read our guide to medical negligence claims
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