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Clinical Negligence in Mental Health

We are legal experts in assisting both inpatients and community patients and their relatives in claims against health care providers who have been negligent.

The care providers include: the NHS, The independent hospital sector, private nursing homes and the emerging private community treatment sector.

Inpatient environments of care include: High Secure Special Hospitals, Medium Secure Hospitals, Low Secure Units, Acute Wards, P.I.C.U's, and nursing and residential homes).

Community Care includes the care, treatment and management provided by Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT'S), Home Treatment Teams (HTT's) Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams (CRHT's) and General Practitioners.

We have access to a range of well regarded, experienced experts who we regularly instruct and who have an excellent track record. Their professions include: Consultant Psychiatrists and Forensic Psychiatrists, Consultant Professors of Neuropsychology, Professors in Mental and Forensic Health, Clinical Psychologists, Nurses, Cognitive Behaviour Therapists and Counsellors. These cover both adult and child mental health specialities.

Such experts have a wide range of clinical negligence cases which includes giving expert evidence to the High Court of England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In addition, some are instructed as experts to directly advise Coroner's Courts on critical issues pertaining to a person's care and treatment.

Our legal team in conjunction with those that we instruct are expert in their respective fields and have published legal papers in relation to mental health Many of which, irrespective of the setting, health care provider or age of the claimant   focus on the themes of risk assessment, treatment and clinical management, especially where it pertains to the Mental Health Act, the use of medication, the use of observations, the use of seclusion, suicide, attempted suicide, serious self-harm, restraint and where failures have led to a physical or mental health injury.

Often cases develop in so far as when we start looking at the care and treatment offered to a client other issues can become apparent.  Examples where this occurs include:

A client  who had attempted suicide when very unwell when in a locked acute ward and on examination of their medical records it became apparent that there was a discrepancy in the manner in which the Mental Health Act was applied which led onto a cla8im for their unlawful admission to Hospital.

The family of a young mother with 3 children who whilst under the care of the local community health team who very sadly committed suicide. Whilst examining the circumstances leading up to her suicide, it was noted that the health care providers had also been negligent in regards the lack of support they had provided her husband, who was her main carer, for the preceding 3 years.

A young gentleman who sustained serious injuries whilst being restrained on a low secure ward for fears he may become violent. Whilst examining the issues leading up to the restraint, it was found that he had had a previous episode of self-harm which occurred when his prescribed nursing observations had not been followed.

Our dedicated team of specialists provide a free consultation for victims of clinical negligence in mental health. Call us on 01633 262 848 and ask to speak with one of clinical negligence in mental health experts so we can provide you with expert legal advice at no cost to you.

Ninety eight percent of our clinical negligence in mental health claims are funded by a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

When you contact us for a free consultation, we can help you understand if you have a claim for compensation.

We very much look forward to speaking with you, or meeting with you in the near future and hope that we can assist you and clients in ensuring safe, accountable and modern practices across the full range of mental health settings. 

If you believe you qualify to make a claim, contact us today for us to assess the merits of your case on 01633 262848.

For more information, please read our guide here

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Clinical Negligence in Mental Health

We are legal experts in assisting both inpatients and community patients and their relatives in claims against health care providers who have been negligent.

The care providers include: the NHS, The independent hospital sector, private nursing homes and the emerging private community treatment sector.

Inpatient environments of care include: High Secure Special Hospitals, Medium Secure Hospitals, Low Secure Units, Acute Wards, P.I.C.U's, and nursing and residential homes).

Community Care includes the care, treatment and management provided by Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT'S), Home Treatment Teams (HTT's) Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams (CRHT's) and General Practitioners.

We have access to a range of well regarded, experienced experts who we regularly instruct and who have an excellent track record. Their professions include: Consultant Psychiatrists and Forensic Psychiatrists, Consultant Professors of Neuropsychology, Professors in Mental and Forensic Health, Clinical Psychologists, Nurses, Cognitive Behaviour Therapists and Counsellors. These cover both adult and child mental health specialities.

Such experts have a wide range of clinical negligence cases which includes giving expert evidence to the High Court of England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In addition, some are instructed as experts to directly advise Coroner's Courts on critical issues pertaining to a person's care and treatment.

Our legal team in conjunction with those that we instruct are expert in their respective fields and have published legal papers in relation to mental health Many of which, irrespective of the setting, health care provider or age of the claimant   focus on the themes of risk assessment, treatment and clinical management, especially where it pertains to the Mental Health Act, the use of medication, the use of observations, the use of seclusion, suicide, attempted suicide, serious self-harm, restraint and where failures have led to a physical or mental health injury.

Often cases develop in so far as when we start looking at the care and treatment offered to a client other issues can become apparent.  Examples where this occurs include:

A client  who had attempted suicide when very unwell when in a locked acute ward and on examination of their medical records it became apparent that there was a discrepancy in the manner in which the Mental Health Act was applied which led onto a cla8im for their unlawful admission to Hospital.

The family of a young mother with 3 children who whilst under the care of the local community health team who very sadly committed suicide. Whilst examining the circumstances leading up to her suicide, it was noted that the health care providers had also been negligent in regards the lack of support they had provided her husband, who was her main carer, for the preceding 3 years.

A young gentleman who sustained serious injuries whilst being restrained on a low secure ward for fears he may become violent. Whilst examining the issues leading up to the restraint, it was found that he had had a previous episode of self-harm which occurred when his prescribed nursing observations had not been followed.

Our dedicated team of specialists provide a free consultation for victims of clinical negligence in mental health. Call us on 01633 262 848 and ask to speak with one of clinical negligence in mental health experts so we can provide you with expert legal advice at no cost to you.

Ninety eight percent of our clinical negligence in mental health claims are funded by a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

When you contact us for a free consultation, we can help you understand if you have a claim for compensation.

We very much look forward to speaking with you, or meeting with you in the near future and hope that we can assist you and clients in ensuring safe, accountable and modern practices across the full range of mental health settings. 

If you believe you qualify to make a claim, contact us today for us to assess the merits of your case on 01633 262848.

For more information, please read our guide here

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