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When I did speak to Patricia Wakeford she was always very understanding and supportive. She has a reassuring and emphatetic manner. 

Mrs Walker

Medical negligence abroad

If you received negligent medical treatment abroad following an accident, or if you went abroad for clinical treatment that resulted in injury to you, contact us to discuss whether you can make a personal injury claim.

Blake Lapthorn solicitors has specialist personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers and a team dedicated to travel and holiday claims. These teams work together to achieve the best results for you when dealing with your personal injury or clinical negligence claim abroad.

Our specialist teams bring together expert knowledge of personal injury litigation in England and abroad via our holiday claim solicitors, language skills which enable us to talk directly to lawyers, doctors and insurers in other countries and medical knowledge from our medically qualified staff (John White, Jacqui O'Rourke and Patricia Wakeford) all of which enables us to investigate your claim quickly and thoroughly.

Our approach to your clinical negligence claim

First we listen to your account of the medical treatment you received, and the injuries you have suffered.  We will also involve our medically qualified staff in assessing your prospects of bringing a successful claim. Then we assign a lawyer, or team of lawyers, to your case.Our initial work sets out to establish the strength of your case and whether a claim is likely to be successful. It involves gathering evidence including medical records, and a report from a medical expert. If we can establish there was a breach of duty by the medical personnel caring for you, and that you suffered injury because of that breach, we can proceed with your claim.

Where will the claim be brought?

The claim will normally be brought in the country where the medical treatment was received. Our foreign language abilities, including fluent French, Spanish and German, and international network of agents, TAGLaw, enables us to pursue claims abroad efficiently and effectively.

How quickly should I claim?

Once you have realised that the clinical treatment you received has caused you injury, it is vital that you start proceedings as soon as possible because the time limits vary, depending on the country in which the claim is brought.

Funding your claim – the best option for you

We will discuss all funding options available to you. Your claim may be funded privately or by a Conditional fee agreement ("no win no fee").
You may have Legal Expenses Insurance as part of your travel insurance,house insurance, or car insurance. Trade union membership sometimes includes legal expenses insurance.  
We will advise you as to the best way to protect you from paying legal costs.

Contact the Claims Abroad team

Telephone us on 0844 620 6600
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Personal Injury - Clinical Negligence - Claims Abroad

Blake Lapthorn solicitors and personal injury lawyers are experienced medical Negligence abroad compensation litigators from all over the world. Depending on the claim and compensation sort you may be eligible for our 'no win no fee' arrangement.