Mills & Reeve LLP

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded group with knowledge and expertise across various areas of medical law. Manages a diverse caseload including misdiagnosis of cancer and surgical error claims, as well as orthopaedic, ophthalmic and dental injury cases. Represents a wide range of clients, including NHS bodies, private healthcare providers, insurers and individual medical practitioners.

Strengths One client praises the team's "caring and compassionate approach," adding: "They are always available to discuss the case and provide an honest but empathetic opinion."

"They go above and beyond to protect their clients' interests," says a source.

Work highlights Represented an out-of-hours healthcare provider, and its insurers, in a fatal injury claim arising from allegedly negligent advice causing the late despatch of an ambulance.

Notable practitioners

Stephen King
represents both insurers and medical practitioners in an array of cases involving delays in treatment and diagnosis, negligent surgery and fatal injury claims. He also defends clients in wrongful birth claims and has additional experience of mental capacity and mental health matters.
"He is proactive and practical with solutions."