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Supporting Clients with Medical Negligence Advice for 21 Years

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2021 is a celebratory year for Oldham Law firm Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers as it is 21 years since the firm developed a medical negligence team, one of the first specialist teams outside Manchester.

supporting clients with medical negligence issues for 21 years

Since then they have represented thousands of clients and helped people get the compensation needed to get their lives back on track after medical incidents.

From compensation cases worth over £6million, through to pharmacy mix ups each case the Pearson Solicitors Medical Negligence team deal with is dealt with by specialists and it has grown from a team of one to having ten people working solely on medical negligence claims.

“When we set up the medical negligence team we wanted to give local people a voice and a chance to get some answers following medical mistakes.  Since then the legal world has changed somewhat and we are now representing clients from all over the UK,” said Medical Negligence Solicitor John Pollitt, who founded the Pearson Solicitors Medical Negligence team

We firmly believe patients are at least entitled to an explanation for any adverse outcome and give clear and comprehensive advice at the outset of cases.

“We aim to give a sense of justice, but recognise that the primary motivation for bringing a clinical negligence claim is to improve patient safety and we work collaboratively with Healthcare Providers,” he added.

Quite a lot has changed in the 21 years since the department was set up.  Passing trade, whilst still relevant, has now been replaced by online searches for medical negligence claims, which have allowed us to represent clients from all over the country.

The team firmly believes that holding the medical profession up to scrutiny has improved standards of care over the years.  Cases do not always proceed to court as NHS Resolution’ is committed, where appropriate, to an early admission of liability and there is much more mediation and alternative dispute resolution to avert claims going to formal court proceedings.

As John says it’s not about punishing anyone who makes a mistake, but learning from it and he welcomes improved aspects of patient care, such as the NICE guidelines which cover recognition, diagnosis and early management for all patient treatments.

“Whilst the work is demanding and challenging it is always fulfilling and we have been gratified by making a real difference to the lives of many people for the past 21 years,” added John.

Pearson Solicitors Medical Negligence team celebrating 21 years in the firm

The team is now headed up by solicitor Jacqueline White who is ready to embrace the challenges of the next 21 years and the changing legal landscape.

“We now have clients throughout the UK as we can meet via video conferences and email can suffice, with cases often settled out of court things are very different in 2021.  We find clients shop around for advice but our recommendations and reputation, as well as our passion for improvements in patient care mean we are trusted by hundreds of patients and their families every year,” said Medical Negligence Solicitor Jacqueline White.

Jacqueline, alongside John Pollitt, Matthew Cox, Daniel Phelps, Gemma Miller and Lois Goddard, deal solely in medical negligence cases, the team are assisted by Susan Shears, Denise Curzon and Yvonne Batty.

For advice on all medical negligence issues, the Pearson team are here to help.  They are at the end of a telephone for a quick chat and free initial advice to see if you have a case going forward. Call 0161 785 3500 or email enquiries@pearsonlegal.co.uk

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.