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Armed Forces medical negligence claims

Discover how we can help you claim compensation for injuries due to medical malpractice while in military employment.

35+ years' experience in the field

If you’ve received poor military medical treatment, you could look into suing the military for negligence.

Our expert military claims solicitors act for members of the Armed Forces in cases where treatment fell below an acceptable standard.

We understand the worry and conflict you might feel in bringing a claim against the MoD but if you received negligent care that has affected you then you are entitled to compensation to assist you in moving forward with your life, whether in the military or not.

In most cases we can offer to work on your case on a no win no fee agreement.

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What is armed forces medical negligence?

Military medical malpractice is mistreatment that happens whilst in the care of the armed forces within a medical context. You may claim for compensation if a medical doctor has provided treatment that’s caused harm or injury, such as:

  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Birthing
  • Surgical errors
  • Wrongful death
  • Delays in diagnosis
  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of limbs.

If you’re the relative of a loved one who died due to suspected medical negligence, we can look into these claims too.

And the effects of medical negligence aren’t just physical. It can cause financial implications and emotional stress. If you or someone you know is in this situation, we’d like to help. We are experts in the field and can offer confidential advice.

If you’re thinking about suing the army for medical negligence, get in touch.

What duty of care is owed by the Armed Forces?

Each doctor, specialist, therapist and any nursing and care staff owe a duty of care to patients in the Armed Forces. If standards fall before an acceptable standard of care, clinical negligence is the result.

Examples of breaches in the duty of care include:

  • Wrongful administration of medication.
  • Errors in diagnosis, such as the wrong diagnosis or a delay which causes a condition to go untreated.
  • Surgical errors during operations.

If you’re looking for expert military medical malpractice lawyers, Leigh Day can help.

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Our work with armed forces medical negligence

Our lawyers have lots of experience in bringing a range of military medical negligence claims.

We helped a widower settle a claim over the death of his 41-year-old wife against a military healthcare provider. The officer was stationed on an overseas Army base and her healthcare provider failed to ensure the proper transportation and analysis of her cervical smear sample. This resulted in a delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer. Though our client died part way through the case, her husband took over and received a six-figure sum.

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Leigh Day has also helped with claims over the delay in diagnosis of other conditions such as diabetes and infective endocarditis.

We’ve also been successful with claims for children who were injured during their delivery in military hospitals.

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Why choose Leigh Day?

We’re experienced professionals with more than 35 years of experience in helping people from all walks of life.

We offer a personal service, we’ll cater for your individual needs and your specific situation. We don’t have a ‘one size fits all approach’, we believe in being flexible and adaptable and working towards the best outcome.

If you’re looking for top military solicitors in England to help you achieve justice, you’re in the right place. Choose Leigh Day to receive expert representation and the best outcome.

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