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Healthcare product and safety claims

It can be incredibly distressing when your healthcare goes wrong, especially if it leaves you with long term side effects. Not only can it be emotionally and physically draining, the additional cost of medical supplies and care for unexpected side effects can leave you out of pocket.

Whether you’ve been let down by medical professionals during clinical trials, had a severe reaction to pharmaceuticals or experienced a faulty medical product such as a new eye lens, you may be able to claim compensation against those liable. This can help hold those responsible to account and ease any financial burden you may otherwise experience.

At Leigh Day, we can support you every step of the way by providing advice and representation before, during and after the entire legal process. Our specialist team includes many solicitors who are highly experienced in the field of healthcare safety claims. Leigh Day is here to fight your corner, even against big corporations.

Types of healthcare safety claims

Healthcare safety claims cover instances where a medical product or safety negligence has caused you personal injury. If you’ve experienced injury or illness due to a medical professional not meeting their duty of care, then you may have a medical negligence claim.

Drug compensation

For those who experience long term health conditions, severe side effects and complications after taking pharmaceuticals. As well as medication, this may include improper medical products such as artificial joints and orthopaedic aids.

Clinical trials

If you have been injured, suffered adverse side effects or reactions as a result of a clinical trial. We recognise that while these trials are necessary, nobody should have to deal with long term health conditions after volunteering to take part.

Eyesight problems

Experiencing loss of vision, blurriness or deteriorating eyesight after undergoing lens replacement surgery. Dealing with vision impairment can be incredibly distressing, but we can help you make a claim, whether due to a faulty lens or safety issue.

Textured breast implant claims

Allergan textured breast implants were taken off the market in 2018 but many people still live with them. They have been linked to a rare form of cancer (BIA-ALCL), with side effects normally appearing three to 14 years after they’ve been implanted. Our team are working hard to investigate claims on behalf of women diagnosed with BIA-ALCL after having such breast implant surgery.

Even if you’re unsure whether your claim falls under these categories, get in touch with our team and someone can advise you on where to turn.

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Call us on 020 7650 1200 or fill in our short form and we will get in touch

How to make a healthcare product liability claim

To begin your healthcare product liability claim, get in touch with one of our specialist solicitors at Leigh Day. We’ll talk you through the process from start to finish during a free initial consultation.

After providing us with some background information, we can advise on whether you have a claim or not. If you do, we can advise on the next steps, any further information or documentation required as evidence and what you can expect.

You may be entitled to compensation, which could help cover any loss of earnings, travel costs (travelling to appointments because of your injury or illness), payment for specialist equipment, treatment and medication.

Exactly who your claim is made against will depend on the details of your case and who was involved. Our aim is to make the process as stress-free as possible, dealing with your case in a sensitive and confidential manner.

Healthcare group claims

The team at Leigh Day act for individuals, but often we find that a problem faced by one person is not an isolated case. Claiming as a group can help build a stronger case, as it tends to introduce significantly more evidence.

We encourage those involved in potential group claims to come forward. Not only will you get to build a strong case, but you can be put in touch with one another. Just knowing you’re not the only one can be incredibly comforting and help you come to terms with what has happened.

This can also be the motivation and empowerment you need to fight back and make sure everyone gets the help they need. Sometimes these groups take on a life of their own.

Our experience in group claims includes acting for:

  • People whose health has been affected by taking part in clinical trials.
  • A large group of clients affected by the contaminated blood scandal.
  • Groups of clients affected by pharmaceutical products such as thalidomide.

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Textured breast implant claims

Allergan breast implants have been removed from the market after being linked to a rare form of breast cancer

Healthcare group claims

The team at Leigh Day act for individuals, but often we find that a problem faced by one person is not an isolated case. Claiming as a group can help build a stronger case, as it tends to introduce significantly more evidence.

We encourage those involved in potential group claims to come forward. Not only will you get to build a strong case, but you can be put in touch with one another. Just knowing you’re not the only one can be incredibly comforting and help you come to terms with what has happened.
This can also be the motivation and empowerment you need to fight back and make sure everyone gets the help they need. Sometimes these groups take on a life of their own.

Our group claim experience includes:

  • Acting for people whose health has been affected by taking part in clinical trials
  • Acting for a large group of clients affected by the contaminated blood scandal
  • Acting for groups of clients affected by pharmaceutical products such as thalidomide.

Get help today

Start your healthcare claim today. Get in touch with the Leigh Day team. We’ll offer you a free consultation to get you started, answering any questions you may have.

Get help today

Call us on 020 7650 1200 or fill in our short form and we will get in touch