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May 19, 2021

10,000 Aintree patients lost to follow-up

Been Let Down Solicitors, who specialise in clinical negligence cases, are not surprised by the recent article in the Liverpool Echo which suggests that 10,000 Aintree patients have been lost to follow-up. Been Let Down are currently running several cases where a patient has attended hospital for investigations but did not receive the results or […]

Apr 15, 2021

Making a Medical Negligence Claim During A Pandemic

Of the many problems the Covid-19 pandemic has caused, the halting of life-saving screenings, scans and treatments for patients with severe or terminal illnesses is one of the most urgent. Cancer patients around the country have either had their appointments cancelled or moved, creating a huge backlog and lengthy waitlist of people. With the NHS […]

Feb 09, 2021

£1,250,000 settlement for negligent neurosurgery

Neil Crossley, Head of Clinical Negligence at our Bolton office, settled a case for a claimant who had sustained injury due to negligent brain surgery. Background The claimant, underwent neurosurgery to treat trigeminal neuralgia in January 2013. The surgery concerned was a decompression operation on her right trigeminal nerve, although prior to this she had […]


£835,000 settlement for negligent spinal surgery

Neil Crossley, Head of Clinical Negligence at our Bolton office, settled a case for a claimant who had sustained injury due to negligent spinal surgery. Background The Claimant, who previously worked as a part-time cook in a local café, visited hospital to undergo spinal surgery on 4th June 2014. This was to remove her right […]

Apr 29, 2020

How will Coronavirus affect my Claim?

Since the very start of the coronavirus pandemic, so many of my clients have been asking me how their clinical negligence claim is likely to be affected, and this is something, which has only increased since the UK entered lockdown. This is a very worrying and totally unprecedented era within our lifetimes, such that I […]

Mar 22, 2020

Can I Sue the person who has provided my medical care?

The short answer is… possibly. There are a number of things to consider before being able to identify if you have grounds to bring a claim. Firstly, it is important to establish whether what you are concerned about would be better dealt with via a complaint.  If you are complaining about your treatment or care […]

Sep 25, 2019

Can I sue my Solicitor?

When your Solicitor has been negligent and they have caused you to suffer loss or damage, it’s natural to want to make a complaint. But can you make a claim for Compensation? The answer is yes. Even professionals with experience can make mistakes for whatever reason and if this results in financial loss or a […]

Aug 30, 2019

Wills and Probate – Solicitors Negligence Claims

When drafting a Will or dealing with Probate, it is essential that things are done correctly, thoroughly and professionally.  Solicitors and Probate Lawyers have a duty of care to deal with Wills, Trusts and Estates in a competent manner. This can be a sensitive area of law and sometimes emotions run high when dealing with […]

Jun 15, 2019

A Guide to Understanding When Medical Negligence has Occurred

Here in the UK we are fortunate in having one of the finest and best respected Health Services in the entire world. However as with any field of endeavour sometimes things do go wrong. Of course, when things do go awry with health matters it can be one of the most devastating things that can […]

Mar 29, 2019

Accountant’s Negligence

Accountants are highly skilled professionals typically utilised to look after your financial affairs, either personal or business. However, if things do go wrong, don’t think that you just have to accept it. If your Accountant’s actions cause you problems and financial loss due to negligence, you need to think about taking action. How do you […]