Meningitis is one of the most feared conditions by parents, but it can, of course, also affect adults.
Even when it is diagnosed and treated correctly, complications from meningitis can happen, and the impact that a misdiagnosis or late diagnosis can have on you or your family could be potentially devastating, resulting in a life-changing injury. Similarly, sepsis, also known as septicaemia, is a life-threatening condition and every year there are thousands of cases who are affected by it, many of which result in death. With both meningitis and sepsis, early detection is critical if long-term damage and multiple organ failures are to be avoided. These are especially critical in paediatric cases, of people who and it is important for those held responsible for infection to be held accountable.
We represent clients who have suffered all types of meningitis, whether this is viral or bacterial, and sadly have represented families where meningitis or sepsis has caused the death of a loved one. We recognise that paediatric claims are often the most disturbing and sensitive, where emotions run high, so we will put your child first when taking steps on their behalf.
Supporting you in getting the justice you deserve
If we can help, we will talk to you about the best way forward for you, including funding options open to you. We are also happy to talk to you on a no-obligation basis if you already have a solicitor but would like a second opinion or you are unhappy.
If it helps, we can meet you at home or a neutral venue regardless of where you live. If you choose to instruct us, you will be represented by a solicitor who will be your contact from day one, right the way through to the conclusion, keeping you updated throughout.
Medical or clinical negligence can be a difficult thing to move on from, especially when it’s not your fault and it's life-changing. You can rest assured you'd be in the best possible hands - read about the support we've provided to other clients in their time of need here. Find out here what happens in a typical negligence compensation case. Whatever your case, please contact us and we will work with you to help you get the justice you deserve.
I just wanted to send a quick note to express our gratitude and heartfelt thanks for all of the effort that you and your team has provided over the years to reach such a successful conclusion. Words cannot truly convey what you have done for us.Mr and Mrs H.
Anthony Collins Solicitors provided me with a very friendly and professional service. They dealt with my case, and all the team were very sensitive to my feelings in dealing with the case. Thanks to the team they came to a settlement outside of the court, and after around two years I finally feel like some justice has been achieved for my beautiful little girl. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rankeshwar, Ann and Richard for all their hard work.Anonymous.
Head of the claimant clinical negligence and personal injury department.
We have been recognised for the work we do
NHS England recently reported plans to recruit an ‘army of advisors’ to support GPs, following evidence that approximately half of all appointments were not related to medical conditions.
Someone in the world dies of sepsis every 3.5 seconds. The UK Sepsis Trust are working to raise awareness of sepsis, stop preventable deaths and support those affected.
Despite vaccines being available, there are still thousands of cases of adult meningitis in the UK every year.
Anthony Collins Solicitors are proud to announce that we are now a ‘Brighter Futures Partner’ with the charity Meningitis Now.
Partner and Head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Department, Rankeshwar Batta, has been listed in the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for both his personal injury and clinical negligence work.
NHS England has worked with families, carers, professionals and a range of other stakeholders, to develop new guidance for NHS trusts and foundation trusts.
Although there may be some wear and tear showing, the overwhelmingly fantastic work carried out all over the country, every day, represents what can usually be expected.
Fixed costs for clinical negligence cases valued at less than £25,000, is to become a reality and is in the pipeline of Government changes set to take effect over the next 12 months or so.
Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) won four awards at the Birmingham Law Society Awards last night (8 March 2018), including Law Firm of the Year (16 partners or more).
In short - yes. This is a common question in personal injury or clinical negligence claims and has recently come before the High Court in judicial review proceedings.
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