News article published on: 15th July 2015
Stephanie Prior has been re-accredited to appear on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) legal panel.
AvMA continues to provide advice and support to people affected by medical accidents and has succeeded in moving medical negligence higher up the UKs justice agenda.
AvMA is also responsible for making clinical negligence a specialism within legal practice. Stephanie Prior comments:
“For the individuals and their families, whose lives have completely changed following negligent medical care, AvMA has been a source of constant support. Not only is it the support ‘on the ground’ which they offer to victims, however it is their tireless campaigning to see victims of medical negligence receive the justice and on going care that has been so successful”
The AvMA legal panel is made up of lawyers who have demonstrated that not only are they experts in medical negligence, but who also conform to the highest level of client care and empathy. They also need to demonstrate knowledge of other processes for resolving clinical disputes such as mediation, complaints procedures, inquests, Human Rights law and fitness to practise procedures (GMC etc).
A report last week highlighted that over the last five years NHS trusts have paid out a total of £4.5 billion for medical mistakes. Peter Walsh, chief executive at AvMA commented:
“Clinical negligence is a huge and growing strain on the finances of the NHS, but the human cost is far greater. Millions could be saved if there were more honesty and earlier admissions of liability [from NHS trusts].”
If you or a member of your family has been a victim of medical negligence call us on a confidential basis to find out more about the claims process. You can contact Stephanie Prior, Head of Medical Negligence on 020 7681 8671. You can also e-mail Stephanie on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively you can fill in our online enquiry form and we will call you back.
It is helpful to the claims process if you can provide us with as much information as possible, including the result of any formal complaints made to the appropriate hospital or GP /private healthcare provider. We will then be able to advise you on whether or not you can make a claim for compensation.