It is a terrible thing to suffer the consequences of death and neglect. There really is nothing worse than losing a loved one, aggravated by the feeling that someone else is to blame and that the death should have been avoided.

Advice and support needed after death and neglect

You may need advice about the complaints procedure, or advice about Inquests, the post-mortem and help in dealing with the Coroners office. Our team has close ties with barristers experienced in Inquest work who may deal with an Inquest for you on a no win no fee basis.

Compensation can be claimed where treatment has fallen below a reasonable standard to the extent that it is considered to amount to actual Medical Negligence. 

You have nothing to lose in speaking to us. We conduct most of our Clinical and Medical Negligence claims under ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreements, also known as Conditional Fee Agreements. So, our clients do not have to worry about how they can possibly afford to pay for death claims and neglect claims. 

If you would like general support, see our page listing some of the more well-known support agencies and charities, who can really help, practically and emotionally.

Children of a family that has lost a parent may have a potential claim and will need to be taken into account.

Time limits for death and neglect claims

The general time limit is 3 years from the death but it may be much longer if:

  • those left behind are children. Time does not run for a child until they are 21 years old.
  • for some adults who have communication difficulties, or mental disability.
  • for anyone who has been misled by a care provider.
  • for anyone who could not reasonably have been aware that the circumstances of a death may have been owing to substandard care, or could not have identified someone potentially responsible for a death.

It may be that you have left the matter for longer than the usual 3-year period allowed for a claim, BUT the court will allow late cases where it is fair to do so, therefore, please speak to our team for friendly advice. A lot of solicitors do not like to take on late cases, but we always consider late cases of death and neglect, in the interests of justice.

In fact, we have secured fresh inquests as late as 6 1/2 years after a death, and brought claims well out of time, if the facts of the case justify this action.

Read about Tony Baker’s case brought 18 months out of time by our Director, Caroline Moore.

Why Choose Us?

We’ve handled many different types of medical negligence cases and provided expert advice for over 30 years.

  • We offer FREE, no obligation legal advice all throughout
  • Our processes are hassle free & we handle all the paperwork
  • We won't charge you a penny until your case has been settled

Our death & neglect claims expert:

Miriam Bi


How Medical Solicitors Can Help You

We have been supporting and winning compensation for our clients for over two decades. Operating throughout the UK, we have a team of 15 friendly staff, made up of qualified solicitors, legal executives, legal assistants and administrative staff who are here to listen and guide you through your clinical and medical negligence claim.
  • We offer FREE, no obligation advice

  • We can help determine if you have a claim

  • We help you get your claim started and guide you throughout

  • We offer help, advise, get answers and secure justice for our clients

  • We offer No Win, No Fee agreements

Want to learn more about how we can help you? Get in touch

What’s Our Process

Medical Solicitors operates very differently from most other law firms. We won’t ask you to sign a contract straight away. First, we will take the time to understand your case, gather information, advise on the way forward, and if we believe you have a claim, offer a No Win, No Fee agreement.
  • Talk to us

    A claim starts with a no-obligation chat. We want to understand your case and if we can help. This can be done by email or telephone whichever you prefer.
  • We Advise

    We will advise you on the way forward. Whether that is raising a complaint with the health provider initially, or proceeding straight to obtaining medical records.
  • We Investigate

    A senior member of our team will review your case and decide if we can further investigate your claim for you.
  • We Take Action

    If we believe there is a case to investigate. We will offer you a NO Win, No Fee agreement.
  • We Keep you Informed

    As we progress your claim, we will keep you informed every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are our most frequently asked questions about death & neglect claims claims: