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In this section you can read testimonials about the Clinical Negligence Team, written by our clients and other professionals we work with.
Letter from client to Hannah Blackwell
Thank you again for all your work and support over the last few years. It is scary to think that at one time, I wasn’t going to pursue this claim.
We are very grateful to all staff involved in reaching the settlement. You have kept us well informed and explained every step of the process clearly. At no time did the distance between us make things difficult and although the nature of the case was quite traumatic, the sensitive way which you dealt with it has enabled us to now move forward.
Thank you Paul Rumley for all your hard work, help and consideration in obtaining a substantial interim payment that my son needed to get the care and support he desperately needed to allow him to move on in his life. Once again thank you Paul and all at Withy King.
Letter from a client to Joachim Stanley:
I don’t know even now what I expected of you either in the short or long term, but from the outset your professionalism and your ability to empathise with my feelings at every stage of the long process were what got me through it all. I was throughout in awe of your knowledge and tenacity in progressing my case. Likewise. simultaneously on occasion, you were able to deal with my tearful outbursts …forced to the surface by the replaying of painful events. I always felt that all your efforts on a daily basis were invested in my interests although I learned later that your caseload is always considerably greater than just one and so doubtless each of your clients enjoys that delusion. Similarly, you and James and Evelyn always offered such unfailingly spirited confidence in an outcome, that I never doubted for a moment that the ‘good guys’ would achieve at the very least an apology and an explanation. In the event you have moved a mountain, and changed not just my life, (I still have my home, and additional security), but, to a degree, my mindset… I shall be eternally grateful for everything you did for me and our family and I hope you will understand that the impact of your efforts and your care has gone far beyond that which appears on the file.
You have always handled our case with the utmost sensitivity and for that we are very grateful. We would definitely recommend your services to whoever should need legal assistance of any sort.
After almost 2 years of my injury (3rd degree tear during the birth of my only child that led me to have fecal incontinence), I finally had a decisive diagnosis from a therapist: ‘my injury is permanent”… This opened a hole in my world… Before this diagnosis, I thought it was my fault… I started to look at the internet and at cases the same as mine… this was not supposed to happen… When I looked up for someone to help me I was in a turmoil of emotions…, my life as a woman was completely changed…When I finally decided to contact Withy King solicitors I instantly felt listened and supported on my pain… I was then assured it was not my fault but it did happen because of the not so good doctor, who assisted on my daughter’s delivery. I would never have imagined that they would do such a good job!! They were supportive and knowledgeable! They would listen to me and give me medical law information I would never be able to reach…They made several conference with the experts, from the colorectal specialist, to a psychiatrist for whom I also have great appreciation for all the help! They were able to break down complicated legal and medical issues into a language I was able to fully understand, and allowed me to have a full role in my claim. Also extremely important they did not charge me a penny, because they could see I had a strong case… if they hadn’t’ seen I had a legitimate case, they would not go forward and they would advise me the same!! I strongly recommend Withy King solicitors for my friends and family and everyone, that like me, is looking for justice, support, compensation and help because an injury that happened that was not your fault! Money doesn’t bring happiness, but it will definitely help to fix me (if it will be possible) in the future! And of course I know now I can count on them even for further advice!! Hannah and team!! Thank you so much!! I am still not physically ok, but I am emotionally feeling vindicated, supported and helped!
I would also like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your help with our claim. You made a trying and confusing time much easier for us and, for that, I will always be grateful. Your kindness and professionalism will certainly see me recommend you to any person I know who happens to find themselves in the same situation and, rest assured, if we ever need help again, I will be contacting you.
I would, and actively do recommend others who need advice on medical law claims, to contact either Paul or the Clinical Negligence Team at Withy King directly, as I am very pleased in the manner in which they have handled our case. Paul was extremely knowledgeable, and when sending complex medical reports to myself, broke them down and summarised the key points so that I could understand and play an active role in the claim. The experts assigned to our case were appropriate and chosen well. I would definitely use the Clinical Negligence Team at Withy King again in the future, and feel safe in the knowledge that the work carried out is of the highest standard.
The Clinical Negligence Team turned the most stressful event of my life around and helped through the whole case of getting a settlement. My case was dealt with professionally and subtly and they really took the stress out of it. I was happy with the result and can now put the whole trauma behind me.
My mother was told that her operation would be risk free…this was not the case and our family was left distraught. The Clinical Negligence Team has made a horrible situation that little bit better, and we must thank them for their excellent service. I would recommend them to anyone unfortunate enough to be claiming for clinical negligence.
Firstly thank you to everyone at the Clinical Negligence team. I came to make my claim under circumstances that I would rather not get into. I was referred to the Clinical Negligence Team by a friend in the industry and they have not let me down, it has been a hard and long process but the Clinical Negligence Team were always with me, and I achieved the result I wanted at the end. Use them, they are excellent at what they do.
We contacted the Clinical Negligence Team after a recommendation from another well respected firm of solicitors to deal with a medical negligence case for our son, who sustained injuries at birth. From our initial telephone conversations with Simon, through to meetings regarding our case, he dealt with us in a sensitive and approachable way, understanding that the situation is very raw for us. Although the case is still in its early stages, Simon and his team have acted in a highly professional manner, whilst understanding our opinions and views taking our thoughts into consideration. We have received numerous updates in “plain English” and all of the questions we have asked have been answered and we have never felt as if there has been a “unnecessary” question. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Clinical Negligence Team for their professional manner in dealing with a case, whilst at the same time remembering that we are just parents without any legal or medical background at all
The Clinical Negligence Team are not only very professional lawyers who really understand the law, but are equally caring and concerned about the welfare of their clients.
I first contacted the Clinical Negligence Team in 2007 after my daughter was the victim of clinical negligence at the hands of two hospitals. Paul Rumley, Clinical Negligence solicitor has been absolutely brilliant and totally committed from the start. He explains everything in detail at every stage of the case and will always make time to speak to you. He is extremely polite, very friendly and totally approachable. He is very thorough in his work down to the last detail. Paul Rumley has successfully managed to build a strong case for us helping to get justice for our daughter, we truely cannot thank him enough. All the members of staff I have spoken to at the Clinical Negligence Team throughout the case have been very polite, friendly and helpful. I would thoroughly recommend the Clinical Negligence Team to anyone affected by clinical negligence. Absolutely brilliant and totally outstanding service!
It took me two years after my son had recieved negligent care in a minor injuries unit, to write a letter of complaint to the trust. Even though i knew he had recieved sub-standard care, I didn’t find myself in a strong enough emotinal state to address the issues until this time. The trust held the ‘routine’ enquiry and surprise, surprise, came back four months later with the predicted result of ‘no negligence found’. Right from my initial telephone conversation with clinical negligence expert, Simon Elliman, I new I could put my faith in his ability to fight our case. Simon manages to provide a friendly and professional service at all times, removing the anxiety with his calm approach and detailed explanations in ‘laymans’ terms! I have been particularly touched by the level of empathy that he has demonstrated as it makes me feel that our case is actually important to him and that we’re not just another file on his desk!
The Clinical Negligence team were with me when I needed them most.
When recently facing a challenging matter relating to clinical incompetence we quickly realised that we needed expert legal help and guidance to help us through what initially seemed a daunting and almost impossible scenario. Our level of stress was substantially relieved when we discussed the matter with our specialised solicitor and he took on board our case. He together with his team dealt with all of the matters expediently and we were extremely satisfied with the favourable result. Thank you for all of the help and advice you gave.
We have referred several clients to The Clinical Negligence Team over the past few years and have been delighted to have done so. Our clients have been dealt with professionally, efficiently and effectively and have all achieved good legal outcomes. Simon Elliman the lead partner runs an extremely tight ship and we look forward to working them more in the future. Definitely a good recommendation.
I have been so impressed by the way in which you have handled this matter. You have been of immense help to us and we will always be extremely grateful to you. I hope you can understand that the compensation payment part of the process was not a quest for monetary gain, but more about achieving something in a wider sense. I feel that you have helped us reach a point of peaceful rest in what has been a difficult journey.
I want to thank you again for all your assistance over the last couple of years. You showed so much commitment to my case throughout our relationship and I always felt very confident that I was in safe hands. As I had no previous experience of legal matters it was great that you always guided me step by step throughout the process. Obviously the fact that you were able to take my case to such a positive outcome was amazing and also unexpected, so thank you again.