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Significant Increase in Medical Negligence Claims in Past 12 Months

Essex, UK - (NewMediaWire) - March 14, 2023 - Gadsby Wicks, the specialist medical negligence firm for Essex and East Anglia, witnessed a 30% increase in the total number of clinical negligence inquiries directed toward their business over the past year a notable rise compared to recent years.

These figures were first discovered when compiling the firm's annual report a document that tracks the number of claim requests they received in 2022, as well as the specific types of queries.

According to Gadsby Wicks' data, the highest increases in claim inquiries related to birth injuries and delayed treatment cases, increasing by 53% and 46% respectively when compared to 2021.

Inadequate care also witnessed a 9% rise, while there was also 160% growth in the number of miscellaneous claim requests reported by the business.

Gillian Gadsby, Gadsby Wicks' Managing Partner and a medical negligence solicitor of over 30 years, said ,"Last year we started to report on a new type of medical negligence claim, following a sudden wave of demand for medication negligence' advice.

"This new category accounted for over 6% of all claim requests we received in 2022, and we will continue to monitor this to see if it experiences the same growth as other claim types."

However, the team did not see a rise across all types of requests. The number of misdiagnosis queries fell by 9%, and the volume of surgical injury questions dropped by 17%.

"This type of insight is important to us at Gadsby Wicks. By understanding what areas are most important to our clients, we can tailor our processes and advice to fully support our claimants, helping them secure the justice and compensation they deserve," added Gadsby.

Although this data is crucial to the firm's approach, they are also keen on highlighting the importance of looking beyond the numbers.

"When someone is let down by a healthcare professional, it can have potentially life-altering implications on patients," said Gadsby.

"Ensuring those affected are able to return to the position they were in before experiencing negligent treatment, or supported for changes in their future lifestyle, motivates our entire team.

"We are fully committed to helping our clients secure the compensation, answers and justice they deserve, so they can move on from these unfortunate incidents in the best possible way."

About Gadsby Wicks

Every year, Gadsby Wicks Solicitors helps people claim millions in compensation every year. They have been dedicated to medical negligence since 1993, and are the only specialists in this area of law throughout Essex & East Anglia.

The team consult on a broad range of cases, from birth injury and surgical complication, to misdiagnosis and delayed treatment supporting their clients on a No Win No Fee' basis.

Beginning with an initial exploratory consultation, the solicitors investigate all available evidence and consult impartial medical experts to build a case. From here, negotiations take place to reach a fair settlement, with 96% of their cases settling out of court.

Gadsby Wicks are also the first firm in England to have two or more lawyers accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and Managing Partner Gillian Gadsby is on the Clinical Negligence Specialist Panel for Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA).

For more information, visit their website at, or call their team on 01245 494929.