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Derby Clinical Negligence Solicitors

Experienced specialists helping you claim compensation

Our Expertise

Our Derby clinical negligence solicitors are highly experienced, having over 20 years of acting for claimants. If a doctor of health professional has provided you with negligent medical treatment, you have the right to compensation. Our team deal with a range of unusual clinical negligence claims, including maxillofacial claims, negligent facial surgery, psychological injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Freeths’ clinical negligence team can advise on inquests, delays in cancer diagnosis, claims relating to loss of vision, sepsis, meningitis, surgical errors, spinal injury, cauda equina cardiac and amputation. Our sensitive, empathetic lawyers also have particular expertise in birth injury claims, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, perineal tears, and fertility claims. Many of our claims for compensation are successful.

If you’re based in Derbyshire, give our friendly clinical negligence team a call today.

Our Process

We always take into account the impact a medical mistake, injury or misdiagnosis has on a client. Our clinical negligence lawyers work exclusively with these types of claims, so you can trust their experience. Freeths will work tirelessly to provide you with support; bringing you the compensation you need.

Compensation could mean additional care or treatment, or replacing your lost earnings. Using our knowledge to give advice tailored to you, we can help you to get your life back on track quickly.

Why choose our Derby Clinical Negligence Solicitors

  • Our specialist team have advised on clinical negligence claims for over 20 years
  • You can rely on our clinical negligence solicitors to be approachable and sympathetic
  • Fund your claim through insurance or conditional fee (no win no fee) arrangements
  • We will listen to your needs and explain complex processes in plain English
  • Our lawyers are rated by legal guides and are members of AvMA and APIL

Key contact

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Karen Reynolds

Partner & Head of Clinical Negligence for Derby, West Midlands & North West

Derby Clinical Negligence Solicitors

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Karen Reynolds – Clinical Negligence Solicitor based in Derby

Karen Reynolds is a Partner based at our Derby office, heading up their clinical negligence team. She has over 20 years’ experience and specialises in claims involving profound brain injuries. Karen helps to get the compensation necessary to provide people with support, equipment and accommodation. She is praised for her direct approach and her ability to explain complex medical jargon in times of stress.

Examples of Clinical Negligence cases in Derby

  • Karen achieved a £3.5 million payout comprising of a lump sum together with yearly payments for life for a young woman who had most of her bowel removed as a result of the Defendant’s negligence. They had failed to appropriately diagnose and treat her bowel obstruction. The money will go to providing for her future care, suitable accommodation and aids and equipment.
  • Claire achieved a £32,500 settlement for a child who had suffered permanent damage, ongoing pain and tissue loss to her ear. This was following a bandage being wrapped too tightly and negligent aftercare following surgery leading to necrosis of the tissue.


  • “Karen Reynolds is well respected for her ‘straight-talking and likeable manner with clients’. She focuses on obstetrics, gynaecology and cerebral...

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  • “Freeths is a stalwart of excellent personal injury and clinical negligence claims in the East Midlands.”

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  • “Just a huge thanks for all your help and support. It’s been a difficult few years. The award has helped us bring closure and some comfort. Thank y...

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