Medical Negligence Inquests
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors will represent you and your family at inquests into deaths following possible clinical and medical negligence.
What is a Coroner’s inquest?
A Coroner’s inquest is a public investigation to establish the facts relating to a death. Whilst an inquest will ascertain how somebody died and the circumstances related to their death, it won’t determine blame.
If you’re a member of the deceased’s family, you can attend the inquest as an interested party or you can appoint an inquest lawyer to represent your views in relation to the death.
As specialists in negligence inquests, our lawyers understand inquest procedures and can apply questions to witnesses on your behalf.
We can also advise you on whether a related medical negligence claim is likely to be successful after the inquest.
Claiming for medical negligence after an inquest
Unless there’s significant public interest or it’s an Article II inquest, you won’t be entitled to apply for public funding.
However, our inquest solicitors may be able to offer a no win, no fee agreement if you’re considering a clinical negligence claim after the inquest and if this is not an option, we will discuss other options to enable you to get the representation you need.
Why choose us?
When you come to Barcan+Kirby with your negligence claim, you can be assured that you are in safe hands.
We are proud to have been awarded a band 1 ranking by Chambers and Partners UK – the highest ranking available – for our medical negligence practice.
Our medical negligence team is also one of only four medical negligence departments in the South West region to receive a top tier ranking from Legal 500.
The team is headed up by panel members of Action Against Medical Accidents, the charity for patient safety and justice, as well as the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme.