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Human Rights in Healthcare

Susie Labinjoh
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Alice Hardy
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Jocelyn Cockburn
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Nancy Collins
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Sasha Barton
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The financial pressure on services, including increasing patient numbers, prisons, detention centres, hospitals and care homes, has led to a failing to provide an adequate level of healthcare and treatment. It’s often the most vulnerable in our society, particularly the elderly and disabled, who suffer.

We work with claims arising from poor quality healthcare in prison or immigration detention. For example delays in access to medical treatment following an illness or injury, where this has resulted in a more serious, longer lasting injury or even death.

Cases of this type involves inadequate provision of either physical or mental healthcare. We also act for individuals whose rights have been violated through poor policy or practice, which has resulted in them suffering injury or death in a residential or care home setting, or in psychiatric detention. We will assist you with an inquest before a coroner where a family member’s death requires further investigation.

Our Team of Civil Liberties & Human Rights Solicitors

We have dedicated teams of Civil Liberties and Human Rights solicitors who are leaders in their field. We’ll always find the most appropriate solicitors to deal with your issue. Our solicitors are passionate about protecting those who are vulnerable, and you will find our team to be sympathetic and highly professional. We know the legal complexities of these cases inside out and will guide you every step of the way.

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How can the Human Rights Act help me?

The Human Rights Act protects your right to life and requires public health bodies to ensure that you don’t suffer from inhuman or degrading treatment. We’re committed to holding healthcare providers to account where they’ve acted unlawfully. We have the expertise and persistence to get the justice you deserve.

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How to make a claim

Contact our highly experienced team

Whatever your needs, our team of highly experienced solicitors will provide you with the help and advice you need. To seek advice from our specialist team of human rights solicitors you should contact one of our experienced team for free, either by telephone or through our online form.

We’ll gather the information to review your case

Once we have all the information we need we’ll let you know if you have a case which we can assist with. We’ll then arrange a time to meet or talk through to discuss your needs and particular situation in greater detail.

Help you with the best resolution

You’ll be allocated a solicitor specialising in the field to help you find the best possible resolution during a stressful, and often sensitive time.

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How can our solicitors help you?

Abuse in care homes

There’s a duty on public authorities to investigate serious instances of abuse. Where allegations are made in respect of vulnerable individuals in a care home this can be particularly distressing. Our solicitors have been successful in obtaining investigations into the wrongdoing, winning compensation for our clients, and apologies.

Inquests

We’ll help with claims arising from poor quality healthcare in prison or immigration detention. For example, delays in access to medical treatment following an illness or injury, where this has resulted in a more serious, longer lasting injury or even death. Cases of this type can involve inadequate provision of either physical or mental healthcare.

Right to die cases

Individuals suffering from a debilitating terminal illness may be seeking help to protect their rights to make a choice about their medical care, including, in some cases, to assert a right to die. Hodge Jones & Allen solicitors have acted for Humanists UK in a case before the Court of Appeal in which an individual with motor neurone disease sought a right to an assisted death for those terminally ill with six months or fewer to live.

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