Human Rights in Healthcare

With the financial pressure on services  including increasing patient numbers, some prisons, detention centres, hospitals and care homes are failing to provide an adequate level of healthcare and treatment. It is often the most vulnerable in our society, particularly the elderly and disabled, who suffer.

We can 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. We also act for individuals whose rights have been violated through poor policy or practice and who have consequently suffered injury or death in a residential or care home setting, or in psychiatric detention. This can include assisting you with an inquest before a coroner where a family member’s death requires further investigation.

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Our Team of Civil Liberties & Human Rights Solicitors

We have dedicated teams of civil liberties & human rights solicitors who are leaders in their field. We will always try to 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.

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 do not suffer from inhuman or degrading treatment. Hodge Jones & Allen is committed to holding healthcare providers to account where they have acted unlawfully and we have the expertise and tenacity to get the justice you deserve.

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.

How to make a claim

  • Contact our highly experienced team

Whatever your needs our team of highly experienced solicitors can 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 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 will then let you know if you have a case which we can assist with. Following us completing the case review if you have a case which we can help with we will 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 will then be allocated a solicitor specialising in the field to help you find the best possible resolution during a stressful and often sensitive time.

How can our solicitors help you?

Abuse in care homes

There is 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, compensation for our clients and apologies.

Inquests

We can also 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

Sometimes 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. We 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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