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Hayley Lewis, a Senior Solicitor in the Clinical Negligence department, has been providing ProBono advice on the Charity AvMA (Action against medical accidents).
AvMA is a charity for patient safety and justice in the UK. The charity campaigns to improve patient safety and reduce medical accidents, and also works tirelessly to ensure access to justice for people who have suffered when a medical accident does happen.
Volunteering on the helpline involves Hayley answering telephone calls from people who have potentially been affected by medical negligence, who don’t know where to turn and who want advice on the options available to them.
Hayley provides advice on how bringing a legal claim works, the requirements, limitation and how a potential claim can be funded. This allows callers to not only understand if they may have a claim but then to feel confident in approaching a Solicitor in this area of law, should they need to.
Hayley gets a range of enquiries and has given advice on issues including making a complaint, accessing your medical records and on inquests.