If you attended the Gender Identity Service (GIDS) at Tavistock and feel you were misdiagnosed or have concerns about the treatment you received, we could help you claim compensation.
While we understand no amount of money can change what happened, we hope it will compensate you for any physical and/or mental pain and suffering as well as cover any medical bills, counselling sessions, loss of earnings, or travel expenses that you may have encountered.
Most importantly, we intend to hold the Tavistock clinic (as well as others) to account.
Our lawyers have years of experience working on similar cases around the world, and we understand the sensitivity and seriousness of this claim.
We’re here to help you with the Tavistock compensation claim.
If you or someone you know has concerns about the treatment received at GIDS and would like more information, please get in touch with us today.
There are a variety of ways in which you can contact us to ensure you feel comfortable.
We have a dedicated confidential free phoneline, dedicated email, and an automated chatbot that you can use to speak with Pogust Goodhead’s lawyers to learn more about the claim and sign up if you wish.
We are here to help you get the access to justice that you deserve through the Tavistock compensation claim.
Please get in touch via one of the following methods so we can help you investigate a claim.
The Tavistock clinic opened in 1989 as the UK’s only dedicated gender identity clinic for children and young people. Prompted by concerns from patients, parents, and clinicians at the clinic, the NHS commissioned an independent review of the GIDS service.
The Cass Review’s interim report in 2022 made a number of recommendations on how the service can be changed and improved. Following the findings of the review, the GIDS Clinic at Tavistock is set to close in Spring 2023 and will be replaced with regional centres.
It is expected that localising services to regional hospitals will result in much needed improvements to standards of care and treatment and reduce lengthy waiting lists.
The report raised a number of concerns, including the lack of a consistent clinical approach to assessing the correct treatment pathway for individuals.
Members of staff at the Tavistock clinic reported pressure to adopt an ‘affirmative and unquestioning approach’ to children and young people reporting feelings of gender dysphoria.
Consequently, there are concerns that some children and young people may have been referred down the path of hormonal treatments, without adequate counselling taking place to understand the background of their feelings of gender dysphoria. The report addresses the issue of ‘diagnostic overshadowing’ meaning that other health conditions may have been overlooked.
As a result, some children and young people have been prescribed hormonal treatments before it was established that this was the appropriate treatment for them.
Service Specifications set by NHS England recommends at least 3-6 appointments at the initial assessment stage, Following this an assessment report and care plan should be produced.
Without a proper assessment process some children may have been misdiagnosed or other health conditions have been missed resulting in delays in being sign posted to the appropriate services.
Studies suggest that a number of children who attended the GIDS clinic later regretted the decision and subsequently wish to de-transition.
If you have concerns about your (or your child’s) clinical experience at GIDS at Tavistock or if you believe you should never have been prescribed hormone treatment in the first place, please get in touch with our lawyers who will be able to help and guide you through the process.
We are an international claimant litigation practice specialising in large-scale group claims.
We pursue cases on behalf of groups of individuals who have been mistreated, misled or injured by companies and organisations.
We have an experienced team of dedicated clinical negligence solicitors with years of experience in handling claims of this nature with the care and sensitivity that they require.
We are currently handling an array of medical negligence cases including claims surrounding the Essure contraceptive device and transvaginal mesh. Our experienced team are well equipped to support you throughout every step of this claim.
You might have heard of us in the news recently following our successful settlements on behalf of our clients in their cases against Volkswagen and British Airways.
Passionate about getting justice for corporate wrongdoing, we will do everything in our power to help victims obtain the compensation that they deserve.
With all our cases, we aim to claim as much compensation as possible to help support our clients. There are a number of factors that are taken into consideration when estimating the level of compensation you could receive:
As this is an ongoing claim, we cannot guarantee how much you will receive at this time, but we will always seek to claim as much as possible.
It is likely that you will be able to join the claim if you were assessed at a gender dysphoria clinic (or other treatment centre) and are unhappy with the service received.
If you believe this assessment also led to a degree of physical and/or psychological harm, your eligiblity will be definitive.
No. There are no upfront costs when signing up with Pogust Goodhead as we accept instructions on a No-Win, No-Fee basis.
Put simply, No-Win, No-Fee means that you will not have to pay any costs unless and until your case is successful (as long as you comply with your obligations) and we obtain compensation for you. In the event that the case is successful, we will simply deduct a percentage of the compensation you receive to cover our fees.
Unlike some other firms, we cap our deduction from your damages at a maximum of 35%, inclusive of VAT, of the compensation you receive.
This means you will always receive at least 65% of your compensation.
The general rule is that hearings should be conducted in public, should be fully reportable, and that parties should be named.
However, the Court does have the power to permit that the identity of a person is not made public if it is in the best interests of that person.
If this is something you would like us to consider, please make us aware at the outset and we can investigate obtaining an anonymity order for you.
We have made our sign up process quick and easy for you. It will take no more than two to three minutes to obtain some initial details from you.
After you have completed the initial sign up, we can arrange for a member of the team to speak with you on the phone or via email to help you understand the claim in more depth.
One of our specialist team will consider the details you have provided and will let you know whether you have a claim.
All our solicitors are committed to obtaining compensation on your behalf as quickly as possible.
Claims of this nature can take a number of years to settle, however much will depend on whether the Defendant wishes to settle early or wishes to take the matter to trial.
We will keep you informed and updated at every step of the process to ensure you feel supported and understood.
Yes. Please get in touch with us if it was your child who was affected by the service and we can help you pursue a claim.
Yes, you can either sign up using our chatbot or via email [email protected]. Our phonelines are available for anyone who would like to speak to a member of our legal team, but the process over the phone and via the chatbot and email will be almost identical to ensure everyone who is affected has the chance to claim.
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