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Dr Michael Watt – Medical Negligence Claims



Thompsons NI Solicitors is currently acting on behalf of a number of former patients of Dr Michael Watt following concerns raised around diagnoses and treatment in the Royal Victoria hospital in Belfast as well as in private clinics across the capital.

If you’ve been treated by Dr Michael Watt and feel you may have a case, or have been contacted as part of the patient recall, call us on 02890 890450 or complete our claims form and one of our Belfast-based team will be in touch at a time convenient to you to discuss your case.

Why trust Thompsons NI Solicitors with your case?

  • Our Belfast-based team of medical negligence specialists are already acting for other affected patients, and can help to develop your case too
  • We are specialists in all forms of personal injury and medical negligence claims and have the expertise and the experience needed to secure significant levels of compensation
  • We are professional and are proud to be recognised as a Tier 1 personal injury and clinical negligence firm by the Legal 500, and a Top Tier firm for personal injury in the Chambers & Partners Guide
  • We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for injured people and refuse to act for insurance companies or those responsible for causing harm
  • We are an accredited firm with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and our Managing Partner, Oonagh McClure, is APIL’s Executive Committee Member for Northern Ireland
  • We have a proud history of acting for Trade Unions, ensuring members have immediate access to legal assistance if and when they need it.

About Dr Michael Watt, Neurologist

In May 2018, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust announced that it would be recalling a large number of patients following concerns raised about Dr Michael Watt, neurologist, in a report by the Royal College of Physicians.

BBC’s Spotlight programme claimed that Dr Michael Watt performed a large number of epidural blood patches; a report by the Department of Health indicated that almost none of the patients on which Dr Watt performed these procedures actually had the condition for which he was treating them.

However, this is just one aspect of the potential medical negligence by Dr Michael Watt, with concerns being raised about various other areas of diagnosis and treatment as well.

Support for Victims of Dr Michael Watt

At Thompsons NI Solicitors we have specialist medical negligence solicitors with considerable experience of assisting and representing patients who have suffered as a result of delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis and negligent procedures – including those affected by Dr Michael Watt.

For more information or to start your claim, get in touch today using our online claim form. Alternatively call 0800 138 6880.