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Middlesbrough Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Daniel Raynor. Last updated on 10th December 2021. Welcome to our guide on medical negligence solicitors for Middlesbrough. If you have suffered from medical negligence in Middlesbrough or the surrounding areas find out if you can claim compensation. When we talk about medical negligence, we are discussing the circumstances leading up to a patient being treated incorrectly by a medical professional, resulting in harm being caused. This harm could be the exacerbating of an existing medical condition, or additional medical conditions being contracted as a direct result of the mistreatment.

Medical negligence solicitors Middlesbrough

Medical negligence solicitors Middlesbrough

There are a number of ways that medical negligence claims come about. Misdiagnosis is a common cause, as is the mistreatment of an illness or medical condition. Other forms of medical malpractice include badly performed surgical procedures or accidents during surgery which have a negative effect on the patient. Negligence can even be something as simple as being prescribed the wrong medication.

If you believe that you have been the victim at the hands of a medical professional through them being negligent in your treatment, then you need to answer the following four questions:

  1. Was the medical professional or healthcare establishment they were working in, responsible for caring for your health?
  2. Did the medical professional or the healthcare establishment fail in some way to take care of your health properly?
  3. Did this failure to take care of your health properly lead to a decline in the level of your health?
  4. Was the failure to take care of your health properly something that was avoidable?

If you can answer yes to all of the questions above, then you may have a valid reason to claim compensation. Legal Expert can provide a legal service in the Middlesbrough area to help you achieve this.

Contact Details

Contacting us directly is the best way for us to help you. The information in this guide is based on general circumstances, but your claim will likely differ. This is because every claim is unique. Once we know more about your injury or illness and how it was caused, we will be in a better position to advise you.

If we think that you could be eligible to receive compensation then we may connect you with one of our medical negligence solicitors for the Middlesbrough area. You can reach us in a few different ways:

  • Call us on 0800 073 8804
  • Contact us through our website and talk to us about your claim online
  • Use the pop-up chat window in the corner

How Do I Make A Medical Negligence Claim?

There are a number of steps you’ll need to take in order to make a claim. In this section, we’ve elaborated on a few of the more important ones. However, it’s unlikely that these are the only things you’ll have to do.

Make A Complaint

You should approach those in charge of the facility where you suffered due to negligence. There will be someone you can complain to regardless of whether you were treated on the NHS or at a private healthcare facility.

Contact the most senior person at the facility that you can. Inform them of the injury or illness that you have developed due to medical negligence whilst being treated there. Tell them that you intend to make a claim for compensation.

If they admit liability at this juncture then they may even make you an initial settlement offer. We always advise that you seek legal advice before accepting any offers. This is because it could be quite low when compared with what you could be awarded in the long run.

Gather Evidence

The more pieces of quality evidence you have, the better chance you stand of making a successful claim. Simply saying that you have been the victim of medical negligence is enough for you to be awarded a settlement. You need to be able to prove that you are telling the truth.

Some good pieces of evidence to consider include:

  • Photographs whilst you can claim for both physical and psychological damage, this one will only be relevant for physical injuries. Having a visual record will be very useful.
  • Medical records – these will include useful information such as dates and details of treatments administered. Additionally, there will be a log of any medications prescribed and similar information.
  • Written witness statements – if there is a loved one or friend present during your inadequate care then they could corroborate your story in written form.

Seek Legal Advice

Whilst this isn’t a legal requirement, we do recommend it. Having a medical negligence solicitor by your side can be a very helpful resource to have.

Our advisors are standing by to answer your questions.

How to Find Medical Claims Lawyers for My Case

When it comes to making medical negligence claims, all legal firms are not equal. A negligence claim is a complex process. Additionally, no medical professional wants the black mark on their career of being found guilty of medical negligence.

Therefore, the solicitors which Middlesbrough residents choose must be experienced in winning compensation cases against powerful organisations such as the National Health Service (NHS).

The more expertise your solicitor has with this kind of case, the higher the chance of a successful outcome is, and also the chance of being awarded more in compensation. Legal Expert lawyers have plenty of experience in claiming compensation for medical malpractice. We can provide a claims service for people in the Middlesbrough area.

However, if you would like to shop around, we offer a couple of tips on choosing a solicitor below.

Research Reviews Of Medical Negligence Solicitors For Middlesbrough

Before starting any medical negligence claims, Middlesbrough residents need to know that they have chosen the right solicitor for the job. One way to do this is to do a little research and find some reviews of the solicitor in question.

These kinds of reviews can be very helpful. You can also ask your friends, family and acquaintances if they have had any dealings with your chosen solicitor, and what their opinion of the firm is.

Alternatively, you can contact us at Legal Expert and we will explain how we can arrange for expert legal representation in the Middlesbrough area to help make your compensation claim.

Do I Need to Use Law Firms in Middlesbrough if My Injury Happened There?

Due to the fact we now have a whole range of modern digital tools such as email, Skype and web chat, it is no longer necessary to deal with a local firm of medical negligence solicitors for Middlesbrough. For local people that have been a victim of medical negligence, Middlesbrough residents can use a national claims service such as the one offered by Legal Expert.

What are the Different Types of Medical Negligence Cases?

If you are looking for a firm of medical negligence solicitors in Middlesbrough, then you need to educate yourself a little before you choose a solicitor, so that you can make an informed decision. Below we outline some of the common forms that medical malpractice can take for your information.

Dental Negligence Lawyers

In dental negligence cases, the victim will often have suffered from injuries that have left them with some form of scarring or facial disfiguration. In this instance, any solicitor you select must be ready to claim compensation not just for the injury itself, but for the effect it will have on your quality of life in the long term.

Hospital Negligence Lawyers

Whether you have been treated in A&E or have been an in-patient undergoing a specific treatment, if you are the victim of negligence in a local hospital then Legal Expert can help you claim the compensation you are rightly due. Anytime you are mistreated in a hospital there will be records of the treatment you were provided. We can use these records backed up by expert medical opinions to make a valid case for you.

GP Negligence Compensation

Legal Expert can provide an experienced team of NHS & GP medical negligence solicitors to residents of Middlesbrough. Claims against a GP can be very complex, as we will need to prove the root cause of the negligence lays with the GP and not any medical specialist that the GP referred you to.

Care Home Negligence Claims

Accidents such as slips, trips and falls are a common occurrence in nursing or care homes. When an accident occurs due to insufficient care being given to a resident, Legal Expert can help you build a case for claiming compensation. All care homes are required by law to provide a specific minimum level of care, and if they have failed to do so, we can pursue them for compensation on your behalf.

Claims for Negligent Treatment of Cancer

Misdiagnosis and the subsequent mistreatment of cancer is a potentially life-threatening form of medical negligence. If a cancer patient is wrongly diagnosed with regards to the type of cancer they have, then the wrong treatment will also be given.

In cases where the cancer victim suffers due to the delay this will cause in getting them the right treatment, then Legal Expert can help them claim compensation for this negligent treatment of cancer.

Medical Negligence During Childbirth

Accidents in childbirth are fortunately fairly uncommon. However, when they do occur they can have an extremely serious effect on the health of the baby. Any damage to a child’s brain that happens due to lack of oxygen during birth is going to affect them for their whole life.

Similarly, the mother could be hurt during the birthing procedure either by the midwife or by the anaesthetist. Legal Expert is experienced in making childbirth medical negligence claims and can offer this service in the Middlesbrough area.

NHS Medical Negligence Statistics

This section contains figures that relate to medical negligence claims that are made against the NHS. As you can see from the graph below, there was a total of £2,209 million spent by the NHS due to medical negligence claims.

These figures have been taken from the 2020/21 NHS Annual Resolution Report. They do not take into account claims made against private healthcare companies. Those statistics are not as readily available, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make a claim.

Medical negligence solicitors Middlesbrough statistics graph

Medical negligence solicitors Middlesbrough statistics graph

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Middlesbrough

All of our lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis. This is a deal that aims to reduce the financial risk to yourself as much as possible whilst making a claim. It means that you won’t be responsible for covering your lawyer’s legal bills if your case is unsuccessful.

You will only need to pay your lawyer following a successful case. Their fee is taken from your settlement before it reaches you. The percentage is kept small by law. This is so the majority of your compensation stays intact.

If you are not awarded compensation, then you won’t have to pay your lawyer.

You are allowed to make a claim without legal assistance. However, the process can be stressful and quite confusing if you have no experience in the field. Having a lawyer by your side can help your claim run more smoothly. You can also ask them questions at any time, helping you to understand your position better.

Because of this, we recommend that you hire a No Win No Fee solicitor when making your claim.

Talk to Legal Expert Today

Unlike most local law firms in Middlesbrough, we don’t focus on a single area of the UK. Instead, we provide a nationwide claims service, providing people all over the country with the legal representation they need to successfully win compensation for medical negligence. If we need to, we can arrange home visits, so you won’t lose out by not using a local firm.

  • Call us on 0800 073 8804
  • Contact us through our website and talk to us about your claim online
  • Use the pop-up chat window in the corner

Helpful Links

How to complain about the NHS

The governments own advice on making a complaint about the NHS in England.

Claiming compensation for GP negligence

We have also posted our own guide for your information covering compensation claims for GP negligence.

Further Helpful Resources

Local Middlesbrough medical centres

Tees Hospital
Junction Road
Norton
Stockton on Tees
TS20 1PX
Tel: 01642 918323
Web: https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/tees

James Cook University Hospital
Marton Road
Middlesbrough
TS4 3BW
Tel: 01642 850850
Web: https://www.southtees.nhs.uk/hospitals/james-cook/

Tees Valley Hospital
Church Lane
Acklam
Middlesbrough
TS5 7DX
Tel: 01642 087333
Web: https://www.teesvalleyhospital.co.uk/

Select Dental Care
125/129 Borough Road,
Middlesbrough,
TS1 3AN
Tel: 01642 246280
Web: http://www.selectdentalcare.co.uk/

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