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No Win No Fee Newcastle Medical Negligence Solicitors

By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 11th April 2023. Have you’ve been harmed in the Newcastle area because of medical negligence? Do you have access to proof that this has occurred? If so, you may be eligible to claim compensation. In this guide, we advise on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Newcastle claims. We’ll talk about how you might go about finding one and what they will do for you. We’ll also explain how one of our own solicitors could help you and earn their fee in the process. When our solicitors take on a case, they do so on a No Win No Fee basis. We’ll also explain in this guide how such an agreement works.

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Newcastle Medical Negligence Solicitors

Firstly, let us explain what constitutes medical negligence. It refers to action or inaction that does not follow the accepted standard of medical care. Such mistreatment of a patient can lead to their condition worsening or even the creation of new health issues.

The medical professionals treating and diagnosing you have a duty to provide you with a good standard of care. If they are seen as not having lived up to this standard, then you may want to consult a solicitor to help prove that this was the case and earn compensation.

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How to Find the Right Medical Negligence Solicitors For Newcastle  Claims

Before choosing medical negligence solicitors for Newcastle, you’ll need to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria to put forward a claim. Therefore, you need to prove that:

  • A medical professional owed you a duty of care to provide you with the correct standard of care.
  • You received substandard care from a medical professional;
  • You subsequently suffered harm that was otherwise avoidable because of a breach of duty. This is known as medical negligence. 

As well as providing evidence of medical negligence, you will need to make sure you take action within the limitation period. This is set out in the Limitation Act 1980.

Typically, you have three years to bring forward a medical negligence claim. This can either begin from the date medical negligence occurred or the date you became aware that medical negligence caused you harm. The time limit may be suspended in some circumstances, such as if the claimant is a minor or lacks the mental capacity to begin their own claim.

After establishing that you meet the eligibility requirements, you might be ready to find the right medical negligence solicitor for your case. You should base your decision on the experience of the solicitor and if they specialise in medical negligence claims. In doing so, you can ensure your solicitor has the experience and knowledge to help you through the different aspects of the claims process.

Our solicitors have experience handling claims for medical negligence and can use their extensive knowledge and expertise, to help you gather evidence for your claim and make sure it is submitted in full. You can check our reviews to learn more about the services they can offer.

Get in touch and our advisors can arrange a free consultation. After assessing your claim, they’ll be able to decide whether one of our friendly solicitors can help you.

Solicitors In Newcastle – Should I Use Local Solicitors?

If you’ve decided to use legal assistance for your medical negligence claim, you may be thinking of choosing solicitors in Newcastle-under-Lyme if this is where you experienced the harm. However, you are allowed to choose solicitors based anywhere in the country, as the experience of the solicitors you choose will deliver more impact than their exact location. Things to consider when trying to find the best solicitors for your case can include:

  • Whether they have a recent history of successful claims, which could be found on the Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • If you have concerns about the affordability of hiring legal help, it may help you to use solicitors that offer alternative options for funding. Legal Expert offers services to all clients on a No Win No Fee basis. Medical negligence solicitors in Newcastle-under-Lyme may not necessarily be the best solicitors for your Newcastle medical negligence case if they cannot offer this service.

To potentially be put in touch with one of our expert solicitors, get in touch with us at any time. Our advisors can also offer a free eligibility check and compensation estimate for you claim.

Why Should I Use Medical Negligence Solicitors For Newcastle

If you have suffered harm in a medical setting, you must be able to prove that a medical professional failed to provide the correct standard of care. You must also prove that you sustained harm as a result of the substandard care you receive. In doing so, you may be able to seek compensation.

In order to prove medical negligence, you must obtain evidence. However, it may seem complex. As such, you could benefit from hiring Newcastle personal injury solicitors to help you obtain relevant evidence to strengthen your case. For example, they could arrange for you to attend a medical assessment. The assessment is completed by an independent medical professional who can assess the full extent of the harm you sustained. Furthermore, they can produce a report which can be used to help when valuing how much your claim is worth.

A solicitor can arrange for you to attend this medical exam in an area local to you.

These are services our solicitors can offer on a No Win No Fee basis. Call us for more information on the number at the top of the page.

What Medical Negligence Claims Does Our Newcastle Team Help With?

At Legal Expert, we cover a wide range of medical negligence claims all across the region. This includes NHS medical negligence and GP negligence claims. You can find out more about each claim type below.

Hospital Clinical Negligence Solicitors For Newcastle Claims

If you have been the victim of hospital clinical negligence, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve. Such claims can include payouts due to surgical errors, as well as injuries that have occurred due to mistreatment from the hospital staff, poor hygiene, and a late or incorrect diagnosis.

We can assist clients looking for medical negligence solicitors for Newcastle claims, as well as those looking to claim in other parts of the UK.

Cancer Negligence Compensation

Cancer misdiagnosis and late diagnosis can be disastrous. This can cause cancer to get worse and to progress to other parts of the body. In some cases, an incorrect diagnosis can have fatal consequences.

Have you suffered because of a late cancer diagnosis? If so, you can contact Legal Expert to discuss the possibility of hiring a medical negligence lawyer for Newcastle claims.

Birth Injuries Medical Negligence

If a birth injury has been caused due to medical negligence, seeking compensation is a must. Some of the types of birth injuries that may occur are as follows: cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy, injuries to the mother, ruptured placentas, umbilical cord problems, and infant death.

These cases can be complicated because there are medical and legal technicalities involved. However, that’s where our experience comes in. We have the team to help you get the payout you deserve.

Medical Negligence Potential Payouts

If you’ve been harmed my medical negligence in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, you could potentially claim under general and special damages.

Your general damages payout will be calculated according to the severity of your injury and how it may continue to affect your quality of life. The table in this section focuses on what you could claim under this, using figures from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG).

The JCG is helpful for legal professionals valuing claims as it includes bracketed compensation amounts based on previous court payouts. However, none of the amounts shown are a guarantee of what you could potentially receive, as all claims need to be assessed on an individual basis.

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Injury Severity Amount Notes
Kidney (A) £169,400 to £210,400 Both kidneys will either be lost or suffer permanent damage.
Sight (C) (ii) £63,950 to £105,990 Reduced vision in one eye with total sight loss in the other.
Chest (B) £65,740 to £100,670 Traumatic lung, chest and/or heart injury causing impairment of function, physical disablement and reduction of life expectancy.
Bladder (C) £63,980 to £79,930 Pain and incontinence with serious impairment of control.
Asthma (A) £43,060 to £65,740 The asthma will be permanent, severe and disabling. Enjoyment of life and employment prospects are restricted.
Lung Disease (D) £31,310 to £54,830 There will be breathing difficulties that require frequent use of an inhaler. The claimant will struggle to tolerate smoky environments.
Psychiatric Moderately Severe £19,070 to £54,830 There will be significant issues with work, life, education and relationships. The prognosis for recovery will be positive.
Spleen (A) £20,800 to £26,290 Spleen is lost with risk of internal infection.
Female Reproductive System £3,390 to £20,430 Delay in diagnosing ectopic pregnancy but fertility is unaffected.
Hernia (B) £7,010 to £9,110 Direct inguinal hernia with some risk of the issue recurring after repair.

Costs and losses you could claim back under special damages include lost income, medical costs, travel expenses and adaptions to the home. To claim under special damages, you would need evidence such as receipts, invoices or payslips.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Newcastle

A solicitor could represent you in your medical negligence claim on a No Win No Fee basis. This is a conditional fee agreement that can be beneficial to claimants for a number of reasons.

  • You would not be required to pay anything to hire your solicitor: A solicitor would listen to your claim, and only choose to work with you if they found merit and thought there was a high likelihood of success. You would not be required to make any payments to them until your medical negligence claim is resolved.
  • Your payment only comes from your compensation: If your claim is successful, your lawyer will take a success fee, which is a percentage of your awarded compensation. This percentage has a legal cap in place and can be negotiated before beginning the claim. You do not have to pay out of pocket to cover their success fee.

Generally, having a professional’s help with collecting evidence, negotiations and legal procedures can help ensure your claim has a higher chance of success.

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To speak about working with our No Win No Fee solicitors for your medical negligence claim, please reach out to one of our advisers now.

If you want to get in touch with medical negligence solicitors for Newcastle claims, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are available to help you 24/7. You can reach Legal Expert by phone on 0800 073 8804. Alternatively, you can contact us online through either our claim online form or our live chat service.

Helpful Links

We have a number of links that may be useful for you when seeking more information:

Claiming for Medical Negligence
Take a look at our comprehensive medical negligence guide for more information. Here we go into greater depth on the factors to consider when you want to start this type of claim. We also expand on explaining the types of medical negligence claims which we can potentially support.

No Win No Fee/Conditional Fee Cases Explained
This is our No Win No Fee guide, which provides more details on this payment approach.

Claiming for Hospital Infections

You can read this guide of ours for information on claiming for an infection caused by a negligent hospital.

Submitting a complaint to the NHS explained

This NHS page explains how to make a complaint to the organisation if you have concerns about any of their services.

The NHS Constitution for England

This section of the Government website outlines the principles and values which NHS staff and services in England should follow.

Find NHS services near you

You can use this NHS resource in order to search for a variety of health services which are in your local area.

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Local Hospitals in Newcastle

Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Rd,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 4LP
Tel: (0191) 233 6161

Nuffield Health Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospital
Clayton Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE2 1JP
Tel: 0808 2569138

Spire Washington Hospital
Picktree Lane,
Rickleton,
Washington,
NE38 9JZ
Tel: 0191 448 9869

Newcastle Medical Centre
Within Boots the Chemist,
Hotspur Way,
Eldon Square,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 7XR
Tel: 0191 232 2973

Newcastle Dental Care
11 Ridley Place,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
E1 8JQ
Tel: 0191 2324284

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