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Stockton-On-Tees Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Meg Mills. Last updated 7th January 2022. In this guide, we aim to help you understand how to choose the best medical negligence solicitors for Stockton-on-Tees to represent your claim.

medical negligence solicitors Stockton-On-TeesHave you experienced further or avoidable harm from receiving care that fell below the required standard? If so, our guide could help you understand the steps you could take to seek compensation following an incident of clinical negligence.

In our guide, we’ll explore how a trained medical professional could fail to take reasonable steps to uphold the duty of care they owe you.

Furthermore, we’ll look at the evidence you’ll need to build a strong case and how a solicitor could help with each stage of the process.

Additionally, we’ll explore the medical negligence compensation package you may receive and what you could claim.

Most importantly, we’ll help you understand how a clinical negligence solicitor could help you and how to choose the right one for your case. 

For more information, you can reach one of our advisors through the following:

  • Telephone 0800 073 8804
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  • By filling out the contact form with your query

Find Out More About Medical Negligence Solicitors For Stockton-on-Tees In The Following Sections

  1. Clinical vs Medical Negligence Claims
  2. How Do I Know If I Have A Valid Medical Negligence Case?
  3. How To Find The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For Stockton-on-Tees
  4. What Compensation Claims Do Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Stockton-On-Tees Represent?
  5. Clinical Negligence Compensation Calculator
  6. How Common Are NHS Negligence Claims?
  7. Working With No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Stockton-On-Tees
  8. How Could We Help You With Your Medical Negligence Claim?
  9. Helpful Clinical Negligence Guides And Useful Links

Clinical vs Medical Negligence Claims

Medical or clinical negligence is defined as a medical professional failing to meet the minimum standard of care when treating a patient. As a result, the patient may experience harm that could have been avoided.

For instance, the harm might include an additional injury or a pre-existing condition that became worse. Furthermore, the harm a patient could sustain may be physical or psychological.

Examples of negligence in a medical setting might include:

  • Medical misdiagnosis: A doctor may have incorrectly diagnosed you with a sprained wrist despite you exhibiting symptoms of a fracture. As a result, you may have received delayed treatment causing complications with mobility in your wrist. 
  • Surgical error: A surgeon may have failed to follow the correct post-operative protocols causing you to develop an infection.
  • Sepsis negligence: A doctor may have failed to ensure you were given regular check-ups to prevent complications of diabetes. As a result, you may have developed an infection in your foot that went unnoticed and turned septic.  

If you have experienced a similar situation, please contact our team to discuss whether you could seek medical negligence compensation.

An advisor can assess your case, and if they feel it holds validity, they could connect you with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Stockton-on-Tees.

How Do I Know If I Have A Valid Medical Negligence Case?

Before putting forward a medical negligence compensation claim, there are a few steps you may wish to take. For instance:

  • Gather medical evidence: Medical evidence may be used to determine whether negligence occurred. For instance, hospital or doctor records could highlight whether the treatment or diagnosis you received met the expected standard of care.

Additionally, you may need to attend an independent assessment to produce a report on the full extent of your injuries.

  • Seek advice from a solicitor: A solicitor who deals with medical negligence could help you understand the different stages of claiming. Furthermore, they could help you gather medical evidence and arrange for you to attend a medical exam in your local area.

Most importantly, they could help you build a strong claim to get the compensation you deserve.

For more information on how the best medical negligence lawyer could help you, see the sections below.

Is There A Medical Negligence Time Limit?

If you plan on claiming medical negligence compensation, you should be aware that there is normally a 3-year time limit. 

As per the Limitation Act 1980, the three years will start either from:

  • The date the incident of clinical negligence occurred
  • The date you learned a medical professional’s failings caused or contributed to the incident in which you sustained harm

However, there are exceptions. For more information, please call our team on the number above.

How To Find The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For Stockton-on-Tees

If you have experienced medical negligence and wish to claim compensation, it’s important that you take the time to find the right solicitor to handle your case.

But how do you find the right solicitor to represent your claim? It may be beneficial to consider the following factors before making a final decision:

  • Can the solicitor offer No Win No Fee services?
  • Do they have the knowledge and experience of handling similar medical negligence claims in the past?
  • Can they provide other services, such as arranging for you to attend a local medical exam?

In order to find out whether a solicitor meets these criteria, you may find it helpful to read reviews. The reviews can also help you gain an insight into the services and quality of service they provide.

Alternatively, you may wish to learn more about how our medical negligence solicitors for Stockton-on-Tees could help you. If so, please see the reviews left by previous claimants or call our team for more information. 

Should I Use A Local Medical Negligence Solicitor?

When choosing a solicitor, you may think that you have to hire a local clinical negligence solicitor. However, this isn’t necessary.

Instead, you could focus on finding a medical claims lawyer with experience handling cases similar to your own.

What Compensation Claims Do Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Stockton-On-Tees Represent?

Our medical negligence solicitors for Stockton-on-Tees could handle different types of clinical and medical negligence claims, such as:

  • Childbirth medical negligence claims
  • NHS medical negligence claims 
  • Medical negligence claims against your GP
  • Cancer negligence compensation 
  • Nursing home negligence claims

Additionally, we have explored some of the other cases we take on in the following sections. 

However, if you don’t see a claim that fits your specific situation, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. An advisor can determine whether one of our medical compensation lawyers could represent your claim.

Hospital Negligence Claims

An incident of hospital negligence could occur if a medical professional failed to meet the expected level of care when providing treatment.

For instance, the medical staff may have failed to correctly follow hygiene protocols to avoid infection. As a result, a patient may have developed a hospital-acquired infection such as MRSA.

If you have experienced something similar, contact our team on the number above.

Dental Negligence Claims

Have you experienced dental negligence after receiving incorrect care at a dental practice? If so, you may wish to make a medical negligence accident claim for the avoidable harm you sustained.

Examples of how someone could sustain harm in this setting might include:

  • A dentist may have failed to correctly diagnose and treat an abscess despite the clear symptoms a patient presented. As a result, the patient may have developed a severe infection causing significant scarring.
  • An orthodontist may have extracted the wrong tooth during a procedure after failing to check the patient’s notes. As a result, the patient may have sustained an additional injury and had their existing condition made worse due to delayed treatment.

For more information on how our medical negligence solicitors for Stockton-on-Tees could help, contact our team on the number above. 

Medical Negligence Claims Against GP

Medical negligence at a doctor’s surgery could occur if your doctor failed to take the necessary steps when providing you care, causing you further or avoidable harm.

For example, a doctor may have been unable to diagnose your condition based on the symptoms they were presented with.

However, they may have failed to refer you for further tests despite it being necessary to do so based on your symptoms. As a result, you may have experienced your condition worsening due to delayed treatment.

If you have experienced something similar, you may wish to make a clinical negligence claim for compensation.

For more information on the steps you need to take to make a medical negligence claim against your GP, call our team. 

Clinical Negligence Compensation Calculator

Whether you’re making a childbirth medical negligence claim or wish to sue for NHS medical negligence, your compensation will vary. However, generally, your settlement may comprise general and special damages. 

We have explored each of these in more detail in the sections below.

General Damages

As part of the claims process, you’re entitled to seek compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced due to any physical or psychological injuries.

In order to calculate the value of your injuries accurately, medical evidence may be used to determine how severe your injuries are and how badly they affected your quality of life.

Furthermore, a document called the Judicial College Guidelines may be used alongside any evidence to help value your claim.

As you can see, it’s difficult to provide a figure of how much you may receive. However, you could use our medical negligence compensation calculator to get an estimated figure. Please only use this as a guide, though, because your actual settlement amount will vary.

Alternatively, when using our medical negligence solicitors for the Stockton-on-Tees area, they could accurately calculate your claim as part of their services.

Special Damages

Under special damages, you’re entitled to seek compensation for any past or future losses of a financial nature caused by your injuries. For instance:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Care costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel costs

It’s important to note, though, evidence will be required when claiming any monetary losses back in your medical negligence claim. For instance, you may need to provide payslips to show any lost income or receipts to show any medical or travel expenses.

How Common Are NHS Negligence Claims?

We have used figures from NHS Resolution’s Trust and Authority Claims Data 2020/2021 to create a table detailing the number of claims made against NHS trusts in the Stockton-on-Tees area.

The table also shows the total paid in damages, NHS and claimant legal costs after a successful NHS medical negligence claim.

Healthcare Provider InvolvedClaims Made Successfully 2020/2021Total Paid 2020/2021
North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust44£4,021,918

Working With No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Stockton-On-Tees

Have you considered hiring a No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your claim? By using a solicitor who offers this type of service, you could avoid paying an upfront fee for your solicitor to begin working on your claim. 

Furthermore, any ongoing costs that may incur while your claim is ongoing may also be covered, such as fees for medical evidence.

If your claim is successful, you’ll be required to pay a success fee that’s legally capped and deducted from your settlement as a percentage. However, your solicitor will make you aware of the fee prior to working on your claim. 

Most importantly, if your claim fails, you won’t be required to pay solicitor fees.

For more information on making a medical negligence claim on this basis, please contact our team on the number above. 

How Could We Help You With Your Medical Negligence Claim?

We hope our guide on medical negligence claims has helped you better understand the process involved in seeking compensation. Additionally, we hope you have a better idea of finding expert clinical negligence specialist lawyers for your case.

However, if you have any further questions, our expert team of advisors could provide free legal advice on the next steps you could take.

Furthermore, if you’re ready to claim, they could appoint our medical negligence solicitors for Stockton-on-Tees to start working on your case. 

Either way, use the details below to get in touch and get one step closer to seeking the compensation you deserve:

  • Telephone 0800 073 8804
  • The live chat function below
  • By filling out the contact form with your query

Helpful Clinical Negligence Guides And Useful Links 

We have provided additional guides covering different types of medical negligence and further resources on your patient rights.

The NHS Constitution of England provides information on your patient rights.

The Care Quality Commission provides an overview of the fundamental standards of care medical professionals are expected to meet in England.

Please read our guide to find out the steps you could take to seek compensation following a misdiagnosis of cancer.

For more information on first aid negligence, see our guide.

If you’re seeking compensation following tummy tuck medical negligence, our guide could help.

Further Medical Negligence Guides

Local Medical Facilities In The Stockton-on-Tees Area

Below we have included details of medical facilities in the Stockton-on-Tees area.

Tees Hospital
Junction Road,
Norton,
Stockton on Tees,
TS20 1PX
Tel: 01642 918956

University Hospital of North Tees
Hardwick Rd,
Hardwick,
Stockton-on-Tees,
TS19 8PE
Tel: 01642 617617

Norton Village Dental Practice
111 High Street
Norton
Stockton on Tees
TS20 1AA
Tel: 01642 530137

Woodlands Family Medical Centre
106 Yarm Lane,
Stockton on Tees,
TS18 1YE
Tel: 01642 607 398

We hope our guide on choosing the best medical negligence solicitors for Stockton-on-Tees has helped. However, if you need any further information, call our team on the number at the top of the page.

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