Sunderland Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide
Have you suffered medical negligence in Sunderland, or the surrounding area? Then trust Legal Expert to help you claim the compensation that you are owed today. Call us today on 0800 073 8804 for your free legal consultation. One of our understanding advisors will let you know if you have a valid claim, estimate how much compensation you could receive and you will be provided with an expert solicitors covering areas, such as Sunderland, all at no extra cost to you.
What is medical negligence? Medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence and medical malpractice is when a medical practitioner or institution acts negligently towards a patient. This negligence could take the form of a medical mistake, a misdiagnosis, or a patient receiving incorrect medical treatment, as the result of the medical practitioner acting negligently. If the medical negligence causes the patient an illness, injury or worsens an existing medical condition then they legally have the right to claim medical negligence compensation. If the person affected by the medical negligence is now deceased or is mentally incapacitated (for example they suffer from dementia) then their next of kin can claim compensation for medical negligence on their behalf.
For the patient (Claimant) to claim medical negligence compensation, the Claimant’s medical claims lawyer must be able to prove the following:
- the medical practitioner or institution (the Defendant) owed the claimant a duty of care
- that the Defendant breached the duty of care by acting negligently
- that this breach of the duty of care was an avoidable accident, which resulted in an illness, injury or the worsening of an existing duty of care for the Claimant.
Please be aware that a time limit applies when making medical negligence claims. Although certain exceptions do apply, Claimants normally must make their medical negligence claim within three years since the clinical negligence incident took place, or they realised that they have been harmed. Don’t delay, if you have experienced medical negligence in the Sunderland area, or medical negligence in the North East, contact Legal Expert today to be provided with one of our clinical negligence solicitors across the country. Alternatively, you can use our online claims form.
How To Choose the Best Medical Negligence Solicitor, Sunderland
If you are going to sue for medical negligence compensation, it is imperative that you choose the best medical compensation lawyers to represent the particular needs of your case. Choosing solicitors wherever you are based with the right expertise and experience to handle your case, can make a big difference to the likelihood of winning your case and how much medical negligence compensation you receive.
Sunderland Clinical Negligence Solicitors Reviews
Many Claimants read online reviews of solicitors in their area before they settle on a firm to handle their medical negligence compensation claim. This can help you, the Claimant gain some impartial feedback on the service the solicitor had provided. You may also want to consult family and friends who have had similar experiences of making a clinical negligence claim. Alternatively, you can use an advisory service like Legal Expert to provide you with the right medical solicitor. It is in our interest to provide you with the right solicitor to win your case, so call us today or use our online claims form to begin your compensation claim process today.
Will I Need To Use A Local Medical Negligence Lawyer?
It’s a common misconception that if you live in Sunderland, or have experienced medical negligence in the North East that you have to use a solicitor experienced in medical negligence claims who is based in the local area, or nearby. However, you may find that the right medical claims lawyer to handle your case is based in a different city. This can be especially true if you have a unique or specialised case. Luckily in this age of digital communications, including email, online video calls and instant messaging, there’s no need to “work with a legal solicitor near me”, if you can find a more suitable lawyer elsewhere.
What Claims Can Our Sunderland Team Help You With?
There are different types of clinical negligence. Legal Expert works with clinical negligence solicitors in different parts of the country who can specialise in handling different types of medical negligence claims.
Here are some examples of the sort of cases that our specialist solicitors may be able to cover:
Medical Negligence – Sunderland Hospitals
Have you experienced NHS medical negligence in a public hospital or private hospital medical negligence? If medical malpractice in a hospital has left you with an illness, injury or the worsening of an existing medical condition then trust Legal Expert to help. We work with some of the best solicitors who cover Sunderland and the surrounding areas, to help Claimants like you get the compensation that they’re entitled to.
GP Negligence Claims
If you experience medical negligence at a GP’s surgery, at an NHS or private practice then you could be entitled to make a GP negligence claim for compensation. Trust Legal Expert to provide you with a solicitor to represent you in your GP negligence claim.
Medical Negligence in Nursing Homes and Care Homes
If you have experienced medical negligence in a nursing home or care home, then you could be entitled to claim compensation. You can also claim compensation on behalf of your next of kin if they have died, or do not have the mental capacity to claim on their own behalf. Legal Expert can provide you with an expert medical negligence solicitor covering cases in Sunderland itself, or a lawyer covering the Sunderland area, to fight your care home negligence compensation claim case.
Dental Negligence Claims
Have you experienced NHS medical negligence or private healthcare provider medical negligence at a dental practice? Whether your avoidable accident occurred when you were undergoing medical or cosmetic dentistry, we can provide you with a solicitor who covers this area, who specialises in dental negligence and who can help you win the compensation settlement you are entitled to.
Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
The earlier that cancer is caught, the easier it is to treat. If you have suffered a late cancer diagnosis or cancer misdiagnosis which worsened your condition then you may be able to claim cancer misdiagnosis compensation. You also may be able to claim cancer misdiagnosis compensation on behalf of your next of kin, if it is provable that a late cancer diagnosis or misdiagnosis led to their untimely death. Legal Expert can help you to claim cancer misdiagnosis compensation by providing you with a personal injury solicitor who can cover the Sunderland area and that specialises in this field.
Birth Injuries And Medical Negligence
Have you been in a situation where medical negligence has caused birth injuries? Whether you are the mother who was harmed, or your child was harmed and you want to claim compensation on your behalf, you can claim compensation for birth injuries caused by medical negligence. Legal Expert can help you find the right solicitors covering your local area who have the experience to win your birth injury compensation case for you.
Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator
Are you thinking about making a claim for medical negligence compensation? You can consult our medical negligence compensation calculator to see an estimate of how much clinical medical compensation you could be paid.
|Healthcare Provider||Claims Recieved 2015/ 16||Number of Incident 2015/ 16||Payments Made|
|City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust||70||*||6,410,133|
|Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust||41||11||2,633,424|
Alternatively, call Legal Expert to speak to an advisor who will look at your claim on a case-by-case basis. And can give you an accurate estimate of how large a medical negligence settlement you can be awarded.
No Win No Fee Solicitors Covering Sunderland
If you want to make a medical negligence claim without paying an upfront fee, a solicitor who owes a Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs), also known as no win no fee service, may be the best option for you. Using a no win no fee solicitor, you will only have to pay if your case is successful. For many, this is the more affordable option and less stressful too, as you don’t have to take any of our financial risks. View Legal Expert’s online guide to no win no fee solicitors, or call us today to enquire about using a no win no fee solicitor for your case.
Contact Legal Expert Today
Legal Expert is a trusted legal advisory service that works in the field of personal injury and medical negligence, providing claimants with top medical compensation lawyers, some of which have more than 30 years of experience. To be provided with an expert, specialist solicitor covering Sunderland, or elsewhere in the country, call Legal Expert today, or use our online claims form to get started today.
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