Tynemouth Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee
By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 4th April 2022. Within this guide, we’ll provide tips and advice on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Tynemouth claims. Medical negligence or clinical negligence are interchangeable terms used to describe a specific incident which caused harm to a patient for which the medical professional responsible for the negligence had a duty of care to the patient.
Medical negligence can result in injury, the worsening of a medical condition, psychological damage or even death in severe cases. Typical examples of medical negligence would be:
- Prescribing the wrong medication causing the patient to have an allergic reaction.
- An accident or mistake during a surgical procedure causing injury to the patient.
- Avoidable delays in providing critical treatment causing the worsening of the patient’s condition.
- Misdiagnosis of a medical condition.
- Allowing the patient to become the victim of an accident through insufficient levels of care and supervision.
Every case of medical negligence that Legal Expert has successfully claimed compensation for had three things in common, and these are:
- The medical professional responsible for causing harm to the patient had a provable duty of care to the victim.
- Failure to meet this duty of care was the direct or indirect cause of harm to the patient.
- The failure in duty of care could have been avoided in some way.
Some of the solicitors who work with Legal Expert have a track record going back more than three decades in successfully claiming major compensation pay-outs across a very wide range of medical negligence cases. We firmly believe that our national No Win No Fee claims service is the best option for local residents of Tynemouth.
How to Choose Between Clinical Negligence Law Firms
In order to have the best chance of winning your clinical negligence compensation claim, you will need to use only the best of clinical negligence law firms. In order to sort the wheat from the chaff, you can ask any solicitor you are shortlisting the following questions:
- Have you successfully won medical cases similar to mine in the past? And if so, how much compensation did you claim?
- Will you take on my case under a No Win No Fee agreement?
- Can you cover additional needs such as helping with arranging for a local medical examination to support my claim?
Any legal firm you shortlist should have answered yes to all of the questions above. Alternatively, you can streamline the whole process by talking to us here at Legal Expert. We will offer you some free legal advice and attempt to connect you with the perfect legal team for your case. However, if you are still not convinced and would like to do a little more investigation of your own, here is some more useful information below.
Should I Work with a Local Solicitor?
There is no real advantage in using a local selector in the Tynemouth area. In the past, a local firm would have made proceeding with your case easier. However, in the modern world, we use communication channels such as email to keep in touch with our legal team no matter where they are based in the country.
Legal Expert can arrange for one of our legal team that covers the Tynemouth area to make a home visit to discuss your case if you prefer.
Reading Solicitor Reviews in My Area
A good way to build a shortlist of potential legal firms is to try and find an online solicitor review for each firm you are considering. Impartial reviews are a great source of information. However, they may not be entirely accurate or truthful. Once you have made a shortlist of solicitors, you can reach out to your friends and family and as if they have any experience with one or more of the legal firms on your list, and what their experience in dealing with them was like.
Claims Our Tynemouth Medical Negligence Team Can Conduct
The Legal Expert medical negligence team has a wealth of experience in claiming major compensation pay-out across a very wide range of different types of clinical negligence cases.
Below you will find brief outlines of some of the most common types of negligence cases we come across. This list does not include everything, so if your case doesn’t fit any of the outlines below, you can give us a call on the number at the bottom of this page and we can discuss how we can help you.
There can be many reasons to claim hospital negligence compensation. Almost every hospital works at full capacity most of the time, and in this chaotic environment, mistakes can be made. Typical examples of negligence that can occur in a hospital are:
- Surgical errors and accidents.
- Wrongly administered treatment.
- Exposing the patient to additional injury through inadequate care.
- Delaying critical treatment harming the patients’ health.
Legal Expert has the capability to successfully sue large organisations such as the NHS and private healthcare facilities. We can help you claim the most compensation possible.
A dental clinic is generally a fairly safe place. However, from time to time we do encounter cases of dental negligence. Most typically these will involve some sort of accident or mistake during dental surgery, injuring the patient. One way in which dental negligence cases can be different is in the fact that injuries sustained in this way will often have a cosmetic aspect. When they do, Legal Expert will claim compensation for both the injury itself and the psychological damaged caused by the cosmetic injury.
GP or Doctor Negligence
Our Doctor is the person we trust to take care of our health. The person we go to whenever we are feeling poorly. And because of this, if your GP makes a mistake it can have serious repercussions. You might go to your Doctor with flu-like symptoms, for which they prescribe a standard flue treatment when in reality you have a much more serious medical condition that has similar symptoms.
You can contact Legal Expert for advice (and potentially other support) if you have strong grounds to claim against a GP in Tynemouth. We could potentially arrange for you to receive an impartial medical opinion through a local medical examination. This will help us prove that your Doctor is liable to pay damages.
Instances of Cancer Negligence
Advanced cases of cancer require that the patient receives immediate treatment so that they have the best chance of making a recovery. In cancer medical negligence cases where misdiagnosis results in a delay in treatment, which ultimately leads to the death of the patient, then Legal Expert can help the dependants of the victim claim the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Negligence in a Nursing Home
Every resident of a nursing home has a legal right to expect a decent level of care. However, due to underfunding, short staffing, and generally low levels of staff training, the level of care can slip. This could result in harm to a resident. There are many ways a resident can be harmed, the most common of which is some form of accident due to insufficient supervision. Another common form of negligence in a nursing home is failing to notice when a resident becomes seriously ill.
If you or a loved one have a nursing home negligence complaint, then Legal Expert can advise you on your legal options. They can also answer questions you may have about using medical negligence solicitors for Tynemouth claims.
Medical Negligence at Birth
When birth injury clinical negligence occurs, the types of harm that the mother or baby can suffer are severe.
The baby can suffer harm from birth trauma, which can cause broken bones, cuts and abrasions, and possibly long-term scarring. More severely, brain damage caused during childbirth could lead to a permeant medical condition such as cerebral palsy.
A mother can receive a number of serious injuries from a broken pelvis, though damaged pelvic floor muscles, and (at the minor end of the scale) perineal tears.
Legal Expert can assist any family that has suffered due to childbirth negligence begin claiming compensation. We understand you may be going through a traumatic time and will aim to make the claims process as simple as possible without adding to your stress.
Medical Negligence Claims Against Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Certain statistics published annually by NHS Resolution can show us how many claims are received by NHS Trusts across Britain and how much these Trusts spend on resolving such claims. The statistics cover Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which covers several areas including Tynemouth. The following occurred within the 2020/21 period:
- A total of 50 claims were received by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
- The Trust also spent a total of £8,809,872 on resolving claims made against it during the 2020/21 period.
- Out of all the money the Trust spent towards resolving claims, the majority of it (over £6 million) was paid towards covering claimants’ damages. The Trust also spent over half a million pounds on the legal costs it accumulated.
No Win No Fee Negligence Solicitors
If you have a strong case, Legal Expert may be able to connect you with No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitors for Tynemouth claims.
Under a No Win No Fee agreement you don’t pay anything at all until the time you actually receive a compensation payment, meaning there is no financial risk.
Start Your Claim Today
If you are ready to begin your clinical negligence claim, then contact us today on Legal Expert – 0800 073 8804. Once we have taken all the details of your claim we will offer some free legal advice on what to do next, which will likely be to use our No Win No Fee claims service.
Hospital negligence solicitors and you
We have published the above guide to give some top-level information about the process of engaging a hospital negligence solicitor.
UK Government information on how No Win No Fee claims have been changed
Some time ago, the UK Government changed the way that legal firms can charge a fee at the end of a No Win No Fee claim, the information above details this change.
Other Medical Negligence Claim Guides
In this final section of our guide on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Tynemouth claims, we’ve included other guides related to medical negligence claims that you may find useful. If you would like to speak to an advisor about medical negligence claims, then please contact Legal Expert using the contact details included in this guide.