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Medical and Clinical Negligence Solicitors in Tynemouth

Before you begin looking for solicitors in Tynemouth to represent you in a medical negligence compensation claim, you should read the contents of this page. It provides tips, advice, and information for choosing a good local legal firm in Tynemouth.

Medical negligence solicitor TynemouthMedical 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:

  1. The medical professional responsible for causing harm to the patient had a provable duty of care to the victim.
  2. Failure to meet this duty of care was the direct or indirect cause of harm to the patient.
  3. 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.

Hospital Negligence

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.

Dental Negligence

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 psychologic 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.

Legal Expert can help you claim compensation from your GP by arranging 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 help you claim the compensation you are eligible for.

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

Below you will find a table with data regarding every NHS compensation claim against Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for the period 2015/16. It shows the number of claims made, the number of actual incidents and the total paid in damages. Figures are taken from the NHS Litigation Authority.

Healthcare ProviderClaims Received
Number of Incidents
Payments Made
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust6177,323,200

No Win, No Fee Negligence Solicitors

Legal Expert can arrange for your case to be taken on by No Win No Fee negligence solicitors working for the Tynemouth area as part of our national claims service.

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 call 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.

Useful Links

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.

Legal information about No Win No Fee agreements
The Legal Ombudsman has published the above information that goes into detail about No Win No Fee claims.

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.

Local Tynemouth Medical Centres

North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 8NH
Tel: 0344 811 8111

Priory Medical Group

North Shields
19 Albion Road
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 0HT
Tel: 0191 257 0223

Ewan Bramley Dental Care

Richard Irvin Building
Union Road
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE30 1HR
Tel: 0191 259 6506

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