Wallsend Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
On this page, you will find a complete guide to choosing a competent team of medical negligence solicitors covering Wallsend area, to represent you in a negligence claim. You should find plenty of information below, enough to illustrate why you might be able to make a claim, and who you could pursue for compensation. It will also give some advice on finding a good team of medical negligence solicitors covering Wallsend area.
The first information we need to impart, is an explanation of just what clinical negligence is. When any medical professional causes harm to a patient that could have been avoided, then negligence could have taken place. Typical examples could be:
- A pharmacy giving you the wrong medication.
- Your GP prescribing you the wrong medication.
- A doctor misdiagnosing your medical condition.
- A surgeon harming you by accident during an operation.
- A nurse not caring for you properly, resulting in you having an accident in hospital.
- A specialist administering the wrong treatment.
- An anaesthetist making a mistake when administering an anesthetic.
These are just some of the ways that you can be harmed by a medical professional, there are, of course, many more.
It is important to know that simply causing harm to a patient is not automatically considered negligence. Consider treatments such as chemotherapy. This is an aggressive treatment that will cause harm. However, it is being administered as part of a treatment plan to cure a much worse illness such as cancer.
This kind of harm would not be considered negligence, unless a mistake was made while administering the chemotherapy. In order for it to be considered medical negligence a health care worker must have breached their care of duty and this has had a direct consequence.
Every medical expert has a duty of care towards their patients, to never do them harm. When they fail in this duty of care, causing harm to a patient, a case of negligence will exist.
There is a further consideration though. Even if you believe that the facts above are true in your case, when you accuse a medical professional of negligence, the accusation will be reviewed by a panel of doctors. They will decide whether the behaviour of the medical professional was negligent or not. If they agree it was, then you should have a fairly simple route to making a claim. If they say no, it wasn’t negligence, then you and your legal team will need to prove that it was, in order to make a claim.
As you can see, the claim process is very complex in terms of negligence cases, and you may need an experienced and skilled negligence lawyer such as those here at Legal Expert. To find out how we can be of assistance, speak to one of our team on the number at the end of this guide.
How To Choose A Specialist Solicitor For A Clinical Negligence Claim
The effectiveness of your medical negligence team in processing your claim, is going to have a direct effect on a) your chances of making a successful claim, and b) the level of compensation that you receive. However, finding a good legal team can take time, as you vet each one in turn. To cut down on the effort involved, you can try asking any solicitor you are considering using, these three questions:
- Are you able to represent me under an agreement whereby you don’t charge a fee unless you are successful in winning my claim?
- Can you help me to prepare for my claim, by arranging a free medical examination in Wallsend?
- Can you show me that you have helped to win compensation in a similar claim to my own in the last year?
If the solicitor you are talking to cannot answer yes to all three of these, they may not be the best choice for your claim. Legal Expert can answer yes to all three, and we can help you to get the most compensation possible in your negligence claim. To learn how, speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of the page.
Does It Matter Where Your Solicitor Is Based?
You may think that there is some reason why you must engage a local team of solicitors in Wallsend to help you make a negligence claim. This is not in fact true. You can use any legal firm that you want, no matter where they happen to be based.
This opens up some interesting options. For example, you could get in touch with a specialist accident and injury solicitor. They would likely have the best chance of processing your negligence claim successfully. Although Legal Expert is not based in Wallsend we do have a specialist team that can help get you the compensation you deserve. We operate our claims service on a national level, covering Wallsend and all of the UK. We focus solely on this aspect of the law, getting claimants the maximum compensation we can, across a wide range of injury and accident claims, including clinical negligence. We can also offer additional services, such as getting you a local medical exam for free in Wallsend. The closest doctor to Wallsend who could do this for you may be:
North East Clinic
52 Heaton Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Is It Helpful To Read Reviews Of Solicitors?
One of the best methods of reducing the amount of work involved in a finding a good legal firm, is to search online for a website that has a solicitor reviews of the legal firm you are considering. When you are reading reviews, you should make a note of the key facts, so that you can compare all of the reviews at a later stage. Facts such as:
- How old the review is, and whether it still has any value.
- How relevant the review is, compared to your own claim.
- Whether the overall opinion of the reviewer is positive or negative.
- How much the solicitor charged as their fee.
- Whether the solicitor offered a No Win No Fee agreement.
Facts like these are the main ones and will help you to make a short list of potential legal firms to follow up with. This will still take some time though. For a much easier way to have your claim processed, speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number at the end of this guide. They will listen to you explain your situation, and then tell you about the legal options you have for moving your claim forward.
Clinical And Medical Negligence Claims Our Team Handles
Take a look at the graph above. It shows that waiting times in Tyne and Wear hospitals have crept up steadily over the last few years. What this means, is that these hospitals are now much busier than before, and the staff are having to work much harder. Overworked staff may result in mistakes. If they do, and the mistake harms a patient, then clinical negligence law firms could be able to claim compensation for the victim.
Some kinds of negligence claims are seen more often than others. In the sections below, some of these common claims are covered in more detail. However, no matter how you have been harmed by a medical professional, Legal Expert can help you. Explain your situation to one of our team on the number at the end of the page, and they will let you know how best we can be of assistance.
Claim Cases Of Cancer Negligence
Most of the cancer medical negligence cases we come across, are due to either a misdiagnosis or a late diagnosis of the patient’s medical condition. This is a particularly serious mistake for cancer sufferers to fall victim of, as it can lead to a delay in them receiving the treatment they need. The longer that cancer goes untreated, the less the chance of a patient making a full recovery.
Legal Expert has plenty of experience with cancer negligence cases, and we are sure that we can help you with yours. One of our team will be happy to explain how, if you speak to them on the number at the bottom of this guide. You can also check out this guide, here:
Claims For Cases Of Birth Injuries And Trauma
Birth injury claims are one of the most common types of claims we deal with here at Legal Expert. A mother can suffer serious injuries such as damage to the pelvic floor muscles, womb or the bowel. In more serious cases, negligence can lead to a heart attack or even death. The baby is at risk of grave injuries such as permanent brain damage, that will affect them for their whole life.
If you or your child are injured due to a medical professional making a mistake, then Legal Expert can help you to claim for birth injury clinical negligence. Talk to one of our team members on the number at the end of the page to learn more. You may also like to read this guide:
Claims For Cases Of Negligence By A GP
Your GP has a tough job. They have to make all of the critical, initial decisions about your health, and make sure you are referred to the right specialist. Of course, a GP makes mistakes from time to time; this is unavoidable. In the majority of cases, the mistake is minor and causes no harm once rectified. Yet some mistakes can be critical. For example, if your GP mistakes the symptoms of early-stage cancer for a viral infection.
If your GP has caused you harm due to negligence, then Legal Expert can help you claim for it. One of our team will be happy to get your claim started, if you speak to them on the number at the bottom of this page. You can also take a look at this guide:
Claims For Cases Of Negligence In A Nursing Home
There are many reasons why a person may need to make a nursing home negligence complaint i.e. on behalf of a loved one who is resident at the facility and has suffered an injury due to their negligence. The nursing home and its staff are legally obligated to provide a certain level of care to all residents, at all times. When they don’t, and a resident is injured due to this failure, a reason to claim could exist.
Legal Expert can assist you in making a claim on behalf of a family member who is resident in a care home. Speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page, and they will tell you how to proceed. This guide will also be useful:
Claims For Cases Of Negligence In Dental Care
Your dentist, as well as all the members of staff that work in the dental clinic, have the same responsibilities to their patients as any other medical professional. This means that if your dentist or one of the dental nurses causes harm to patients, then valid cases of dental negligence could exist.
Legal Expert has helped many people to claim compensation from their dentist for negligence, and we are sure we can do the same for you. If you talk to one of our team on the number at the end of the page, they will talk you through our new claims process, and get started on your claim right away. This guide is also going to be of use to you:
Claims For Cases Of Negligence In Hospitals
The most common negligence claims that we help people with here at Legal Expert, are for hospital negligence compensation. This is due to the sheer volume of patients that hospitals deal with. Claiming against a hospital can be a challenge, as you will be cared for by a whole team of medical professionals while there. Attributing blame and proving that negligence took place could be a complex task.
If you have come to harm as either an outpatient, or while staying hospital, Legal Expert can help you to claim. If you call us on the number at the bottom of the page, and speak to one of our team, they will help you to get your claim started today.
Figures Showing Claims Against Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
In the table below, you will find statistics related to clinical negligence for the NHS trust that covers the Wallsend area.
|NHS Trust||2016 Claims||2016 Incidents||2018 Payments|
|Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust||6||N/A||7506624|
No Win No Fee Medical Malpractice And Negligence Solicitors
Legal Expert can act as your No Win No Fee negligence solicitors, and process a claim for you. Our national claims service is a simple, effective and financially risk-free way for residents of Wallsend to make a clinical negligence claim.
When we first start working on your claim, we won’t charge a fee. As we are processing your claim, we won’t charge any ongoing fees. If we fail to win you any compensation at all, then we still don’t charge a fee. When we do win you a compensation settlement though, we will take our pre-agreed fee out of the money we have received for you, and then give you the remainder. Speak to the Legal Expert team on the number below, to learn how this claim service works, and how we can help you.
Speak To Our Team Today
Have you been harmed by a medical professional? Do you believe you have a valid reason to make a claim against a private medical provider, or an NHS compensation claim? If so, call 0800 073 8804 today. One of our team will be waiting to take your call, and explain to you how we can move your claim forward right away.
Additional Guides And Medical Services Covering Wallsend
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: (0191) 233 6161
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Nuffield Health Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospital
Tel: 0191 303 6834
Opening hours: 24 hours.
The Village Green Surgery
Tyne & Wear
Tel: 0191 295 8500
Opening hours: 8:00am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Contact Park Road Dental Practice
97 Park Road
Tyne and Wear
Tel: 0191 262 4254
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Edited by Melissa.