By Cat Wayne. Last Updated 5th April 2023. Are you a resident of Darlington, County Durham, who has been injured, made ill or had your existing medical condition made even worse because of substandard care on behalf of a medical practitioner? Then you could be entitled to make a medical negligence compensation claim. Trust Medical Negligence Assist to help you find a medical negligence solicitor covering the Darlington area from our panel who can handle your claim.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Darlington area and have decades of experience, handling claims like yours. What’s more, our panel of solicitors will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you could be entitled to claim.
If you have been injured, made ill, or had your existing medical condition worsened because of medical negligence in Darlington, call Medical Negligence Assist today for your free consultation. We will talk to you in-depth about your experience of medical negligence and if you have the right to claim, we will provide you with a medical negligence lawyer. Call us on 0800 652 3087 right away to see you much you could be entitled to claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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- Picking A Claims Team To Conduct Your Case
- Are There Any Benefits Of Using A Darlington Based Law Firm?
- Do I Have To Have A Medical Exam?
- Should You Look At Reviews Of A Law Firm?
- Cases Of Medical Negligence Handled By Our Panel Of Expert Solicitors
- Misdiagnosis Of Cancer
- Surgical Blunders
- Darlington Dental Care Negligence
- Darlington Hospital Negligence
- Childbirth Negligence
- Nursing Home Errors Causing Harm
- How To Sue Your GP
- Statistics For Clinical Negligence Claims By NHS Resolution
- No Win No Fee Clinical Malpractice Claims
- County Durham And Darlington Hospitals
- Start My Claim
- Helpful Links
Before we begin, let’s define what medical negligence is. Medical negligence is also known as clinical negligence or medical malpractice is defined as when a medical practitioner fails a patient by delivering substandard care. This could be an NHS blunder, misdiagnosis of cancer, or a doctor overdosing a patient on their medication. If a patient is ill, is injured or their preexisting condition is made worse because of doctor, nurse, dentist or other medical practitioner negligence, this is defined as medical negligence. The patient could be entitled to make a medical negligence claim to receive compensation for their injuries. We will now look at what you may wish to consider when making a medical negligence claim.
It’s a common misconception that if you live in Darlington, you have to use a Darlington based law firm to handle your claim. Clients often ask us, “do I have to use medical negligence solicitors in my area, to manage my compensation claim?” The answer is that you can work with a local solicitors firm, or one based elsewhere in the country. Instead of prioritising location, we believe you should prioritise other areas such as the firm’s field of expertise, their track record for handling cases that are similar to yours, and whether or not they offer the option to make a no win no fee claim, which many claimants find helpful.
Some claimants worry that if you work with a solicitor that is not based in your locality, you will not be able to communicate with them properly, during the proceedings of the case. Infact, solicitors are more likely to communicate with you via phone and email than face to face, no matter how near or far apart you are.
To find the right medical negligence lawyer to handle your claim, call us today for your free consultation.
If you are going to make a claim for clinical negligence, one of the first steps is to get a medical assessment. During your medical assessment, a doctor will diagnose your injuries and determine the ongoing effect they are likely to have on your standard of living. Your solicitor will use your medical assessment to value your clinical negligence compensation claim. You can find a list of physicians we work with in the Darlington area, below.
20 Woodland Road,
Darlington Regus Office,
20 Woodland Road,
Many clients look for reviews and ratings of law firms, to see if other clients have been pleased with the service they received. If you look at the websites of most Darlington based law firms, you will find that they include client’s testimonials. Reading online testimonials can help instil confidence in a law firm, but because these have been uploaded to the website by the firm they may not provide a full picture of what previous clients thought of their compensation claim experience.
Instead, many people looking to claim compensation for medical negligence, read independent medical negligence solicitor reviews, to gain more insight into what a firm’s previous clients thought of the service they received. To find online medical negligence solicitor reviews, type terms such as “medical negligence solicitors reviews in my area” and “medical negligence solicitors in Darlington” into a search engine like Google or Bing. Reviews and ratings of different local law firms should come up quickly.
Remember, if you have been harmed because of clinical negligence in Darlington, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call Medical Negligence Assist today, and we will find a personal injury solicitor from our panel to handle your claim.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can handle many negligence claims if they meet certain criteria. This could be that the injuries or illnesses caused by medical negligence, resulted in serious or even permanent harm to the claimant.
We will review common reasons why people enquire about or make medical negligence compensation claims. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Darlington area, so if you have a good reason to make a claim for medical negligence, contact us today to begin your claim.
In the UK there is a medical negligence claims time limit, which means that you typically have three years after the incident of medical negligence or you realised that you had been harmed, in which to make your claim.
I Need A Solicitor For Darlington – Are There Exceptions To The Claim Time Limit?
One way that solicitors in Darlington can help you with your medical negligence claim is by making sure you are within the relevant time limit. Under the Limitation Act 1980, you generally have three years to make a claim. However, this rule comes with some exceptions.
The first is for those who are under the age of eighteen. If you are under eighteen and suffer harm due to medical negligence, then the time limit is suspended until your eighteenth birthday. Then, it reinstates and lasts until your twenty-first birthday. However, a litigation friend may claim on your behalf before this time.
Similarly, if you do not have the mental capacity to make a claim for yourself, then the time limit is frozen. If you are able to recover the capacity to claim, then the time limit will reinstate on the date of your recovery. If not, the limit will remain frozen, and a litigation friend can make your claim on your behalf.
To learn more about how Darlington solicitors could help you, or to find out if you could be eligible to work with a solicitor in Darlington, contact our team today.
As we are sure you already know, cancer spreads and worsens over time. Therefore, catching cancer early can make a big difference to how easy it is to treat and recover from. Having a GP or oncologist miss the signs of cancer at an early stage can be an absolutely devastating experience. If you have suffered from the misdiagnosis of cancer and had your cancer worsened as a result, you could be entitled to claim compensation. In the extremely tragic case that your next of kin family member died needlessly because their cancer was misdiagnosed, then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim on their behalf.
Call Medical Negligence Assist today to enquire about making a no win no fee misdiagnosis of cancer claim.
Have you been avoidably injured whilst undergoing surgery because of Darlington Memorial Hospital negligence, or negligence at another hospital in the area? During surgery patients need the highest possible standards of care, if a patient experiences negligence in surgery, it can result in serious consequences. Examples of negligence in surgery can include; surgical instruments not being sterilised properly, leading to an infection, wrong-site surgery, which means that the wrong part of the body was operated on, a foreign body being left inside the patient or a surgeon damaging an organ. Have you been injured by medical negligence in surgery? Whether it was an NHS blunder or private hospital blunder, you could be entitled to compensation.
Call Medical Negligence Assist today and if you have been injured because of negligence in surgery, we can help you make a medical negligence claim for compensation. Call today, to be provided with the right medical negligence solicitor from our panel who covers Darlington to handle your claim.
If you have an NHS complaint or private healthcare complaint because of Darlington dental care negligence, you could be entitled to claim compensation for any avoidable injuries caused. Whether your Darlington dental care negligence was caused by substandard care in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, or medical dentistry, you could claim compensation for your injuries. Examples of Darlington dental care negligence can include; the misdiagnosis of periodontal disease, restorative dentistry errors, anaesthetic errors, extracting the wrong tooth, or cosmetic dentistry not having the desired effect.
To make a dental negligence claim in Darlington, call us today, to see how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.
If you have an NHS complaint, or private hospital complaint to be made because of medical negligence at a hospital in the North East, which caused you to become injured, ill, or worsened your existing medical condition you could be entitled to claim a North East hospital negligence payment.
Call us today for your clinical negligence claims overview. Whether you have experienced Darlington Memorial Hospital negligence, or medical negligence at another hospital in the Darlington area, our panel of solicitors could claim hospital negligence payments on your behalf.
Because childbirth is such a critical time, both the mother and the infant require the highest possible standard of care. If a doctor, midwife or another medical practitioner acts negligently during childbirth, their actions can cause the infant or the mother to suffer from avoidable birth injuries, which can lead to lifelong medical conditions. For example, if the infant is deprived of oxygen for too long, this can cause brain damage, leading to disabilities such as cerebral palsy.
If you or your child has been injured because of childbirth negligence at a hospital in Darlington, call Medical Negligence Assist today. If you have the right to compensation, a solicitor from our clinical negligence panel will begin working on your claim as soon as possible.
If you are a resident of a nursing home or care home in Darlington who was injured, made ill, or had your existing medical condition worsened because of medical negligence, you could be entitled to make a nursing home negligence claim for your injuries. Similarly, if your vulnerable next of kin relative was harmed in a nursing home or care home and they are not able to claim compensation for themselves (for example if they are suffering from dementia), then you could be entitled to claim compensation for them, on their behalf. The funds secured by making their claim, will go towards making sure that they have the best standard of care possible. Examples of nursing home errors and negligence can include; wilful neglect or abuse, giving a resident the wrong medication or injuring a resident whilst moving them.
If you have been made injured or ill because of medical negligence on the part of a nursing home or care home in Darlington, call now for clinical negligence claims overview.
It is your GP’s responsibility to treat minor illnesses or injuries you may find yourself suffering from. Similarly, if you experience signs of a serious medical condition, they are supposed to refer you to a specialist, who can diagnose it properly and prescribe the correct treatment, if needed. Unfortunately, if a GP makes a medical mistake such as prescribing the wrong medicine or misdiagnosing an illness, then this can result in the patient coming to undue harm.
The table below lists the NHS medical negligence statistics for the Darlington area. The table lists the number of incidents that happened, how many claims were received and the value of the claims processed. The table is relevant to the years 2017/8, which is the latest data available at the time of writing, for the NHS Trusts listed below.
|NHS Trust Or Relevant Healthcare Authority
|No. of claims recieved
|No. of reported incidents
|CNST Damages Paid
|County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Darlington area and will handle claims on behalf of individuals who were avoidably injured in private or NHS hospitals or practices.
Our expert panel of medical negligence solicitors works on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay for their services upfront. Instead, you will pay your fee when they win your claim for you. In the unlikely instance that your claim is not successful, you won’t need to pay their fees. Of course, our panel of solicitors don’t take on cases they know that they can’t win, but to many, making a no win no fee claim is the more affordable and less stressful option.
Call us today and if you have the right to claim, a personal injury solicitor from our panel will start working on your claim right away.
- Darlington Memorial Hospital
- BMI Woodlands Hospital
- West Park Hospital
- Hundens Lane Day Hospital
If you have been injured, made ill, or had your existing medical condition worsened because of medical negligence in Darlington, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Darlington area. Call now to speak to one of our well-informed advisors and if you have legitimate grounds to claim we could help you. We’re looking forward to working with you.
County Durham And Darlington NHS Foundation Trust – This is the main NHS Trust in the local area.
Darlington Borough Council’s Health And Social Care Website – Information on social care services in this area.
Hospital Negligence Claims – Further information on how to claim compensation.
Medical Misdiagnosis – Additional information about when and how to claim compensation.
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Written by Hana
Edited by LisM.