Gateshead Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Lawyers Claims Guide

Medical negligence Gateshead

Medical negligence Gateshead

You might already be aware of the fact that claims could be made if you have suffered an injury or illness and the incident was not your fault but due to negligence of a third party. However, what you may not anticipate is being harmed by the people you trust most with your health. After all, when we are not feeling well, we may rely on the healthcare professionals in our area to find out what the problem is and to treat it. Therefore, when something goes wrong it could be very upsetting and it could cause people to lose faith in the healthcare system. While the standard of healthcare in the UK is very high, if standards are allowed to fall then negligent treatment may cause unnecessary injuries.

In this guide, we have provided for those looking for medical negligence solicitors in Gateshead important information on what to look out for when choosing that all important legal team, and we’ll explain why you don’t have to use someone based there to help you. If you have been injured while in Gateshead in a hospital or any other type of health establishment, you may find this information very helpful. We will take a look at the different types of medical negligence cases that are made to give you a better understanding. Plus, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Gateshead area, and so we will tell you more about the service our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors provide. If you have any questions about anything that has been written in this guide or about making a claim, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we would be happy to help you. You can find our contact details at the end of the guide.

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How To Find A Medical Negligence Solicitor To Handle Your Case

There is no denying that if making a claim, of any nature, one of the most important things that you may need to do is find a quality legal professional to fight your corner. There are several elements you need to consider if trying to find the right medical negligence solicitors for your case, such as:

  • Experience – Of course, you may want to find a personal injury solicitor that has a lot of experience in the industry. You may not only want to make sure that they have worked on a lot of personal injury cases before but you will want to make sure that they have worked on a lot of medical negligence cases. This could be imperative because the last thing you may want is someone who is essentially going to be learning on the job.
  • Payment structure – One thing you may definitely want to know is how much you are going to need to pay for the legal service you are considering. Not only should you find out about the fees but you need to understand how they work as well. A no win no fee service is often a good choice of payment structure to go for. We explain this in further depth at the end of the guide as all our panel of solicitors who can cover Gateshead work to this payment structure.
  • Communication – The final piece of the puzzle is communication. You may want a solicitor who you feel comfortable with and that you can get in touch with whenever you need to. It might be wise to make sure you can contact your lawyer via both phone and email for peace of mind.

Look At Reviews And Testimonials For Medical Negligence Solicitors

If looking for a medical negligence lawyer to help you make a personal injury claim, reading reviews of medical negligence solicitors could be very helpful. This could give you a great insight into the service provided and what you could expect if you decide to work with the solicitor in question. However, it might be advisable to only read comments on independent review platforms so you can be sure they are genuine. Once you have made a claim, you should leave comments about the personal injury lawyer you worked with in order to help others too.

Does My Solicitor Need To Be Based In Gateshead?

It may be easy to assume that the only way to make a case for medical negligence in Gateshead is to use medical negligence solicitors in Gateshead. This is not the case. You do not need to search Google for medical negligence solicitors in my area. Instead, you could choose someone based on their skill set, reputation, and their success rate. This means you could select the right medical negligence solicitor for you, rather than the one located close to you. You will be pleased to know that our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Gateshead area.

Our Panel Of Gateshead Based Doctors Could Assess Your Injuries

We have a panel of professional negligence medical solicitors covering Gateshead, as well as connections with medical professionals in this part of the UK. We could connect you to a medical expert in your area, such as:

Rizwan  Shafiq

Gateshead Regus Office

The Axis Building,


Kingsway North,

Team Valley


NE11 0NQ

Ian Watson

The Axis Building

Kingsway North, Team Valley


NE11 0NQ

Abid Sami

Regus Gateshead, The Axis Building

Maingate, Kingsway Noth


NE11 0NQ

What Clinical Or Medical Negligence Claims Do Our Panel Of Experts Conduct?

Below, we will take a look at some example cases of clinical negligence our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could potentially cover.

Maternity And Childbirth Negligence

If a mother or parents have to make a claim for a childbirth injury it maybe because the mum has been injured during childbirth or the baby has suffered due to negligence and the injuries or illnesses that have been sustained could have been avoided. These sorts of claims could be very distressing, especially if they result in life-long problems for the mother and/or baby.

Mistakes could happen in different ways if the level of health care service that is being provided does not meet the minimum standards that are required or if the correct procedures are deviated from causing unnecessary suffering. It is vital that medical staff are constantly following the correct procedures when it comes to monitoring both the mother and the unborn baby so that any signs of distress that are apparent can be spotted straight away. Failure to spot signs of distress that lead to harm could be considered as negligence. If you or your baby has suffered avoidable injuries, you may be looking for NHS medical negligence solicitors in Gateshead or those that cover the area to handle your claim. Our panel of expert solicitors could help you for more information use the number at the bottom of the guide.

Surgery Negligence

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Gateshead area and we could assist with surgery negligence claims too. When you have an operation, the surgeon should explain all of the risks that are involved. After all, all surgeries come with risks, and some could be more worrying than others. However, this does not account for mistakes made by the surgeon due to negligence or anyone else involved in the operation. If the surgeon was to operate on the wrong part of the body, for example, this is not something that would be usually seen as a common risk. Give our advisors a call if you have any questions at all related to surgical error negligence.

Clinical Negligence In A Hospital

Are you searching for medical negligence solicitors in Gateshead because you have suffered hospital negligence. There are a number of different ways that someone could be injured or suffer an illness in a hospital if the medical staff or other hospital staff allow the standards to slip below the minimum level required. We have already spoken about surgery and birth injuries. However, negligence could also involve missed symptoms, improper diagnosis, hygiene problems, failure in standard of care, or the incorrect medication being given to a patient. In order to pursue a hospital negligence claim the substandard service which a patient may have received must have caused harm in some way.

Cancer Late Or Misdiagnosis

Cases of late diagnosis and cancer misdiagnosis cases could be very serious. After all, cancer is a disease that is known to be very aggressive, meaning it could spread and grow at a rapid pace. If you do not get the treatment you need, and you do not get it quickly, this could result in you needing to undergo much more intensive treatment. This is because the cancer may have grown and it could have even spread to other parts of the body. If a cancer has been misdiagnosed or the delay in diagnosis is due to error or mistakes it maybe classed as negligence. This form of medical malpractice could also result in fatal negligence duty of care cases. If you have lost a loved one due to cancer negligence and have some questions you need answering do not hesitate to call our advisors for more information.

Doctor Malpractice Or Negligence

You may also be able to make a medical negligence UK claim if you have been the victim of GP negligence. When someone is not feeling very well, the first person they may turn to is their GP. If your GP lets you down, it could be very damaging, as it could mean that you end up receiving treatment that is not right for you or you may not get any treatment at all. GP negligence could occur if through error you do not receive the right diagnosis or a misdiagnosis and the condition is allowed to worsen meaning a patient suffers unnecessarily.

Dental Malpractice

If you have suffered dental negligence, a dental negligence lawyer may be able to help you put together a case. There are different ways that could cause dental negligence if the dentists, dental nurse or even the hygienist does not maintain a minimum standard of service at all times. Examples of dental negligence could possible include; the dentist extracting the wrong tooth, unnecessary nerve damage during a dental procedure or damage to healthy teeth when extracting another tooth. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can help with these sorts of negligence duty of care claims, so please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Care / Nursing Home Negligence

Making the decision to send someone you love to a care home could be very difficult. However, this is something we may do because we may feel that our loved one is going to benefit from a much better level of care and a more comfortable life. So, when something goes wrong, it could be very difficult to come to terms with. You could speak to our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors for more information about care home claims. In the press lately, there have been stories about cases whereby patients have been abused. Historical abuse claims have been made, and this is something a lawyer could help you with. However, care home claims could also range from medication errors to hygiene problems.

Gateshead And West Midlands NHS Trusts Medical Negligence Statistics

To get a better understanding of the number of medical negligence incidents in Gateshead, please refer to the table below. Please note this is only for NHS trusts. Private hospital data is not available.

Healthcare providerClaims received 17/18Damage paymentsCNST Damage payments
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust2311£3, 434, 474

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Gateshead

When you make a claim with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors, you could be sure of a no win no fee service. If you have never heard of this before, it basically means that you are only going to pay for our service if it is successful. If we do not manage to secure compensation for you, you do not have to worry about the burden of paying us legal fees. This gives you reassurance because you know that making a claim is not going to leave you worse off financially.

Hospitals Covering Gateshead

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Dunston Hill Hospital
  • Bensham Hospital
  • Gateshead Sexual Health Clinic
  • Trinity Square Health Centre
  • Chamonix Clinic

Start Your Clinical Negligence Claim

No matter what has happened, whether you have been the victim of operation malpractice or NHS medical negligence due to a misdiagnosis, you can speak to our experts today to discuss how to make a claim. You can reach us between 8 am and 9 pm, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Gateshead area, meaning you don’t need medical negligence solicitors in Gateshead.

Helpful Links

NHS Gateshead. 

Timings for claims – This page shows what time limits exist for this type of claim.

GP Surgery Malpractice – Was your GP at fault? Then this guidance could help.

Were you misdiagnosed – No matter what the illness or injury, this page could throw some more light on the subject.

Edited by LisM.