Have you been injured or made ill because of medical negligence in South Shields, County Durham? If so, you could be able to make a medical negligence claim with a clinical negligence solicitor that covers the County Durham area.
To begin your medical negligence claim, call Medical Negligence Assist today on 0800 652 3087, for your free consultation. One of our advisors will be happy to listen to your story and if you have the right to make a medical negligence claim, our panel of medical negligence solicitors could start working on your claim right away. Once in contact with you, your solicitor may also be able to estimate how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.
Whether you wish to claim compensation for dental negligence, care home negligence, cancer misdiagnosis, general practice medical negligence compensation, a birth injury, or any other type of injury caused by medical negligence in South Shields, our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering the South Shields area could help you.
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Before we begin, let’s look at a definition of what medical negligence is. Medical negligence, often called clinical negligence, is when a patient receives substandard medical care from a doctor, nurse, dentist or other medical professional, resulting in them becoming injured, ill, or their existing medical condition being made worse. Medical practitioners have a duty of care towards their patient, so if a patient is harmed because of medical negligence, the practice or institution where they are harmed, such as a GP surgery or a hospital, may be held liable for their injuries and have to pay the injured person compensation.
If you have been injured because of medical negligence in South Shields, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. To do so, you may need a medical negligence solicitor to manage your claim for you. We will now advise you on what criteria to look for when looking for a personal injury solicitor;
- Choose expertise, knowledge and experience over location as you may never need to see your medical negligence solicitor face to face.
- Read independent reviews about solicitors you are interested in.
- Ask for testimonials.
- Ask friends and family if they would recommend anyone.
People sometimes ask us “should I use a medical negligence solicitor in my area?” Medical Negligence Assist recommend that you prioritise finding a solicitor with skills and experience that are relevant to your claim, over finding a solicitor that is based near you. Although it may seem more convenient to use a solicitors firm that is in the South Shields area, today most solicitors consult with their clients, and keep them updated during the case, by communicating with them remotely via email or over the phone. This is why we recommend prioritising other factors over location: such as a solicitors track record of winning claims, their experience of handling cases that are similar to yours, or whether or not they offer the option to make a no win no fee claim.
There is a medical negligence claims time limit in Britain of 3 years, which means that you will only have three years to begin your claim, after you have experienced medical negligence, or realised that you have been harmed. There are exceptions. Therefore, we recommend calling Medical Negligence Assist as soon as possible, to begin your claim. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover all sorts of medical negligence claims in the South Shields area, so call today.
If you have been injured, made ill or had your existing medical condition worsened because of negligence on the part of a medical practitioner, you could be entitled to compensation. In the early stages of your claim, you will need to have your injuries assessed by a qualified physician to produce a medical report, which your solicitor will use to value your claim. It could be arranged for you to see a doctor close to South Shields to produce your medical report. We work with a panel of doctors able to conduct physical exams.
North East Clinic,
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Clasper Way Swalwell,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
If you are looking for a medical negligence solicitor you may want to speak to a friend or family member who has made a successful claim for compensation, to see if they would recommend the solicitor who handled their claim. Other people who do not know someone who has been through a similar ordeal, may search for online medical negligence solicitor reviews to help them decide which solicitor’s firm to use. This is because by reading them, they can see if other people who have used the firm to claim compensation have had a positive experience using them or not.
To find online medical negligence solicitor reviews, type search terms such as “medical negligence solicitors in South Shields” or “medical negligence solicitors in my area” into an online search engine tool. Alternatively, trust Medical negligence Assist. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover claims in the South Shields area for all types of medical negligence, so trust them to handle your claim today.
If you have been injured or made ill because of negligence on the part of a medical practitioner in South Shields you could be entitled to compensation. Below we have listed some NHS negligence case examples and private healthcare medical negligence examples. If you have experienced a type of medical negligence that we have not listed below, which resulted in you becoming harmed, please call our team the number is at the bottom of the guide and they can clarify if you have a case or not.
Remember, if you have been injured, made ill or had your existing condition made worse because of clinical negligence in South Shields, call Medical Negligence Assist today to find the right personal injury solicitor to handle your claim.
When we undergo surgery, we require the highest standard of care. Unfortunately if a surgeon or surgical team act negligently, this can resulted the patient becoming injured or ill. What sort of damage can be done by surgical negligence? For example, a surgeon could remove the wrong limb during an amputation procedure, or complications could happen due to inappropriate anaesthetic. Have you been injured while in surgery due to poor standards of care? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Medical Negligence Assist today to see if you are entitled to claim surgical negligence compensation.
Have you been injured because of negligence at a care home in South Shields? Maybe your close next of kin relative was injured or made ill because a care home treated them negligently? Then you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation on behalf of yourself, or the person who was injured if they are not mentally capable of doing so themselves, for example if they are suffering from dementia. Examples of negligence in a care home that can result in the person becoming injured or ill could include the resident being given the wrong medication, being injured whilst being moved by untrained staff, or being abused.
To make a personal injury claim against a care home in South Shields, call Medical Negligence Assist today.
Both the mother and the child need the highest standard of medical care during childbirth. Usually the level of care given is impeccable, but if mistakes are made by the gynaecologist or midwife, this could result in the mother or child suffering from a birth injury, which in severe circumstances may have lifelong consequences. An example of a birth injury could include: doctors failing to notice signs of distress in the foetus which results in the infant suffering from hypoxia which could lead to brain injuries or the child becoming disabled.
If you wish to claim birth injury child compensation, or birth injury mother compensation, for birth negligence that harmed you or your child in South Shields, please call us today. If you have grounds to make a legitimate birth injury claim, one of our panel of excellent medical negligence lawyers could handle your claim.
If you have been injured or made ill because of negligence on the part of a GP in South Shields, you could be eligible to claim general practice medical negligence compensation. GPs usually offer an excellent service, providing patients with immediate care, or referring them to specialists where needed. Unfortunately if GPs act negligently, maybe they misdiagnose a condition for something completely different meaning you may end up taking medication for a totally different illness which in itself could cause ill effects but also the current condition which has been left untreated may worsen unnecessarily.
If you have experienced general practitioner medical negligence in South Shields or the surrounding County Durham area, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Medical Negligence Assist to start your claim for general practice medical negligence compensation, today.
Unfortunately cancer grows and spreads to other organs over time if left untreated. This means that the earlier that cancer is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. If you experienced a negligent cancer misdiagnosis, which made your cancer more difficult to treat you may be entitled to make a cancer misdiagnosis claim. Similarly, in the very tragic circumstances that your next of kin died an avoidable death because a doctor misdiagnosed their cancer, or dismissed their cancer symptoms, you could be able to make a cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim on their behalf.
Call Medical Negligence Assist today, to see if you have grounds to make a claim for cancer misdiagnosis compensation.
Hospitals such as South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields provides patients with emergency care, specialist departments for diagnostic testing and treatment purposes, operations and outpatient care. Standards of care at an NHS or private hospital are usually very good, if standards in care, in treatment, in providing medication fall below what is expected and negligence is present the very real possibility of patients suffering as a consequence is tangible. Private healthcare or NHS negligence case examples could include: childbirth negligence, surgical injuries, a doctor misdiagnosing a patient allowing the condition to worsen or anaesthetic errors which cause avoidable pain.
Do you need to make a hospital negligence claim in South Shields? Contact us today, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the South Shields area.
As well doctors, if dentists make errors or deliver substandard care, which results in their patients coming to harm it may be deemed as negligent. Whether you have experienced dental negligence whilst undergoing medical dental care, cosmetic dental care, orthodontic care or any other sort of dental care, if your condition was worsened or you were injured as a result, you could be entitled to make a dental negligence claim for compensation. Call Medical Negligence Assist, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can handle dental negligence claims in South Shields and elsewhere.
- South Tyneside District Hospital.
- Simonside Lodge.
- Palmer Community Hospital.
The table below lists the NHS medical negligence statistics for the South Shields area. The table lists the number of claims 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
|South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the South Shields area. They could handle claims on behalf of individuals who were harmed in private or NHS hospitals or practices.
If you have been injured, made ill or had an existing medical condition worsened because of negligence on the part of a medical practitioner in South Shields, you could be entitled to claim medical negligence compensation for your injuries. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors offer all of their clients the option to make a no win no fee claim. Making a no win no fee claim means that an excellent personal injury lawyer will start working on your claim. They will provide you with the same level of service that any other client may expect to receive, however they will not charge you an upfront fee. You will instead have to pay when you win your compensation claim. In the scenario that you do not win your compensation claim, you will not have to pay a fee to your medical negligence solicitor. Of course, our panel of solicitors only take on medical negligence claims that they think they can win but many clients feel that making a no win no fee claim is the less stressful option for them.
To begin your no win no fee claim, call us today to find out more. One of our well-informed advisors will be happy to let you know what the best option for you may be.
To begin your claim for private healthcare or NHS negligence, call Medical Negligence Assist today. If you have the right to claim medical negligence compensation, we have a panel of excellent medical negligence solicitor covering the South Shields area. Call us today to begin your claim, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Edited by LisM.