Medical Negligence

Experienced Medical Negligence Solicitors Gateshead and Washington

If you or a member of your family have been injured by negligent medical treatment, you may be entitled to claim damages. This will compensate you for what has happened and provide support for the future if you need it.

Medical or clinical negligence might occur as a result of something done by a doctor, but also extends to other healthcare professionals including nurses, midwives, cosmetic surgeons and dentists.

Our medical negligence team know how important it is to secure compensation for what has happened to you and we understand that you may find it difficult to take on a legal case while you are suffering from your injuries. You will find us friendly and approachable and we will do all we can to make the claims process as easy as possible for you.

As well as leading legal expertise we always work to provide an excellent and personal service to our clients. We will provide support to you throughout your claim and ensure that you can always contact us if you need to, to discuss progress or to ask any questions you may have.

To speak to one of our expert medical negligence solicitors and discuss whether you can make a claim, and how much that claim might be worth, please call us on 0191 495 2896 or complete a Free Online Enquiry today.

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Making a medical negligence claim

To make a claim, you need to show that a medical professional did something or failed to do something and that this was not what a reasonably competent practitioner would have done. This could be misdiagnosing a condition, making an error in surgery, failing to explain the risks of an operation or prescribing the wrong treatment or medication.

You will need to demonstrate that this breach of duty resulted in an injury or pain and suffering that you would not have experienced if the medical practitioner had provided the proper standard of care.

It is recommended that you seek legal help as soon as possible if you believe you have been affected by medical negligence. This will allow us to gather evidence without delay. There are also time limits in respect of a claim, so by speaking to a lawyer now you can ensure that you do not miss the opportunity to obtain a medical negligence damages payment.

If your claim is successful, you will generally be awarded a sum in respect of the pain and suffering as well as compensation for your financial losses, such as loss of earnings, rehabilitation costs, additional daily expenses, care costs, the expense of any adaptations required to your car or home.

No win no fee medical negligence claim

We offer no win no fee medical negligence representation for many of our cases and if you speak to us, we can let you know whether this is an option for your claim. Also known as a medical negligence CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement, a no win no fee arrangement means that you can bring your claim without financial risk to yourself.

If your claim is successful, your legal fees will generally be paid by the other side .

Our medical negligence claim services

Our medical negligence solicitors have extensive experience across a range of claims, including the following:

  • Accident and Emergency claims
  • Brain Injury claims
  • Cosmetic surgery negligence claims
  • Delayed diagnosis claims
  • Dental negligence claims
  • Fatal Accident claims and Inquests
  • GP negligence claims
  • Gynaecology negligence claims
  • Hospital negligence
  • Misdiagnosis claims
  • Nursing home claims and care claims
  • Orthopaedic claims
  • Pregnancy and Birth Injury claims
  • Pressure Sore claims
  • Surgical error claims

We will discuss what happened and give you our honest opinion of the strength of your claim. We will arrange for you to be examined by medical experts who will prepare reports that will form the basis of your claim along with your medical records and the results of our investigations into the event.

Our team will ensure that you have the strongest possible case and will negotiate hard on your behalf to obtain the best possible outcome to your claim.

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Contact our Gateshead and Washington medical negligence solicitors

Our expert medical negligence lawyers are known for providing excellent service and support as well as genuine legal expertise so that you can be sure your case will have the attention it needs.

To speak to one of our medical negligence team, call us on 0191 416 2182 (Washington) or 0191 495 2896 (Gateshead) or email us at

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