Medical Negligence Claims in Middlesbrough - Thompson & Co

Medical Negligence Middlesbrough

We are medical negligence solicitors supporting our clients in Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas. We deal with a range of medical negligence claims arising out of medical negligence and are here to support you during your claim. We can support you in a variety of claims including:

  • Failure to diagnose injuries and illnesses.
  • Delays in the diagnosis of cancer.
  • Injuries that occur as a result of surgery or mistakes made during surgery.

We understand that there may be concerns with current events and physical meetings, therefore, we are able to discuss your claim through a variety of different methods. These methods include discussing case details on Video Conferencing such as Zoom & Microsoft Teams and via telephone and email should you not be able to or wish to visit our offices in person.

How to Determine When Negligence Has Occurred

When or whether a medical practitioner has been negligent depends on whether the treatment that you received was to a standard that could be reasonably expected. If a claim is made with the treatment being received in line with the views of a responsible body of medical opinion – your practitioner would have a defence to your claim.

Additionally to this – you will need to prove that your injuries would not have occurred if it were not for the negligence of your practitioner. Some cases such as an injury being caused by the actual illness being treated or cases in which quality of life reduces due to misdiagnosis – injury may have occurred anyway,

During the process of making your claim, you will need to obtain a medical report from a medical expert. This report is to advise whether treatment provided was negligent/sufficient as well as if the injury would have occurred even if the negligent treatment had not taken place. 

If you wish to find out more information about the potential of your claim, please get in touch with a member of our expert team.

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Financial Loses & Compensation Payments

It’s important to keep any records of financial losses you have suffered as a result of negligence such as the cost of treatments or medications, loss of earnings, travel expenses and care costs. Should your claim be successful, we handle your claim on a no win no fee basis. You will not have to enter any loan or credit agreements for your financial peace of mind. The amount of compensation that you will receive varies from case to case but we can advise you on similar cases and what the compensation price was agreed during this case.

Time Limits

You only have 3 years to issue Court Proceedings from the date you first knew, or could reasonably have been expected to know, that you have suffered an injury caused by the fault of a medical practitioner. This could be the date of the mistake or sometime late if you did not know you had been injured at the time the mistake was made. If Court Proceedings are not issued within 3 years of that date you would usually be unable to pursue your claim further. The Courts can however waive this 3-year time limit if it can be shown that there was a valid reason why you did not pursue the claim sooner.

Contact Our Medical Negligence Solicitors in Middlesbrough

Should you feel that you have suffered from medical or dental negligence then our team of solicitors are available to advise and support you. We can support you throughout your claim as well as offer advice during the entirety of the claim. We have many years of experience representing our clients in Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas.