Medical Negligence Solicitors

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

The highest-rated medical negligence solicitors in Middlesbrough

If you’ve suffered as a result of a medical mistake, Patient Claim Line can help. As the UK’s highest-rated medical negligence solicitors on Trustpilot, we understand fully how devastating medical negligence can be and the impact it can have on your life and prospects. Our specialist solicitors represent negligence cases from patients across Middlesbrough and surrounding areas, and are experienced in bringing claims against a number of local hospitals and Trusts.

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence occurs when a medical professional, institution or clinic fails to provide an appropriate level of care to their patient. For example, a doctor may misdiagnose a patient’s condition, despite visible warning symptoms; or a surgical procedure could lead to complications when it is performed incorrectly. If the mistake or error is due to negligence that caused the patient avoidable injury, harm or suffering, then the patient could be entitled to make a medical negligence claim and receive compensation. The effects of medical negligence can be life-altering, and whilst compensation cannot reverse the effects of negligent treatment, it can help patients to move on with their lives and build some security for the future.

For more information on medical negligence, read our medical negligence guide.

We’ve helped patients in Middlesbrough since 2014

Since 2014, we’ve handled medical negligence claims for thousands of people across the UK, including Middlesbrough. Our solicitors are not just lawyers, they’re medical negligence experts and are experienced in dealing with all aspects of medical negligence, from misdiagnosis to prescription errors. Our expert legal team can quickly assess your case and let you know if you have a claim, and can then guide you through the legal process to help build the best case.

No win no fee medical negligence advice

We believe that everyone should have the right to qualified legal aid, that’s why we work on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. We understand that costly legal fees can sometimes put patients off making a claim, so our ‘no win no fee’ service ensures that if you lose your case, you don’t have to pay any solicitor’s fees or costs. If your case is successful, you only have to pay your solicitor fees – all additional costs will be covered by the losing party.

Contact a solicitor that serves Middlesborough

As the UK’s highest-rated medical negligence solicitors, Patient Claim Line currently deals with 1 in 10 of all medical negligence cases across England and Wales. Our dedicated team of medical malpractice experts handle hundreds of cases a year and always approach every case with care and compassion.

As one of the biggest cities in the North East of England, our solicitors are experienced in dealing with claims against Trusts in Middlesbrough, including:

  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG
  • NHS North Durham CCG
  • NHS South Tees CCG
  • NHS Sunderland CCG
  • North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Claim types covered

Our expert team have successfully settled cases across a number of different specialisms, including (but not limited to):

Why choose our expert medical negligence solicitors?

With over 100 solicitors based throughout the UK and a combined experience of more than 400 years, you can trust Patient Claim Line to handle your medical negligence claim. Our specialist solicitors are skilled in building effective cases and will work with you to gather the right evidence and documents to support your case. We approach every case with compassion and sensitivity, and will manage the compensation claims process for you – so you can move on from medical negligence and focus on the future.

What our customers say

“Patient Claim Line were very, very good throughout all of this. Amy Kirk who handled my case has been super.”

– A customer, who due to the nature of her case wishes to remain anonymous, commenting on her experience of working with Solicitor Amy Kirk.

View all case studies here.

Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.


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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.


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Hannah Luscombe

Hannah Luscombe
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Hannah joined our Medical Negligence Department in February 2017, managing with a wide-ranging caseload with a particular interest in fatal claims.

Now, as a Senior Solicitor, Hannah supervises and develops junior members of her team and takes immense pride in delivering excellent client care and establishing a rapport with her clients to provide support throughout the claims process.

Above all, Hannah stands tall as a brilliant example of compassion and professionalism, inspiring many around her to strive for the highest standards of excellence.

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Sarah's Story

"Now we have peace of mind"

My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.

In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.

He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.