Medical Negligence Solicitors

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Georgia Briscoe, 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.

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Meet the team

Adrian Denson

Adrian Denson
Chief Legal Officer

Adrian joined us in December 2011 as Head of Serious Injury, leading the department through a period of significant growth, whilst working with customers following catastrophic and life changing events. In spring 2017, Adrian was appointed our Chief Legal Officer and oversees all of our legal teams, ensuring our customers are always at the heart of everything we do. Adrian has been named in the Legal 500 as one of the top 10 leading individuals for personal injury in the North West for the second year running.

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Medical Negligence

Georgia is the Head 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. Within her role, Georgia ensures that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence Serious Injury

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.

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Christian Beadell

Christian Beadell
Head of Medical Negligence Fast Track

Christian is Head of Medical Negligence Fast Track at Fletchers and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1997; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West.

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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.