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We’ve helped over 1,400 people near you since 2014
If you’re looking for legal advice for a medical negligence case in the North East, our team of nationwide solicitors can guide you through the entire process. All of our clinical negligence cases are dealt with on a no win no fee basis, which means there’s no charge for simply finding out if you have a claim. Being on the receiving end of a medical mistake can be very distressing, and you might be unsure where to turn for advice. But with extensive experience in the medical negligence sector, our specialist solicitors are experts in identifying a case and fighting for the result you are entitled to.
No win no fee medical negligence advice in the North East
All of our cases are dealt with on a no win no fee basis, so no matter where you are in the North East, our team of nationwide medical negligence solicitors can guide you through the whole of your claim. Since our inception in 2014, we’ve handled negligence claims against care homes, for careless cosmetic surgery and for mistakes made during dental treatment. We’ve helped many people in your area rebuild their lives following negligent treatment either by their GP, under hospital care or with another medical professional – like an optician or pharmacist.
Contact a solicitor that serves your area
Whatever your experience, our experienced solicitors can advise you of your next steps. Simply take our 10 second claim test or call us to speak to a professional. Since 2014, we’ve helped more than 1,400 people in the North East reach their desired outcome. We hope we can help you reach yours too.
We deal with claims from around the whole of the North East and our nationwide medical negligence solicitors are there for you throughout the whole process, from the first call to the very end.
NHS Trusts covered in North East
- City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
- County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
- Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
- 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 Of Tyne And Wearside Mental Health NHS Trust
- South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
- Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
- The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Claim types covered
- Care home claims
- Cosmetic claims
- Dental negligence claims
- Pregnancy and birth
- Hospital negligence claims
- Pharmacy claims
- Eye injury compensation
- GP claims
- Pressure sore claims
Meet our medical negligence team
Director of Medical Negligence
Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.
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.Email me
Head of Group Action
Christian is Head of Medical Negligence at Patient Claim Line and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1998; 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.
Christian qualified as a solicitor in 1998, specialising in clinical negligence. From 2010 onward he has had a particular interest in gynaecological and urogynaecological claims, having represented several hundred claimants in the George Rowland Litigation against the Liverpool Women’s and Aintree Hospitals. This investigated the treatment given to women in the Merseyside area over several decades, and in particular focused on the introduction and development of mesh into the UK in both the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The development of this area involved pursuing claims under a unique ADR protocol with the NHS and also looking to develop the current thinking on the valuation of compensation for complex urinary symptoms. He has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation on behalf of my clients.
Christian was also involved in setting up and chairing a Claimant Support Group for those involved in the Rowland litigation, which provided a discussion forum for the many women who were left isolated and damaged by negligent gynaecological treatment. He now co-ordinates the firm’s mesh claims and has delivered training and commented extensively on the medico-legal implications of urogynaecological / mesh complications. He is a member of APIL, Liverpool Law Society and Legal 500 recommended.Email me
Francesca Paul is an Associate, Senior Solicitor and Team Leader within the Clinical Negligence Department. She is one of the driving Solicitors in the Group Litigation Team dealing with this niche and specialist area of work that Fletchers undertakes.
Francesca previously worked in Nottingham, dealing with Group Action work. She now works at Fletchers, bringing with her those years of experience heading up a team of 10 people. Francesca is involved in the early identification of potential new Group Litigation Work and analyses information from the collective pool of new enquiries into the business, of which there are hundreds per week looking for hot spots or recurrent issues which might suggest a potential pool of Claimants.
One of the highlights for Francesca and her team is that they have successfully recovered over a million pounds in compensation for clients who have received treatment from a single orthopaedic surgeon who was operating in the Colchester area. Her role requires a specific set of skills, patience and a forensic approach to detail whilst being able to see the wider picture.
Francesca has previously acted for a claimant in a case that reached the Supreme Court in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council.Email me
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor
Sion is a team leader and senior solicitor with many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of medical specialisms and different types of injuries. He is an experienced medical negligence solicitor and manages a team of lawyers within our department.
Sion joined Fletchers in 2018 as a Team Leader in the Medical Negligence Department. Throughout his 24 year legal career, he has specialised in conducting medical negligence claims on behalf of Claimants, previously working for other highly ranked leading firms in the field.
He has undertaken claims covering the full spectrum of medical specialisms, clinical settings, categories of defendant and types of negligent medical care and treatment.
These include high value and complex maximum severity cases, such as those involving limb amputations and permanent neurological injuries.
Sion is experienced at representing bereaved families at inquests and has a particular interest in fatal accident claims.Email me
"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.