Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital Negligence Claims – How To Claim Compensation For Medical Negligence Against Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital?

Medical Negligence Compensation Payouts Amounts For Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals

Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals negligence claims advice

Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals negligence claims advice

Whether you were admitted to one of the Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals for routine or urgent treatment, you would expect a certain standard of care from the medical professionals who are treating you. Whether you’ve suffered a misdiagnosis, surgical negligence or any other form of medical negligence at any of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, you might think you are the only person to have this type of negative medical experience.

Here, we provide information about compensation amounts for Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals that prove that other people have been the victim of hospital negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust sites. We also provide advice and support if you are looking to make a medical malpractice claim for compensation. Whether you have suffered a brain haemorrhage because of medical negligence, or lack of attention has been paid to an X-Ray and you are left untreated for a broken bone, or have suffered any other type of medical negligence that has led to you suffering avoidable harm, the advice on hospital negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust found below could be of use to you. We could also offer to give you situation-specific advice over the phone regarding your claim, and we could even provide you with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel who could help with suing a hospital for negligence you have experienced there. We can be reached on 0800 073 8801. But, before you get in touch with us, why not read the information below regarding medical negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust sites.

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A Guide To Claims For Medical Negligence At Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital

If you suffered medical negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Trust sites, the guide below might be of use to you. Whether you suffered negligence in childbirth, during surgery or at any part of your treatment by Newcastle Upon Tyne hospitals foundation trust departments, if it caused you to suffer harm, you could consider making a claim for compensation. Below, we talk more about how medical negligence could happen, as well as talking about a case study concerning a Newcastle Upon Tyne University hospitals compensation claim for a negligent brain haemorrhage diagnosis which led to a patient suffering an acute loss of short-term memory. We’ll also reveal some idea of compensation amounts for Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals as well as showing how we could help you if you feel your situation could lead to a claim for compensation.

What Is Medical Negligence In Hospital Care?

Medical negligence in a hospital is, in essence, action or inaction from medical or clinical staff within a hospital that leads to you suffering some kind of harm. Whether you have suffered harm because of a misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, surgical error, childbirth error or a hospital-acquired infection that could have been avoided if the staff that were looking after you, or the trust itself not been negligent, you could consider making a claim for compensation. Medical staff have a duty of care towards you as a patient, and if they fail in their duty and you are harmed as a result, you could be eligible to make a claim.

Examples Of How Hospital Negligence Affects People

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Medical negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust could affect patients in numerous different ways. It could lead to:

  • A patient suffering harsher symptoms than they would have done had negligence not happened
  • A patient having to undergo more intensive treatment/s because of the negligence
  • A patient being unnecessarily scarred by surgery they did not need
  • A patient having a poorer prognosis than they would have had if treatment had not been negligent
  • A patient suffering birth injuries, either to mother or child
  • And more….

If you’ve experienced hospital negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust sites that has caused you this kind of harm, or any other, we could help you begin a claim for compensation.

£4.46 Million Damages Paid Out For Negligent Diagnosis Of A Brain Haemorrhage

According to media reports, a former nurse who was left with acute short-term memory loss was given a Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital negligence payout of £4.46m because her doctors diagnosed a brain haemorrhage as a simple virus. The woman, who was a nurse at the time she fell ill, successfully sued 2 hospitals as well as her own GP, who all failed to detect the haemorrhage, which led to her suffering severe memory loss which now means she requires care around the clock and cannot work. The Newcastle Upon Tyne University hospitals involved included Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust as well as County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals. The woman was left unable to remember anything from more than 10 minutes after collapsing at her own home, and having described her symptoms as the worst headache of her life to the GP, was diagnosed instead with a simple virus. Two weeks after this, the woman collapsed and had to have surgery to save her life after a second, larger haemorrhage.

The hospital heads accepted 95% liability in this case and the case was settled at £4.46million. Although a payment of £150,000 was accepted as an interim payment during the case, it was thought by the affected woman and her husband that more could have been fought for, and therefore the case was pursued further.

Compensation Amounts Paid Each Year By Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust

We can reveal from NHS published statistics that if you were claiming for medical negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, you would not be alone in doing so. The table below shows the statistics for the number of claims received by the trust in 2017/18 and 2016/17.

Accounting YearTotal Payments MadeNumber Of Claims Settled
2017/18£13,817,612.44 105
2016/17£10,673,157.44 113

£22 Million In Compensation Paid By Regional Hospitals In A Single Year

According to media reports, medical malpractice compensation payouts from North-east hospitals were over £22m in just one year. According to the report, compensation amounts for Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals were the highest in the area for 2010-11 at a staggering £7.1m.

The second highest payouts total for the year was from City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, who paid out £4.1m that year, following by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who came in at £3.5m. Other hospital trusts in the area that paid out over £1m included South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust with £1.5m, Country Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust with £3.4m and Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust with £2.2m.

How To Seek Compensation For Negligent Care At A Hospital

If you were considering seeking a Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital negligence payout, then you might wish to retain the services of a medical negligence solicitor to help you. Proving medical negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust could be complex, as the burden of proof would be on you to show that but for the hospital negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, your medical condition would not be as bad as it was.  Having an experienced clinical negligence solicitor on your side could make proving your claim easier, as the solicitor would know what evidence would be needed to prove your case, and how to go about getting it. They could also advise you on whether a Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital negligence payout offer would be appropriate for the harm you’d suffered or whether you could fight for higher compensation amounts for Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals negligence. We at Accident Claims UK could provide you with a lawyer to help you sue a hospital for negligence if you have suffered harm because of clinical negligence.

There are some ways in which you could help strengthen a personal injury claim for a Newcastle upon Tyne hospital negligence payout, whether you choose to use a lawyer or not. You could:

Check into what the personal injury claims time limit could be for your case – This could be 3 years from the discovery of negligence or from the actual negligent event. It may be wise to check this out to make sure you know how long you have to claim.

Consider writing an account of your medical negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust – This could be useful to refer back to during your case in the event that your memory has faded a little over time.

Collect evidence – Whether you have taken the names and details of the staff that were treating you or you have taken photos of appropriate events or your injuries, these could also help you with a hospital negligence claim.

Keep proof of costs – As well as this, when suing a hospital for negligence, keeping proof of loss of income, or any travel, care or medical costs could mean they could be included in a Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital negligence payout.

No Win No Fee Damages Claims Against Hospitals In Newcastle

If you are considering launching a claim for compensation but do not want to pay upfront for legal fees, there is a way you could do so. No win no fee claims work under an agreement, which is often referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement. This document would be sent to you prior to your case being taken on by the medical negligence lawyer. It would lay out the percentage of your total settlement that the lawyer would ask for as a success fee, in the event that your claim successfully resulted in a payout. The percentage a lawyer can ask for cannot be more than 25% of the total compensation payout as there is a government cap in place to prevent them from taking any more than this as a success fee. If, however, your claim was a valid one, but your personal injury solicitor did not secure you compensation, then you wouldn’t be expected to pay this success fee. In some cases, a lawyer may advise claimants to take out an insurance policy to protect against personal injury claims that didn’t result in a payout, but this is usually something that would be discussed before your claim was taken on. If you require any more information about making no win no fee claims, we’d be happy to take you through what’s involved in more detail.

Start Your Claim For Medical Negligence Compensation

Whether you feel ready to begin a claim, or you have more questions about medical negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, there are a variety of ways you can choose to get in touch with us. You could email office@accidentclaims.co.uk with details of what’s happened to you, or you could call the helpline on 0800 073 8801. Alternatively, you could use the live chat option on the site or fill in the contact form and we will be sure to get back to you.

Our Panel Of Doctors Who Cover Newcastle

You will be required to attend a medical appointment as part of any medical negligence claim, as an independent doctor would need to compile a report of what harm you’ve suffered as a result of the medical negligence you’ve experienced. We work with a panel of doctors across the UK, and you could see a doctor close to Newcastle in order to gain the medical evidence needed to prove your claim for medical negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust.

Further References

Further information that might help you with hospital negligence at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust may be found below:

Accident Solicitors Covering Newcastle-Upon-Tyne – Here you can find information about how to make claims for accidents and medical negligence that has occurred in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

More On Medical Negligence Claims – Here is our guide to making medical negligence claims. It may prove useful if you are considering making a clinical negligence claim.

CQC Information on The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Here you can find information from the CQC on the trust.

Freeman Hospital CQC Information – This information covers Freeman Hospital, which is one of the hospitals covered by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust.