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Clinical Negligence

Clinical Negligence
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Many thousands of people receive medical treatment every single day. In the vast majority of cases, this treatment is appropriate and effective. Unfortunately, things sometimes go wrong and the patient ends up worse off.

At Hay & Kilner, we have one of the leading Clinical Negligence teams in the North East of England, dedicated to helping victims of all types of clinical & medical negligence claims. We provide a high quality service and represent clients throughout the region including Newcastle upon Tyne; Gateshead; Tyne & Wear; South Shields; Sunderland; County Durham; Teesside; Middlesbrough; Northumberland and Berwick.

For over 25 years, we have been positioned as a top-tier firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, both independently researched guides to the legal profession.


We offer our clients:

  • An initial free discussion and advice
  • Expertise in advising on severe injuries
  • Home / hospital visits
  • Legal Aid (where appropriate)
  • No win no fee agreements (where appropriate)
  • Representation at inquests and disciplinary tribunals

We are also members of the following panels:

  • Action for Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA)
  • Headway
  • The Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme
  • The Law Society Multi Party Action Accreditation Scheme
  • The Spinal Injuries Association

If you, or someone close to you, have suffered injury or loss as a result of negligent medical treatment, it may be possible to make a claim. We understand that no amount of money can fully compensate for an injury or loss as a result of a medical or surgical error. If financial losses have been suffered an award of compensation can help to relieve financial burden suffered as a result of an error.

  • "The Clinical Negligence Team at Hay & Kilner was recommended to me because of their excellent reputation handling claims. In light of my own experience with the team, I can confirm how well deserved that reputation is."

    - Client of our Clinical Negligence Team

  • "Lauren Hall & Helen Morland handled every aspect of my claim with care, thoughtfulness and great efficiency. They were able to allay any concerns I had by clearly explaining the processes involved. Helen secured a settlement for me which surpassed my hopes and I cannot thank her and Lauren enough."

    - Client of our Clinical Negligence Team

  • "Hay & Kilner has an excellent grasp of clinical negligence law and an excellent manner with clients."

    - The Legal 500

  • "It's unquestionably one of the major players in the region."

    - Chambers & Partners

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