When you’re relying on medical professionals to treat you properly, it can be devastating and infuriating when negligence causes you further health problems. In the case of a woman left with serious brain damage after Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital failed to diagnose a brain tumour, the NHS Trust accepted 90% liability and is due a multi-million pound compensation payout.
After a 5-month-old baby died after a 7-hour wait at Frimley Park Hospital in nearby Farnborough in August 2012, he was left for seven hours before being discharged without seeing a senior specialist. His condition deteriorated and he was rushed back into hospital, where he died at 6am the next morning from meningococcal septicaemia.
Do you live in Basingstoke? Have you been injured as a result of negligent practice from a doctor or other medical professional?
BASINGSTOKE HOSPITAL – THELATEST CQC REPORT
Compared with some of the other hospitals in the south that they looked at, the latest inspection ratings published by the government health regulator in November 2015, the Care Quality Commission, doesn’t look too bad.
In fact the best news for those people in the Basingstoke area who rely on hospital for their medical treatment, is that the overall description in the report was “good”.
However there were some areas for concern. In particular the report concluded that safety issues “required improvement”. Staffing levels in some of the surgical and medical wards didn’t reach safe levels – and in particular, there were more than expected incidence what are referred to as “avoidable harms – e.g. falls and pressure ulcers.
MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE – WHY YOU NEED A SPECIALIST SOLICITOR
Medical negligence claims only involve a particularly complex area of law, but they also need a high level of expertise in understanding the medical issues in your case – which is essential to gather the evidence you need to win your claim, and which will often, for example, require careful analysis of hundreds of pages of medical notes and an ability to understand medical x-rays.
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY SOLICITOR IS A SPECIALIST?
The easiest way to check is to find out whether or not your law firm and your solicitor holds any of the three main specialist medical negligence quality marks:
• The Law Society Specialist Quality Mark for Clinical Negligence
• Membership of the Action against Medical Accidents Solicitors’ panel
• Membership of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Solicitors’ panel [clinical negligence is just another term for medical negligence]
You can rest assured that the medical negligence team here at Bonallack & Bishop have the specialist expertise you need – we are one of just a couple of hundred law firms nationwide (out of 10,000) with all three specialist quality marks.
YOUR MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM – WHY INSTRUCT US?
o We are local law firm – Bonallack and Bishop – with offices in Andover and Salisbury. We represent clients throughout Wiltshire and Hampshire.
o We are not a claims management company, or a remote call centre law firm – so you will meet and be represented by a specialist solicitor you will come to loan trust
o Medical negligence claim often involves highly personal information – we offer you a choice of male or female solicitor to represent you
o We offer a FREE initial phone consultation and FREE first face-to-face meeting
o Home and hospital visits are available in Basingstoke [and throughout Hampshire and Wiltshire] for those whose injuries prevent them from travelling
o There is no need to worry about paying legal costs of your medical negligence claim – we are on the panel of most of the major legal insurers, and offer “no win no fee” arrangements
NEED HELP WITH A MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM IN BASINGSTOKE? CONTACT US TODAY
If you have been the victim of a negligent medical professional, our specialist team can help. To help you win the compensation you are entitled to, get in touch with our specialist medical negligence solicitors today.
- Call us on 01264 364433 or FREEPHONE 0800 1404544,
- Send us an email using the contact form below
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