Berkshire is home to a number of well known medical units, including the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Broadmoor Hospital. Neither have been without their scandals in recent years, with a number of patients and patients’ families having had to resort to legal action in order to seek recompense for their distress.
For example, as recently as 2014, a six-year-old girl was awarded a six-figure compensation sum due to her traumatic birth six years earlier. She suffered serious injury and was left with a life-changing disability in her right arm after the hospital were negligent in the way they handled her birth.
ARE YOU ENTITLED TO MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE COMPENSATION?
If you have sustained injuries as a result of medical negligence you may be entitled compensation and should seek expert legal advice immediately. If you live in Berkshire, Bonallack & Bishop’s dedicated medical negligence team can help you win the compensation you deserve. But make sure you don’t delay making your claim – or you could lose your right to compensation entirely.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING A MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE SPECIALIST
Many people underestimate the importance of instructing a specialist medical negligence solicitor for their compensation claim. Generalist solicitors are unlikely to have the medical understanding or experience needed, for example, to analyse the many hundred of pages of medical notes that need to be sifted through in order to find the evidence needed to win your claim. Even if they manage to win your claim they may not secure a full and fair amount of compensation.
HOW TO IDENTIFY A GENUINE SPECIALIST
Many personal injury solicitors conduct the occasional medical negligence claim, but very few solicitors are genuine medical negligence specialists. However, there is a simple way of identifying whether or not the solicitor you have appointed is a real expert. Have they or the law firm they work for been awarded accreditation by any of the three main medical negligence panels:
• the solicitors’ panel run by Action against Medical Negligence [AvMA], the U.K.’s patient justice charity
• The Clinical Negligence solicitors’ panel run by the Law Society [clinical negligence is just another term for medical negligence]
• the Specialist Quality Mark for Clinical Negligence awarded by the Legal Services Commission
Only the most specialist solicitors qualify for any of these panels or quality marks – our team has been awarded all three – and these accreditations are genuinely rare. Of around 11,000 law firms in England and Wales, just 120 were awarded the LSC Specialist Quality Mark, and membership of the AvMA and Law Society panels are restricted to just around 180 or so solicitors – out of more than 100,000 nationwide.
What’s more, another member of our medical negligence team, though qualified solicitor, is also a qualified and experienced nurse.
HOW WE HELP VICTIMS OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE IN BERKSHIRE
Taking legal proceedings can seem daunting when you are trying to deal with the physical and emotional consequences of medical negligence. Our specialist solicitors can help to relieve some of this stress by making the claims process more manageable. For example:
• We give FREE initial advice: both your first phone consultation and first face-to-face meeting are without obligation absolutely FREE
• We can run your compensation claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis – so there is no need to worry about paying your legal costs
• For those who are unable to travel, we offer home and hospital visits throughout Berkshire
• We are not a claims management company or a factory style accident claim firm. We are well established solicitors with offices in Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset who specialise in medical negligence – so you will meet your solicitor face-to-face and your case will be sent run by that solicitor, not by a series of call centre juniors
GET IN TOUCH WITH US TODAY – OR RISK LOSING YOUR RIGHT TO CLAIM
Every claim for medical negligence compensation is subject to a strict time limit. What that means is that if you delay instructing a solicitor too long, you could find that you entirely lose out on the compensation you are entitled to.
So contact our specialists today.
SUFFERED MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE IN BERKSHIRE? CALL NOW
If you are looking for a specialist solicitor for advice on a medical compensation claim, get in touch with us today
- Call us today free on FREEPHONE 0800 1404544
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