If you live in Blandford, it’s sad to say that according to the most recent reports from government’s Care Quality Commission (CQC), there are some real and genuine concerns about the poor standards of care in your local hospitals.
That’s probably why our medical negligence solicitors seem to cover a surprising number of compensation claims following medical errors from people living in Dorset.
BLANDFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL – “REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT”
Living in Blandford, you will likely have been treated at some point at one of the town’s NHS services, such as Blandford Community Hospital.
Blandford Community Hospital, like 11 other local community hospitals, is run by the Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust. Unfortunately this particular trust does not have a good reputation.
The latest report on the trust by the CQC 16 October 2015 makes uncomfortable reading for patients in Blandford. The overall rating for the trust was that it “requires improvement”. The good news was that the CCQ’ felt that the Trust had “caring, enthusiastic and committed workforce”. However out of the five main categories, only one was described as good – and that is the “caring” category. The other four categories, which most worryingly included the category of “safe” are all described as “requires improvement”.
Click here for the full CQC report on Blandford Community Hospital.
DORSET COUNTY HOSPITAL – FAILING TO MEET STANDARDS
And of course, if you need a more serious operation or more specialist care, you may be treated at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester. According to the CQC in their latest report on the hospital back in June/July 2013, it completely failed to meet basic standards in 3 out of 5 hospitals. Click here for the full report on Dorset County Hospital.
CLAIMING COMPENSATION FOR MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE IN BLANDFORD
If you have been the victim of medical negligence (or clinical negligence as it’s often called), you are likely to have suffered physically, emotionally and financially. In order to win the compensation you deserve, you will need a specialist medical negligence solicitor on your side.
There are currently no law firms in Blandford with a specialist medical negligence solicitor to help you with your compensation claim. By contrast, Bonallack & Bishop in nearby Verwood and Salisbury has the specialist legal team you need.
WHY DO I NEED A MEDICAL CLAIMS SPECIALIST?
Medical negligence claims are particularly complex – they involve not just understanding of law and procedure, but also a significant degree of medical knowledge – so when, for example, your solicitor goes through your medical notes and look at your x-rays, they need to know exactly what to look for. If you’re serious about your medical negligence claim, don’t end up with an accident claim lawyer who only handles the occasional medical negligence case – let alone a generalist solicitor. Rest assured that our team have the expertise you need.
Our team includes members of the two leading nationwide panels for medical negligence solicitors – both the Action against Medical Accidents and Law Society Clinical Negligence Panels. No other law firm in Dorset has members of both of these panels. We are also one of just 120 firms of solicitors [out of 10,000 law firms in England and Wales currently] to carry the Legal Services Commission Specialist Quality Mark for Medical Negligence further demonstrating the expertise in our medical negligence team.
BLANDFORD MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM? CALL TODAY FOR FREE ADVICE
Initial phone advice and your first appointment are complete FREE for all medical claims – and we offer home and hospital visits throughout Dorset and Wiltshire.
No win no fee agreements are also available for medical negligence claims – so you don’t need to worry about paying legal fees.
GET IN TOUCH FOR EXPERT ADVICE ON MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS
For FREE phone advice and a FREE first appointment with Specialist Solicitors;
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Bonallack and Bishop, Bonallack & Bishop,
Bank Court, Rougemont House,
Manor Road Rougemont Close,
Manor Road Salisbury,
BH31 6DY SP1 1LY
Tel:  834450 Tel: (01722) 422300