Bournemouth Medical Negligence Solicitors

If you live in Bournemouth and you’re looking for solicitors specialising in medical negligence, we can help. Our expert team of Bournemouth medical negligence solicitors are there to help victims of medical errors. So if you are urgently in need of some practical advice and expert legal help with making a claim, you can contact us today with complete confidence.

If you’ve been the victim of a medical mistake,  call our specialist now on Bournemouth [01202] 834450 or FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 – for FREE phone advice and a FREE first appointment

BOURNEMOUTH HOSPITAL – A SERIES OF AVOIDABLE MEDICAL ERRORS

Royal Bournemouth Hospital in particular has suffered from a number of well-publicised horrifying failures in recent years – including the breast cancer misdiagnosis scandal which affected around 300 women in 2011-12 and the damning report in December 2013 from the Care Quality Commission inspection, which unearthed appalling levels of care of many elderly patients – including one patient simply left naked on a soiled sheet, with another on the verge of malnutrition because they simply couldn’t reach their food.

You may remember the tragic case of Charlie Scott, whose mum Clare Scott was eventually awarded compensation of £7.1 million form Royal Bournemouth Hospital in 2012 following a ridiculously lengthy legal battle against the Hospital Trust. Charlie was born in 1998 but during his birth he was starved of oxygen – it took 55 minutes before he wasn’t able to breath unaided for 55 minutes. The Trust spent a remarkable 12 years denying responsibility for Charlie’s disability, before eventually accepting that brain injury would never have occurred if Mrs Scott had received proper medical care during labour.

Then there was the well-publicised case of 84-year-old Dorothy Simpson, who died at Royal Bournemouth Hospital after making a cry of help to her family that she was not getting proper care from the hospital staff. Eventually the hospital admitted a series of errors in caring for the elderly lady  and confessed that she should not have be left on her own.

ROYAL BOURNEMOUTH HOSPITAL – THE POSITION IN 2016

Despite years of errors, it looks like Bournemouth’s own hospital is still failing to provide a satisfactory level of care and is still making far too many mistakes. February 2016 saw the report of the latest Care Commission report. The overall findings was that the hospital still “requires improvement”

In particular, the report flagged up each of the following 3 specific services as ones that “Requires improvement “

  • Medical care (including older people’s care)
  • Accident and emergency services
  • Maternity and gynaecology

Our verdict? Bournemouth Hospital is still making too many mistakes

ARE YOU ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION?

If you have been the victim of a medical error, then our specialist solicitors can help you recover the compensation you deserve and are able to deal  with the full range of medical negligence compensation claims, ranging from birth injury claims and surgical mistakes, GP errors and cancer misdiagnosis.

WHY DO I NEED MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE SPECIALISTS?

To help you win the compensation you deserve, your solicitor will need to understand not just the complex law surrounding any claim, but will also need a good enough understanding of medical issues to look at your x-rays, read through your hospital and GP notes, and carefully go through any independent medical report and pick out the evidence to support your claim.

HOW CAN I IDENTIFY A SPECIALIST SOLICITOR?

To quote from the website of the independent charity for patient justice, AvMA [Action against Medical Accidents] – you will see they refer to clinical negligence, which is simply another term for medical negligence;

“Beware of solicitors who imply that they are specialists without accreditation by AvMA or the Law Society, and do not be confused by the term ‘personal injury’ lawyer. Clinical Negligence is a highly specialist field of its own.

Our team includes

  • members of both the Law Society and AvMA panels – membership of both these panels is limited to just around 180 out of well over 100,000 solicitors nationwide – so you can be sure that we’ve been independently accredited as genuine experts
  • a fully qualified and experienced nurse –  who has since also qualified as a solicitor

In addition, we are one of just 120 law firms nationwide (out of around 10,000) to have been awarded a Legal Services Commission Quality Mark.

BOURNEMOUTH – HOME OR HOSPITAL VISITS AVAILABLE

If you live in the Bournemouth or Poole area, or in fact anywhere in Dorset, and you are unable to travel, we can arrange to visit you in your home or are happy to make a hospital visit.

Alternatively you can arrange to come in for a face to face meeting with one of our experienced solicitors at the closest of our local offices to you – or you can contact our expert personal injury solicitors by phone, email or Skype video.

EMBARRASSED ABOUT MAKING A CLAIM?

Some people are reluctant to make a medical negligence compensation claim because they don’t want the stress of making a claim or think they might be uncomfortable suing their doctor or the local hospital.

However no matter how serious or minor your injuries are, if you didn’t cause them, it is only fair you get compensation. Anyone who has been the victim of medical negligence and who has been genuinely disadvantaged through no fault of their own deserves some level of compensation – in fact, if your injuries are severe, making a claim may be the only way that you can get the financial help and can pay for the equipment you need in the future to cope with your injuries.

Sadly some doctors and hospitals do make mistakes – and often they are only forced to improve their treatment by medical negligence litigation – so don’t feel uncomfortable about claiming compensation that you need and deserve.

FREE ADVICE IN BOURNEMOUTH – CALL US NOW ON [01202] 834450 

If you live in Bournemouth, you can contact our expert medical negligence solicitors by phone, email, Skype video or by way of a personal face to face appointment. The initial phone assessment of your claim and your first 30 minute appointment are both FREE of charge and with no obligation and no strings attached.

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM? NO WIN NO FEE AVAILABLE

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that given the complexity of medical claims, legal bills can be considerable. But here at Bonallack and Bishop, our team can run your claim using a no win no fee agreement – so you don’t need to worry about paying legal fees and can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.

DON’T DELAY MAKING YOUR CLAIM

Don’t delay getting in touch with us though. There are very strict time limitations which apply to all article negligence claims, and a delay in getting specialist legal advice could mean that you miss out  on the compensation to which you are entitled.

LIVE IN BOURNEMOUTH? VICTIM OF A MEDICAL ERROR? CALL TODAY ON 01202 834450 

You can contact our lawyers today by phone, email – or Skype video if you prefer. Remember – our expertise is national but our service is local.

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