Do you need specialist legal advice to help with your medical negligence compensation claim in Hampshire? Here at local Hampshire solicitors Bonallack and Bishop, our accredited and specialist team of qualified solicitors can help.
Medical negligence can happen anywhere where a person is under the care of a medical professional, and Hampshire is no different. Just that the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke, for instance, which has been the subject of more than one case of clinical negligence.
A recent court case found that an orthopaedic surgeon was negligent in removing a lump in a patient’s armpit, leaving her with permanent symptoms after nerves were damaged. An independent expert had been very critical of the care the patient received and eventually the NHS Trust settled the case outside of course rather than taking it to the final level of proceedings.
The need for an accredited specialist solicitor
“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.”
They are not our words – that quote comes directly from the website of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) – the independent charity for patient safety and justice.
And here at Bonallack and Bishop, we are just one of a handful of law firms in Hampshire with members of both the AvMA and Law Society Clinical Negligence Panels [‘clinical negligence‘ is just another term for medical negligence]. What’s more, we are one of only 120 firms of solicitors nationwide to have been accredited with a Legal Services Commission Clinical Negligence Quality Mark.
What’s more, our Hampshire based medical negligence team also includes a solicitor, who before he qualified, trained as a nurse.
So when you choose one of our solicitors to run with your clinical negligence claim, you can be certain that you’ve picked one of the finest independently accredited specialists in Hampshire.
Why is it so important to have a specialist solicitor based in Hampshire when claiming compensation following a medical error? It’s not just that the law and procedure surrounding clinical negligence is particular complex – but to maximise your chances of winning the compensation you are entitled to, you’re going to need a solicitor who is easily accessible to Hampshire, who has enough understanding of medical concepts to read and interpret medical x-rays, GP and hospital clinical records and medical reports.
Hampshire – too many substandard Hospitals
The recent reports on hospitals in England and Wales by hospital regulator, the Care Quality Commission, make pretty disappointing reading. And Hampshire is not immune.
Three of the Hampshire based NHS Trusts are described by the CQC as “requiring improvement” – Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, and Solent NHS Trust
And in addition, the following three individual Hampshire NHS hospitals are also identified as requiring improvement.
- Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth
- Southampton General Hospital
- Andover War Memorial Hospital run by the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
And one of the Hampshire-based private hospitals does no better. The Priory Hospital in Southampton was also described as “requiring improvement”.
Home and hospital visits available throughout Hampshire
Wherever you live in Hampshire, if you can’t get to our offices easily you can either instruct us by e-mail, phone or Skype video. Alternatively, we can arrange home and hospital visits for one of our solicitors to see you throughout Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Wiltshire or Dorset.
FREE initial advice
Our team of Hampshire solicitors completely understand the importance of being fully informed about your case before you decide to make a claim for compensation following a medical accident. That’s why we provide;
- FREE no obligation initial advice over the phone
- a FREE no obligation first appointment at our Hampshire Office
No need to worry about legal bills – no win no fee available
Clinical negligence claims are complex and legal bills can be high. But you don’t need to worry about that. When you instruct us, we can run your claim for compensation using a no win no fee agreement.
Click here for more about how a no win no fee agreement can help you.
Don’t Delay Making Your Claim– Contact Us Today
Don’t forget that all medical compensation claims are subject to strict time limits – so if you’re thinking of making a claim, don’t delay – get in touch with our team, based in Andover, Hampshire, straight away.
Live in Hampshire? Thinking of a Medical Negligence Claim? Call Now
If you’re looking for a firm of solicitors with national quality specialist expertise who can deliver that service locally – get in touch with our medical lawyers today.
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