Are you looking for a solicitor to help with your medical negligence claim in Wiltshire? Here at Salisbury based Bonallack and Bishop, our solicitors offer an expert service and can help with your medical negligence compensation claim wherever you live in Wiltshire from our Salisbury and Amesbury offices.
THE NEED FOR A MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE SPECIALIST
Claiming compensation for medical negligence [sometimes also referred to as clinical negligence] involves a particularly complex area of law and procedure. What’s more, to help you win the compensation you are entitled to, your solicitor is going to need a good understanding of medical documents – ranging from reading x-rays to carefully going through handwritten GP and hospital records, along with examining medical reports. Only a specialist solicitor with years of experience of running medical error cases, day in day out, is going to have the expertise you need.
RECENT MEDICAL SCANDALS IN WILTSHIRE
Medical negligence can occur in any health institution, and Wiltshire’s hospitals and treatment centres have not been without their scandals in recent years.
In 2010, a nurse was caught turning off the ventilator of a Wiltshire man who’d become so concerned about his care that he set up a secret camera at his bedside. The man was left brain-damaged and an official investigation found Violeta Aylward guilty of ‘the worst case of negligence’ but did not face criminal charges.
Even Salisbury District Hospital, despite being granted a Top Hospitals Award by the national healthcare intelligence organisation, CHKS, as one of the 40 best hospitals in England and Wales in 2015 , is not immune to serious negligent mistakes.
2014, for example, saw one scandal at SDH when a surgical swab was actually left inside a patient after an operation.
More recently, 2016 saw the publication by the CQC – government health watchdog, the care quality commission produced a damning report on the Great Western Hospitals Trust. The trust provides a range of healthcare services to around 480,000 people in Wiltshire Swindon’s Great Western Hospital in Swindon, and the Savernake hospital in Marlborough.
A number of services were said to have this “required improvement”. Particularly worrying was the warning unit issued in respect of the trust’s emergency department
HOW TO FIND A SPECIALIST MEDICAL SOLICITOR?
Out of dozens of law firms in Wiltshire, only three share with us the 2 highest levels of expert accreditation iemembership of both
- the AvMA Specialist Medical Negligence Panel and
- the Law Society Clinical Negligence Solicitors Panel
Only around 180 solicitors are members of both of these panels – out of well over 100,000 solicitors nationwide. And another member of our medical negligence team qualified and spent many years as a nurse for re-qualifying as a solicitor.
So, when you instruct us to run your medical negligence claim – you can be sure that our local team has been independently accredited as genuine specialists.
FREE MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE ADVICE
Making the decision to claim medical negligence compensation is not an easy one. In particular, you are going to need to have a good idea of what’s involved in making a claim, and to get an early indication of the chances of winning your claim.
We understand that – that’s why our team offer
- FREE initial advice over the phone and
- FREE first appointment – with no obligation.
NO WIN NO FEE CLAIMS
There is no need for you to worry about having to paying an expensive legal bill if you choose us to run your medical negligence claim – our team are able to run your claim for compensation under a no win no fee arrangement.
HOME AND HOSPITAL VISITS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT WILTSHIRE
If you’re unable to travel to meet us in our Salisbury or Amesbury offices, our team are to arrange to see you at home or in hospital throughout Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset.
Alternatively, you can instruct us by e-mail, phone or Skype video – whichever you prefer.
DON’T DELAY – CONTACT OUR TEAM TODAY
Remember – don’t delay contacting us– strict time limitations apply to all medical compensation claims. Any delay in making your claim could mean you lose out on your right to claim medical compensation entirely.
LIVE IN WILTSHIRE? WANT TO MAKE A MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM? CALL US NOW
For local advice from a law firm with national expertise,
- call us on FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 or locally on Salisbury (01722) 422300 or
- Complete the contact form below
Comments or questions are welcome.
Bonallack and Bishop, Bonallack and Bishop
Rougemont House, Queensbury House,
Rougemont Close, 5 Salisbury Street,
SP1 1LY SP4 7AW
Tel: Salisbury (01722) 422300 Tel: Amesbury (01980) 622992
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