Do you live in Portsmouth? Have you been injured as a result of medical error?
Here at Bonallack & Bishop we have a team of specialist medical negligence solicitors ready to help you win the compensation you are entitled to.
RECENT MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CASES IN PORTSMOUTH
Although the level of care in the NHS in Portsmouth is generally good, things do often go wrong. In 2012, a 22-month-old baby died from a serious infection from treatment at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital after doctors failed to provide the correct treatment.
In 2014, a twelve-year-old boy was awarded more than £6.7m after suffering brain damage following treatment at St Mary’s Hospital in Milton when he was four years old. Hospital staff tragically failed to act quickly enough to spot his condition, leading to him having a cardiac arrest and resultant brain damage. He has since lived with severe disabilities.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE SPECIALIST
Having a solicitor on your side who genuinely specialises in medical negligence compensation must not be underestimated. Not only will your case involve complex legal work, but your solicitor will need a good understanding of medical concepts. Why? To give you the best chance of winning the compensation you deserve, your solicitor will need to build your case and collect evidence – which will involve looking at and understanding x-rays, hospital notes, GP records, and expert medical reports, for example.
These days there are a lot of solicitors who may offer to run your medical negligence case for you – but very few have the genuine expertise you need.
HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE EXPERT
Fortunately, there are a number of easy ways of proving whether or not your chosen solicitor is a genuine medical negligence expert or not – firstly, membership of the 2 leading medical negligence panels ie
• The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel [clinical negligence is just another term for medical negligence]
• The Action against Medical Negligence Panel solicitors panel run by national patient justice charity AvMA
Our team includes members of both of these panels, which. have just a couple of hundred members nationwide – bear in mind there are over 100,000 solicitors in England and Wales. What’s more, these panels only accredit specialists – there is a tough accreditation process and solicitors need reaccreditation every few years.
What’s more, here at Bonallack and Bishop, we are 1 of just 120 law firms nationwide to be awarded the Specialist Quality Mark for Clinical Negligence by the Law Society – another sign of real expertise.
And finally, one of the solicitors in our specialist team is also a fully qualified and experienced nurse. So you can rest assured that by instructing us, you really are instructing medical specialists.
YOUR MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM – WHY CHOOSE US?
Appoint us to help you with your medical negligence compensation claim because:
• As you can see, we are genuine specialists
• Your first consultation over the phone is FREE
• Your first face to face appointment is also FREE
• We can run your claim using a Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee)- so there’s no need for you to worry about paying legal costs.
MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM IN PORTSMOUTH? CONTACT US TODAY
If you’re thinking of claiming compensation from medical accident, get in touch with us today. Call us now for free initial advice over the phone or email us using the form below.
- For your FREE first phone consultation, call 01722 422300, or
- Send out team an email using the contact form below.
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