If you live in Southampton and have suffered some form of injury as a result of the negligence of a careless medical professional, you will need solicitors specialising in medical negligence to help you claim compensation. Our Wiltshire and Hampshire-based specialist medical negligence team serves Southampton – and can to help you win the compensation you deserve.
A DEDICATED MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE TEAM
Instructing a specialist solicitor is crucial and the team here at Bonallack & Bishop is dedicated to medical negligence claims. In order to gather the evidence needed to win your claim, your solicitor will have to go through your medical notes with a fine toothcomb, picking out the relevant information. They will also need to really understand any specialist medical report and interpret any relevant x-rays for example. This all requires a really thorough comprehension of medical terminology and only solicitors who specialise in medical negligence claims will have the necessary expertise to do this.
WE’RE MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE SPECIALISTS – AND WE CAN PROVE IT
It can appear difficult to know whether or not a solicitor is in fact a medical negligence specialist. However, genuine experts should be able to show both their experience and credentials through specialist panel accreditation – and our medical negligence solicitors are members of both of the most important specialist solicitors’ panels;
- the Action against Medical Accidents Panel [run by the charity campaigning for patient justice, AvMA] and
Furthermore, out of around 11,000 law firms in England and Wales, we are one of just 120 to be awarded the Legal Service Commission’s Specialist Quality Mark for Clinical Negligence.
And if you do instruct us to help you claim your compensation, you won’t be dealt with by an unqualified junior “paralegal” or a call centre operative. We believe medical negligence claims are far too important and complex to be run by junior staff. That’s why here at solicitors Bonallack and Bishop, all of our medical negligence team are fully qualified and highly experienced solicitors – and one of them, prior to qualification as a solicitor spent many years a specialist nurse.
RECENT EXAMPLES OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE IN SOUTHAMPTON
We’ve all received medical care that we’ve been unhappy with at some point in our lives, but when that level of care becomes negligence, you may have grounds for compensation. Unfortunately, incidences of medical negligence in and around the Southampton area are, sadly, quite common.
In 2011, a patient at Southampton General Hospital was found to have received negligent care for something as simple as the food being provided to him by hospital catering firm Medirest being judged ‘a disgrace’. The patient won a county court case and was reimbursed for the cost of having to obtain food elsewhere.
Much more seriously, in November 2013 a 19 day old baby with a congenital heart defect died during heart surgery at Southampton General Hospital after being given four times the solution needed to stop his heart during the operation
Then the family of a small girl who died on Christmas Day in 2013 after treatment at Southampton General Hospital received £30,000 compensation from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust after the negligent treatment she received at Queen Alexandria Hospital in nearby Portsmouth.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
- Hospital or at home visits available in Southampton – we understand that you may be unable to travel – which is why our team of solicitors can visit you in hospital or at home if necessary
- Your initial phone consultation is FREE
- Your first face to face meeting is FREE as well
- We also offer ‘no win, no fee’ agreements – which means that you needn’t worry about how you will pay for your legal costs.
VICTIM OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE IN SOUTHAMPTON? CONTACT US TODAY
For accredited medical negligence solicitors and the legal advice you need, get in touch with one of our medical negligence solicitors today. Simply
- Call us today on FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 for a FREE initial phone consultation, OR
- Fill out the enquiry form below to get in touch – or to request a call back at a time convenient to you
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