Establishing medical negligence
In Great Britain, we are fortunate to have a National Health Service whose services are available to everyone, and which is free at the point of use.
However if any medical professional makes a mistake and the failure in their duty to care has caused injury or even death, you could be entitled to substantial financial compensation for medical negligence.
At Bonallack & Bishop, we deal with medical negligence claims in a way that is tailored to the specific needs of our clients, ensuring that you receive the highest possible level of support from one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors.
If you suspect you could have a negligence compensation claim against a medical practitioner, it is crucial that you talk to a specialist medical negligence solicitor to see whether or not there may be a case to answer.
Call or Email Us Now for Your FREE Specialist Medical Negligence Advice – free phone advice and a free first appointment. Call FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 or locally on (01722) 422300
Medical negligence in Weymouth – the recent history at Dorset County Hospital
Unfortunately Dorset County Hospital has developed a bad reputation for making mistakes recently. For example, NHS Resolution, which handles medical error claims for of the NHS, revealed that in 2019/20 a full 26 individual medical negligence claims against Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust were successful. And those cases alone, resulted in almost £14 million worth of compensation being paid out to the victims of these errors.
What’s more, it appears to be getting worse – as successful claims against the trust increasing at the – by 63 per cent compared to 2018-19.
Your Medical Negligence Claim – why choosing a specialist solicitor is so important
Someone can bring a claim against an NHS trust if it is believed they, or a family member, suffered harm or died due to negligent treatment. But it’s really important that you get an experienced solicitor.
Our advice – when you need to appoint a solicitor [especially in a field as complex as medical negligence claims], is to make sure you get the best – ensure that your solicitor is a genuine specialist and doesn’t dabble.
If you’ve been the victim of medical negligence, then it’s likely that you have lost trust in one professional person; so it’s really important that you can establish trust in a second the solicitor you choose to represent you in your compensation claim. Our experienced team only handle personal injury and medical negligence cases, and include an accredited member of the leading personal injury run by the Law Society
Give our specialist team a ring today – and have peace of mind that you will have found the right solicitor who can do the best job possible for you.
NB Clinical negligence and medical negligence are terms that are used interchangeably. They mean exactly the same thing.
Click here to read more about making a medical negligence claim
Funding Personal Injury And Medical Negligence Claims
Pursuing any legal claim costs money, so it’s important that you understand your funding options before you start. In essence, there are 3 ways you can fund your case.
1. Pay for it yourself
This is the most straightforward way to take out a personal injury or medical negligence claim, but one which lies beyond most people, for obvious reasons. Privately funding any compensation claim means that you stake everything upon winning and the other side paying your compensation and costs. If you lose, then you will be liable for the other side’s costs. “After the event” (ATE) insurance can indemnify you against paying the other side’s costs, but you will normally have to pay your own solicitor’s fees should you lose.
2. Legal expenses insurance
The insurance-funded route is sometimes available through household or other policies, which provide cover for a solicitor to take action on your behalf. This might include cover for a personal injury claim or medical negligence actions, but it all depends on the terms and conditions of the individual policy.
3. No Win No Fee/Conditional Fee Agreements
This is by far the most common funding method for medical negligence compensation.
How our team can help you
- Our medical negligence and personal injury solicitors offer no win no fee agreements
- We offer a FREE first appointment for all personal injury claims and medical negligence cases
- We provide home visits for medical negligence claims throughout Dorset, where appropriate. Alternatively you can contact us on Zoom video.
- We offer a specialist Inquest representation service for clients throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
So if you’ve lost a loved one and you believe it was a result of a medical error, click here to find out more about our Inquest Service
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