Our Bristol Medical Negligence team help people across South West England. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a medical mistake or clinical negligence, our experienced solicitors are ready to help.
We’re widely recognised as the leading law firm for medical negligence claims, and have a built a strong reputation in this area. Alongside the legal work involved in your claim, we have a team of Support & Rehabilitation specialists whose job is to make your life easier. They can help with everything from benefits applications, through to accessing help through charities and support groups.
Our first priority will be to investigate your treatment concerns and work to get an early admission of responsibility from the NHS or private provider. This may then allow us to get interim compensation payments. These payments are paid while your claim is going through, and can help pay for any care or support you need, as well as helping ease any financial worries you may have.
For a free initial consultation about your medical negligence claim, call us on 0800 121 6567 or
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What Medical Negligence Services Do We Offer In Bristol?
Our medical negligence solicitors in Bristol have a strong reputation in complex cases – particularly those involving life-changing injuries.
We can help you claim in situations including:
Spinal cord injuries
Delayed diagnosis of cancer
Stillbirth and neonatal deaths.
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What Area Do We Cover?
From our office in Bristol, our Medical Negligence team help people across South West England.
We’re flexible in how we work, so we can visit you wherever’s convenient for you. We’re also happy to keep in touch through phone call, video call, messaging, or email.
Our Bristol medical negligence team can help you if you live in the following postcode areas:
BA – Bath
BS – Bristol
TA – Taunton
EX – Exeter
TQ – Torquay
PL – Plymouth
SN – Swindon
TR – Truro
GL – Gloucester.
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What To Expect When You Make A Medical Negligence Claim
We understand the emotions you may be experiencing if you’ve suffered medical negligence. You may have worries about the future, your recovery, as well as the financial impact of your injuries. Our solicitors are here to help you – not only in getting the compensation you deserve, but also in helping you make the best recovery possible.
When you make a medical negligence claim with us, our priority is you. We’ll immediately start work on investigating your treatment concerns with a view to getting an early admission of fault from the NHS or private healthcare provider responsible for your injuries. If we can get that admission, it usually means we can get an interim compensation payment to help pay for your care, and ease any immediate financial worries you may have.
We can also assign you one of our Support & Rehabilitation specialists. Their role is to help make your life easier – from completing benefit applications, through to introducing you to local charity/support groups. Our Support & Rehabilitation teams have considerable knowledge, and can identify things you might need to help with your recovery – and how we can go about getting them for you (for instance getting a wheelchair ramp installed at your home).
Depending on the complexity of your claim, medical negligence cases can take a few years to settle. This is because we need to see how well you’re able to recover from your injuries, and assess the longer term impact on your life. Settling a claim too early could mean you get less compensation than you’re entitled to.
Our specialist team will be with you through every step of the process, and will fight to get you what you need.
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Why Choose Us?
Our Medical Negligence team in Bristol has helped hundreds of people to claim compensation. We’re backed by our Court of Protection and Public Law teams who can help you with managing your compensation settlement, as well as legal issues around health and social care, and special educational needs.
Our solicitors specialise in complex cases involving life changing injuries, as well as cases that have sadly resulted in a fatality. Alongside this specialist legal expertise, our Support & Rehabilitation team is here to help you get what you need to make the best recovery possible.
We have more medical negligence solicitors accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers than any other law firm in Bristol. Our lawyers are also accredited by the charity Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA).
Our team runs free training for medical professionals, to try and reduce the chances of medical negligence. We also promote patient safety with the wider public to help reduce the number of delayed diagnoses for conditions such as prostate cancer.
We have strong relationships with leading national charities and organisations, as well as locally-based charities such as:
Children’s Hospital South West
The Stroke Association.
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For a free initial consultation about your medical negligence claim, call us free on 0800 121 6567 or
contact us online. Lessons To Be Learned After Report Finds Bristol Surgeon ‘Harmed’ More Than 200 People
An official review into 387 cases of mesh surgery performed by Tony Dixon concluded 203 patients suffered harm.
An investigation was launched by North Bristol NHS Trust into the Bristol surgeon’s practice after concerns were raised about the standard of laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (LVMR) procedures.
A review looked at cases between 2007 and 2017, when Mr Dixon performed operations at Southmead Hospital and the privately-run Spire Hospital under NHS waiting list arrangements. The report said these patients suffered “harm”.
Mr Dixon was sacked by North Bristol Trust in 2019.
Our specialist lawyers still represent about 80 patients who were operated on by Tony Dixon. We’ve secured settlements for several others so they can get the specialist care they need.
“While we welcome the Trust’s transparency in publishing its findings and its pledge to learn lessons, it’s vital that meaningful action is now taken to improve patient safety. This includes learning lessons from those patients who have reported suffering significant harm, but who received treatment other than by LVMR.
“We continue to support our clients at this emotional time and are determined to ensure they can access the specialist care and support they require to try and move on with their lives the best they can.” -
Luke Trevorrow, Associate Solicitor
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