Experts in medical negligence claims
Medical negligence can change lives, and the consequences are often far-reaching.
As with anything related to medical treatment, you want to instruct people you can trust, and part of this is having someone local to you that you know you can easily meet with if you need to.
- Free initial chat on whether you have a claim
- No win, no fee funding available
- Support to find the right treatments for you
- Offices in the heart of Bath
Fortunately, our Bath-based medical negligence solicitors have the experience and specialist knowledge to help you with whatever negligence claim you may have.
Depending on your injury, it may be that we are never able to return your life to how it was before, but our team will use their specialist knowledge to help you live your life to the full.
We have brought successful medical negligence claims against a number of hospital trusts for people living in and around Bath, such as the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal National Mineral Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust, the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, the North Bristol NHS Trust, and the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
You may have a claim for medical negligence if:
- you have experienced medical care which was substandard, and has caused you injury;
- a condition you already had has been made worse as a result of substandard treatment.
You have three years in which to bring a claim, from the alleged negligence taking place or from your knowledge that it has happened.
However, if you are bringing a claim for a child you have until their 21st birthday to make a claim. Furthermore, if you are claiming on behalf of an adult with mental difficulties there is no time limit.
How much you receive for a successful medical negligence claim depends on the particular injury you have suffered and your situation before the injury, so in order for us to advise further you will need to speak to us.
Depending on how you wish to fund a claim, there are a number of options. These include the possibility of ‘no win, no fee’ funding, which means that should your claim be unsuccessful there will be nothing for you to pay.
We will use all the expertise and knowledge at our disposal to bring your claim to a conclusion as fast as possible, however the length of time can vary depending on the complexity of your case and whether the defendant denies liability.
“I would recommend you to anyone who needs help and advice with medical law as I found you easy to talk to and you went through all the options I could take and nothing was too much trouble”.
Where in Bath is RWK Goodman based?
Our Medical Negligence team is based in Midland Bridge House. Right across the river from Green Park Station and just off the Lower Bristol Road, it is a 15 minute walk from the train station and has its own car park, including disabled spaces, available for clients to use too.
Help with all types of medical negligence claims
From acquired brain injuries and dental negligence, to birth injuries and spinal injuries, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors have an exhaustive experience of medical negligence claims and compensation. Whatever you need to claim for, we know how best to go about it.
Understanding your medical negligence claim
Our expert team will help you understand what constitutes medical negligence, and whether you can make a claim.
We can also explain what level of damages and how much compensation for medical negligence you can expect should your claim be successful.
Our team sees a claim both as an opportunity to secure the future for you (and/or your family) and to throw a spotlight on vital patient safety lessons for medical institutions, avoiding further instances of substandard care.
Meet our medical negligence experts
Meet some of the members of the team that will be built around your claim