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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

The highest-rated medical negligence solicitors in Bristol

Our Bristol Medical Negligence team help people in Bristol and the surrounding areas who have suffered from medical negligence. If you have been the victim of medical negligence in a hospital or trust in Bristol, our expert medical negligence solicitors are here to help. 

When you’ve been the victim of medical negligence, it can leave you feeling distressed and uncertain. Sometimes, patients are unsure if what they experienced was medical negligence or “just one of those things”. For other patients, the effects of medical negligence can have a devastating effect, but they’re at a loss as how best to resolve the situation.

At Patient Claim Line, we understand the stress and devastation a medical error can cause. Our friendly lawyers are medical negligence specialists and will guide you through every step of your claim to ensure you get the result you deserve. We’re the highest-rated medical negligence solicitors on TrustPilot because we handle your case with care and compassion, and fight for the compensation you are entitled to. Plus, our award-winning solicitors work with you on a No Win, No Fee basis so you do not have any upfront costs when making a claim against a trust in Bristol. 

We have helped hundreds of people secure compensation across the whole of Bristol. Our highly experienced team has settled successful cases against GPs, hospitals and care homes, and helped people who have suffered avoidable pain and distress whilst undergoing dental, optical or surgical procedures. No matter where you are in Bristol, or the nature of your claim, we work with you to get the result you need to rebuild your life.

If you believe you have suffered medical negligence in a hospital or trust in Bristol, call us today on 0330 107 5317 to discuss your claim, or you can fill in our claim form here

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What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare professional, such as a GP, nurse or dentist fails to deliver their patients the appropriate standard of care, and this has then resulted in harm for the patient. Every healthcare provider in the UK has a duty of care to all patients, and if this duty of care has fallen below the accepted standard, patients may be able to make a medical negligence claim against their healthcare provider. Medical negligence can take various forms and can happen at any time during the medical process but whatever the circumstances, if you have been let down or left suffering due to negligent care, you may be entitled to make a claim. 

As expert solicitors with over 25 years in medical negligence we will discuss your individual circumstances to get a full picture of your case and let you know if you could make a medical negligence claim. To find out more about medical negligence, you can click here.

How do I bring a medical negligence claim against a Bristol hospital or trust?

If you think you have a right to compensation and believe you have suffered from medical negligence in a Bristol hospital or trust, please call us for free legal advice. Our experienced solicitors will talk through your case and assess if you have a claim. If we proceed, your claim will be handled on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning you pay nothing upfront. Our expert medical negligence solicitors have bought many cases against trusts throughout Bristol and will talk you through the process, working on your behalf to get the compensation and care you deserve. 

When you make a medical negligence claim with us, you can be assured that our team of solicitors understand the emotions that you may be experiencing after suffering from medical negligence. When making a medical negligence claim, our solicitors are here to help you – they will be compassionate and understanding to your situation and work to get you the compensation you deserve in order to aid your recovery.

Firstly, we will take some details off you to understand your case thoroughly; what happened and how you suffered, we will then assess your case and collect any evidence that is needed in order to make your claim. Our specialist team of solicitors will support you every step of the way and will fight to get the compensation you deserve for your claim against a Bristol hospital or trust.  

You can find out more about the Medical Negligence Claims process here.

How much compensation could I claim against a Bristol hospital or GP?

According to a recent report, Bristol hospitals pay £13 million a year in negligence insurance costs (source: Bristol Post).The amount of compensation you are rewarded depends on various factors; including the complexity and severity of your injury or experience. In order to qualify for a compensation claim, it must first be proven that medical negligence did occur, and that it was specifically this negligence which caused a worsening of your condition that was otherwise avoidable.

Every case is different which means the amount of compensation will be too. In some cases, the nature of the injury or injuries can be complex and progressive. Our client was awarded £22,500 from University Hospital’s Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust after her baby suffered a brain injury during his birth. Our client then went on to develop a depressive disorder as a result of the trauma. At Patient Claim Line we work hard to understand every detail of your case to ensure we get the maximum compensation you are owed.

We’ve helped hundreds of people in Bristol since 2014

We have successfully secured compensation for victims of medical negligence across various Trusts in Bristol. Our experienced solicitors have settled cases arising from a range of medical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, dental treatment and childbirth. Medical negligence care can happen during routine appointments, surgical procedures or treatment of serious diseases like cancer. We have settled successful cases against GPs, hospitals, care homes and pharmacies. We treat every case with compassion, working hard to get the compensation you are entitled to.

No win no fee medical negligence advice in Bristol

If you’ve been a victim of medical negligence and want to make a claim against a Bristol trust or hospital, the last thing you should be concerned with is expensive legal fees. At Patient Claim Line we believe everyone has the right to quality legal representation, justice and compensation if they have suffered following negligent care. Our No Win No Fee approach means that if your Bristol medical negligence case is not won, and you do not win compensation, you will not have to pay a penny – providing you have complied with every step of the process. If your medical negligence case is successful, we will take a small percentage. This will have been previously agreed with you before starting the claims process and we will be fair and transparent from the beginning.

Contact a solicitor that serves your area in Bristol

Our solicitors represent claimants nationwide and have experience in bringing claims against NHS Trusts and private clinics in Bristol, including:

  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (Mental Health)
    ● North Bristol NHS Trust (Acute)
    ● South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (Ambulance)
    ● University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (Acute)
    ● Weston Area Health NHS Trust (Acute)
    ● Bristol Community Partnership (Community Health)
    ● North Somerset Community Partnership (CIC)
    ● One Care Consortium
    ● Sirona Care & Health (CIC)

Claim types covered

Our expert team have successfully settled cases across a number of different specialisms in Bristol, including (but not limited to):

Why choose our expert medical negligence solicitors in Bristol?

With over 100 expert solicitors and 400 years combined legal expertise we are confident that we will bring some of the best legal minds in the industry to your case. We’re owned by leading UK law firm, Fletchers, and are the highest-rated medical negligence specialists on TrustPilot. We win cases because we listen to our clients and have the skills, experience and friendly approach to see your claim through.

For a free initial conversation about your Bristol medical negligence claim, call us today on 0330 107 5317 and one of our solicitors will discuss how we can help you make a claim. 

What do our customers say about our Bristol medical negligence solicitors?

“I was very impressed with the speed and thoroughness of the initial stages of my claim. Everything was arranged promptly, everything that it was necessary for me to know was explained to me in detail. I have a contact number and can be in touch with those handling my medical negligence case whenever I feel the need.”


– Patient Claim Line Customer

Meet our medical negligence team

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence

Christian Beadell

Christian Beadell
Partner, Head of Strategy and Legal Operations

Francesca Paul

Francesca Paul
Associate Solicitor

Sion Wynne

Sion Wynne
Senior Solicitor

Sarah's Story

"Now we have peace of mind"

My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.

In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.

He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.