Oxford Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Lawyers Claims Guide

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Medical negligence Oxford

Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have a wealth of experience in helping people to secure compensation when they are appointed to represent them in medical neglect cases. Are you looking for medical negligence solicitors in Oxford? Why not try our panel of medical expert solicitors who can cover the area of Oxford. To start your claim simply phone us today on 0800 652 3087. We could provide you with advice as to whether you are eligible to claim compensation and whether a personal injury solicitor could conduct your claim under a no win no fee agreement.

If you or someone you love has been let down by negligent medical care, our panel of experts could help you to make a personal injury claim for the harm caused if you have a valid case. If you are searching for medical negligence solicitors our panel of experts are experienced in conducting different types of medical claims nationwide and could help you.

To learn more about how we could help you, view the rest of this article below.

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How To Choose A Solicitor To File Your Medical Negligence Compensation Claim

Choosing the right personal injury solicitor or medical negligence lawyer for your claim is not always easy. To help guide you through this process we have included a list of things which you could take into consideration when looking at different law firms.

  • Don’t worry about their location. We shall look in a little more detail about why you should not be concerned about where the solicitor is based and that you do not need to use “clinical negligence solicitors close to me“.
  • Expertise and experience. Look at what experience and expertise the solicitor has in terms of knowledge of the law as well as relevant medical knowledge.
  • Communication. How will they communicate with you, and are you happy with these methods?
  • Funding. What funding options are available to claimants.

If you still have any questions about the best ways to go about finding the right person to file a medical claim for you, you can get in touch with us for further advice.

Will I Have To Claim Through A Solicitor In My Area?

The location of a potential medical negligence lawyer is not as important as many people may think. Indeed, there is no rule which says you must use a solicitor in your area. In general, for personal injury claims, there are no benefits to working with a clinical negligence solicitor close to where you live or work. It is far more important to ensure that the solicitors, law firm or claims management company in question are experienced in handling medical claims in general and those similar to your specific area of claim. In most cases, litigation and legal action can be conducted from a distance. Correspondence between solicitors and claimants can increasingly be carried out by phone or electronic communication channels.

How Important Is It To Research Solicitors?

When faced with choosing between a variety of different service providers it can be a good idea to look for recommendations and reviews to provide independent verification of claims that they have made about their service. Looking at medical negligence solicitors reviews written by people the solicitor have previously helped maybe of use. In addition, personal recommendations from friends and family members could also help you to decide who to claim with or through. Also try to keep in mind that whilst a solicitor may have a high profile in your area or nationally, this does not mean that they are the person best qualified or able to conduct your claim.

Medical Negligence Compensation Examples You Could Claim For

The simplest way to look at medical negligence is that it is a failure to provide acceptable levels of medical care and which as a result has directly caused harm to a patient. The action or inaction will be directly responsible for you being harmed or through your existing injury or illness being exacerbated. Medical negligence examples could include mistakes in the provision of treatment or general medical care, misdiagnosed cancer (or other serious diseases) errors during surgery or substandard and harmful care provided by a GP. Victims of negligence could also claim compensation for harm caused in the social care system, such as in nursing homes or care homes. However negligence alone is not enough to pursue a claim, for a negligent act to be considered for any type of damages harm must have been caused as a direct result. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist in these and other circumstances.

Could My Medical Exam Be Carried Out Close To Me?

Whilst, for the most part, the location of a solicitor will not affect their ability to file a medical claim for you, there may be parts of the claims process which are much more convenient if conducted closer to you. One such part could be any medical examinations or assessments of your injury which are needed. To make this part of the claims process more convenient for claimants we work with a nationwide panel of medical experts. In this area our panel includes,

Ayubur Rahman
Clarendon Centre,
Clarendon House,
52 Cornmarket Street,

Alba Sanchez Mascunano
Onsey Mead,

Shehzad Hanif
Oxford Science Park,
John Eccles House,
Robert Robinson Avenue,

Your examination may be conducted at these locations and by the experts above or at other locations depending on the availability of experts.

Surgery Errors And Malpractice

If you have sustained any form of injury because of negligent surgery or from care before or after the surgery you could have grounds to claim compensation. At such times it could help to work with a solicitor who has experience in conducting this type of personal injury claim and who could maximise the amount you are awarded in damages.

Claims do not just have to be made for errors during surgical procedures, they could also be made if you were harmed by hospital care prior to the surgery or after it. An example of this could be acquiring an infection as a result of poor care or hospital hygiene.

Negligent Birth Injuries

The birth of a new child should be a happy occasion and prospective mothers should be afforded the highest levels of medical care from the NHS or a private healthcare provider. However, if standards are not met and as a direct result of this the mum or baby are harmed due to negligence the basis for a birth injury claim may exist. No matter the complexity of the injuries sustained, our panel of experts have the experience and the skills to be able to help those in such situations. Our panel of experts understand the finer legal and medical details of such cases, meaning that you can be confident in making medical claims for birth injuries with them.

Healthcare Negligence In Nursing Homes

Nursing home negligence or neglect may present itself in a variety of different ways. It could present itself as physical, emotional or financial abuse of a resident of a care home or nursing home. Nursing home medical neglect could happen when standards of care provided in nursing homes fall below the expected or required standards AND where this fall in standards causes harm in the resident or patient. As the majority of people living in care or nursing homes tend to be those who are older or less physically able, they are more exposed to potential harm than other members of the public.

Hospital Negligence

Hospitals come in a variety of sizes and may just provide some limited services to an area of a city or town right up to multi-department or specialist hospitals. They provide all manner of help and medical care in emergency, non-emergency and specialist circumstances. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering Oxford could help in circumstances such as the medical negligence compensation examples,

  • Surgical mistakes, such as during amputations or cardiac surgery.
  • Injuries or harm caused during childbirth, pregnancy or gynaecological care.
  • Brain and/ or head injuries.
  • Failure to treat a patient or to correctly treat a patient.
  • Errors in the prescription and dispensing of medication.

Our skilled panel of expert solicitors could help you to make a successful claim for harm caused due to negligent care at a hospital in this area.

GP Malpractice

GP’s are trusted as gate keeps to not just general practice medical care as well as to other more specialist forms of care. Due to the nature of their unique role in the provision of healthcare it is important that your general practice doctor is skilled in being able to conduct full examinations of you and to recommend where and when you require further medical examination by a specialist doctor or should be sent for specialist treatment. If a GP gets this examination or referral process wrong, harm could be caused to the patient. Illnesses or injuries may become worse and diseases may be diagnosed much later than otherwise, they would have been. In the most serious instance of GP malpractice in the UK, the victim could even suffer fatal consequences as a result of harmful care.

Malpractice And Cancer Misdiagnosis

Medical claims against the NHS (or private healthcare providers) could be made for negligent care for any forms of cancer. Our panel of experts could help you to claim in such circumstances. You may have experienced malpractice in cancer misdiagnosis or negligently provided care for breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer or any other form of cancer.

Malpractice in cancer diagnosis could have been the result of errors in;

  • The misinterpretation of x-rays or other scans and tests.
  • Tissue samples were not correctly read.
  • Medical examinations were not carried out thoroughly or the wrong examination was carried out.
  • The cancer was misdiagnosed or wrongly diagnosed.
  • In some instances, cancers could be detected at a very early stage but either the symptoms are missed or are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result of such errors, people may undergo different medical procedures and may require surgery.
  • The impacts of malpractice in cancer misdiagnosis could lead to physical or physical trauma to a patient.

In any of the circumstances listed above or others, our panel of experts could assist you in seeking damages.

Dental Malpractice Claims

Have you been let down by a dentist who provided you with negligent care, resulting in you being harmed? If so, our panel of experts could help you to make a dental negligence compensation claim. Some dental procedures such as surgery or cosmetic surgery may carry more risk than other forms of treatment. No matter what treatment you are being provided by a dentist you are entitled to expect a minimum standard of care. You are also entitled to expect that this care will not cause you harm. If this has not been the case and you find that you were harmed due to the way in which dental care has been provided to you, you may be able to claim compensation. For further information on dental malpractice claim, you can view our guide here.

Statistical Information For Rates Of Claims Against Trusts And Authorities In Oxford

In common with many parts of the NHS, pressures and demands upon services provided by NHS trusts, such as the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, have increased in the last few years. See the resource at the bottom of this guide for more information on how this trust has been affected.

As such, many trusts as a whole as well as individual hospitals and other healthcare facilities have not been able to meet some performance standards. With pressures rising, instances of NHS negligence could happen. In this table we have included information from NHS Resolution which tracks instances of NHS negligence on the volume and value of claims either made, reported or paid out in the accounting year 2017/ 2018.

Healthcare Authority Or NHS TrustNo. of claims recievedNo. of reported incidentsCNST Damages Paid
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust9648,987
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust591525,861,456
South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust11*2,532,976

You can find NHS Resolution data here.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Or Malpractice Claims In Oxford

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors who can cover the Oxford area are able to consider most personal injury claims they handle through what are called Conditional Fee Agreements, CFA’s. What making a no win no fee claim will mean for most claimants is that if you are not successful in your claim, your personal injury solicitor will not charge you any costs or fees. Whilst medical negligence compensation amounts do vary, if you do win your case the solicitors costs or fee can be deducted from this settlement. The amount or percentage of the settlement paid to the solicitor is agreed before the claim is started and the percentage of the award a medical negligence solicitor could charge is limited by law.

We could offer you a competitive fee and our panel of medical negligence solicitors always aim to secure you the highest amount of compensation they can.

Hospitals Covering The Oxford Area

Oxford is the largest city in Oxfordshire and is also the administrative centre of the county. The city and its metropolitan area have one of the fastest growing populations in the UK. It is home to the world-renowned Oxford University and attached facilities. The city is also home to world-class medical facilities in the private and NHS healthcare sectors. Hospitals and facilities include;

NHS Hospitals

  • Oxford Eye Hospital
  • Oxford City Community Hospital
  • Churchill Hospital
  • John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Horton General Hospital in Banbury
  • Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre

Private Sector Healthcare Providers

  • Nuffield Health Oxford, The Manor Hospital
  • Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

If you were harmed whilst under care at these or any other medical facility our panel of solicitors could help you make medical claims against the NHS or other providers.

Begin Your Claim Today

If you have been harmed due to the way in which healthcare or medical services were provided to you, our team could help you to file a medical claim either against the NHS Trust or private healthcare company responsible for the provision of care.

Whilst we are not medical negligence solicitors in Oxford, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Oxford area. There are several ways in which you could get in touch with our team. Our experts are available via our online contact form or over the phone. Claimants are also able to start their case online by filling in our simple claims form. You can also start your claim by discussing what has happened to you over the phone.

Our friendly team could assist with medical claims against the NHS as well as those against providers in the private sector.

Further Advice

If you have been affected due to the way in which health or medical care has been provided to you, you could be able to file a medical claim. You can learn more about how much you could be eligible to claim, the state of some healthcare services in Oxford and how to report a dental professional for negligent care in these resources below.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust – Annual Report
This PDF guide contains information on accounts and statistics such as how this trust has been affected by rising demands on its services.

Medical Negligence Claims Calculator
You can use this personal injury claims calculator to help better estimate how much you could be eligible to claim for your injuries.

Medical Negligence – Personal Injury Claims Time Limit
How long does compensation take after medical negligence or how long do you have to make a claim? Find out in this guide article.

How To Report A Dental Malpractice Claim
If you have been affected or harmed due to the way in which your dental care has been provided you can report your dentist to the General Dental Council here.