Both the NHS and private healthcare providers that we have access to in Oxfordshire are of a very high standard. The vast majority of patients who are treated by dentists, GP’s, care homes and hospitals can be confident in receiving a quality of care. However, if standards are not always kept to this standard a minority of patients could suffer injuries, illness or worsening health as a result of substandard care and a failure of doctors to uphold their duty to their patients. This is known as medical negligence and if you or family members have been affected by it then we at Medical Negligence Assist can help you. In such circumstances you may be searching for medical negligence solicitors in Oxfordshire. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Oxfordshire area to help you in making a claim for medical negligence and if you want expert legal advice on making a claim you can call us at 0800 652 3087.
- How Do I Choose A Solicitor To Handle My Claim?
- Does My Claim Need To Be With A Medical Negligence Solicitor In Oxfordshire?
- The Doctors From Our Panel Could Conduct Your Medical Exam
- Medical Negligence Solicitors Reviews May Be Helpful
- What Types Of Medical Negligence Claim Could I Make?
- Negligence In An Operation/ Surgery
- Hospital Negligence In Oxfordshire
- Birth Injury Compensation Claims
- Negligence In A Nursing Home
- Cancer Negligence Cases
- Negligence By A Dentist
- Private / NHS GP Negligence
- Statistics For Rates Of Negligence At NHS Trusts In Oxfordshire
- Hospitals In Oxfordshire
- No Win No Fee Funding Options
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Choosing the right medical negligence solicitor for your case is imperative. The outcome of your case may depend on the level of experience and expertise of your medical negligence personal injury lawyer. You should seek out medical negligence solicitor reviews, if you know anyone who has made a medical negligence claim in the past talk to them about their experiences. Remember that our legal experts are available to talk to you any day of the week 24 hours a day to give you advice about making a claim or finding a solicitor. You should keep in mind that there is a medical negligence claims time limit of three years. However, there are exceptions to the the time limit in certain circumstances, an example of which is when a minor is making a claim (any person under the age of 18) then they have until the age of 21 to bring it forward. If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us using the below information.
There are no restriction in place, a person could use a personal injury solicitor from anywhere in the country. All the necessary discussions can be carried out by phone or email. In addition, our panel of medical negligence solicitors who are not based in Oxfordshire can cover your claim for a personal injury. By not being limited to medical negligence solicitors in your area you are free to consider options from all over the country. This will allow you to find a personal injury lawyer with knowledge and expertise in cases similar to yours.
In order to pursue a medical negligence claim for personal injury, you will need to be examined by an impartial medical expert who will provide an assessment. Your medical negligence solicitor will then use your assessment, among other factors to value the compensation that you are entitled to. Medical Negligence Assist works with a panel of doctors across the UK who can perform such an examination in your local area. Here are some of the doctors we work with near you;
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You might benefit from reading online medical negligence solicitor reviews, they will tell you how much previous experience personal injury solicitors have with helping clients make medical negligence claims and how successful they have been. Using the reviews of multiple solicitors to base your opinions could also be beneficial to you, as you will be able to compare their success rates, experiences and knowledge base for cases that are similar to yours. You may prefer to talk your options through with someone who understands the complex nature of making a personal injury claim for medical negligence. Here at Medical Negligence Assist, our phone line operate 24 hours a day seven days a week and you can contact an advisor from our team of experts who will be able to provide you with impartial advice. If you would like an idea of the monetary reward you could receive as a result of a valid claim for medical negligence then you can take a look here at our personal injury calculator. Please note that the calculator will not be specific to your case.
Medical Negligence Assist and our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can assist you in making claims for a wide range of different circumstances whether that be the negligence of healthcare staff in either a private facility or an NHS institution. Medical negligence could occur across the healthcare sector, including dental care, GP surgeries, care homes, maternity care, surgical procedures, cancer diagnosis and hospital care.
Negligence in surgery could occur in different forms and have different effects, sometimes with life threatening or life changing results. All surgeries are complex and come with risks so surgical staff are trained to a high standard in order to avoid any unnecessary complications. Unfortunately, if on occasions surgical staff breach their duty of care and allow for their standard to slip below what is reasonably expected of them and this causes avoidable harm, illness or injury to a patient in their care it may be deemed as surgical negligence. For instance, a wrong-sited surgery or the amputation of the incorrect limb or undue damage to healthy tissue, nerves or organs. Another example could be the retention of surgical instruments inside a patient. For more information on surgical medical negligence you can read here.
Hospitals and their staff have a duty of care to their patients. Patient’s health can be put in jeopardy if the duties and proper procedures are not carried out correctly. An example of this could be improper hygiene causing patients to contract and spread antibiotic resistant diseases such as MRSA. If you wish to make a hospital negligence claim for NHS negligence or private negligence against a hospital then our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist you.
Childbirth is can be difficult and sometimes dangerous for both the mother and the baby- even in a modern healthcare system like the UK’s. If the procedure of childbirth is carried out negligently by doctors and midwifes then both mother and baby could suffer serious and lasting injury. Babies are especially vulnerable. If forceps are used improperly in assisting the birth then the baby could suffer bone fractures and lasting nerve damage. Another example may be failure of medical staff to recognise that the baby is in distress and struggling to breath, and if left too long, a lack of oxygen could lead to health issues such as Cerebral Palsy. Further to this the failure of doctors or midwives in noticing to pre-eclampsia during pregnancy could lead to serious or fatal consequences for mother, and sometimes baby if the necessary steps have not been taken to ensure a safe pregnancy. If you, your baby or both of you were harmed by negligence during pregnancy or childbirth then contact us today to see if our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can help.
Residents in nursing homes are often highly dependent on staff not only for their medical needs but also for basic needs such as eating, getting washed and changed, moving around and going to the toilet, therefore all staff need to be trained to a high standard and competent enough to deal with the complex needs. However, working in a care or nursing home is a very demanding and fast paced job and sometimes this can lead to staff letting their role fall below standards that are reasonably expected of them and this can lead to residents being mistreated. Examples of negligence in a care home could be staff not using the proper lifting techniques, which cause a patient to fall and suffer with fractures or leaving a bed bound patient without being turned or without treating their bed sores, which in turn can lead to a dangerous and life threatening infection such as Sepsis.
Negligence in a nursing home is not only dangerous to the residents’ health; it can often be highly demeaning to the resident and distressing to their family. If you have a loved one who has been harmed by negligence in a nursing home and you want to begin the process of suing a nursing home then please get in touch with us today and our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you make a claim.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist clients in making cancer negligence cases. Cancer negligence cases could be instances in which doctors have failed to accurately diagnose cancer symptoms without a reasonable explanation or by not referring patients to the relevant specialists or not following up on test or scan results. An example of medical negligence occurring to a cancer patient is where the cancer has already been diagnosed and there is a delay in providing the correct and appropriate medication, or the patient has been given the incorrect treatment and this has resulted in a more evasive procedure that has caused avoidable and painful side effects.
For you to make a claim for dental negligence, the onus is on you to prove that a member of staff in a dental surgery has provided you with substandard care and this has led to you suffering an otherwise avoidable injury. Negligence by a dentist usually involves improperly carrying out dental procedures. The consequences of dental negligence could include, gum damage, damage to teeth, nerve damage, and removal of incorrect teeth, infection of gums, prolonged unconsciousness due to improper application of painkillers or anaesthetics or conversely pain due to a lack of anaesthetics. Victims of dental negligence could suffer from difficulty chewing food, talking or even suffer with cosmetic damage.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help you with making a claim for both private and NHS GP negligence. Since visiting their GP is most people’s first response when they come down with an illness, the task falls to the GP to accurately diagnose and treat the patient’s symptoms. In instances where the symptoms of a patient fall out of the area of expertise reasonably expected of a general practitioner, the correct protocol is to refer the patient for further testing and/or to a specialist. If the GP fails or omits to do so without good cause, and the patients’ health subsequently deteriorates as a result, then they can be liable for a medical negligence claim. If you feel that you are a victim of medical malpractice at the hands of your GP, whether that treatment be private or through the NHS, then you could have a valid claim for medical negligence. Please contact us using the information at the bottom of this guide for impartial advice.
Listed below are the NHS figures for Oxfordshire medical negligence claims and the amounts that were paid out in compensation. Here is a link to the statistics for the rest of the UK.
|NHS trust||No. of claims||No. of incidents||Damages paid (£)|
|Oxford Health NHS foundation trust||9||6||48,987|
|Oxford University Hospitals NHS foundation trust||59||15||25,861,456|
- John Radcliffe Hospital
- Horton General Hospital
- City Community Hospital
Some personal injury solicitors can offer no win no fee funding options to their clients. This is an arrangement by which the claimant will not be charged for their services if the claim is not successful. A medical negligence solicitor is unlikely to take on this kind of potential financial risk to themselves if they do not feel that the case is likely to succeed, so an offer of a no no fee claim is a very positive sign.
You can contact us at any time for free, impartial legal advice or for inquiries about starting a claim for medical negligence in Oxfordshire with our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. Note that whilst our panel of medical negligence solicitors are not based in Oxfordshire, they could still help you to make a claim. Our phone line is open 24/7, call 0800 652 3087 or fill in an online contact form here.
John Radcliffe Hospital
Edited by Charlotte.