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Abingdon Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee

By Stephen Kane. Last Updated 3rd November 2021. Welcome to our guide on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Abingdon personal injury claims. Each day thousands of patients put their trust in a medical professional to cure or treat whatever medical issue they may be suffering from. In most cases, patients receive proper and effective treatment that results in various forms of relief for the patient.

Other times, however, it can result in painful, permanent, or even fatal outcomes – and while some negative outcomes to medical treatment are unavoidable, there are many cases where the medical professionals or facility involved have acted negligently. When this is the case, you or your family may be entitled to a medical negligence claim against the medical professional, clinic, or hospital involved.

Medical Negligence Solicitors in Abingdon

Medical negligence solicitor Abingdon

Abingdon Medical Negligence Solicitors

Filing a medical negligence claim can be a tedious, and complicated, process that involves a detailed review of both your past and present medical records. These medical records will be what ultimately determines whether or not the medical professional or facility involved acted negligently. In order for your claim to be successful you and your solicitor in Abingdon will have to prove the following:

  • Fault or Liability – This is proved by demonstrating that the medical professionals or facility involved in your treatment did not carry out their duties in the most professional and responsible manner possible.
  • Avoidable Harm or Causation – This is proved by demonstrating that the medical professionals or facility involved with your treatment, were negligent in their treatment, thus causing additional or more serious health issues as a result.

If you have been injured as a result of a medical professional’s negligence, it is imperative that you find a solicitor for Abingdon who can best represent you in your claim and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.

How to Pick the Best No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Solicitor

If you have been hurt or injured as a result of a medical professional’s negligence, you will want to be sure that you hire a solicitor who is highly experienced and knowledgeable in medical negligence claims. It is highly inadvisable to choose the first option among medical negligence solicitors in Abingdon that you come across in the phone directory.

Do your research by reading online reviews about solicitors in Abingdon and talking with friends and family about who would be the best solicitor for your particular case. The legal experts at Legal Expert can also be a huge help. Legal Expert has paired thousands of medical negligence victims with a solicitor who can best handle their medical negligence claim.

Should I Instruct A Solicitor in Abingdon?

While there are plenty of solicitors in Abingdon to choose from, you do not necessarily have to choose a solicitor who is located in Abingdon. In fact, Legal Expert’s medical negligence team are able to handle cases in Abingdon and across the UK.

If you are struggling to find the right medical negligence solicitor in Abingdon, one of our legal experts would be happy to refer you to a solicitor who covers the Abingdon area to assist you in your Abingdon medical negligence claim.

Reviews of Solicitors in Abingdon

Thanks to the internet there are thousands of unbiased solicitor reviews that can help you to choose the most capable solicitor to handle your case. Finding the right solicitor for your claim means finding the right solicitor review. This can prove to be an overwhelming process, especially if you haven’t had to research medical negligence solicitors for Abingdon claims before.

The team of legal professionals and Legal Expert have worked with dozens of medical negligence solicitors for Abingdon claims. They can provide you with additional helpful information that you may not find on review sites.

What Claims Can Our Abingdon Medical Negligence Team Conduct?

The medical negligence team at Legal Expert are able to handle an extensive range of medical negligence claims including but not limited to;

The medical negligence team at Legal Expert are available 7 days a week to help you choose the best medical negligence team to handle your clinical negligence NHS or medical negligence claim. The team at Legal Expert can also help you to understand how much you can expect from your claim as well as what can be included in your claim. This can include;

  • Loss of Wages
  • Loss of Life (including miscarriage, stillbirth, cancer death from misdiagnosis, patient death as a result of medical negligence, etc.)
  • Amputation
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and Suffering

The medical negligence team at Legal Expert have handled countless medical negligence cases against hospitals and are able to get you in contact with several fantastic GP negligence solicitors who can help you to get the compensation you deserve for your medical negligence case.

Birth Negligence Compensation Claim

Birth negligence claims are filed when the mother and/or child have suffered medical consequences (including death) as a result of a medical professional’s negligence, this can involve medical treatment leading up to, or during, birth. While there are countless birth negligence compensation claims, the most common include;

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Injury
  • Pre-Eclampsia Misdiagnosis
  • Retained Instruments or C-Section Error that has caused injury to organs
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Death to Infant or Mother

It is important to note that it is very rare that a birth negligence compensation claim will have to go to court, the majority of our clients will see a settlement reached in a birth negligence case without ever having to set foot in a courtroom.

Cancer Clinical Negligence Claims

Cancer negligence can be defined by not only the treatment of a patient’s cancer but by the diagnosis of cancer as well. When a doctor has failed to properly treat or diagnose cancer, they may be medically negligent. The medical negligence team at Legal Expert are able to help cancer negligence victims in Abingdon and throughout the UK receive compensation for a wide range of cancer negligence claims including but not limited to;

  • Prostate cancer medical negligence
  • Leukaemia medical negligence
  • Bone cancer medical negligence
  • Skin cancer medical negligence
  • Breast Cancer medical negligence

If you or a loved one have undergone unnecessary cancer suffering as a result of a medical professional’s negligence, the medical negligence team at Legal Expert are available 7 days a week to get started on your medical negligence claim right away.

Hospital Negligence

Legal Expert has handled many medical negligence cases against hospitals, in many cases with medical negligence, it is determined that not only are the medical professionals negligent, but the hospital itself is negligent as well. This can be due to

  • Faulty or inadequate medical equipment
  • Unsterile conditions
  • Improperly trained staff
  • Lost or misplaced medical records

Any of the aforementioned hospital negligence (and more) can lead to catastrophic consequences including serious, or permanent, medical conditions or death.

Dental Negligence Claims

Dental negligence claims can involve any type of injury or disfigurement caused by dental professionals’ or dental office’s negligence. Legal Expert has handled dozens of dental negligence claims that have resulted in compensation. Common dental negligence claims include:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Damage to gums
  • Damage to sinus

Dental negligence claims often involve a review of dental negligence as well as the extent of the injury involved.

GP Negligence Solicitors

Your GP is usually the first person you call if you believe that you’re falling ill. It is your GP’s responsibility to begin diagnosing and treating your medical condition as soon as possible. It is also your GP’s responsibility to refer you to the appropriate doctor or specialist if they believe that your medical condition requires additional care.

When a GP fails to treat, refer, or properly diagnose the patient, they may be found medically negligent. Common medical consequences as a result of medical negligence include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to refer the patient to the proper doctor or specialist
  • Incorrect prescription (resulting in an allergic reaction, organ damage, or death)
  • Prenatal and postnatal negligence

Legal Expert is able to help victims of GP negligence in Abingdon and across the UK and are available 7 days a week to discuss your case. Legal Expert can also refer you to several medical negligence solicitors for Abingdon GP negligence claims.

Nursing Home Negligence Settlements

Legal Expert have assisted in countless nursing home negligence settlements across the UK. If believe that you or someone you love has been a victim of nursing home negligence, you will want to get in touch with a solicitor right away. Nursing home negligence claims can include:

  • Patient Neglect (bedsores, infection)
  • Malnutrition
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Patient abuse
  • Patient death

Victims and families of victims who file a nursing home negligence claim may be entitled to compensation if any type of medical neglect is proven on the part of the nursing home or the nursing home staff.

Time Limits For Starting Claims In Abingdon With Medical Negligence Lawyers

Something to keep in mind if you’re seriously considering making a medical negligence claim is that there’s usually a time limit for such action. The Limitation Act 1980 imposes a standard three-year time limit on personal injury claims. This deadline is usually applied from the day your injuries occurred or the day when your injuries could be confirmed.

We would always recommend starting your medical negligence claim as soon as possible. The sooner you take action to get your case underway, the more likely it is that formal proceedings will start in time. Some medical negligence claims can be complex and a lot of time can be required before these types of claims can get underway.

In certain circumstances, the three-year time limit for starting a claim can be put on hold (at least on a temporary basis). If a victim of medical negligence is below the age of 18, then the time limit for starting a claim won’t activate until the victim’s 18th birthday. Alternatively, if a victim lacks the mental capacity to make decisions on their own behalf, then the time limit for claiming is also frozen in this instance. In the event that the victim later recovers sufficient mental capacity to act on their own, then the time limit will activate from the day this occurs.

When a victim of medical negligence is unable to claim on their own behalf, it may be possible to have a claim started on their behalf by a representative. This representative, formerly known as a Litigation Friend, could be a family relative or someone else who can be trusted to protect the claimant’s interests.

Statistics For Medical Negligence Claims Against The NHS

Just how often does the NHS deal with medical negligence claims across the UK? To help answer this question, we can look at statistics published by NHS Resolution. This is a department within the NHS that handles personal injury claims on behalf of the health service.

The 2020/21 NHS Resolution Annual Report reveals that the NHS received 12,629 medical negligence claims and reported incidents during the covered time period. This total in claims received marked a 7.5% when compared to the 2019/20 period. During that particular time, the NHS received 11,678 claims.

Also revealed in the 2020/21 annual report is that the NHS settled 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims during that period. Among these claims, 11,704 (74.7%) of them were settled without the need for any court proceedings. 3,914 (25%) of the claims involved some court proceedings. 56 (0.3%) of the claims were resolved through a trial.

What Damages May be Claimed Through Abingdon Claims With Medical Negligence Lawyers

If you’re eligible to make a medical negligence claim, then you may have questions about what damages you can actually claim for. The answer ultimately depends on the circumstances of your case. However, the damages which you could potentially receive compensation for can be put into two main categories:

  • General damages – Payments for general damages serve as compensation for the physical and mental injuries you’ve suffered due to medical negligence. A payment can be offered for each injury addressed through your claim. It will need to be proven with evidence that each injury you claim for can be diagnosed and linked to medical negligence you’ve suffered.
  • Special damages – If you are able to claim any compensation for general damages, then you may be able to receive additional compensation for special damages. Payments for special damages compensate for any financial losses which can be directly linked to medical negligence and your subsequent injuries. One potential example could be earnings from work you’ve missed out on because of the harm caused by medical negligence. If your injuries have led you to take unpaid time off work, or you’ve even left your job, then special damages may compensate for this.

No Win No Fee Negligence Solicitors

Having to file a medical negligence claim is stressful enough, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you will be able to come up with the money to get the legal help that you need.

This is why Legal Expert works with No Win No Fee solicitors, to ensure that our customers will not have to deal with the stress and hassle of legal fees. No Win No Fee solicitors only get paid if the client gets paid!

Getting Your Claim Underway

The medical negligence team at Legal Expert are available 7 days a week to discuss and get started on your medical negligence claim. Call us today at 0800 073 8804 and one of our legal experts can begin the claims process for your case right away.

Useful Links

Solicitors who work No Win No Fee

A guide to No Win No Fee solicitors

Information on clinical paralysis claims

A guide to paralysis claims

NHS Statistical information

Data from the NHS on a variety of subjects

Other Medical Negligence Guides

Local Abingdon medical centres

Warneford Hospital

Warnerford Lane

Headington

Oxford

OX3 7JX

Tel – 01865 901000.

www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/service_description/abingdon-community-hospital

The Abingdon Surgery

65 Stert Street

Abingdon

Oxfordshire

OX14 3LB

Tel – 01235 523126

Bath Street Dental Practice

Tel – 01235 520101

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