Banbury Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
On this page, you will find a comprehensive guide to choosing a suitable team of medical negligence solicitors that cover the Banbury area, to manage your negligence claim for you. It should contain everything you need to know about both private and NHS medical negligence claims. You will learn why you may be eligible to make a claim, who might be liable for your compensation, and how to choose the best legal team to process your claim for you.
First of all, we need to go over what clinical negligence actually is; whenever a patient is harmed through omission, accident, error or lack of diligence, negligence may have taken place. Typical examples of negligence include, but are not limited to:
- You were prescribed the wrong medication.
- You were told to take the wrong dose of the right medication.
- Your medical condition was misdiagnosed.
- Your medical condition was diagnosed late.
- You have been harmed due to a surgical accident while on the operating table.
- You fell victim to an accident such as a slip, trip or fall while staying in a hospital.
- You were given the wrong medical treatment.
- You were given the right medical treatment, but it was administered incorrectly.
These are just some of the forms that negligence can take, there are many more. However, simply causing harm to a patient is not the whole of the picture. Consider treatments such as chemotherapy, which cause harm to the patient, but eventually leads to recovery from a serious illness like cancer. In this case, the harm was justified. For negligence to have really taken place, the medical professional involved needs to have failed in their duty of care towards the patient. A better definition of this would be:
“Every medical professional has a duty of care towards their patients, never to do them any harm. When the medical professional fails in this duty of care, and it leads to a patient being harmed, then if the breach of the duty of care could have been avoided in some way, the medical professional has been negligent.”
Whenever a complaint of negligence is made against a medical professional, a board of their peers is convened. This board will investigate the clam, and then rule whether the incident was negligent or not. What this means, is that if the board says no, it wasn’t negligence, then your legal team will need to prove that it was, in order for you to make a successful claim.
As you can see, the negligence claim process is quite complicated. A legal team such as Legal Expert can help you to process your claim, as we are experts in helping claimants get the most compensation possible for these kinds of claims. Speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this guide, to learn how we can help you.
How To Find A Specialist Solicitor For Your Medical Negligence Case
Finding the best team of solicitors for your case can help to assist with a successful outcome when pursuing a medical negligence that happened in Banbury. How effective your legal team is at processing your claim, will have a direct correlation to both your chances of winning the claim, and also the level of compensation that you receive. With this in mind, the following three questions will help you to vet any legal firm you are considering using:
- Have you worked on, processed, and successfully won a claim similar to my own in the last year?
- Can you offer to manage my claim under an agreement whereby your fee is conditional on you being successful?
- Is it possible for you to help me prepare evidence for my claim, by arranging for me to have a free local medical examination in Banbury?
Any legal firm that cannot answer yes to all three of these questions, might not be a good choice. Legal Expert can answer yes to them all. Our accident and injury claims service has proven effective in winning our clients significant settlements in negligence claims. Speak to a member of our team on the number at the bottom of this page to find out how we can help you.
Am I Limited To Using Local Solicitors?
Many people wrongly think that there is some legal rule, that means they would have to engage a firm of local solicitors in Banbury to process their claim. This is wrong; you are under no legal obligation to use a local firm at all. You can use any solicitor that you want to, where they are located doesn’t matter. Especially since modern communication methods such as the phone, email and web chat, help you keep in touch with your legal team quickly and easily, no matter where they happen to be in the UK.
Now that you know this, you have the option of using the services of a specialist accident and injury lawyer no matter where they are. Where they happen to be located need not be consideration. A specialist legal team may have a better chance of processing your claim successfully, and getting you the maximum amount of compensation possible than someone who is based locally.
For example, here at Legal Expert we operate on a national level, and can help residents of Banbury and across Great Britain to claim the compensation they are entitled to, using our simple and effective claims service. As part of this service, we can arrange for you to be examined by a doctor in the Banbury, and the results of this free medical examination would be submitted as evidence in support of your claim. The following doctor in the Banbury area, would be able to do this for you:
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Rated And Reviewed Solicitors
One of the best ways to cut down on the amount of work needed to find a good solicitor, is to try and find a website that has solicitors reviews. These reviews can be used to generate a shortlist of possible legal firms to use. When reading the reviews, consider facts such as:
- Is the review quite new, say less than a year old?
- Is the claim the review covers similar to your type of claim?
- Did the solicitor work under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)?
- If the solicitor did work under a CFA, what percentage of the compensation received did they charge as their fee?
- Did the reviewer have a good experience overall? Did they recommend the legal firm?
Facts like these can be compared across different reviews, and help you to create a list of suitable solicitors. It will still take some time to do this though, so if you simply don’t have the free time to go through this process, Legal Expert can help. Speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page, and explain your situation to them. They will then inform you of the legal options that are open to you, and offer you a simple way to move your claim forward.
Medical Negligence Claims Our Expert Team Can Conduct
The graph above, shows that the waiting times in Banbury hospitals, has been getting much longer in the last few years. What this means, is that the hospitals are becoming busier, and staff are becoming overworked. Overworked staff are more likely to make errors, and when they do, they may cause harm to a patient that they are treating. This could result in a reason to make a negligence claim.
Legal Expert is a specialist injury and accident lawyer; we focus solely on this aspect of the law. We have proven time and time again we have what it takes to take on large organisations such as the NHS, and win significant compensation payments for our clients.
Some types of claims are much more common. In the next few sections of this guide, we will go over some of these common claim types. However, no matter how you have come to harm at the hands of a medical professional, we are sure that we can help. Speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page, and they will go over your claim with you, and offer you some free legal advice on what to do next.
Cancer Negligence And Misdiagnosis Claims
The majority of cancer medical negligence claims, come about due to some problem in the diagnosis stage, either a misdiagnosis or a late diagnosis. Any delay in cancer diagnoses can have a potentially life-threatening result for the patient.
Legal Expert can help you to claim for diagnosis mistakes that led to your cancer going untreated for some time. Speak to our team on the number at the end of this page to learn how. You may also like to read this guide:
Childbirth Negligence And Trauma Claims
Consider for a moment, the fact that 1 out of every 10 first time mothers will suffer some kind of birth injury. Not all of this injures will be caused by clinical negligence at birth, but a percentage of them will. The baby itself is also prone to some quite serious injuries. Ranging from simple cuts, through fractured bones, to permanent brain damage and other serious conditions.
If you or your newly born baby have come to harm at the hands of a medical professional, Legal Expert can help you claim for it. Call us on the number at the bottom of the page to proceed. You can also check this guide:
GP (General Practice) Medical Negligence Claims
When you visit your GP, you have to trust that they will make all of the right decisions about your health. Of course, your GP is only human, and sometimes makes mistakes. In many cases, these mistakes are minor and cause no harm once rectified. However, some mistakes can be much more serious. For example, if your GP fails to diagnose a case of cancer soon enough.
Legal Expert is able to help you with all GP negligence claims. You can speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page to get your claim started. You can also take a look at this guide:
Nursing Home Negligence Claims
People often fail to realise that the staff in a care home are considered to be medical professionals. They, therefore, have a duty of care towards the residents. Indeed, there are whole bodies of legislation designed to ensure that care homes always provide a decent level of care to all residents. When these levels of care do drop, residents can be harmed.
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to negligence in a care home, Legal Expert can help. One of our team will be able to get your claim started, if you call them on the number at this bottom of the page. This guide may also be useful:
Dentist Malpractice And Negligence Claims
Your dentist and all of the people who work at the dental practice, have a duty of care towards you just as any other medical professional. If your dentist or any of the dental nurses do something that causes you harm, a reason to claim could exist.
Legal Expert are experienced dental negligence lawyers, and we can help with your claim. Talk to one of our team on the number at the end of this page to learn how. You can also check out this guide, here:
Hospital Negligence Claims
The majority of the clinical negligence claims we help people with here at Legal Expert, are hospital negligence cases. Simply due to the volume of patients that hospitals deal with compare to other healthcare facilities. Attending a busy hospital puts you at risk of negligence, more so than say, visiting your local GP.
No matter how you have been harmed at a hospital, we can help. One of our team will be happy to explain how, if you speak to them on the number at the end of this guide.
Figures For Medical Negligence Claims Against Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
The table below shows statistics regarding newline, for the NHS trust that covers the Banbury area.
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No Win No Fee Clinical Malpractice Claims
Legal Expert can act as your No Win No Fee negligence solicitors, to process your claim for you. We charge no fee to start your claim, and no fee while we are working on your claim, trying to reach a settlement. If we are unable to claim compensation for you, then there is still no fee. When we are successful though, and we have received a compensation payment for you, we will automatically take our fee out of the money received, and then pass the rest over to you.
Call us on the number below, and one of our team will be happy to explain our claims service to you, and then talk you through our new claims process, so that we can start working on your claim straight away.
Talk To Our Team Today
Do you believe that you have a valid reason to claim, due to being harmed by a medical professional? Do you have questions about the process of making a clinical negligence claim? No matter what help or advice you need, Legal Expert is here to help. Call us on 0800 073 8804, and one of our team will be ready and waiting to go over your claim with you, and then offer you some free legal advice on how best to proceed with your claim.
Helpful Local Medical Services And Resources
Horton General Hospital
Tel: 0300 304 7777
Opening hours: 24 hours.
The Foscote Hospital
2 Foscote Rise
Tel: 01295 252 281
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Banbury Road Medical Centre
172 Banbury Road
Oxford, OX2 7BT
Tel: 01865 515731
Opening hours: Weekdays, 8am to 5pm.
Banbury Dental Practice
35 High St
Tel: 01295 251555
Opening hours: Weekdays, 9am to 5pm.