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    Brain injury which has come about as a result of medical negligence changes lives, and the consequences are often far-reaching.  If you’ve experienced negligent medical treatment, a claim for compensation may help to get your life – or that of someone in your family – back on track.

    When dealing with sensitive issues such as medical treatment, it is understandable that you need a personal service, and part of that is instructing a firm of solicitors local to you.  So if you are based in the Oxford area, and are looking for an expert team of specialist medical negligence solicitors to make a claim on your behalf, we are ideally placed to help.

    Our team in Oxford have brought successful claims against various local hospital trusts in Oxfordshire as well as the surrounding counties, including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Gloucestershire.

    In relation to acquired brain injury, we have experience bringing claims for:

    • late diagnosis of meningitis causing permanent damage to brain tissue
    • failure to diagnose and urgently treat sepsis
    • negligently performed brain surgery
    • failure to properly monitor a patient under anaesthetic, resulting in hypotension and under perfusion of brain tissue
    • an overdose of medication harmful to brain tissue and/or causative of multi organ failure
    • haemorrhage during surgery or related to childbirth causing severe hypotension
    • a late diagnosis of brain tumours, including medulloblastomas
    • failure to prevent a stroke, which may have been preventable with earlier treatment or failure to minimize the severity of a stroke by timely treatment and rehabilitation.

    Unfortunately it is not always possible to restore life to exactly as it was before a brain injury, but our team have the specialist knowledge and experience to help you get as close as reasonably possible with the opportunities afforded by compensation

    When might I have a claim for brain injury as a result of medical negligence?

    You may have a claim for medical negligence if:

    • you have experienced medical care which was substandard, and has caused you injury, for example a delay to rehabilitation which has meant the outcome of treatment has been impacted;
    • a condition you already had has been made worse as a result of substandard treatment. This could have been a delay or mismanagement when treating a blood clot, aneurysm or other condition which has led to a brain injury.

    You have three years in which to bring a claim, from the alleged negligence taking place or from your knowledge that it has happened.

    However, if you are bringing a claim for a child you have until their 21st birthday to make a claim. Furthermore, if you are claiming on behalf of an adult who may not have mental capacity to deal with their affairs, then there is no time limit.

    Find out more about how we determine whether treatment has been negligent and all you need to know about making a claim in our comprehensive medical negligence guide here.

    How much compensation might I receive for a claim?

    How much you receive for a successful brain injury claim depends on the particular injury you have suffered and your situation before the injury. In order for us to advise you further we would be more than happy to speak with you to discuss your personal circumstances.

    However, for more information on how compensation is calculated, take a look at our guide here.

    How can I pay for my claim?

    Depending on how you wish to fund a claim for brain injury, there are a number of options available to you. These include the possibility of ‘no win, no fee’ funding, which means that should your claim be unsuccessful there will be nothing for you to pay.

    Find out more about how to fund a claim here.

    How long will a claim take?

    We will use all the expertise and knowledge at our disposal to bring your brain injury claim to a conclusion as fast as possible, however the length of time can vary depending on the complexity of your case and whether the defendant denies liability. Typical cases take 18 months to three years to investigate and conclude.

    Find out more about the timescales of making a claim here.

    Where in Oxford is Royds Withy King’s office?

    Our office is in North Bailey House on New Inn Hall Street, right in the heart of Oxford and very close to the new Westgate shopping centre.

    Our full address is:

    Royds Withy King
    North Bailey House
    New Inn Hall Street
    OX1 2EA

    For directions and travel information please visit our office page here.

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