Ben has been with Ashtons Legal since 2008 and is a Senior Associate within the firm’s highly acclaimed medical injury team. He has experience of a wide-range of medical injury claims including complex cardiac issues, bariatric surgery, blindness and impairment of vision, hospital acquired infections and catastrophic spinal injuries. Ben’s family background is in medicine and this has provided him with a good grounding in medical knowledge.
Over the past few years Ben has become particularly well-regarded in dealing with cases involving delays in the diagnosis of cancer. He has acted on behalf of many cancer sufferers and their families where the delay in diagnosis of cancer has caused a serious progression of the disease requiring additional and/or more invasive treatment, an adverse effect on that patient’s life expectancy or, in the worst of cases, where the delay has resulted in the patient’s death.
Ben is well renowned regionally for acting on behalf of families at Inquest whose loved ones have died whilst being detained under the Mental Health Act or have taken their own lives whilst trying to access psychiatric services. He is a regular contributor to local media broadcasts on the levels of care being offered by psychiatric services in the local region.
On settling a recent case Ben’s client wrote to the firm in the following terms; “He has an excellent ability interacting with people and is extremely attentive to individual needs. He seems to care about the people he is dealing with and always made me feel comfortable, relaxed and important. After seeing some of the adverts about clinical negligence lawyers on the TV and hearing other people’s experiences I was apprehensive but it became very obvious very soon that not all claimant lawyers are the same”.
Ben is the Honorary Secretary of the Norfolk and Norwich Medico-Legal Society and is the Treasurer for the Norfolk and Norwich Law Society. He won the 'Young Lawyer of the Year' category at the 2014 LawNet Awards, and is highly recommended in this year’s Legal 500 which states: ‘Meticulous' solicitor Ben Ward is a rising star. - Legal 500
"I just want to say that I couldn't have chosen better than Ben Ward and this has made an immense difference to my life. He is the very best." - Ashtons Legal client
"I would like to thank you and the team for the effort, committment and dedication on seeing this through to the end. We can now finally put some closure on the situation and move forward." - Ashtons Legal client
“Thank you once again Ben for your excellent service and kindness. I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in the future.” – Ashtons Legal client
"Your professional advice and help has been of immeasurable value." - Ashtons Legal client
"Once more can I thank you and your team for all the hard work that you have put in with the case. You made the last few years more bearable and I wouldn't have wanted anyone else fighting our corner. A super hero!!!" - Ashtons Legal client
"I could never thank you enough never. I am eternally grateful." - Ashtons Legal client
"Ben Ward is a great ambassador for Ashtons - highly intelligent, personable and tactful in all dealings." - Ashtons Legal client
"I couldn't have chosen better than Ben Ward and this has made an immense difference on my life - he is the very best." - Ashtons Legal client
Ben Ward is ‘good on detail, efficient and conducts cases very well – he can always be trusted to do the right thing’. He is described as ‘tireless in advancing his clients’ claims’. - Legal 500
By Ben Ward
The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital has today been placed into special measures following the latest CQC report. Whilst the CQC praised staff members, it appeared more than unimpressed that, despite a warning in the previous rep...
By Ben Ward
Ben Ward, a medical injury specialist at Ashtons Legal, has obtained a settlement for Mr S after his straightforward spinal surgical procedure was followed by complications which were not immediately diagnosed, leading to fur...
By Ben Ward
The inquest takes place in Ipswich on Monday (27 March) into the death of a Norwich man, after prolonged treatment for mental illness and a last minute emergency to find secure accommodation for him. The family of the deceas...