Making a Claim

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Making a claim for medical negligence compensation involves a certain set of procedures. For example, there are strictly enforced time limits to follow, which is why it’s so very important to make sure that you receive expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

For more information about the process of making your medical negligence claim, click on the links below;

o Your first appointment – information about what you need to bring to your first interview to help your solicitor

o The claims process – information about formal complaints, choosing the right court for your claim, negotiating a settlement and grounds for appeal

o Timescales – how long is my case likely to take? Click here for an clear explanation of why medical negligence cases take so long

o Evidence – click here to read about proving your medical negligence case

Contact us today for Your FREE Specialist Medical Negligence Advice – free phone advice and a free first interview. Call FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 or locally on (01722) 422300

Medical Negligence Litigation – the need for expert evidence

Normally in medical negligence claims, you will need an expert medical report to back up your case. This will usually come from an independent doctor or other relevant professional, one who is skilled in the treatment area in question and preferably one with experience of dealing with negligence cases. This can be especially useful if your case ends up in court. Rest assured that our specialists will provide you with the right medical expert.

It’s important that the expert witnesses you use are credible and competent, as the doctor you are accusing of negligence is very likely to have their own witnesses to back up their side of the story. This means you need to prove beyond doubt that the doctor acted negligently and sometimes this is harder than others. One common role of the independent expert is to write a report on the case and the injuries you have suffered as a result of the negligence, which can be used in evidence.

Also as part of the case, you will need to apply for the relevant medical records to do with your care. These will form a crucial part of your evidence against the negligent doctor and, without them, it may be very difficult to prove negligence.

All of this information together will help to build up a clearer picture of what actually happened and will enable you and your solicitor to determine whether or not you have a good chance of success in a medical negligence claim. It’s important to get as much proof as you possibly can before officially starting a claim or else you may find it more difficult to progress to the outcome you’d like to see.

Your medical negligence solicitor will be able to offer you advice and conduct investigations on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry about proving your doctor’s negligence all on your own.

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