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What happens when I make a Medical Negligence claim?

Seeking compensation can be a long and complicated process, with lots of different stages to go through, and the team of solicitors at Pryers will guide and support you every step of the way, making it as easy and straightforward for you to make a medical negligence claim.

The cases we handle can often be very expensive, because of the number of specialists needed and the detailed nature of the work. However very often the claimant will not pay unless the case is successful, and our No Win No Fee section will give you the information you need in relation to how claims are paid for.

If you’re making a claim for Medical Negligence or Personal Injury the claim is made up of a series of hurdles. If you cannot / do not clear one hurdle then you do not move on the next.

Read the whole process below or get in touch now and we’ll guide you through the process.

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Medical Negligence Claim Guide

1

Make a complaint

In the first instance you might want to consider talking to or writing to the Practice Manager at your GP surgery, or write to the Complaints Manager at the Hospital Trust where you were treated. Making a formal complaint can be useful as part of a negligence claim but this must be done quickly as there are strict time limits.

2

Talk to the team at Pryers

Make contact either by phone or by email and we’ll be able to discuss your claim in detail and initially offer you some free advice about the likely course of action you should follow, and what the next steps are.

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Data Collection

When we are pursuing a claim we will need to obtain your medical notes and records, any x-rays and scans, and any other pertinent information and then we’ll check and verify them. We use expert nurses to assist in the collation of your records.

4

Expert Evaluation

On your behalf we then instruct specialist medical experts to consider whether the treatment was negligent, and if it was, what damage was caused. There is quite often a time limit for legal action to be taken so you must contact Pryers as soon as possible to get the correct advice, even if that advice means there isn’t claim to be made.

5

We deal with the defendant’s legal team

At the same time we are corresponding with the defendant’s solicitor and will be aiming to persuade them that there is a case for negligence.

6

Negotiated settlement or court proceedings

Medical Negligence cases can often be settled by negotiation, without the need to proceed to a full trial. If a satisfactory conclusion cannot be reached using negotiation, then court proceedings will be necessary.

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