At Hodgkinsons we aim to ensure that your medical negligence claim is progressed in a straightforward, timely manner. Depending on the complexity of your claim however, it can sometimes be a long, time-consuming process and we therefore aim to make the process of pursuing a claim as straightforward and efficient as possible.
Generally, there are six steps within the process of making a medical negligence claim:
- Talk to our Medical Negligence team.
- Make your complaint.
- Gather your medical records.
- Receive an expert evaluation.
- Undertake legal discussions.
- Achieve settlement or begin court proceedings.
If you are looking to take that first step and speak to a member of our medical negligence department, you can do so via email, by filling in a contact form on our website or by calling us.
Our Medical Negligence Department can offer you a free initial consultation to discuss your claim in detail and explain the next step of the process. They will also discuss with you your funding options to put your mind at rest over any financial concerns you might have when it comes to instructing a solicitor.
After the initial discussion, your solicitor will help you to prepare a letter of complaint to the organisation where you received the negligent medical treatment.
Once you have a received a response to the letter of complaint and providing the claim has merit, your solicitor will require your medical records. These will then be checked and verified with the help of our team of medical experts. The negligent treatment you received then undergoes an expert evaluation. Your solicitor will instruct specialist medical experts to consider whether the treatment you received was negligent and where necessary ask them to consider what damage was caused as a result.
Whilst the medical experts are assessing your case, your solicitor will undergo legal discussions with the lawyers representing the hospital or GP surgery responsible for the negligent treatment to put forward your case.
At Hodgkinsons we aim to settle your medical negligence claim out of court by negotiating a settlement between both parties. However, where a satisfactory settlement cannot be agreed out of court, it may be necessary to begin court proceedings.
If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a medical professional, contact our team of specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors on 01754 897150 to discuss your claim.