A clinical negligence claim will involve proving that a medical practitioner has been negligent and that this negligence has directly caused or contributed to the injury or damage you have suffered. If your claim is successful, you will usually receive financial compensation.
We will get the details from you, in order to gain a full picture of what has happened.
We may need your medical records and expert reports to establish if there has been negligence and how any negligence has affected you.
We will advise you as your case progresses about whether your claim may succeed.
If the evidence supports a claim, we try to reach a settlement as quickly as possible. If no settlement is reached, we begin formal proceedings through the court.
Very few cases proceed to a trial at court. Although it cannot be guaranteed, every effort is made to settle your claim without the need to go to court.
We strive to achieve resolution of your case as quickly as possible. However, many clinical negligence claims are extremely complex and investigations can take time. Initial investigations could take six months or more, and 18 months to two years to finalise your potential claim. In larger, more complex claims or where your condition has not settled down, it can take considerably longer.
No. Bringing a legal claim should not have any impact upon your ongoing medical treatment.