Making a Medical Negligence Claim — what are the next steps?

There is a lot to process when looking into taking action against medical accidents. Medical and clinical negligence claims can take time and involve a variety of procedures that all adhere to clinical negligence protocols. This is where we come in. We take care of your claim every step of the way.

Step One

We obtain all medical records that are relevant to your case from the relevant health authorities and your GP.

Step Two

We liaise with an independent medical consultant to examine your medical records and your statements. This is where we determine whether your care was negligent, how it was negligent and whether you suffered injury as a result.

Step Three

This stage will involve a barrister who will prepare an opinion as to the chances of success in your case.

Step Four

If we agree to issue proceedings, then we will do it either by issuing in the High Court or County Court depending on the likely value of the claim.

Step Five

After we have made the arguments for your case, the court will issue a timetable for next steps up to the trial date.

If you would like to find out more information relating to the steps involved in taking action against medical accidents, contact our medical negligence specialist Linda Levison on 020 7653 3230 or at llevison@pattinsonbrewer.co.uk.

For more information relating to clinical negligence protocols such as claim payments and the length of the claim process, visit our page on Making a Medical Negligence Claim — how will I pay?