Advice For You

Making a Medical Negligence Claim

Making a medical negligence claim can seem daunting, but our overall aim is to put clients at their ease right the way through from an initial enquiry, to the conclusion of the case.

Meeting a Medical Negligence Solicitor

Your first meeting with us is a chance to chat about your potential case, what you believe went wrong and how we will manage your case going forward.

With this in mind we advise potential clients to be aware of a few things:

  • If you have had a procedure it’s sensible to wait until any follow-up appointments have taken place
  • Give yourself time to heal
  • It helps to be prepared for this meeting as it can put you at ease, focuses the mind and makes it easier to recall facts

What to bring to your first appointment

To make the most of your time with us it helps to have planned in advance and here is a tick list of what it might be useful to bring with you, not everything applies to all cases, but it will make the process easier if you can remember to bring:

  • An official form of identification, ideally a passport or driving licence.
  • It helps if you have a timeline of your perceived negligence. Take some time to make a list of key dates, appointments, details of all treatments and relevant issues.
  • Photographs of any injuries do help.
  • Details of all treatments, clinic appointments, GP visits or hospital visits.
  • If your case is a dispensing error ideally bring the original box and packaging in with you to your appointment, or if not a photograph. If you decide to go to the chemist to challenge a medication error or prescribing issue then remember to not hand over the original wrong packaging, but retain for your reference.
  • Bring with you copies of any insurance policies that might be relevant – if you have contents insurance with legal cover as an optional extra your costs will be covered. We do also act on a No Win No Fee basis.  The provider at the time of the incident and the policy you took out then will be used for your case.
  • If you have made a complaint to the hospital or their PALS department then bring with you copies of any letters sent and received.
  • Any log or diary made during your treatment would be useful as this often acts as an aide memoire.
  • If you are acting as an executor remember compensation will be paid to the estate. If applicable bring a death certificate and or a copy of the Will.  If there is no Will available we can help you apply for Probate.