A simple, visual guide to help you understand the process of claiming for medical negligence and the support we offer from initial video call, through to making a claim and receiving compensation. All on a no win no fee basis. Find out what happens next.
What does it mean – instructing an expert?
Experts have a crucial role in medical negligence claims. L&M MediLaw will ask trusted independent medical experts to comment on the actions of the medical professional at fault. Experts will provide a detailed written report on your case and, if necessary, attend court to give their opinion on what happened to you and what the outcome was.
For more information, here is an interview between Elizabeth Rose, accredited medical negligence specialist and Mr Tim White, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. This explains the role of an expert in claiming for medical negligence and what you can expect if you’re asked to attend an examination. It also provides useful insight into how experts complete reports and what it’s like giving evidence in court.
What does it mean – full court process begins?
The full court process is when officially the case is in court and when a court timetable is followed. At this point, it’s common for your L&M MediLaw solicitor to instruct an advocate to assist with court preparations. An advocate is a specialist type of self-employed lawyer who comes into a case once it’s in court and is part of your L&M MediLaw legal team.
An advocate is normally the person who speaks on your behalf in court and completes your written case. The advocate works closely with your solicitor and you will meet your advocate at different important points in the court case.
For more information, here is an interview between Elizabeth Rose, accredited medical negligence specialist and Lauren Sutherland QC specialist advocate in medical negligence explaining the role of an advocate, their relationship to the solicitor and you, what to expect when you meet with them and what happens in court at an evidential hearing.