Professional negligence claims, London & Nationwide
Medical Negligence (including dental)
Professional negligence claims against health professionals, clinics include many consultants, nurses, GP’s, dentists and physiotherapists who have not provided the appropriate level of care in diagnosing and / or treating their patients.
The successful Claimant has to show to the Court in Hertford that a duty of care was owed, the care provided fell below the standard the Claimant could reasonably expect to have received and that as a consequence the Claimant suffered personal injury.
In some cases, although the health professional may have been negligent it could be that there was a high chance of the outcome being the same (causation).
It is therefore very important to obtain a MedicoLegal Report from a Consultant acting as an expert at an early stage to determine issues of liability and causation.
Although this expert will be acting for the Claimant, he / she will have an overriding duty to the Court. Once a report is obtained the solicitor can advise on the likelihood of success in bringing a claim. In some circumstances, a further report may be required from other experts with different fields of expertise.