What should I do about my medical negligence claim?
The choice is yours, and whilst there are a few occasions where you might want to wait, the Limitation deadline with always remain the same. MG Legal’s specialist medical negligence solicitors have a success rate of over 99% and very few of these cases ever reach Trial (where you will stand in front of a Judge). Medical negligence cases can usually be settled within a number of months and Limitation is rarely an issue. However, the later you start your claim, the more of an issue it will potentially be, and whilst the actions required to protect your claim from Limitation are fairly simple, it is an issue that can distract both sides from the important business of actually settling your claim.
MG Legal recommends that you look to discuss your claim with one of our medical negligence experts as soon as possible. In the vast majority of cases we can assess the likely prospects of success following a brief discussion with you and this is often clarified and confirmed once we have you medical records. If, at that point, there is a specific outcome of an operation, test or procedure that will dictate the next steps, we can be ready to commence the next stage immediately it is done, rather than starting from scratch and being a month behind whilst waiting for your records.
You do not have to start your claim immediately, although our advice is always to start the claim as soon as you are ready. The clock does not stop and neither will MG Legal’s medical negligence solicitors, our aim being to conclude your medical negligence claim successfully and as swiftly as possible, whilst always ensuring that every loss and injury is fully assessed and you receive the maximum possible award for your injuries.