What can you expect if you make a claim?
Once the evidence has been gathered, your solicitor will submit a Letter of Claim to the Defendant with details of the allegations against them. They have four months to respond to this claim, accept or deny liability, or request further evidence.
If the Defendant accepts liability, your solicitor will then negotiate compensation with them. If they do not accept liability or agree to a fair level of compensation, then your case may be pursued by a claim to court.
Most GP negligence claims are resolved out of court. Even when court proceedings are pursued, negotiations usually continue outside court where there is a reasonable claim. The aim is often to settle cases quickly and fairly so the affected person can start the process of moving on with their life.