|Types of Claims|
|Accident and Emergency|
|Cosmetic or plastic surgery|
|Defective Medical Products|
|GP and Nursing Claims|
|Pregnancy and Birth Claims|
Click to play, Sara explains Medical Negligence Compensation.
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You must bring a claim within 3 years from either;
DOES THE TIME LIMIT ALWAYS APPLY? In the case of a child the three year limit does not start until their 18th birthday so that time would not begin to run against them until they were 21 but they do not have to wait until then. Before they are 18 a parent or other person close to them can make a claim on their behalf as their “litigation friend”.
Also a person who is unable to manage their own affairs because they lack capacity can effectively stop time running during the period of their disability.
In exceptional cases the court can allow a claim after the three year limit.
It is important to begin work on the case as soon as possible before the end of the three year limitation period because;
In effect it is imposing on the parties a duty to mediate. There are a long line of cases setting out that failures to agree to medication can mean a winner does not get all his costs, or a loser has to pay even more costs.Read more