Eastwoods’ team of clinical negligence defence lawyers has years of experience of defending doctors, dentists and other healthcare practitioners, both on instruction from insurers/defence organisations and on a private basis. We provide support and advice throughout the full dispute resolution process and beyond.
Over the years, our clinical negligence defence team has dealt with a wide variety of cases, from low value to multi-million pound claims, including those arising from:
At all stages of a case, Eastwoods’ clinical negligence defence lawyers provide pragmatic, cost-effective advice with an eye on the bigger picture, and the potential wider implications for our clients (for example, a referral to the GMC or GDC). We will, at an early stage, identify cases which ought to be settled and those which can and should be defended, to ensure costs and delays are minimised. We will always stoutly fight our clients’ corner, but do so whilst maintaining an ethos of dialogue and co-operation with other parties’ lawyers, to secure the most sensible resolution of the case.
If you have received a “Letter of Claim”, it is important to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible. You will generally have four months in which to investigate the case against you and produce a “Letter of Response”, and our team of defence lawyers can help you make sure you use that time effectively, in order to produce a robust response – or, where necessary, identify the best way of settling the claim before court proceedings are issued. We can help you with obtaining relevant advice from the relevant medico-legal experts, before devising the appropriate strategy and corresponding with the other side on your behalf. If it is not possible to resolve the matter pre-action, we are able to accept service of court proceedings on your behalf and go on the record with the court as your representatives.
If a Claimant has indicated that they are going to serve court proceedings on you, and even more so if you have actually received court documentation, it is vital that you seek advice and representation as soon as possible, to ensure that all court deadlines are met, and that your defence case is put together as effectively as possible. Eastwoods’ team of clinical negligence defence lawyers has years of experience of dealing with court proceedings, and over the years we have forged relationships with the leading barristers in the country, so we can ensure you have access to the very best representation and advice, exactly when you need it most.
Whatever the nature of the claim against you, we have the expertise to help you. Contact us today to speak to one of our specialists.
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