As a Specialist Clinical Negligence Practitioner, I work solely for clients who have suffered as a result of medical negligence.
It is my role to work with clients from their initial contact with us, all the way through to getting the best possible settlement for them.
I find that clients can sometimes feel unsure about getting in touch with a law firm; they do not know what to expect and are concerned about how daunting it may be on top of the challenges they already face due to the negligence. When I first talk to my clients, I’ll take them through what steps are involved so that they understand what will happen during the claim process.
I am part of a vastly experienced Clinical Negligence team at Brindley Twist Tafft and James (BTTJ) who have members with specialist accreditation from the Law Society and from AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) and who fully understand how emotionally difficult bringing a claim may be. We pride ourselves on making the process as straightforward as possible and do our best to put clients at ease.
Although each case is unique, the actions that I take to pursue compensation for clients that have suffered as a result of negligence can be broadly broken down into 4 main areas (which I also talk about in this video):
- First I will obtain any relevant medical records – this helps me to establish a timeline of events.
- Once I’ve assessed the records, I will ask an independent medical expert to assess the case and provide evidence as appropriate. At BTTJ we have a range of excellent independent medical professionals that we work with and will select an expert specific to each case.
- Once we have received confirmation from an independent expert that negligence has occurred, I will formally make the allegations to the negligent party (the Defendant).
- Finally I will obtain compensation for the harm that has been caused.
I support my clients throughout this whole process and am always on hand to explain what is happening and answer any questions.
If you have any queries about pursuing a medical negligence claim, please get in touch with me and I will be happy to help.
Specialist Clinical Negligence Practitioner
About the author
Angus Buchanan joined BTTJ in 2015. He has a law degree and has completed the Legal Practice Course and first worked as a paralegal before becoming a Specialist Clinical Negligence Practitioner.