This guidance sets out some of the procedural steps that you may encounter as a claim progresses towards resolution and what you can do as a practitioner.
Clinical negligence is complex, and finding out that a patient is bringing a claim against you can be stressful and confusing, it also can sometimes seem unclear as to whether something you have done or failed to do as a practitioner means that a patient will be entitled to compensation. We pay compensation on your behalf on legitimate claims that meet the relevant legal tests. This guidance explains the legal tests that apply to these cases.
Courts apply rules to the time period for bringing legal action, known as limitation. This guidance sets out how limitation applies in clinical negligence cases.
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