Areas of Law / Medical Negligence

I have developed a secondary illness as a result of a previous medical problem. I recently discovered that my GP lost my medical records, and feel if they hadn’t been lost my present illness could have been picked up earlier through screening. What are the steps needed to bring medical negligence claims, and what is the time limit?

A claim for negligence must usually be started in the courts within three years of the patient realising that they have suffered damage as a result of defective procedures or treatment. You need specialist legal help in this type of case, and you should contact a Clinical Negligence lawyer in your area. You will probably have to show that you would have been included in a screening programme if your records hadn’t been mislaid.

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