Filing a lawsuit against a health professional for negligence or poor treatment of your medical illness is not uncommon, more so if you have expended so much funds in seeking such assistance. If you have seriously evaluated your condition and feel the need to seek claims for medical negligence, hiring a medical negligence solicitor should be your first choice option to facilitate your claims. But how should you go about this and what really makes a good medical negligence solicitor? We have a checklist below to help:
Before hiring a lawyer for a medical negligence claim, be sure to verify he has the expertise in treating such cases as medical negligence is a very complex issue and an inept professional won’t do any good in filing for a claim. It is better therefore to higher only medical negligence solicitors with access to the latest legal resources in order to ensure a timely and accurate advice is given in the claim process
Even if he claims sufficient skill and experience in such cases, ensure your medical negligence solicitor is officially accredited by a professional body on Clinical negligence, to further assure you are making your claims with the right solicitor.
- Legal resources and firm size
Your solicitor doesn’t necessarily have to work for the biggest law firms around but he should sure have access and a large internal knowledge base and other experts he may easily consult for assistance if need be. This will ensure he has the advantage of consulting fellow experts in your claim as well as other medicolegal resources that may be required to make a successful case.
- Emotionally intelligence
This is a crucial quality to consider in a good medical negligence solicitor as the process of filing a medical negligence claim is daunting and time consuming, while you may still be going through the setbacks caused. Your claim solicitor should be particularly technically skilled in your case to know the trauma associated and be emotionally helpful in your recovery as well.
You should enquire about the availability of your lawyer, particularly if you suffered mobility challenges and will be unable to frequently check at his office. He should be able to visit you at home and get the necessary details sorted. This checklist, though not exhaustive should be good enough to follow when looking to hire a solicitor for a successful medical negligence claim.