24 May 2011
James Bell: Six Figure Sum to Settle Clinical Negligence Claim
Avid readers of the blog will recall my colonoscopy case that was listed for trial at the High Court on 16th May.The case settled on the Friday before trial for a significant six figure sum.
There was no admission of liability or a written apology from the two Defendants. The claimant was pleased with the outcome.
It is rare that cases go to trial these days as the stakes are generally so high for both parties.The pressure to negotiate starts early in the case so it is odd that the Defendants took 2 years to open negotiations. When they did start to talk to us the case settled quickly.
James Bell is a Principal Lawyer in the Slater and Gordon clinical negligence team. If you or a member of your family have a clinical negligence enquiry please call our expert clinical negligence solicitors on 0800 916 9049, fill in our short online claim form and one of our specialist clinical negligence team will be in touch.
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