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How long does a clinical negligence claim take?

  • Published: Friday April 19, 2019
  • Category: Claims Support
  • Tags: justice,

One of the questions you may have in regards to making a claim for medical negligence is how long does a medical negligence claim take?

Making a medical negligence claim does take time, as these are invariably very complex cases and proving medical negligence is not always straightforward.

As a rough guide, if the claim is not defended, it may take somewhere between 12-18 months to reach a conclusion. If court proceedings have to be commenced, the claim may take 3-4 years. For a complex, case which is defended, or involves a serious ongoing injury or illness, the claim could take 5 years or more to conclude. The time it takes should not put you off and it is important not to delay if you think you have been injured as a result of medical negligence. At Graystons Solicitors, our specialist solicitors will support you throughout the life of the claim and ensure that you get the best result possible, whether that means compensation, access to early rehabilitation or treatment, or even an explanation or an apology from the hospital or healthcare provider concerned. Contact us now for free initial legal advice about your claim.