I was constantly kept up to date. I have used other Solicitors in the past but dealing with Goodmans Law was a whole different experience. I could not have asked for anything more.
Mrs R - rated the service from Goodmans Law as excellent
The service I received from Goodmans Law was excellent. My case handler was fantastic and could not do enough to help. I really appreciated her attention to detail.
Mrs W - rated service from Goodmans Law as excellent
I was regularly updated by Carol Hopwood and her assistant. I highly commend them both. There is nothing they could have done to improve the service I received. I would not hesitate to recommend Goodmans Law. They were fantastic.
Mr B - rated the service from Goodmans Law for his serious injury claim as excellent.
Martin Short was always very patient, courteous and explained everything in full to me. Goodmans Law are clearly a very reputable firm.
Mrs P - rated the service from Goodmans Law as excellent.
Having instructed Goodmans Law, I would not go to any other Solicitor. The service I received from my Solicitor Simon was excellent.
Mr J - rated the service from Goodmans Law as excellent.
Kate my Solicitor was fantastic. She was always professional and kept me up to date. My case settled sooner than expected and the process was not as 'painful' as I had feared.
Mrs B - rated the service from Goodmans Law as excellent.
We were very impressed with our Solicitor. We built up a good relationship and were extremely grateful for the service we received throughout a very difficult time.
Mr L - rated the service from Goodmans Law as excellent.
STEPS IN YOUR CLAIM
The steps we will take in bringing your medical negligence claim are :-
We will obtain all of your medical records, which are relevant to your case, from the relevant health authorities and from your GP/Dentist.
Your records are then indexed and numbered so as to ensure they are complete.
We go through your records with you and prepare a detailed statement.
We instruct an independent medical expert from our database to examine your medical records and your statement. The expert will advise whether your care was negligent, if so how and whether you suffered injury as a result. It may be necessary for you to be examined by this expert at this stage
Once we have received the experts’ report, in most cases we then instruct a barrister who will prepare an opinion on the chances of success in your case.
We then send a letter, known as a Letter of Claim to the hospital / GP / dentist which sets out your case. The hospital / GP / Dentist ( or their insurers ) then has to provide a formal reply within 4 months, known as the Letter of Response, stating if they accept your case.
If the Letter of Response accepts they have been negligent we will try and settle your case without issuing court proceedings
If the Letter of Response denies responsibility or if we are unable to agree settlement of your case, we will issue court proceedings on your behalf.
After the Defence is filed, the court will issue a timetable taking your case up to the trial
Ian Cohen, Head of Medical Negligence at Goodmans Law, talks about the steps we will take in a medical negligence claim