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.
TIME LIMIT TO CLAIM
The law provides that there are certain time limits within which a claim must be brought if it is to be allowed to proceed.
The basic rule is that a claim for medical negligence must be brought within three years of the date upon which the injury was sustained. However, if a patient had no idea that he or she had been injured as a result of his or her medical treatment until a later date, the three year period may not start until the patient had that knowledge.
The law requires the injured person to commence court proceedings within this three year period and not just consult a Solicitor with a view to investigating a claim.
Where the injured person is a child, the three year limitation period does not begin to run until he or she reaches his or her 18th birthday. So, in effect, a child has until its 21st birthday to bring a claim.
Where the injured person has suffered a brain injury as a result of his or her medical treatment or where he or she suffered from learning difficulties prior to the medical treatment and, in either case, the injured person does not have the mental capacity to understand the legal process and manage his or her own affairs, there is no limit upon the time for bringing a claim.
If an adult or a child dies as a result of their medical treatment, their personal representatives or dependants may bring a claim within three years of the date of their death.
Even if the limitation period has expired, the court has the ability to exercise its discretion to allow a claim to proceed if it considers it is just to do so.
Time Limits in Medical Negligence Claims
It is always best to investigate a claim as soon as possible after you are aware that you or your child may have been injured as a result of your medical treatment.
However, if you are having problems following treatment that happened more than three years ago we may still be able to assist as Ian Cohen, Head of Medical Negligence at Goodmans Law explans