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Can I Make a Clinical Negligence Claim on Behalf of Somebody Else?

In certain situations, you will be able to make a clinical negligence claim on behalf of somebody else. Coles Miller Partner, Lydia Barnett, explains more in our video...

Can I Make a Clinical Negligence Claim on Behalf of Somebody Else?

Coles Miller Partner, Lydia Barnett, explains in this video...

Lydia says...

“The length of a clinical negligence claim will usually depend on the complexity of the factual and legal issues and also the severity of the injury.

In certain situations, you will be able to make a clinical negligence claim on behalf of somebody else – For example, in circumstances where the claimant is a minor under the age of 18. They will need a litigation friend to act on their behalf, who is over the age of 18 (usually a parent or guardian).

If somebody lacks capacity to manage their own affairs, they will also need a litigation friend or representative.

If a claim is made on behalf of the estate of a deceased person, then the personal representative of that estate will need to bring that claim.”


Get Expert Legal Advice On Personal Injury And Medical Negligence Claims

Coles Miller handles a wide range of personal injury cases – especially workplace accidents. We specialise in high-level cases such as brain and spinal injuries.

Our medical negligence solicitors have specialist expertise in claims involving birth injuries and misdiagnosis/late diagnosis (such as cancer, Cauda Equina Syndrome and kidney disease).

For more information, contact Coles Miller medical negligence Partner Lydia Barnett. She is based at our Fleetsbridge office.

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