The NHS Litigation Authority, who manage Medical Negligence Claims against the NHS recently rolled out its new voluntary Mediation Service.
The service's panel is made up of:
- Trust Mediation
- The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
- Costs Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Co-op Legal Services is a supporter of Mediation, in appropriate cases. Mediation allows you to have your say and also offers non-financial outcomes which Court proceedings cannot guarantee, such as apologies.
Taking part in Mediation can reduce the length of time and the costs involved in resolving your claim. Medical Negligence Claims typically involve complicated medical issues so your Co-op Medical Negligence Solicitor will ensure that you have all the information and evidence ahead of the mediation. Your Co-op Medical Negligence Solicitor will accompany you to the Mediation meeting to advise you and to help you deal with any complex issues.
Judith Gledhill, Head of Personal Injury Strategy at Co-op Legal Services, also sits as a Council Member at Trust Mediation, which is a not-for-profit company of Specialist Mediators of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claims.
Judith explained that "Mediation in Clinical and Medical Negligence claims allows direct discussions between patients and the healthcare providers potentially securing the right amount of compensation for our clients without the time, expense and stress of a trial."
It is part of the Co-op’s ethos and values to provide help and support in enforcing legal rights so as to prevent injustice. We will always strive to secure the best possible compensation and rehabilitation support for our clients.