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The advice in this section is for general guidance only.
If you need more specific advice you can call one of our medico-legal advisers on 0800 716 646. They are available between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and provide an on-call service for medico-legal emergencies or urgent queries 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Alternatively you can fill out our form and an adviser will respond.
As soon as you receive notification of a claim, you should send the MDU the following.
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Would the MDU ever advise a member to settle a claim?
How long does the claims process take?
Will my clinical negligence case go to court?
I am being sued. Will there be adverse publicity?
I have received a solicitor's letter saying a patient is suing me. What should I do?