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Being sued

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.

Popular resources about Being sued

  • Notification of a claim

    As soon as you receive notification of a claim, you should send the MDU the following.

  • Responding to litigation
    Guide to clinical negligence

    Many doctors who have gone through clinical litigation tell us that coping with personal feelings at the beginning of the process and at other key points is perhaps the most difficult aspect of this stressful time.

  • Clinical negligence: glossary of legal terms
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    Glossary of legal terms used throughout the MDU's guides to clinical negligence

  • Clinical negligence claims explained
    Judge

    Having your reputation called into question can be a daunting concept for any doctor. In this podcast, Dr Sharmala Moodley, deputy head of claims at the MDU, explains how the legal process works.

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