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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.
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.
Glossary of legal terms used throughout the MDU's guides to clinical negligence
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.
Emergency departments are like a canary in the mine for the NHS, says the president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.
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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?
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