Mr Peter also provides an expert medico-legal practice. He will provide timely and efficient written reports for personal injury and medical negligence cases, and when necessary will make court appearances for claimants and defendants. He has a good understanding of legal principles and civil procedures rules, and will provide a non-biased, holistic and logical approach, based on current medical evidence-based literature.
My CV and terms of business are available upon request.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE PROVIDED
1. Confidential Information You agree to treat all information supplied by me as confidential and you shall not disclose or otherwise use such information except for the purposes of the specific litigation to which it relates without first obtaining my written consent.
2. Medical Records
2.1. You must provide us with the full Terms & Conditions* document signed by you and all relevant medical records and radiographs relating to the claimant before his or her appointment with us. You, therefore, shall have acquired the following information from the claimant: the names and addresses of all practitioners from whom they have received treatment; and the names of all hospitals at which they have received treatment or at which they have been the subject of investigation.
2.2. The medical records you send me must either be high quality photocopies or originals.
3. Appointment An appointment with the claimant will only be arranged once all medical records and radiographs have been received in accordance with clause 2. An appointment card will be sent to the claimant specifying the next available date on which I can see him or her. I shall arrange for a copy of this appointment card to be sent to you so that you can ensure their punctual attendance.
4. Preparation of Reports
4.1. Where all medical records and radiographs have been obtained in accordance with clause 2, and it is clear that no further investigations into the claimant’s condition are required, then my medico-legal report will be despatched to you within six weeks of the appointment date.
5. Further Investigations
5.1. If, at the time of the appointment, I believe further standard (plain) radiographs are required in order to prepare my report, then I shall arrange for these to be taken on the same day as the appointment.
5.2. Where I consider that further more complex investigations are required, such as computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nerve conduction studies etc., then such investigations will not be undertaken until I have first obtained your approval. In order to help you decide whether to proceed with such investigations, I shall explain in writing our reasons for requiring them together with, where possible, an estimate of their likely cost.
6.1. My basic fees for the preparation of a medico-legal report, to include interview and examination of the client, are disclosed in the full Terms & Conditions document, which will be provided upon request. Other fees include office administrative charges and word processing.
7.1. My offices are equipped with a fax machine, 24 hour answer-phone and e-mail, and I shall endeavor to answer all communications from you as soon as reasonably practicable. You should, however, restrict use of my telephone line to urgent enquiries only.
7.2. You should advise the claimant that, as my instructions come from you, all communications between the claimant and ourselves should be through you. The only exception to this is where the claimant needs to cancel their appointment with me.
Please contact my secretary Imogene Douglas for all enquiries. Her e-mail is Imogene.Douglas@ramsayhealth.co.uk