The medico-legal firm’s case screening service will provide early advice to law firms on the viability of medical negligence cases, liability issues and provide an opinion on prospects of success, saving personal injury lawyers time and money on medical negligence matters that are unlikely to succeed.
Melbourne, Victoria – 11 October 2021 – Lex Medicus announced today that they have added a Medical Negligence Triage Service to their medico-legal offerings.
The Med Neg Triage service is aimed at personal injury law firms who are unsure about the merits of a medical negligence matter and concerned about the cost of obtaining a full expert opinion.
Lex Medicus’ in-house personal injury lawyer and its medical experts can provide firms with a case screening assessment which will include advice on liability issues and an early opinion on the merits of the case, saving firms the time and money on the expensive cost of investigating a fruitless case.
The new medico-legal service comes as Lex Medicus has seen an increase in medical negligence matters coming before their experts to assess liability. Lex Medicus recognises the cost involved for law firms when this expert opinion turns out to be unfavourable to their case, not just in the expert report costs but also in their fee earners’ time.
It is envisaged that this new service will be used by lawyers in the early stages of a case when they are determining if an enquiry is viable to proceed to liability investigations and full expert opinion. It will assist them to confidently accept or reject medical negligence enquiries.
“Triaging new medical negligence enquiries is a risky business for law firms, as it is costly and they are precarious cases to run, but it is also a risk to pass them on and potentially miss out on winning on behalf of their clients”, said Orthopaedic Surgeon and Lex Medicus Founder & Director, Mr Thomas Kossmann. “Adding Med Neg Triaging to our service offerings is another way we can support law firms and it makes sense, since we have an in-house personal injury lawyer with over 15 years of experience, and of course, the unlimited number of medical expertise which we can tap into. Our Case Screening process is thorough, can direct a cases’ liability investigations, and will save law firms valuable time and money, whilst also assisting in success for viable cases.” Mr Kossmann continued.
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