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How To Investigate A Medical Mistake As Cheaply As Possible - Dr Mark Burgin

28/04/19. Dr. Mark Burgin BM BCh (oxon) MRCGP explains why a GP expert rather than a lawyer or a McKenzie friend should be the first point of call for those with a limited budget.

For patient to sue their doctor something bad must has happened, more than the medical disaster, they have suffered a loss of trust in their practitioner.

This loss, like the stages of grief, often starts with disbelief that their doctor could have done anything wrong and is the cause of their problems.

As the events replay in the person’s mind they develop unease varying from sadness to anger and then to confusion as to what went wrong.

Living with the effects of the breach can make the thought of fighting back and challenging their doctor take second place to adjusting to their new situation.

This article considers how a patient or their relative with moderate means can get the help and psychological support to find the truth and work out what to do next.

The Low-Cost Screening Report

The first step is a screening report where a generalist doctor chosen from an online medical expert witness directory will find out who made the mistake and why.

The expert reads the medical records, statements and other evidence and finds the answers to the questions and explain the choices available.

At this stage the person may...ist report.

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