City First Solicitors are happy to provide their clients with expert medical negligence litigation services.

Recent changes to legislation brought sweeping changes to the law concerning medical negligence claims. Some changes include:

• The introduction of a threshold of pain, suffering and emotional distress claims. Further, these heads of damage may be reduced for those who satisfy the initial threshold.

• A higher discount rate for further expenditure (i.e. medical treatment costs, care and wage loss)

• Caps on general damages and economic loss.

• Removal of exemplary and punitive damages.