We all know that a claim can thrive or die on the back of an expert’s medical opinion, and that the evidence provided can have a huge impact on the value of a claim. We also know that having a balanced and reasoned expert can also be the key to ensure that their evidence will stand the test of scrutiny and allow a solicitor to either litigate or defend their client’s position.
Which is why rule No.1 for any solicitor within the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence arena is to ensure the expert instructed has the necessary qualifications and the experience that is needed to provide a well-balanced, accurate and detailed report.
Now sourcing Experts is a tricky task which does start with the quality of your expert panel. At Inneg our internal expert panel computes to over 9,700 experts across over 130 disciplines. For each expert we hold detailed information including their sub-disciplines, specialist areas and venue locations. This allows our team of Analysts to quickly and efficiently narrow down experts that might be suitable for your claim.
However, if you are searching yourself here are a few tips that I personally can offer as a Medico-Legal Analyst at Inneg.
If your own expert panel does not have any suitable options, the stage you need to undertake is to roll up your sleeves and scour the internet looking for potential medical professionals within the field you require. “I always recommend noting down more options than you require as it is likely a number won’t be able to assist”.