Medicolegal - Frequently Asked Questions
Fees for routine noise induced hearing loss reports are billed at £550 plus £55 for an audiogram carried out in sound proof conditions, PLUS VAT. Fees for routine personal injury cases are billed at £650 (plus any investigations, such as hearing tests, specialist tests of olfactory function, scans, x-rays. Complex cases, such as ones with many hundreds of pages of medical records may be charged more than these fees. Medical negligence cases are billed at £250 per hour. Estimates are available on a case by case basis (from email@example.com).
I started clinical negligence reports in 2003.
Joint reports are common and I have carried out about 50-100 of these joint report with other experts.
I have attended court 5 times as a expert witness (as of the start of 2020).
I do not charge for amended reports, where the amendment is a correction of fact where information regarding the fact has been in my possession at the time of me writing the report. However, I do charge for further or amended reports because there is new information to review. I am happy to correct errors in reports, however I only make amendments to reports after a solicitor or agent of a solicitor makes an argument for any correction. I will not make amendments to report just because claimants or defendants disagree with my opinion.
I am keen to avoid situations where instructing parties do not pay invoices, I will actively chase such fees and administrative fees may be added to invoices in these situations, as may interest. I will not work on further cases instructed by solicitors or agents who have defaulted on payments until these debts are paid.