Medical Negligence compensation claims in Scotland
If you've been let down by a medical professional we'll fight your corner and seek compensation on your behalf. Mistakes happen in the medical profession with serious consequences. GP's and doctors are busy and can miss things resulting in a delay in diagnosis or treatment.
It's not unusual for a wrong diagnosis to be made in hospital or for consent not to be obtained. Often the risks and alternative treatment options are not discussed. People can suffer pain or injury following an operation or procedure and we can help you by investigating whether a mistake has been made. Claims can arise following errors by all types of medical professionals, including GP's, surgeons, hospital staff, dentists, opticians, paramedics, midwives & consultants.
If you or a family member have suffered due to a mistake by a medical professional contact us for help on 0800 904 7777.
Our medical negligence team in Scotland is experienced in of all types of cases involving poor medical treatment. We are sympathetic and will give you free advice on whether a claim can be made.
Harper Macleod LLP’s "organised" team "knows how to investigate claims" and is well equipped to represent its private client base in fatal claims and catastrophic injuries cases.
We can help with all types of medical negligence claims including:
- Obstetrics and gynecological including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and downs syndrome screening
- Misdiagnoses and failure to diagnose including cancer and cardiac symptoms/conditions
- Hospital claims including failure to properly assess initial presentation
- Clinical negligence resulting in death
- General surgery claims resulting in catastrophic injury including spinal injury
- GP Negligence
When can I make a negligence claim?
As soon as you realise something has gone wrong or suspect substandard medical treatment. The sooner the better as investigations will be required. The claim normally must be brought within 3 years of the negligent act or advice although a claim can still be considered if you only became aware of the problem at a later date.
How will I receive compensation?
Come to us and we will investigate the claim using independent experts who will offer unbiased opinions about the treatment provided. After the claim is intimated to the medical practitioner it will become clear whether negligence is admitted. If it is a good claim it must then be valued by assessing the loss suffered as a result of the negligence.
Using medical negligence solicitors
Using our experience we will quickly get on top of the issues and our leading team will use their reputation to gain a tactical advantage in negotiations. We will strive to ensure that all individuals achieve justice. This includes the most vulnerable people in society. We aim to always put your mind at rest and fight on your behalf to maximise the compensation recovered.
Have you made a complaint to the NHS in your area?
If you have not done so already, you can by visiting the NHS inform website where you will find details on how to raise a complaint in your area. Once you have the filed your complaint to the NHS please save an electronic version of your complaint and upload it to us using the form below which will help us to speed up the process of your claim.
Contact our Medical Negligence Scotland team to make a claim
Call our team on 0800 904 7777 and we would be happy to talk you through the process and give you a quick analysis of your claim or complete our simple online form below. Operators on stand-by between 8am - 6pm (Mon - Fri) & 10am - 4pm (Sat).
Our medical negligence team
Our specialist medical negligence team can handle all types of claims.
We have a number of experts in our team including Elizabeth Mitchell who is listed as 'Leaders in the Field' of Personal Injury in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession.
As well as the lawyers ranked below we have a team of paralegal and support staff who will also help you with your claim.
Call our team on 0800 904 7777 or click on their names below to find out more about their experience.