Medical and Dental Negligence Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, Scotland
We regularly help people make medical negligence claims if they have suffered unexpected problems following medical or dental treatment, advice or surgical procedures.
Our specialist medical and dental negligence solicitors have many years’ experience in this area, both advising clients on whether they have a sound basis for a claim, and taking them through the claims process to achieve the best results possible. If you think you have suffered as a result of a medical or dental professional’s negligence, contact us today. You can call us on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our experts will get back to you right away. Whether the treatment was here in the UK, or abroad, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Typical claims we deal with include:
- medical misdiagnosis or untreated symptoms
- labour and birth injuries
- mistreatment by medical professionals and surgical errors
- dental negligence and teeth extraction complications
- cosmetic surgery
- Septicaemia after hospital treatment
- MRSA following a hospital stay
- laser treatment complications.
The treatment could be by either private healthcare providers or the NHS, and the negligence could be as a result of a surgical mistake, accidentally receiving the wrong treatment, or a misdiagnosis. Whatever the reason, if you have suffered as a result of a medical or dental professional’s negligence, you should be compensated for your suffering, as well as for any financial loss incurred as a result of your injuries. As such, it is a good idea to keep any receipts or evidence of travel costs, treatment costs, home-help bills and any medication or receipts. If you have purchased walking aids or equipment for your home to help your mobility, do keep receipts for these as well. With your claim for compensation, we can account for these expenses which will also need to be covered by the healthcare provider.
To successfully make a medical negligence compensation claim, you must show that the professional did not carry out their duties properly, that is, that the standard of your care fell below what is expected of a reasonable, competent and skilful specialist. You then you have to show that this negligence was the cause of your suffering.
In dealing with claims, we always remember how distressing the circumstances can be for clients. We therefore keep the claims process as smooth and stress-free as possible, whilst targeting clients’ long-term well-being and financial security.
Medical negligence law is a highly specialised field and requires the skills of a highly experienced solicitor. Our solicitors have extensive experience in this area and have successfully dealt with a large number of medical and dental negligence claims. Contact us today for an initial assessment of you claim, by calling us on 0800 988 8082
Your medical and dental negligence solicitors
Our team can assist with obtaining compensation for all the loss and costs associated with any type of medical negligence or dental negligence claim including:
- injuries sustained as a result of the negligence
- medical treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare that may be required to support recovery
- loss of earnings and associated benefits
- assistance provided by relatives.
Time limits for medical negligence personal injury claims in Scotland
With all personal injury claims, there is a three-year time limit. We can advise on when this three-year period will start running in each case, ensuring that problems with the timing of a claim do not jeopardise its success.
We also guide clients through practicalities such as keeping records of conversations with the medical team involved, and getting copies of medical records. Handling this well from the outset can help ensure a satisfactory settlement, so we recommend seeking our advice as early as possible. You can read more about this in our guide to medical negligence time limits in Scotland here.
Expert medical negligence personal injury claims solicitors in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, Scotland
We use state-of-the-art case management software to maximise ease, efficiency and convenience for clients – from enabling them to upload photos from smartphones, to prompt progress reporting. We are committed to forging strong and lasting relationships with our clients, so we can fully understand their needs. It’s no coincidence that much of our business comes from referrals and recommendations.
Wherever possible, we aim to deal with claims on a "no-win, no-fee basis" which means that you are only liable for legal fees where we are successful in making your claim. This eases the financial stress you may be experiencing.
If you have been injured as a result of medical or dental negligence and think you might be entitled to compensation, contact our specialist personal injury team today. The team is spread across our offices – Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland - making it easy and convenient to consult one of our experts. We will be happy to discuss your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
I was very happy with the help and advice on offer from Lindsays, in particular the tireless extra work involved in my case. No stone was left unturned in the pursuit of a successful outcome. I would recommend Lindsays to anyone who is in the unfortunate situation of having suffered medical negligence. - Client