Our aim is to make a difference for you. We understand that for the victims of medical negligence, the issues are often sensitive. Our team of experienced and specialist lawyers can help you every step of the way. We will meet you face-to-face to hear what has happened to you – what has gone wrong with your treatment, the pain you have suffered, the impact on your career, your social life and family, and the financial losses you have incurred.
We will explain the process of investigating and making a claim, including:
- how we will gather in the necessary evidence
- obtaining independent expert reports
- what happens if you need to go to court
And unlike many other medical negligence claims handlers, we won’t automatically want to take a share of your compensation. We will discuss all funding options with you and make sure you get the right one for your specific circumstances.
We have been a Number One rated team in Scotland for over three decades and our team includes two Law Society accredited specialists in medical negligence. We have experience of handling cases across the whole range of medical, dental, nursing and midwifery specialties including birth injuries, pelvic mesh, cosmetic surgery, catastrophic and fatal injuries and also malpractice in the care of older people.
How can we help?
When problems occur during the birth of a child the consequences can be severe and long-lasting. When those problems could have been avoided by competent care the situation can become even more distressing. We have the expertise to investigate and pursue compensation in this highly complex and potentially very high value area of medical negligence.
Birth injuries can have life-long consequences and therefore life-long care, equipment and therapies are required. These all come at a great cost and we are here to help ensure full compensation is received and that this child’s future is protected.
This will always be an upsetting event, however, when it occurs after or as a consequence of medical negligence, the outcome can be devastating both emotionally and often financially. We work closely with families members to investigate what has happened and whether but for the action or inaction of a medical professional the death could have been avoided.
Whether it is a delay in diagnosis or a misdiagnosis the consequences can be significant. We have dealt with cases involving cancer that has impacted upon the available treatments, cauda equina that can cause paralysis, invasive treatment that was not necessary and pregnancy/new-born baby checks that fail to highlight a problem.
In such situations professional and knowledgeable legal advice is required to establish what such a failure has caused that would not otherwise have occurred and what compensation someone is entitled to as a consequence of that failure.
Whether it is cosmetic, planned or emergency surgery a patient is entitled to expect their operation is performed competently and any foreseeable risks are minimised. A patient’s knowledge of what has happened during their surgical procedure tends to be very limited and our specialist team knows what evidence requires to be ingathered to determine whether a claim can succeed.