Although the vast majority of medical treatments, procedures and surgeries that are carried out in Scotland go according to plan without any error or failure on the part of clinical staff, the unfortunate reality is that mistakes do occur and this sometimes leads patients to experience unnecessary suffering.
Medical professionals can be said to be guilty of negligence when treatment they provide fails to meet a reasonable standard, as judged by a body of similar professionals, and compensation may be payable where this leads to unnecessary injury or illness, undue suffering, significant expense or, in some cases, death. If you believe that you or someone close to you has suffered as a result of such negligence, talk to Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland today about the possibility of making a medical claim with the help of an experienced solicitor. .
In contrast to some accident claims—for example, claims for slips and trips or car accidents—medical claims in Scotland can be extremely complex, requiring expertise in both the circumstances of the incident being claimed for and the impact of the resulting harm.
As one of the largest and most lauded personal injury firms in Scotland, we are ideally placed to help you with your medical claim whether you are looking for advice in relation to treatment received privately, through the NHS, at a Hospital, GP surgery, dental practice or other clinical setting.
Making a Complaint
All NHS clinics are required to have a complaints procedure in place. For more information, contact NHS Inform. The NHS must confirm that it has received your complaint and investigate it within specified time limits.
If you wish to make a complaint about treatment received from the NHS, you must do this either within six months of the date on which you received the treatment you wish to complain about or, alternatively, within six months of the date on which you became aware that the treatment was substandard. Although complaints received after these periods may be examined, this is at the discretion of the relevant NHS Chief Executive.
It is generally a good idea to begin the process of claiming with a complaint against the provider concerned as soon as possible, whether it is the NHS or a private clinic. Taking this course of action may help shed light on both the practitioners concerned and the specific care you received. Sometimes it may lead to an explanation for the substandard care you received. Crucially, sometimes it may also pave the way for an admission of liability.
Thompsons, for Specialist Medical Claim Solicitors
A medical claim in Scotland may be viable in cases where you believe that you or someone close to you received substandard care and this has caused further illness, injury, complication and/or financial expense.
Thompsons medical claim solicitors in Scotland can help with all of the following:
- Birth injury and obstetric negligence claims
- Misdiagnosis claims
- Surgical error
- Paediatric negligence
- Amputation claims
- Medical product claims
- MRSA claims
- Hip replacement claims
- Breast implant claims
- Contaminated blood claims
- Plastic surgery claims
- Incorrect medication claims
Medical Claims Across Scotland
Wherever you are in Scotland, the medical claim solicitors at Thompsons can help you. We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Peebles and Galashiels and, where appropriate, can make home visits for your convenience.
For further information and assistance call us today on 0800 0891331 so that we can assist you in taking your first steps towards receiving medical claim compensation.