Although most medical care in Scotland is of a good-to-excellent standard, in some cases pressures, errors or individual or institutional failures may lead to care that falls short of a reasonable standard.
If you have suffered injury, illness or loss as a result of substandard medical care, you can rest assured that Thompsons' medical compensation claim solicitors in the Borders can help you secure compensation to achieve the treatment, rehabilitation, care and financial support you need.
The medical claim solicitors in Thompsons' Border offices work exclusively for pursuers in this type of case and always hold the client's best interest as their number one priority. We never act for insurance companies and are solely dedicated to achieving the right amount of compensation for all our clients.
Regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in, if you would like advice and/or discussions regarding the possibility of legal representation, our specialists are happy to speak with you today. Call 0800 0891331 for more information.
Understanding Medical Negligence
Medical negligence is defined as any incident that leads to a breach of duty or substandard care by a doctor, nurse or other clinician. However, in order to qualify for a compensation claim, it must lead to avoidable harm to the patient.
Common examples of actionable medical negligence include the following:
- Obstetric and birth injuries
- Brain and head injuries
- Amputation and loss of limb
- Surgical errors
- Faulty medical products
- Prescription errors
- MRSA infection
- Prescription errors
- Hip replacement claims
- Breast implant claims
- Contaminated blood claims
- Fatal surgical or treatment errors
Why Make a Medical Compensation Claim?
A medical compensation claim with our Borders solicitors gives you the opportunity to potentially receive an explanation, an apology and compensation for any substandard medical care you have received that has caused you harm.
These types of claims are often very complex but seek to prove that the level of care fell below a reasonable standard and led directly to you sustaining injury, illness and financial loss. Because of their complexity, it is essential that you have robust legal representation when making a medical compensation claim. The NHS and private clinics will have powerful legal teams which present fierce and stubborn defence, and these need to be countered with a robust level of representation.
Thompsons Solicitors is one of the leading firms in Scotland. We win around nine in ten of the cases we take on, each week securing around £1 million in compensation for our clients.
Who Can Claim
If the incident occurred within the last three years or, alternatively, it is only within the last three years that you discovered the incident caused harm, you should be able to make a claim. Similarly, if the incident occurred when you were a child, you have three years to claim from the date at which you turned 18. Parents and next of kin are also entitled to claim compensation on behalf of their child claimants.
You are entitled to claim whether you suffered substandard care in a private or NHS hospital in Scotland. The same is true for GP surgeries, pharmacies and other kinds of clinics.
It is also important to bear in mind that you may be able to claim on behalf of a relative if he or she has suffered fatal injury or illness or has lost the capacity to claim independently.
Contact our Borders Solicitors Today
Thompsons Solicitors has medical claim solicitors operating from its offices in Peebles and Galashiels today. Contact us today to arrange a no-obligation phone call with a specialist lawyer, who can help you determine your next steps. You will also be able to discuss any queries you have regarding the medical negligence claims process.
Give us a call today on 0800 0891331 to discover more about your rights and options.