If you or someone close to you has suffered injury, illness or complications on account of errors made during medical treatment, you may be able to claim compensation for your pain, suffering, lost earnings and expenses. Thompsons' medical claim solicitors in Edinburgh can help you ensure that you are fully aware of your rights and options in these circumstances and that you are able to claim the compensation you deserve.
Thompsons is one of the largest personal injury firms in Scotland and our Edinburgh offices includes a number of solicitors who specialise in helping clients make successful medical claims. Each week we claim around £1 million in compensation for our clients, in the process winning around nine in ten of the cases we take on.
If you would like advice and a free initial consultation with one of our solicitors, contact us today by calling 0800 0891 331.
When is a medical claim necessary??
Any medical care, treatment, surgery or procedure that does not meet a reasonable standard (as defined by a body of similar professionals) is an example of negligence on the part of the medical professional, and the patient has a right to claim compensation.
However, in order to pursue a medical claim, you must be able to prove that the care you received caused you injury, illness or health complication.
Examples of the kinds of incidents which we help our clients claim compensation for include the following:
- Errors by accident and emergency staff
- Amputation injury
- Anaesthetic errors
- Birth and obstetric injury
- Chiropractic negligence
- GP negligence
- Hospital acquired infections
- Incorrect prescriptions
- Delayed diagnosis
- Hip replacement claims
- Breast implant claims
- Contaminated blood claims
- Ophthalmic eye negligenc
- Paediatric negligence
- Surgical negligence
- Faulty medical product
The Medical Claim Process
Medical claims are inherently complex. The first step in the process is to collate all relevant medical records and any complaints and correspondence regarding the incident.
Once this has been done, a medical expert will examine the evidence to ascertain whether, in their opinion, any negligence may have taken place. Depending on the expert's view of this evidence, you may then need to undergo an independent medical examination.
The next stage is to carefully detail your needs, including the costs related to medical care, equipment, rehabilitation and home adaptations.
If the defender accepts liability for the claim, a suitable settlement must be agreed; if the defender does not accept liability, it may be necessary to take the case to court, although many cases are settled outside of the courtroom at this stage.
Medical solicitors with your best interests at heart
Thompsons medical claim solicitors in Edinburgh are committed to ensuring access to justice for all victims of poor medical care.
We understand what a difficult time this must be for you and your loved ones. Receiving substandard medical care can often be devastating, but Thompsons' solicitors approach each case with sensitivity, empathy, and unparalleled determination to get you the fair award that will fully compensate for your suffering.
In some cases, including hip replacement claims, breast implant claims, and claims for faulty medical products, we are able to offer our clients a No win No Fee service, meaning that they do not to worry about incurring any financial risk while claiming. Contact one of our expert solicitors to check whether you're eligible for our No Win No Fee package
Your Claim in the Hands of an Award-Winning Firm
Thompsons is an award-winning personal injury firm, with a national reputation for securing settlement for its clients but also for vigilant campaigning for the victims of substandard hospital and medical care.
We have a large team of solicitors, solicitor advocates and other professionals who specialise in medical compensation claims. We also have a team of experts, such as Consultant Physicians and Occupational Hygienists, who can assist with the evidence in the claims. We can also help with important matters such as the provision of rehabilitative therapies, home adaptations, specialist equipment and more.
For more information about Thompsons medical claim solicitors in Edinburgh, call us today on 0800 0891 331 for advice, information and support.