Edinburgh Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Lawyers Guide

Medical negligence Edinburgh

Medical negligence Edinburgh

When we are not feeling very well, we rely on those in the medical profession to get to the bottom of the problem and provide us with the treatment that we need. Therefore, when something goes wrong, the consequences could sometimes be severe and they could be difficult to come to terms with. A lot of people might struggle emotionally because they might have put their trust in those in the medical profession and so it could cause anxiety and stress when mistakes are made that should have been avoided. If this happens, there could be a chance that you may be entitled to compensation. In this guide, we will provide information for those looking for medical negligence solicitors. Despite not being based in Edinburgh, our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Edinburgh area. We will explain why you do not need to use a solicitor based in Scotland in order to make a claim. We will also provide more information about the service provided by our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors. Plus, we will take a look at specific types of medical negligence, for example, dentistry and GP claims. If you have any queries or you are ready to go ahead with making a claim, all you need to do is give us a call. You will find our contact information at the end of the guide.

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Selecting A Solicitor For A Clinical Negligence Claim In Edinburgh, Scotland

When it comes to making a claim, one of the most important things you might want to do is find an experienced and reputable personal injury solicitor to work on your case. After all, this individual may largely be going to have your chances of compensation in his or her hands. You have many different medical negligence solicitors in Edinburgh to choose from although you don’t have to choose one based in the area, and so you might need to know how to narrow down your search carefully. The first thing you might need to do is to make sure that the solicitor is experienced. It might be a good idea to check and make sure that he or she has worked on many cases before and that they have the relevant experience in clinical negligence in Scotland specifically. You might also want to check if they are easy to get in touch with. Aside from this, you might consider the fees that are charged by the medical negligence lawyer before making your decision. We advise that it is often a good choice to go for a no win no fee solicitor. If you do not know what this means, you can find more information in a separate section near the end of this guide.

Do I Need To Claim With A Scottish Medical Negligence Solicitor?

A lot of people could assume that their only option is to utilise medical negligence solicitors in Edinburgh. Because of this, they might search for medical negligence solicitors in my area on Google. There is no need to limit your search in this way. In fact, you could use the services of a solicitor based anywhere in the UK as long as they are trained in Scottish law. This is because medical negligence cases can be handled via email and telephone today. After all, technology has advanced considerably over the years. This is how our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Edinburgh area. It means you can choose someone based on their experience and credentials rather than where he or she is based.

A Medical Exam Could Be Carried Out Close To Your Area

You will need to have a medical examination carried out in your local area. We work with a panel of experts located throughout England and Scotland, therefore we can make sure that you attend your assessment locally. This includes the following…

Mark Innes Burgin, Edinburgh Osteopathic Surgery, 187 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH165DS

Mohammed Ahmad, Edinburgh Osteopathic Surgery, 187 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH165DS.

Sumeet Vohra, 187 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DS.

How Helpful Are Testimonials Of A Solicitor?

When looking for the right solicitors, whether you opt for our panel of experienced negligence solicitors, or for medical negligence solicitors in Edinburgh, it is often a good idea – in our opinion – to check out medical negligence solicitor reviews. These comments could be extremely telling. They could give great insight into the service you are likely to experience. However, it might be important to make sure that you read comments on independent review platforms for the most accurate information. Moreover, once you have made a claim, it could be good if you could leave comments too, as this could help others that find themselves in the same position as you in the future.

Examples Of Clinical Or Medical Negligence Which Could Happen In Edinburgh

If someone owes you a duty of care in a medical setting, but they do not live up to this, and you suffer some sort of harm because of it, then it might be possible to consider lodging a claim. In the upcoming sections, we are going to take a look at some examples of medical negligence in further detail. This will give you an insight into the claims our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could handle. This is not an exhaustive list.

Surgery Claims

Firstly, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could help in surgery claims. There is no denying that all types of surgeries come with risks. However, this does not mean that negligence could not lead to a claim. If your surgeon makes an error due to negligent action or inaction, and you’re injured or your medical condition becomes worse because of the error, you could be able to make a claim. Examples could range from retained surgical instruments requiring another operation to operations that could have been carried out on the incorrect part of the body, causing issues that would not have been there otherwise.

Obstetrics, Midwifery Or Birth Claims

These cases could occur when the midwife may have failed to notice that the mother or baby is in distress during birth. However, there are other ways that negligence could happen, for example, the wrong birth assisting tools may be used causing injuries such as permanent disfigurement. In some cases, the mother or the baby could end up suffering lifelong symptoms, and this could be incredibly difficult to come to terms with.

Edinburgh Hospital Negligence Cases

Aside from the examples that have been mentioned, hospital negligence cases could also be made. This could relate to both private and NHS hospitals. There are many different ways these incidents could happen. Of course, we have already explained about surgical mistakes and birth negligence. However, other examples could include poor hygiene leading to infections, as well as medication errors, leading to worsening health.

Nursing Home Negligence Cases

You may also be able to make a claim, either for yourself or on the behalf of a loved one, for nursing home negligence. From medication mistakes leading to worsening symptoms to care home abuse, there could be a lot of different ways that negligence could happen in a nursing home environment. Sadly, there have even been reports of incidents whereby patients have been abused by care home workers. If you or a loved one has suffered harm in a care home due to negligence, then our panel may be able to help.

Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

In addition to the examples that have already been mentioned, our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors could assist when it comes to claims for delayed cancer diagnosis. It is, in many circumstances, imperative that the condition is diagnosed quickly and that treatment is commenced as quickly as possible. If this does not happen, it could cause the cancer to spread to other parts of the body. There could be cases whereby this has resulted in fatalities. If you have lost a loved one because of a delayed cancer diagnosis, where clear signs were present but ignored, you might be eligible to make a claim for personal injury.

Dentistry Negligence Claims

You may also be interested in making a claim if you have been the victim of dental negligence. Your dentist and staff members of a dental surgery owe you a duty of care just like a surgeon or a doctor does. Examples of dental negligence include your dentist failing to spot the signs of oral cancer,  leading to worsening of the condition, your dentist extracting the wrong tooth, a healthy tooth being damaged during treatment, and negligent dental advice leading to worsening oral health.

Doctor Negligence Claims

When someone is not feeling very well, they might phone to get an appointment with their doctor. We could rely on our doctor to assess the symptoms that we are experiencing and provide us with an accurate diagnosis. This is pivotal because it could set the entire treatment process in motion. If a mistake is made because of negligence, not only could we fail to get the treatment that we need but we could also end up taking medication that is not right for us. Both of these instances could lead to worsening health, or unnecessary side effects and therefore you could look into making a claim.

Statistics And Data For Clinical Negligence Cases Against NHS Lothian

In the table below, we provide you with an insight into the number of payments and the value of them when it comes to NHS negligence. Please note that private hospital data is not available.

Healthcare providerNumber of paymentsDamage payments
NHS Lothian*£5,004,108

What Is A No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Claim?

Earlier, we spoke about the different factors that you need to consider when looking for a personal injury lawyer. One thing that we mentioned is our belief in the importance of opting for a medical negligence solicitor who is willing to work on a no win no fee basis. For those who are unaware, this means that you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is a success.

Edinburgh Hospitals

There are a lot of hospitals and clinics, both public and private, in the Edinburgh area. This includes the following…

  • Royal Infirmary Edinburgh
  • Western General Hospital
  • Liberton Hospital
  • Chalmers Hospital, Edinburgh
  • Spire Shawfair Park Hospital Edinburgh

Contact Us

No matter what has happened, whether you have been the victim of misdiagnosis medical negligence or you are thinking about filing a birth claim for negligence, you could speak to our experts today to make a personal injury claim. You can reach us any time of the day, any day of the week, on 0800 652 3087. You can also fill in our online form, and one of our expert legal advisors will contact you shortly. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors are not based in Edinburgh but can cover the area with ease.

Additional Resources

Claimants For Wrongful Death – Relatives could make claims on behalf of a loved one that has passed away. You can read more about this here.

Malpractice In Surgery – You can find answers to common questions here.

Wrong Diagnoses – FAQ – More information surrounding misdiagnosis claims.

Royal Infirmary Edinburgh  – You can find Royal Infirmary Edinburgh’s site here. The address can be found below:

51 Little France Cres,


EH16 4SA.

Written by Jo.

Edited by Charlotte.