By Danielle Parsons. Last Updated 22nd September 2023. If you’ve suffered an injury caused by medical negligence, then you might wonder where to start looking for a solicitor who can help you. This guide aims to provide you with information to make your search easier. If you’re looking for medical negligence solicitors in Perth, then you’ve arrived in the right place. You might not realise that you don’t even have to use a local medical negligence lawyer to take on your case and we’ll explain why later in this guide.
If you’d like to discuss making a claim today, then you can call us on 0800 652 3087 and speak with an advisor. When we’ve assessed your claim, we could connect you with one of our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors who are not based in Perth but could easily cover the area and offer you a no win no fee agreement.
However, if you want to know more before calling, please carry on reading our handy guide.
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- When Could Medical Negligence Solicitors For Perth Help Me Claim?
- Getting The Right No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitor
- Should I Only Look At Local Law Firms?
- Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases
- Surgical Malpractice Cases
- Nursing Home Negligence
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims
- Further Resources
You may like to know what eligibility criteria needs to be satisfied to make a medical negligence claim. When a doctor or clinic agrees to provide you with medical treatment, they automatically owe you a duty of care. This means that they must provide you with the correct standard of care. Should you come to harm because this duty was not adhered to, you may be eligible to seek medical negligence compensation.
Solicitors in Perth, Scotland could help you prove that medical negligence occurred. This means that a specialist medical negligence solicitor can help you prove that:
- You were owed a duty of care.
- This duty was breached.
- You suffered harm because of this breach.
A breach of duty of care causing harm is known as medical negligence. However, even if the incident occurred in Perth, you do not necessarily need to instruct medical negligence lawyers in Perth.
Talk to our advisors if you suffered medical negligence to see if you have good grounds for a claim.
Have you ever wondered, “What is classed as medical negligence?” Well, in most cases, there are 3 important factors to consider:
- You have received negligent, improper or substandard treatment from a medical profession.
- The treatment left you with an injury, made you ill or caused your existing condition to get worse.
- And, importantly, the treatment happened within the 3-year medical negligence claims time limit. (There are exceptions to this, so contact us to discuss your own circumstances.)
If all of the above are true in your case, then you could be able to make a compensation against the medical professional who treated you.
Choosing the best personal injury solicitor to handle your case can be tricky which is why we’ve created this guide. Of course, you could look at medical negligence solicitor reviews, speak to friends for advice or ask family members for recommendations but that might not always lead to you choosing a solicitor that is the right fit for you and your case.
That’s why we have provided you with this guide to give you advice on what to look for and what to ask any potential solicitor you are thinking of using.
When you’ve read this guide, if you still have any questions, please contact one of our specialist advisors who can answer them for you. Remember though, negligence alone will not be enough to make a claim for medical negligence, you need to be able to prove that you have suffered avoidable harm as a result.
You might think the best thing to do is look for medical negligence solicitors in your local area, but there’s really no need. Taking that approach could limit your options unnecessarily.
With modern communication methods, there’s no need to visit your personal injury lawyer and meet them face to face, so their office location isn’t important. What is important is whether the solicitors specialise in medical negligence claims and can demonstrate that by providing evidence of cases, similar to yours, that they’ve taken on and won.
Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors have years of experience in negligence, so while they may not be located near you, they are more than able to assist you with a valid claim for compensation.
The sooner cancer is spotted, the better the prognosis will be in many cases. Therefore, if a doctor or any other medical professional fails to spot the cancer when they had the opportunity to do so, then a patient might suffer unnecessarily.
In some cases, the cancer could become more advanced or spread more meaning the patient’s suffering increases. The cancer could even become untreatable or the type of treatment required might be more aggressive and more painful.
You could be able to claim compensation if you, or a loved one, have suffered because your cancer wasn’t diagnosed at the earliest opportunity so please get in touch to discuss how to make a claim.
Undergoing any form of surgery, whether medical or cosmetic, can be worrying. The surgeon will try to allay any fears by explaining the procedure, but they will highlight any risks involved too. When they have done, they’ll ask you to sign a consent form or waiver, but that form won’t stop you claiming compensation if you suffer any injury because the surgeon or their team acted negligently during your operation.
Here are a few examples of surgical negligence:
- If you suffer any injuries to unrelated internal organs, including bruising, during your operation.
- Complications caused by ineffective suturing which causes you pain and requires further surgery to put right.
- Pain felt during surgery due to an anaesthetic dosage mistake.
Placing a loved one into the care of a nursing home can lead to a lot of stress and worry. You really have to trust that the staff will follow the correct procedures to ensure your loved one remains safe and as comfortable as possible.
If they fail to act properly and the patient suffers in any way, then you could claim compensation for them on their behalf.
Some examples of care home negligence include:
- Injuries caused when a patient falls due to an incorrect lifting technique being used.
- Any type of suffering caused by nursing home abuse and neglect.
- Pain and suffering caused by pressure sores (sometimes called bed sores) because the patient wasn’t moved regularly. This could also lead to life-threatening infections such as Septicemia or Osteomyelitis.
- Illness that were caused because prescription medicines weren’t dispensed.
The cost of clinical malpractice claims often worries people and can put them off making a claim. This is why our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors offer a no win no fee service when they take on a claim.
This means that:
- You don’t have to pay the solicitor upfront for them to begin the claim.
- If your claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay your solicitor for your services.
Using no win no fee agreements for medical negligence claims means that there is a reduced financial burden for you as the claimant.
Having read this guide, if you’re now ready to discuss beginning a claim with us, you can get in touch by calling 0800 652 3087. Or, if you’d prefer, you can contact us online and we’ll call back at a convenient time.
Thank you for taking the time to read our guide about finding medical negligence solicitors in Perth. For further advice, please take a look at the resources and guides below:
- Care Homes in Perth – A guide to care home services in the Perth & Kinross region.
- Health and Safety Rules – Guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) about care home procedures.
- Cerebral Palsy Claims – Information on when you could make a claim for injuries that lead to Cerebral Palsy.
- Hospital Negligence – A guide about making a claim for injuries in a hospital including those caused by doctor malpractice and surgeon malpractice cases.
- Misdiagnosis Negligence Claims – Please read here to find out more about claims that could be made when a medical practitioner has misdiagnosed your symptoms.
Written by Brett.
Edited by Charlotte.