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

Medical negligence Perth

Medical negligence Perth

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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Getting The Right No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitor

Have you ever wondered, “What is classed as medical negligence?” Well, in most cases, there are 3 important factors to consider:

  1. You have received negligent, improper or substandard treatment from a medical profession.
  2. The treatment left you with an injury, made you ill or caused your existing condition to get worse.
  3. 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. 

Should I Only Look At Local Law Firms?

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.

Our Doctors Panel Could Assess And Examine Your Injury

We work with a panel of doctors who are based locally to you. This means that when you have to undergo your impartial medical assessment, you will not need to travel far. Our panel of locally based doctors include;

Mark Innes Burgin
The Alba Clinic,
148 Princes Street,
Dundee, DD4 6DG.

Should You Read Reviews Before Agreeing A Solicitor For Your Case

It could be a really good idea to read independent reviews of medical negligence solicitors as they can provide an excellent insight into how happy previous clients were with the professionalism demonstrated throughout a claim, the number of updates provided and, of course, if they were successful in achieving a fair settlement for their client.

However, reviews only go so far, and with this in mind, we recommend that you also call any potential solicitors to discuss your claim with them. This will allow them to explain how they’ll handle your case, what they think your chances of success are and how much compensation they hope to achieve for you.

What Is Medical Negligence And What Claims Could Be Made?

To help you understand what could be deemed medical negligence, we’re going to provide some examples over the coming sections. Remember, you could make a personal injury claim for clinical or medical negligence if you suffered illness or injury following substandard care from a medical professional.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases

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.

Dental Malpractice Claims In Scotland

Any dentist or dental nurse has a duty of care towards their patients. This means they need to ensure their safety and well-being as much as possible. This can be achieved by following the recommended procedures during treatment, using equipment that is well maintained and fit for purpose and ensuring hygiene standards are maintained.

If a patient is injured because any of the above didn’t happen, then a claim may be possible.  Examples of dental negligence include:

  • Pain suffered because of an anaesthetic error.
  • Suffering caused by treatment that wasn’t required due to a misdiagnosis.
  • Injuries or damage caused to healthy gums, teeth or nerves during treatment.

Surgical Malpractice Cases

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.

Birth Injuries And Illness

The health and safety of a newborn baby is paramount during any pregnancy or delivery and the same is true for the welfare of the mother. There are many injuries that can occur naturally during birth which aren’t anybody’s fault, but many can be prevented.

If a midwife, doctor or surgeon involved in a birth causes an injury to either mother or baby because they failed to follow the correct procedure, reacted wrongly to a problem occurring or didn’t spot the problem, then it may be possible to claim compensation against the hospital for those injuries.

Some problems in childbirth, such as oxygen deprivation for the baby, can lead to long term problems such as Cerebral Palsy so it’s only right you should seek compensation to help your child in the future.

Doctor Malpractice

GPs have to deal with so many different queries every day. Their range of knowledge is amazing, and they’ll often resolve problems during the first appointment or refer the patient to a specialist where necessary.

However, on some occasions, a patient could suffer if the GP fails to spot a problem, diagnoses it as something else or prescribes the wrong medicine. In these cases, you could seek compensation if you’ve suffered due to a mistake by your GP.

Perth, Scotland Hospital Negligence

During any trip to a hospital, whether during an emergency or during a planned visit, you would hope that whatever led you to attend is put right or made better to prevent you from further suffering. In many cases every day, up and down the UK, this is the case and patients leave in a much better situation than they arrived.

However, if a member of the hospital staff causes a patient to suffer because of a negligent act, then they could sue the hospital for the negligence.

Examples include:

  • Injuries or suffering caused by negligence during surgery.
  • Illnesses caused by the patient contracting MRSA while in the hospital.
  • Suffering caused because the wrong medicine was dispensed, prescribed or administered.
  • Any suffering caused because the patient’s treatment was delayed due to an incorrect diagnosis.

Nursing Home Negligence

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.

NHS Scotland Clinical Malpractice Claims Statistics

In the table below, we’ve listed the number of complaints made against NHS Tayside in 2016-2017 and the amount of compensation paid out.

Healthcare ProviderNumber of PaymentsCNORIS Payments
NHS Tayside59£4,927,780

The information in the table came from this NHS Scotland report.

Hospitals In Perth, Scotland

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Perth area, so we’ve decided to list some of the main hospitals and medical facilities in the region for your information.

  • Perth Royal Infirmary.
  • Murray Royal Hospital.
  • Royal Victoria Hospital.
  • Ninewells Hospital.
  • Simpson Day Clinic.
  • The Taymount Surgery.

Whether your claim is for NHS negligence or against a private healthcare provider, we could help you with advice about how to begin your claim, so please call today if you’ve been injured at any of these hospitals in the Perth area.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims

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.

Contact Us

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.

Resources For Victims Of Medical Negligence

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:

Perth Royal Infirmary
Taymount Terrace,
Perth, PH1 1NX.

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.