If you’ve been a victim of a medical mistake or surgical error, we can help. Please call our medical negligence solicitors in Edinburgh on freephone 0808 175 8000 to find out about claiming compensation. Our experienced lawyers will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to help you start your claim. Alternatively, contact us online to arrange a consultation.
Types of clinical negligence cases and how we can help
Our experience of clinical negligence at Slater and Gordon Edinburgh spans a wide range of different cases, from those involving minor medical mistakes to serious and even life-changing injuries. Our medical negligence solicitors in Edinburgh have extensive expertise, skill and knowledge in this specialist area of personal injury law. You can trust us to fight your corner and help you to secure the compensation that could make a big difference to your recovery and future quality of life.
We can help with:
Misdiagnosis - This is when the wrong condition is diagnosed. It doesn’t necessarily sound like a serious medical mistake until you consider that the wrong diagnosis usually leads to the wrong treatment. This can potentially cause harm or can allow the condition to worsen while time is wasted on the wrong treatment path. Some patients experience unpleasant side effects as a result of receiving the wrong treatment following misdiagnosis.
Delays in diagnosis - If you’ve experienced an avoidable delay in receiving a diagnosis, and therefore a delay in treating your illness or injury, this could lead to the illness or injury, that’s treatable when caught early, becoming far more serious or even fatal. If this happens, you may have a claim for compensation.
Surgery negligence - Surgical mistakes don’t happen in the majority of cases, but they can cause injury, pain and distress when they do occur. Our medical negligence solicitors have handled cases involving the wrong body part being operated on, damage to organs, nerve damage and infections developing post-procedure. A prolonged recovery period or unexpectedly excessive scarring following a procedure can also be classed as surgical negligence.
Infections while in hospital - While hospital staff do their utmost to ensure that health and safety procedures are followed, infections do happen. In some cases, there’s an outbreak of a hospital-acquired infection such as MRSA. If you’ve experienced an infection following hospital treatment or while on a ward, you’ll need an expert medical negligence solicitor on your side if you wish to claim compensation. This is because it can sometimes be difficult to prove that an infection was caused by negligence. However, Slater and Gordon Lawyers can help. Our Edinburgh team are experts in this kind of case, so please call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 if you need legal advice. You can also contact our medical negligence solicitors in Edinburgh via our online contact form.
Mistakes with medication - If you’ve been prescribed the wrong amount of medication, or the wrong type of medication altogether, it could make you very ill. A mistake of this kind is a clear case of negligence, whether it happens in an NHS or private medical facility. We can help you to claim compensation against a hospital, GP, pharmacy or other organisation. Please call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 to tell us what happened and we’ll offer practical, realistic advice on what to do next.
Dental mistakes - Examples of dental mistakes include failing to identify and treat gum disease and errors when fitting implants, bridges and crowns. Our clients have also sought compensation against both NHS and private dentists due to infections acquired following dental treatment and mistakes during oral surgery. We can help you to claim compensation for the pain and suffering you may have experienced following a dental mistake. Any money you receive can also help to pay for any further surgery or treatment you may need following the initial mistake.
Injuries during birth - The vast majority of the time, midwives, doctors, nurses and other medical staff do a wonderful job, providing exceptional care to mothers and babies. However, when mistakes do happen, it can cause very serious problems. The mother or baby, or both, could be injured. It could even lead to life-changing or life-threatening injuries for the baby. If you believe you’ve experienced negligence or a mistake during the birth of your child, please speak to one of our compassionate and highly skilled medical negligence solicitors in Edinburgh to find out if you could claim. Call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online.
Get in touch for legal advice you can trust
Our medical negligence solicitors in Edinburgh have an exceptional reputation for success in compensation claims involving medical mistakes. We’ve helped a large number of our clients to claim compensation that has helped them with medical bills, travel costs and to bridge financial gaps caused by loss of earnings.
You can rely on us to handle your claim with efficiency, speed and the utmost professionalism. Our lawyers only ever provide honest, realistic legal advice. At every stage of the process, we’ll explain what’s happening in plain language - with no legal jargon.
To find out more about claiming compensation or to start your claim, simply call our medical negligence solicitors in Edinburgh on freephone 0808 175 8000. For your convenience, you can also enquire online and we’ll be happy to get back to you at a convenient time.
No Win, No Fee clinical negligence claims
To start a compensation claim following injury, illness or emotional distress due to a medical mistake, you shouldn’t have to pay a fortune in legal fees. In fact, we don’t believe you should have to pay anything in order to start your claim. This is why our personal injury solicitors in Edinburgh can provide a No Win, No Fee service. This means if your case is unsuccessful, no payment is due. You can proceed in full confidence, making the process as stress-free as possible.
To find out how No Win, No Fee could help you, please call the Slater and Gordon Edinburgh office on freephone 0808 175 8000.