What you need to know about making a medical negligence claim in Scotland

We understand that the law can be confusing, so we break down some of the key terms you may wish to understand when bringing a medical negligence claim in Scotland. Our solicitors are always happy to discuss your case with you, and if you have any questions about progressing a medical negligence claim, get in touch with us today. You can call us on 0141 471 3078 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.

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Time Limits – what is the time limit for bringing a medical negligence claim in Scotland?

In Scotland, there are strict time limits applied to personal injury and medical negligence cases. 

The legal test for negligence – what do we need to prove to be successful in a medical negligence case?

In Scotland,  in order to successfully make a claim for medical negligence you must be able to satisfy the legal test for negligence. There is no automatic entitlement to compensation. 

Informed consent – can I make a consent claim?

Before undergoing a medical procedure or treatment,  valid consent must be obtained. If proper information has not been provided to you before undergoing treatment you may have  a medical negligence claim. 

What happens when a loved one dies as a result of medical negligence (Fatal claims explained)

Sadly, in some cases negligent medical treatment can result in death. Fatal claims are different to claims where the injured person is still with us. This is because certain eligible family members are able to make a claim for the grief and loss they have experienced as a result of the death.

How will my case be funded? Will I need to pay legal fees?

L&M MediLaw operate on a no win no fee basis. 

How much compensation will I receive for a medical negligence claim?

Most clients will say it is not about the money and that is true in almost all cases. Most people come to L&M MediLaw because they want answers. Compensation is however the law’s way of marking a successful claim. We explain what factors impact how much compensation you might receive.

How can I preserve my wellbeing during the medical negligence claim process?

Going through a medical negligence case isn’t something you expected to be doing and it can seem overwhelming. We believe it is important that it doesn’t have a negative impact on your mental health and wellbeing. We have years of experience in guiding people through the legal process, and we strive to make it as straightforward as possible for you. We have created this list of wellbeing tips to help you. Be kind to yourself, this is difficult and you are doing your best.

Do you have any guidance or advice about coming to court?

We understand that this may be the first time you have ever had to come to court. We have created this simple post to answer some of the most common questions our clients ask about coming to court as part of their medical negligence case. We hope you find it useful.

Contact L&M MediLaw Medical Negligence Solicitors Glasgow

L&M MediLaw will provide you quality and straightforward advice. We will do everything we can to maximise any award of compensation to you. To discuss your case with a member of our team, call us today on 0141 471 3078 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.