Claiming against NHS Scotland for Medical Negligence
Claiming against NHS Scotland for medical negligence (also referred to as clinical
negligence claims) can vary from incorrect prescriptions, a delay in diagnosis which
resulted in an injury, misdiagnosis of an illness or disease, surgical errors during
an operation, or neglect and injuries during childbirth, for either mother or baby.
Doctors, nurses and other staff in NHS Scotland must adhere to high standards of
care at all times, however negligence does occur. As a result, the patient on the
receiving end of the treatment suffers. If you have suffered due to a mistake by
a doctor, surgeon or other member of staff employed by the NHS, you will be entitled
to receive compensation through making a claim for medical negligence .
What Can I Claim For
You will be able to claim compensation for the injury and economic loss that you
have incurred due to the medical negligence of the NHS employee within the last
three years. Such losses could be:
- Injury compensation
- Private medical treatment to correct the error
- Loss of earnings
- Future ongoing medical and living expenses
- Any other losses that you may incur
Review our NHS Scotland Medical
Negligence Compensation Calculator to have an indication of what your compensation
claim is worth
Making a NHS Negligence Claim
If you have suffered a misdiagnosis, a surgical errors or any other form of medical
or clinical negligence and want to be compensated for your injuries, you should
contact Scottish Claims Helpline today and one of our NHS
Scotland medical negligence solicitors will deal with you case under our no win
no fee policy.
Simply complete our online claim form or call on 0141 628 5657
to begin your NHS medical negligence claim.