Claiming against NHS Scotland for Medical Negligence

Claiming against NHS Scotland for Medical Negligence

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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.

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