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What is Medical Negligence?

Medical or clinical negligence is defined when a caregiver or medical professional provides patients with treatment or care that falls below a satisfactory standard. Medical negligence cases can be exceptionally severe and can lead to long term permanent damages to the patient’s health.

When a medical professional does not adhere to the correct procedure and health and safety standards, and a patient experiences injuries or damage to their health, they are eligible to claim compensation for their traumatic experiences. 

If you have been a patient who faced medical negligence, we recommend that you contact one of our advisors and start a successful claim now. We understand that starting a claim can be challenging, this is why, here at Belmont solicitors, we will ensure to stand by you, throughout your entire legal process.

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What types of medical negligence can I claim for?

There are countless types of medical negligence cases that you can claim for, the most common claims include:

  • Misdiagnosis.
  • Delayed diagnosis.
  • Cosmetic negligence.
  • Dental negligence.
  • Care home negligence.
  • Incorrect surgery, including performing surgery on the wrong body part.
  • Birth and pregnancy injuries.

If you have experienced medical negligence, start your claim with our advisors at Belmont Solicitors now, for the best chance of a successful outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much compensation will I get? 

    It is incredibly challenging to determine how much compensation you may get for your damages; this is because all cases vary tremendously and there is a range of factors that have a significant impact on the amount of compensation you may receive; these include:

    • The severity of the medical negligence case, and how long the injuries lasted.
    • Cost of treatment of the treatment you needed after your injuries. These can include expenses for physiotherapy or psychotherapy.
    • The extent of time missed off work due to recovery from the injuries you have experienced.

    If you have experienced medical negligence, contact our solicitors now at Belmont solicitors to start a successful claim.

  • What is a medical professionals 'Duty of Care'?

    Medical practitioners and professionals have a duty of care to take care of their patients in the best possible way. A newly qualified medical practitioner is expected to provide the same duty of care as any other medical professional with more experience. Duty of care examples include:

    • Investigating complaints and symptoms properly.
    • Referral to specialists in a good time.
    • Providing the correct treatment.
    • Providing the correct treatment without delay.

    If you have experienced negligence due to the medical professional not fulfilling their duty of care, contact Belmont solicitors now.

  • How long do I have to claim for medical negligence?

    In Scotland, you can claim for medical negligence for up to three years after the occurrence or the date of knowledge of your injuries.

    If you are under the age of 16, this time limit does not apply; your parent or guardian can claim at any moment until the age of 16 in Scotland. After the child turns 16, you can claim up to three years from their 16th birthday.

    There as some exceptions during which the time limit does not apply, for example, due to health or mental health issues.

    If you would like to find out more about starting a successful medical negligence claim, contact one of our solicitors now at Belmont Solicitors.

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If you we think that you have a strong claim, we may be able to support you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful you won’t be out of pocket.

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Belmont Solicitors will ensure that you get the support that you need in the aftermath of your injury. We also recognise that interim payments and early rehabilitation can be vitally important to clients.

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