Medical Negligence Solicitors Scotland

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

The highest-rated medical negligence solicitors in Scotland

When you’ve suffered medical negligence, it can be incredibly distressing not knowing where to turn. At Patient Claim Line we understand the stress and confusion a medical mistake can cause. That’s why our friendly legal team are on hand to guide you through your compensation claim, to help you get the justice you deserve. We’re ranked as the highest-rated medical negligence solicitors on TrustPilot because we approach every case with care and compassion.

We’ve helped over 1400 people in Scotland since 2014 and all of our cases are represented on a No Win, No Fee basis. Our experienced solicitors have settled claims against GPs, hospitals, care homes and pharmacies for both NHS and private claims. We have helped people who have experienced negligent dental and optical treatment as well as during pregnancy and birth, or routine surgery. Wherever you live in Scotland, if you have been affected by negligent care, we can help.

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence happens when a medical professional fails to deliver the expected standard of care. This can happen at any time during the medical process; from an initial consultation with a GP to receiving ongoing treatment or undergoing surgery. Whatever the circumstances, if you have been let down or left suffering due to negligent care, you may be entitled to make a claim. As medical negligence specialists with over 25 years’ experience handling medical negligence claims, our expert legal team are best-placed to represent you. Find out more about medical negligence.

How do I bring a medical negligence claim against a hospital or trust in Scotland?

Talk to one of our professionals for free, or fill in the Patient Claim Line 10 second Claim Test. From there, we can assess your case and establish if you have a claim. Our friendly legal team will need to understand the details of your case and the severity of your injuries in order to assess your circumstances. If we proceed, your claim will be undertaken on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning you won’t pay a penny upfront. Our nationwide solicitors have been successfully winning cases across Scotland since 2014, so we understand the process through and through and can guide you through every step of the way.

How much compensation could I claim against a hospital or GP in Scotland?

According to a recent report, NHS Scotland has paid out over £30million in the past five years in compensation claims. Individual compensation figures can vary as every case is different and settlement fees can reach anywhere between a few thousand up to millions of pounds. The final compensation figure will depend on the complexity and severity of your injury, as well as the wider implications this has had on your life. In order to make a medical negligence claim, we must be able to prove that an avoidable mistake or error occurred, and that the mistake caused avoidable pain or suffering. Once this has been established, a compensation figure can be calculated based on factors such as loss of income and any expenses associated with your recovery. All cases are settled on an individual basis, and your solicitor will talk you through this.

At Patient Claim Line, our award-winning solicitors can help simplify the legal process and guide you through making a claim. Our friendly team will work to understand every detail of your case and will work hard to secure the settlement fee that best compensates for your experience.. We’ve won cases for people across Scotland, from Aberdeen to Glasgow, and will fight to ensure the right outcome for you and your family.

We’ve helped over 1400 people in Scotland since 2014

Since 2014, we’ve successfully won cases against Trusts in Scotland. We have won compensation for customers who have suffered of medical negligence related to GP and hospital treatment, as well as care homes and pharmacies. Medical negligence can occur during gynaecology treatment, cosmetic surgery or routine appointments with doctors, opticians or dentists. The list is not exhaustive and no matter what your circumstances, or where you are in Scotland, Patient Claim Line can help.

No win no fee medical negligence advice in Scotland

If you’ve been affected by medical negligence, the last thing you should be concerned with is expensive legal fees. At Patient Claim Line we believe everyone has the right to quality legal representation, justice and compensation if they have suffered due to negligent care. Our No Win No Fee approach means that if we don’t win your case, you don’t have to pay a penny – providing you have complied with every step of the process. If your case is successful, we will take a small percentage according to our upfront agreement with you at the start of your claim.

Contact a solicitor that serves your area in Scotland

Our solicitors work nationwide and have experience representing claimants across the whole of Scotland. We’ve represented people who have brought claims against many NHS hospitals in Scotland including:
● East Ayrshire Community Hospital, Cumnock
● Kirklandside Hospital, Hurlford
● University Hospital Crosshouse, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock
● Arran War Memorial Hospital, Lamlash, Isle of Arran
● Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine
● Brooksby House Hospital, Largs
● Ailsa Hospital, Ayr
● Biggart Hospital, Prestwick
● Borders General Hospital, Melrose
● Hawick Community Hospital, Hawick
● Hay Lodge Hospital, Peebles
● Kelso Hospital, Kelso
● Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
● Midpark Hospital
● Annan Hospital, Annan
● Castle Douglas Hospital, Castle Douglas
● Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer
● Kirkcudbright Hospital, Kirkcudbright
● Lochmaben Hospital, Lochmaben
● Moffat Hospital, Moffat
● Newton Stewart Hospital, Newton Stewart
● Adamson Hospital, Cupar
● Cameron Hospital, Windygates
● Glenrothes Hospital, Glenrothes
● Lynebank Hospital, Dunfermline
● Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline
● Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital, Buckhaven
● St Andrews Community Hospital, St Andrews
● Stratheden Hospital, Springfield (Cupar)
● Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
● Whyteman’s Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy
● Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling
● Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village
● Aberdeen Maternity Hospital
● Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
● City Hospital
● Roxburghe House
● Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital
● Royal Cornhill Hospital
● Woodend Hospital
● Chalmers Hospital, Banff
● Fraserburgh Hospital
● Glen O’Dee Hospital, Banchory
● Insch War Memorial Hospital
● Inverurie Hospital
● Jubilee Hospital, Huntly
● Kincardine Community Hospital, Stonehaven
● Peterhead Community Hospital
● Turriff Hospital
● Ugie Hospital, Peterhead

Claim types covered

  • Care home claims
  • Cosmetic claims
  • Dental negligence claims
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Hospital negligence claims
  • Gynaecology/Urology
  • Pharmacy claims
  • Eye injury compensation
  • GP claims
  • Pressure sore claims

Why choose our expert medical negligence solicitors in Scotland?

With over 100 expert solicitors and 400 years combined legal expertise, we are confident that we will bring some of the best legal minds in the industry to your case. We’re owned by leading law firm, Fletchers and are the highest rated medical negligence specialists on TrustPilot. We win cases because we listen to our clients and have the experience to see your claim through.

Meet our medical negligence team

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence

Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.

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Christian Beadell

Christian Beadell
Head of Group Action

Christian is Head of Medical Negligence at Patient Claim Line and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1998; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West.

Christian qualified as a solicitor in 1998, specialising in clinical negligence. From 2010 onward he has had a particular interest in gynaecological and urogynaecological claims, having represented several hundred claimants in the George Rowland Litigation against the Liverpool Women’s and Aintree Hospitals. This investigated the treatment given to women in the Merseyside area over several decades, and in particular focused on the introduction and development of mesh into the UK in both the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The development of this area involved pursuing claims under a unique ADR protocol with the NHS and also looking to develop the current thinking on the valuation of compensation for complex urinary symptoms. He has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation on behalf of my clients.

Christian was also involved in setting up and chairing a Claimant Support Group for those involved in the Rowland litigation, which provided a discussion forum for the many women who were left isolated and damaged by negligent gynaecological treatment. He now co-ordinates the firm’s mesh claims and has delivered training and commented extensively on the medico-legal implications of urogynaecological / mesh complications. He is a member of APIL, Liverpool Law Society and Legal 500 recommended.

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Francesca Paul

Francesca Paul
Associate Solicitor

Francesca Paul is an Associate, Senior Solicitor and Team Leader within the Clinical Negligence Department.  She is one of the driving Solicitors in the Group Litigation Team dealing with this niche and specialist area of work that Fletchers undertakes.   

Francesca previously worked in Nottingham, dealing with Group Action work.  She now works at Fletchers, bringing with her those years of experience heading up a team of 10 people.  Francesca is involved in the early identification of potential new Group Litigation Work and analyses information from the collective pool of new enquiries into the business, of which there are hundreds per week looking for hot spots or recurrent issues which might suggest a potential pool of Claimants.   

One of the highlights for Francesca and her team is that they have successfully recovered over a million pounds in compensation for clients who have received treatment from a single orthopaedic surgeon who was operating in the Colchester area.  Her role requires a specific set of skills, patience and a forensic approach to detail whilst being able to see the wider picture.   

Francesca has previously acted for a claimant in a case that reached the Supreme Court in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council. 

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Sion Wynne

Sion Wynne
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Sion is a team leader and senior solicitor with many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of medical specialisms and different types of injuries. He is an experienced medical negligence solicitor and manages a team of lawyers within our department.

Sion joined Fletchers in 2018 as a Team Leader in the Medical Negligence Department. Throughout his 24 year legal career, he has specialised in conducting medical negligence claims on behalf of Claimants, previously working for other highly ranked leading firms in the field.

He has undertaken claims covering the full spectrum of medical specialisms, clinical settings, categories of defendant and types of negligent medical care and treatment.
These include high value and complex maximum severity cases, such as those involving limb amputations and permanent neurological injuries.

Sion is experienced at representing bereaved families at inquests and has a particular interest in fatal accident claims.

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Sarah's Story

"Now we have peace of mind"

My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.

In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.

He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.