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Just like every patient deserves quality care, everyone who suffers medical negligence deserves justice. At Friends Legal, we specialise in these complex cases, navigating them with empathy and expertise. Our solicitors know how clinical negligence can impact your life and are dedicated to making the legal process as stress-free as possible. 

Trust us to be your advocate, providing personalised, practical solutions for your circumstances. Contact our clinical negligence solicitors today on 0333 3580 583 to discuss your claim. 

Specialist Clinical Negligence Solicitors — Here to Help 

Medical negligence is a distressing reality for many. It occurs when the care provided by healthcare professionals falls below the expected standard. At Friends Legal, we stand by your side, committed to securing the compensation you deserve. 

From cancer misdiagnosis to prescription errors, we appreciate the delicate nature of these cases and strive to provide a supportive environment, so our clients feel heard and understood.

Types of Clinical Negligence Claims We Can Help With

We handle a diverse range of clinical negligence claims, including:

  • Delays in Cancer Diagnosis Claims: Covering situations where there’s a failure or delay in diagnosing cancer that potentially impacts the treatment options.
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims: Addressing cases where cancer is incorrectly diagnosed and results in unnecessary or harmful treatments.
  • Mesh Claims: Focusing on complications arising from surgical mesh implants, including pain, infection, and mesh migration or erosion.
  • NHS Claims: For negligence claims specifically within the National Health Service, covering a range of medical errors and malpractices.
  • General Misdiagnosis & Late Diagnosis Claims: Dealing with cases where misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis in general medical practice leads to worsening conditions.
  • Birth Injury Claims: Addressing negligence during childbirth that results in injury to the baby or mother, including cases of cerebral palsy.
  • Dental Negligence Claims: Covering errors in dental care such as incorrect treatments, misdiagnosis, or injury during dental procedures.
  • Cosmetic Procedure Negligence Claims: Focusing on complications or unsatisfactory outcomes from cosmetic surgeries, from surgical errors to lack of informed consent.
  • Laser Eye Surgery Claims: A highly niche area of clinical negligence that deals with negligent laser eye surgeries.
  • Lens Replacement Surgery Claims: When an organic eye lens is replaced, people can claim compensation if complications develop.
  • GP & Doctor Negligence Claims: Addressing instances where GPs or other doctors have failed in their duty of care, leading to issues such as improper treatment.
  • Hospital Negligence Claims: Focusing on errors and oversights within a hospital setting, from surgical errors to hospital-acquired infections.
  • A&E Negligence Claims: For cases of negligence in the Accident and Emergency departments, such as failure to recognise critical medical conditions.
  • Sepsis Negligence Claims: Highlighting cases where sepsis is mismanaged, leading to severe complications or death.
  • Prescription Error Claims: Addressing errors in medication prescribing that cause adverse effects or worsening conditions.
  • Failed Contraception Claims: Covering instances where contraception advice or procedures have been improperly managed.

How We Can Help — Upholding Our Core Values

Our approach to medical negligence claims is deeply rooted in our core values. We believe in operating with integrity and professionalism, ensuring that every case we handle reflects the highest ethical standards. Clarity is also vital in our communication, as we strive to make the complex legal process understandable and transparent for our clients. 

If you have suffered as a result of negligent medical care, our empathetic team at Friends Legal is here to help. Call our medical negligence solicitors on 0333 3580 583 to get started on your claim. 

What Type of Damages Can I Claim? 

Claimants may be entitled to compensation for various damages, including pain and suffering, loss of earnings (past and future), and medical expenses. Our medical negligence team considers every aspect of how the negligent act has affected your life to ensure you receive the best possible compensation.

No Win, No Fee Clinical Negligence Claims

Our ‘No Win, No Fee‘ policy is designed to ease the financial burden during what is already an emotionally taxing time. This means our clinical negligence lawyers do not require any upfront payment from you. Our fees are only applicable upon the successful resolution of your claim.

Friends Legal’s goal is to ensure you can focus on your recovery while we work towards securing your rightful medical negligence compensation.

What is the Timescale for Making a Clinical Negligence Claim in Scotland?

Adhering to the legal time limits for making clinical negligence compensation claims is crucial in building a strong case. In Scotland, you must make a claim within three years from when you have suffered a personal injury or harm. 

For many, the effects of a medical professional’s negligence may not be obvious right away. That is why the three-year time limit is known as the ‘date of knowledge’ meaning when you first become aware of the negligence. 

Specialist circumstances can alter this time limit, for example, the time limit does not start for a child until three years from the date of their 16th birthday. Contact one of our professional clinical negligence solicitors in Scotland on 0333 3580 583 for personalised advice about your case.

Medical Negligence Scotland — Contact Friends Legal for a Free Consultation

Get in touch with our clinical negligence solicitors today for specialist advice about your claim. You can call us on 0333 3580 583 or complete the online enquiry form, and we’ll get back to you at a time of your choosing.

Benefits of Using Our Personal Injury Service


Friends Legal provide a range of services with the aim of being as transparent as possible in relation to both pricing and our service. We communicate regularly and clearly, to ensure that the time we spend supporting you is as stress-free as possible.


We offer our services through multiple channels to suit our clients and their individual needs. We can offer our services in-person, over the phone, and across video calling platforms. Our service promise is designed to keep you informed every step of the way.


We are entirely client focused and promote client welfare at all times. Often our clients are vulnerable or experiencing an emotional time in their lives, such as the loss of a loved one. Our team are empathetic towards every individual circumstance because we know that no two cases are the same. We strive to offer support wherever we can, and we won’t make a difficult time any more stressful than it should be.

Compensation Experts

We're one of the fastest growing legal firms in Scotland. Our personal injury team deals with thousands of claims a year, generating millions in compensation for our clients

Quality Service

Our last client survey saw a 9.4/10 satisfaction rating. We have hundreds of positive reviews on Google and other rating websites.

Clinical Negligence Types

If a medical professional has failed to provide the right treatment or care for you, we can provide you with advice and assistance in pursuing a claim for compensation.

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Sepsis Claims

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Prescription Error Compensation

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Hospital Claims 

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General Misdiagnosis and Late Diagnosis

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Failed Contraception Claims

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A&E Claims

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GP & Doctor Negligence

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Dental Claims

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Birth Injury Claims

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NHS Negligence

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Mesh Claims

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Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Claims

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Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

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Cosmetic Surgery Claims

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Lens Replacement Surgery Claims

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Laser Eye Surgery Claims

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