Medical Negligence

We’re a team of experienced and caring lawyers who help those who have suffered life-changing consequences as a result of medical negligence.

We understand that for the victims of medical negligence, the issues are often sensitive. Our team of experienced and specialist lawyers can help you every step of the way.

Our aim is to make a difference for you.

We’ll meet you face-to-face to hear what has happened to you and to understand what has gone wrong with your treatment. We’ll also discuss what the consequences have been for you, including ongoing symptoms, the impact on your career, your family and social life and any financial loss.

We’ll explain from the outset what the process of investigating and making a claim involves, including:

  • The legal tests for medical negligence cases
  • How we will gather in the necessary evidence
  • The need to obtain independent expert reports
  • What happens if a court action is raised and if you may need to go to court

We will continue to discuss and meet with you throughout this journey to ensure you know what’s going on and so you can tell us of any changes to how you’re getting on.

Unlike many other medical negligence claims handlers, we won’t automatically take a share of the compensation due to you. We will discuss all funding options with you and make sure you get the right one for your specific circumstances.

We have experience of handling cases across the whole range of clinical negligence, including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Surgical
  • Nursing and midwifery

Our specialisms include birth injuries, elective and emergency surgery, cosmetic surgery, catastrophic and fatal injuries, delayed/misdiagnoses and also malpractice in the care of older people. It doesn’t matter whether the medical treatment was with the NHS or at a private healthcare facility, we can help support and assist you with seeking compensation for what you have suffered.

We’ve been ranked as a top tier team in Scotland by the legal directories for over three decades and three members of our team are also ranked by the directories as leading lawyers. Our Head of Medical Negligence is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Medical Negligence and also sits on two of the Society’s Medical Negligence Accreditation Panels.

Anderson Strathern is a member of Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the charity for patient safety and justice.

Awards and accreditations

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"Anderson Strathern is an excellent specialist firm in the area of medical negligence and personal injury. Their attention to detail and professionalism sets them aside from their competitors in this market."

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