Defective or Faulty Medical Equipment Claims Lawyers Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee
If you have suffered an injury as a result of faulty or defective medical equipment, we can help.
Our lawyers have considerable experience in handling medical equipment product liability claims, and we are able to provide you with the advice and support you require when you are looking to make a claim for compensation. Our goal is to make the claims process as simple as possible for you.
We are also able to assist with any access to medical care, and rehabilitation services you may require. Our specialists fully understand the impact your injury may have had on your life and the lives of your loved ones, and so will always strive to attain the maximum compensation owed to you. To discuss your specific circumstances with someone who can help, contact us today by calling 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away. We look forward to helping you move on with your life.
Medical equipment is used every day by various medical professionals in many types of medical care facility, such as hospitals, dental surgeries and GP surgeries. Whilst the majority of procedures involving medical equipment are carried out without issue, things can and do go wrong.
There are strict safety standards and testing processes in place for manufacturers regarding medical equipment under the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The Act states that all products must be “fit for purpose”, be of satisfactory quality, and fit their description. Equipment should also be correctly maintained and health professionals using the equipment should receive appropriate training in order to use the equipment. Where these standards have not been met and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury and loss.
When is medical equipment deemed to be faulty?
The majority of medical equipment and devices used throughout Scotland will meet the required standards. However, on occasion, a medical device, or piece of medical equipment could be defective, or may not meet the appropriate standards, which can result in significant harm, and long-term damage. This can occur if there has been a fault during production, where there has been a failure to carry out regular maintenance and service checks, or a failure to sterilise equipment.
There is a three-year time limit to raise legal proceedings where defective medical equipment has caused you injury. It is therefore essential that you seek expert legal advice as soon as you can.
Contact our expert defective medical equipment compensation lawyers
If you have suffered an injury as a result of faulty medical equipment contact our personal injury solicitors today. The team is based across our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland.
When you get in contact with us, we will discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved in making a claim, and also whether we can offer to work with you on a no-win, no-fee basis.