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Medical Negligence

We regularly help people make medical negligence claims, if they have suffered unexpected problems following medical treatment, advice or surgical procedures.


Medical Negligence Lawyers Scotland

At Calio Claims, we understand the devastating impact of medical negligence on individuals and their families. If you have suffered harm as a result of the negligence of a medical professional, our team of experienced solicitors is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need. With offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee, we are well-positioned to assist clients across Scotland.

Call us on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away.  

Our expertise

We have a proven track record of helping clients successfully navigate complex medical negligence claims. Our solicitors specialise in a wide range of medical negligence cases, including:

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. If you have suffered harm that wasn't your fault, we encourage you to get in touch with us to discuss your specific circumstances. Our compassionate team will assess your case and provide you with advice.

Building a strong medical negligence claim

To build a successful medical negligence claim, two key elements need to be established:

Breach of duty

It must be proven that the medical treatment you received fell below an acceptable standard. Our team of solicitors will thoroughly analyse your case to assess whether the treatment you received met the required standard of care.


It must be demonstrated that the treatment complained of directly led to your injury. Our solicitors will work diligently to establish the link between the negligence and the harm suffered.

Medical negligence claims can be complex and may take time to resolve. If the medical body involved admits liability early on, the claim is likely to be settled more quickly. However, if liability is in dispute, court proceedings may be necessary. The duration of the claim will depend on the extent of your injuries and the specific circumstances of your case.

Taking the first step

We understand that initiating a medical negligence claim can feel overwhelming, but it is also empowering. At Calio Claims, we are here to support you every step of the way. Our compassionate legal team will engage in a thorough discussion about your claim, providing clear and concise guidance on the most suitable course of action. Transparency is our cornerstone – we will openly communicate the potential success of your claim and outline any associated expenses.

If you believe you have suffered harm due to medical negligence, we encourage you to reach out to our team today. You can share your details for personalised assistance with your case, and our dedicated support staff will be in touch promptly.

Remember, there are strict time limits for bringing a medical negligence claim, so it is important not to delay.

“Thank you very much for your professional services in the matter of my claim. I think you achieved a result in excess of both of our expectations which is a measure of the thoroughness you demonstrated in preparing the claim. I am most grateful for your help and assistance.”

Client testimonial

“I would like to thank you personally for your help in this matter. You have been great, keeping me informed with regular updates and dealing with everything so quickly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who may need your assistance in the future.”

Client testimonial

Navigating Medical Negligence Claims FAQs

The costs can vary based on the complexity of the case and your financial circumstances. At Calio Claims, we are transparent and will discuss all fees with you at the start of your case.

Typically, the costs are recovered from the third-party insurers. We offer various funding options, including ‘no win, no fee’ agreements if we believe there are good grounds to make a claim. You may in some circumstances be eligible for legal aid funding.

Your rights and well-being are our top priority. For more detailed information on funding your claim, contact us directly.

For personal injury claims in Scotland, the time limit for pursuing a claim for damages is three years from the date of incident or harm. However, in medical negligence compensation claims, establishing the starting date of the three year period can be challenging.

The ‘date of knowledge’ is important – this is the date that you made or ought reasonably to have made a connection, between the treatment you received and the injury you sustained. If you have not raised and served a court action within the three-year limitation period, then your right to claim will be statute-barred. This is why it is so important to seek legal advice as soon as you believe you may have suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence.

There are many reasons why your date of knowledge of the harm may be far different to the date of the harm itself. Symptoms, pain and suffering may not begin for some time, or there could be a delayed diagnosis.

If there is no confirmed date of knowledge in the medical history, i.e. it wasn’t a medical professional who brought this to your attention, then the date of knowledge will be deemed to be the date you made the connection between your injury and possible negligence or ought reasonably to have done so. This can sometimes not be an easy date to identify. So, it is important you seek advice as soon as you can on such matters.

If the injured person lacks the mental capacity to bring a claim and has done so prior to or from the date of harm, then the three-year time limit is unlikely to have been deemed to have started until they regain capacity. It is possible that if the injured person does not regain capacity, then the three year time limit will never apply. If the injured person sadly dies during the three-year limitation period, then it is possible for the deceased’s representatives to continue with their claim on behalf of the deceased.

The court has discretion over whether to allow a claim outwith the three-year time limit under section 19 of the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973. Again, you should seek advice on this issue as soon as you can.


Contact our Medical Negligence Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee today

Our expert medical negligence solicitors are ready to assist you. With offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee, we are easily accessible across Scotland. To arrange an appointment or discuss your claim, reach out to our team. Call us now at 0800 988 8082 or fill out our online enquiry form, and a member of our team will respond promptly.

At Calio Claims, we are committed to delivering justice and securing the best possible outcomes for our clients. Contact us today and let us guide you through the process of seeking compensation for medical negligence.


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