What are some examples of medical negligence in Scotland? Medical negligence refers to any case where the qualified and competent person carrying out a specific surgery, procedure, or treatment has contravened the professional and ethical standards set down by the relevant governing body. A common reason behind the occurrence of medical negligence cases is an absence of quality control and monitoring by the relevant medical authorities. This lack of control over such cases makes it easier for the doctors and other staff members to commit medical negligence.
How are these Medical Negligence Scotland cases handled? Medical negligence is subject to two main laws; one is the statute of limitations, which varies from one country to another and the second is the law of negligence. The latter covers the cases where medical negligence has caused death or serious physical or mental harm and this legislation has been implemented in Scotland since 2021.
What are some examples of medical negligence in Scotland? The most common area where this occurs is cardiology, especially in emergency ward work where the patient is suffering from a cardiac arrest, shock, or respiratory arrest. There have also been reports of negligence cases arising from dental surgeries, radiography, psychiatry, and even in psychiatric hospitals.