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Derek Couper

Senior Solicitor

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Derek is a Senior Solicitor in our litigation team who specialises in medical negligence law.

Individuals and Families expertise

Derek acts principally for pursuers and has represented clients in wide range of clinical negligence matters, including birth injury, brain damage and fatal cases. Derek conducts cases in Sheriff Courts across Scotland and in the Court of Session in Edinburgh, in addition to dealing with claims at the stage before court proceedings are raised.

Derek has particular experience in progressing cases relating to surgical error, neurological disability and catastrophic injury.  He was recently successful in obtaining a seven figure settlement on behalf of the pursuer in a medical negligence case in the Court of Session, relating to a diagnosis of hypoxia induced cerebral palsy.

Recent Content by Derek Couper

4 Oct 2019

A Guide to Cerebral Palsy Claims

Considering whether to pursue a claim for medical negligence can be a daunting and often confusing experience.  This is especially the case where it...
Derek Couper
25 Apr 2019

Medical Negligence - mental health treatment and the duty of care

In considering a claim against a healthcare provider for negligent treatment, the most common examples that spring to mind may include surgical error...
Derek Couper
22 Jul 2019

Don't Fall For It - Was My Injury Preventable?

On 8 July 2019, The Scottish Government released its consultation paper on a renewed Falls and Fracture Prevention Strategy: 2019 - 2024....
Derek Couper