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Derek Couper


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Derek is an Associate 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

9 Sep 2021

Can I sue over a defective medical device or product?

If you have been injured as a result of negligent medical treatment, you may consider taking legal action for compensation. For most people, this...
Derek Couper
25 May 2021

Safety at Work and Covid:19 - changed priorities ahead?

In our weekly employment law podcast, personal injury expert Derek Couper discusses with David Hossack how employers can best safeguard employee...
David Hossack, Derek Couper
28 Apr 2021

World Day for Safety and Health at Work - Lessons for 2021

The International Labour Organisation marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April each year.  
Derek Couper