SURGICAL ERROR COMPENSATION CLAIMS

For a free consultation about a surgical error claim, please call our medical negligence solicitors on 0161 207 2020 or start your claim online using our dedicated form and we will help you.

Undergoing surgery can be daunting. It involves risks and placing your trust in the hands of an experienced doctor. Most surgery is carried out to a high standard, however on some occasions things do go wrong and surgical errors occur. Whilst patients are made aware of the risks, such risks should not include the delivery of substandard levels of care either during or in the post-operative period by medical professionals.

If you have gone into surgery and suffered as a result of mistakes made during the procedure, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.    

Medica instruments in steel tray

How We Can Help You With Your Surgical Negligence Claim

As an experienced law firm dealing with complex medical negligence cases, you can rest assured in the knowledge that your surgical error claim is in safe hands no matter if you have received NHS or private health care.

Our medical negligence solicitors regularly deal with surgical error claims for people injured during:

  • administration of general or local anaesthetic
  • heart surgery
  • cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery
  • ear, nose and throat surgery
  • gastroenterological surgery (bowel, stomach, intestines)
  • general surgery
  • gynaecological surgery
  • intensive care
  • keyhole surgery
  • neurosurgery (nervous system, spinal cord and brain)
  • ophthalmological surgery (eyes)
  • orthopaedic surgery (bones and joints)
  • urological surgery (kidneys, bladder, prostate etc)
  • vascular surgery (arteries and veins).

Some of the most common types of surgical errors for which compensation claims can be made are the following:

  • damaging nerves, tissue and veins during surgery
  • performing the wrong operation
  • performing the operation in the wrong place (‘wrong site surgery’)
  • organs being accidentally perforated
  • items left inside the body during surgery, such as swabs and surgical implements
  • performing operations on the wrong organ or body part
  • infection caused by poor hygiene
  • failing to notice the organs of a patient are not working properly following surgery
  • poor post-operative care.

We know that your experience will be unique to you. So if you’ve experienced an injury caused by an example not listed above, don’t worry, our specialist Medical Negligence Team will be able to advise you on whether you have a compensation claim. You can speak to them today by calling 0161 207 2020.

Many thanks for your consideration and attention throughout, which was greatly appreciated.

Mr Reaney, Newark – April 2015

The effects of surgical errors can have a drastic effect on your life. From pain and discomfort, to loss of a limb, impaired mobility, a disability, or even death. You might have to put your career on hold while you heal and adjust to any physical changes, or be more open to future medical procedures and long term care and support in order to help improve the quality of your life. Also, the emotional anguish from being disappointed with the medical establishment can leave you with a psychological scar.

Our dedicated medical negligence solicitors have a track record of success in cases involving surgical errors, helping our clients find the answers and gain the closure that they need. Whatever your circumstances, we want to help you find out exactly what happened and why. If we can show that you have not been treated appropriately, we will do everything in our power to identify those responsible and help you claim compensation on a no win no fee basis.

Our aim is to not only fight for the compensation you and your family deserves but to help you rebuild your life following surgical negligence.

How To Make A Surgical Error Compensation Claim

For free and professional medical negligence advice in pursuing a surgical error claim please call our medical negligence solicitors on 0161 207 2020, request a callback or start your claim online using our dedicated form.

There are strict time limits for starting a surgical error compensation claim, which in most cases will be within three years of the negligent treatment, or within three years of you knowing of the potential negligent treatment. This can, in exceptional circumstances, be extended, but it is always best to speak to our team of medical negligence solicitors to get the best advice possible from the outset.

We will take the stress and hassle out of making a claim and ensure you take the first step to earning the medical negligence compensation that you and your family deserve.