Failed Surgical Procedure Claims
Undergoing surgery is a difficult time both for the patient and their worried loved ones. It’s usually a last resort, and an experience you want to get through quickly and safely. You put your trust in your surgeon and the team providing your care, believing that because they are trained professionals they will do their duty to ensure you have every chance of making the best recovery possible.
While most operations go precisely as planned, there are occasions where medical negligence leads to surgical failure. Errors can happen during your pre-operative assessment, during the surgery itself, or in your post-operative care. Wherever the fault lies, if you suffered an injury due to negligence you may be able to make a claim.
What is Failed Surgical Procedure Negligence?
Surgical procedures can fail even when everything is done correctly however where it is avoidable then it may be possible to prove negligence was involved. Examples of surgical failure can include:
- Damage caused during surgery.
- Leaving medical objects inside patients.
- Failure to obtain informed consent.
- Operating on the wrong part of the body.
- Failure to identify and treat an infection.
- Causing nerve damage.
Negligence can apply to cosmetic as well as medical surgery so do not think because your surgery was voluntary, or because you saw a private surgeon instead of being treated on the NHS, that you can’t make a claim due to negligence. For example, a woman working as a dancer and model was distraught with the result of her rhinoplasty as her reshaped nose looked nothing like that discussed during her consultation. The patient also suffered a diathermy burn which left scarring. Not only was she awarded compensation for the cost of necessary corrective surgery, but she was also awarded money to cover the loss of earnings as a model.
Another patient received advice that a partial, rather than a full, knee replacement surgery would be sufficient however this failed to rectify her knee problems, and she continued to suffer from pain and awkward movement, later having to undergo a full knee replacement.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts are specialists in handling medical negligence claims. We will investigate and assess your situation and advise whether your claim has a good chance of success. If you choose to proceed we will do all we can to ensure you receive fair compensation for the injuries you have endured.
There is a three-year time limit from the point your injury is identified as having been caused by your surgery so do not delay in contacting us. Failed surgery claims that are investigated soon after the incident are often resolved faster than those where several years may have passed. The earlier we can gather the evidence to prove negligence, the better the outcome is likely to be. If you need to need an assessment from an independent medical practitioner, we have reputable and reliable contacts who can help.
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Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
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On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.