Surgery

Having surgery can be a very worrying time, so when mistakes happen it makes the situation more stressful.

Negligence during surgery can leave you in unnecessary pain and suffering, impacting on your life in many different ways.

We can help you if you have suffered because of a mistake made by a surgeon in any of the following areas:

 

  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dental Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Orthopaedic / Spinal Surgery / Joint replacement
  • Bowel and Stomach Surgery
  • Anaesthetic treatments, in either Private or NHS facilities

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Your questions answered

We understand that you will have lots of questions about your claim, the claims process and medical negligence.

Clinical or medical negligence is when a person receives treatment or care from a healthcare profession that has fallen below the standard expected. If the care or service provided has in some way caused the person to experience ill health as a direct result, then they may be able to pursue a claim for medical negligence.

You will need to be able to show that the standard of care you received fell below that of a reasonably competent health care professional in that specific area of medicine (negligence) and that you have suffered a physical or mental injury as a direct result of the negligent action (causation).

Contact us and we will assess your individual case on a no win, no fee basis. Once we have assessed your case, we will be able to provide you with more specific information.

Cases of medical negligence can range from anything from £1000 to amounts exceeding £200,000 and much more depending on the severity of the case.

According to the National Health Service Litigation Authority, the value of clinical negligence claims received in 2018/19 totalled £4.9 billion. https://resolution.nhs.uk/2019/07/11/clinical-negligence-numbers-steady-but-rising-costs-remain-a-concern/

Contact us and we will assess your individual case on a no win, no fee basis. Once we have assessed your case, we will be able to provide you with more specific information.

Possibly. After we have reviewed your medical records, if we still believe you have a case, we will instruct a medical expert. In medical negligence cases, the first reports will not require you to see an expert and they will form a view following receipt of your medical notes and records.

Before issuing legal proceedings we will send you to a medical expert for examination. The type of expert will depend on the nature of your injuries.

In most cases of medical negligence, the process leading up to a trial can take somewhere between eighteen months to three years and sometimes longer. The duration of the claim depends on the Defendants attitude to liability and causation, the injury sustained, and the complexity of the complaint.

Contact us and we will assess your individual case on a no win, no fee basis. Once we have assessed your case, we will be able to provide you with more specific information.

In most cases a person injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence will be the one making a claim for compensation. A parent or guardian can make a claim on behalf of an injured child. They have until the child’s 18th birthday to make a claim. The same applies if a person to whom you are closely related suffers an accident or illness which leaves them incapacitated and unable to fight on their own behalf.

Contact us and we will assess your individual case on a no win, no fee basis. Once we have assessed your case, we will be able to provide you with more specific information.

There are quite strict rules concerning the time limits to claim compensation but in most cases a solicitor will need to be instructed and paperwork will have to be filed within three years of the incident happening.

There should be absolutely no impact on your medical treatment or your relationship with the doctors and nurses caring for you. None of the medical clinicians should try to talk to you about the claim.

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Our UK based team will take your details and some information. They will pass your details to our specialist medical negligence solicitors who will contact you directly.

Your questions answered

We understand that you will have lots of questions about your claim, the claims process and medical negligence. Here we hope to answer some of those questions and help you understand the process.

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We offer a free initial consulatation with a specialist medical negligence solicitor. You are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.