Orthopaedics is the term for procedures which involve bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves. Negligence in this area normally involves surgery on fractures and joint replacements and nerve damage arising from surgery. Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis usually occur with fractures. Whilst the majority of operations are successful, 14% of all negligence claims received by the NHS relate to orthopaedic procedures.
Our experts can help you if you’ve suffered from the following:
- Unnecessary surgery on a broken bone
- Avoidable amputation
- Undiagnosed fracture
- Spinal Injury
- Negligent hip operations
- Negligent knee replacement surgery
- Negligent bunion and toe surgery
- Wrong site surgery
- Nerve damage
- Infections following surgery
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. However, the treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
When someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about negligence in our Advice Centre
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.