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Surgical negligence compensation claims

Surgical accident claims come in many forms. They are part of the reason that surgery is such a daunting prospect. Unfortunately, despite the expertise of medical professionals human error and surgical malpractice is an all too real possibility and can have lasting and sometimes fatal consequences. Patients are aware of the risks involved in surgery but these risks should not include a highly qualified medical practitioner delivering inadequate care to the patient.

If you believe you might have grounds for a surgical accident claim, talk to one of our expert legal advisors today for free initial guidance on your options. Our highly skilled medical negligence solicitors have years of experience in managing surgical accident claims for victims and their families. We work hard to deliver the appropriate compensation for pain, suffering and ongoing care or treatment. We are also sensitive to the needs of a surgical accident victim and their loved ones.

Consequences of surgical accidents

The consequences of surgical accidents are not limited to physical injury or financial loss. Surgical accidents can result in psychological suffering. We provide sympathetic care and advice, in addition to securing proportionate compensation for your future needs. We collate all of the necessary evidence including your medical records and proof of inadequate care and we consult respected medical professionals to calculate an appropriate level of compensation.

We have represented many victims of surgical negligence and their families, throughout the UK and we have helped these individuals to earn the right amount of compensation for their circumstances, their future treatment and possible loss of earnings.

To enquire about a surgical accident claim of your own, call us on 01616 966 229 and receive free initial guidance on your options. Alternatively you can send our clinical negligence team an email via our contact form.

If you have suffered a surgical accident resulting in illness or injury, you could be entitled to compensation and our highly skilled medical negligence solicitors are ready to act on your behalf.

Case studies

  • Laura Sheehan settled a claim for £23,000 for a hospital’s delay in listing a client for surgery to treat a prolapse. During that time, our client suffered unnecessary symptoms which restricted her everyday activities.

  • Laura Sheehan recently settled a claim for a client who underwent a hysterectomy but mistakenly her cervix and ovaries were left in situ. The client suffered period like symptoms for 5 years before the mistake was noted and further surgery was carried out. The claim settled for £25,000.

  • Carla Duprey settled a claim for £110,000 for a client who suffered suffered urethral damage and a bladder perforation as a result of the Defendant’s negligence. As a result of these initial injuries, the client also went on to suffer from a urethral stricture, a fistula and osteomyelitis of the right pubic bone.

  • Jamie Cruickshanks settled a claim in the sum of £70,000 for a client whose knee surgery was mismanaged resulting in the need for further surgery.

  • Laura Sheehan settled a claim for £35,000 where an extravasation injury occurred during an iron transfusion which caused discolouration/staining to our clients arm and hand

  • Claire Stockley recently settled a claim for £8 million after negligently performed cardiac surgery left a young girl with a life changing brain injury. Full time care will be required for the rest of her life and she will need adapted accommodation and specialist equipment to ensure a reasonable quality of life

  • Laura Sheehan settled a claim for £8.4 million for negligently performed weight loss surgery. The client suffered a severe infection which was inappropriately treated, causing damage to her brain and resulting in impaired mobility and the need for life long care for the client

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