Surgical Error Injuries
You might have suffered a surgical error during surgery, or suffered the effects of negligent treatment after you were last on the treatment table. If your life has changed due to the result of a surgical error or negligent care at the hands of a medical professional, then our team can help you make a claim for surgical error compensation.
As surgery can be performed on any part of the body the nature of the injury is very wide ranging and can be very minor or catastrophic.
Our highly experienced team of specialist surgical error lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
All our cases work on a no win, no fee basis, meaning you only have to pay us for our help if we are successful.
What claims count as surgical errors?
There are cases where there was a clear failure by the treating surgeon to perform the operation to an acceptable standard, or in some cases, carry out appropriate surgery for the problem.
Some of the claims we regularly deal with include:
- Nerve damage
- Organ damage
- Cardiology negligence
- Avoidable wound infection/prolonged recovery
- Negligently performed colorectal surgery
- Gallbladder removal
- Delays in performing surgery
Accessory nerve damage
The accessory nerve (sometimes called the spinal accessory nerve) is not well known but any injury to it can have severe consequences for a patient. This nerve controls our ability to shrug our shoulders and turn our head. Without this nerve life would be very difficult and many of our day to day tasks would be impossible.
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Heart disease is a major cause of health problems in the UK. This is partly due to lifestyle factors and partly due to diet or perhaps congenital conditions.
Each year thousands of patients are diagnosed with coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease or cardiomyopathy.
Sadly, misdiagnosis and mistakes can happen in cardiac treatment. Our team of surgical error specialists are on hand to give you expert advice.
- Misdiagnosis and mistreatment of heart attacks
- Negligent heart surgery
- Failure to diagnose a fatal cardiac arrhythmia
- Failure to transfer to a heart specialist where this is required
- Failure to diagnose diseases such as endocarditis, an infection of the heart
Of course, we recognise that money can never truly compensate you or your family for this, but it can make a big difference. A surgical error compensation claim will take into account any loss of earnings or other financial expenses that you have incurred because of the negligence.
For one of our clients we were able to show that internal bleeding had not been treated quickly enough. This had led to them suffering a severe nerve injury in their leg which affected their mobility. Our client was awarded a six-figure sum for their injury.
Our solicitors acted for a patient who received £500,000 for the negligent delay of four days in recognising that they had suffered a perforated colon. The delay caused peritonitis which led to our client suffering injuries which completely changed their life and ability to live independently.