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  • Overview

    When can you claim compensation for negligence during surgery?

    We expect to be safe in the hands of medical practitioners. Clinical negligence can have devastating effects on our health and psychological wellbeing. When a medical practitioner causes injury during a surgical procedure, it is often possible to claim compensation.

    You can make a claim for negligence during any type of surgery, for example:

    • Urological surgery (e.g. kidneys, bladder, prostate)
    • Gynaecological surgery
    • Opthalmological surgery (eyes)
    • Cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery
    • Oncology surgery (for cancer)
    • Defective medical products
    • Anaesthetic treatment
    • Keyhole surgery
    • Ear, nose and throat surgery
    • Obstetrics
    • Gastroenterological surgery (bowel, stomach, intestines)
    • Heart surgery
    • Neurosurgery (nervous system, spinal cord and brain)
    • Orthopaedic surgery (e.g. hip replacement, arthroscopy, ankle surgery)
    • Vascular surgery (arteries and veins).
       

    You can also bring a claim on behalf of a child.

    How our clinical negligence solicitors can help with a surgery claim

    • The size of our clinical negligence team and the breadth of our knowledge in negligent surgery compensation claims means it is likely that we have already recovered compensation in a case with similar circumstances to yours
    • Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term. We make sure your case is fully investigated and guide you carefully through each step of the claim process
    • Giving personal service and acting with sensitivity is important to us
    • We can help you find out why the system has failed you and what went wrong. Or prevent the same thing happening to somebody else
    • Negligent surgery compensation claims are complex and require high levels of expertise. We create a team of specialists including:
      • the best independent case managers and consultants in the country
      • barristers known for their expertise in the specific area
      • clinical negligence lawyers with experience in negligent surgery claims.
    • Our lawyers are specialists in medical negligence cases and our clinical negligence team is one of the most established, teams in the country

    • We are high ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession 'Chambers and Partners' and 'The Legal 500'.
       

    Free initial consultation

    Contact one of our team of specialist lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment, and give you clear advice on the chances of your receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee arrangement.

    Call us 01892 510000 or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your negligent surgery compensation claim.

     

     

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    Jonathan Herbert, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £33,000 for a client who ended up having an index finger amputated following a failure to prescribe antibiotics in accordance with the hospital’s own guidelines combined with failures to diagnose infection.

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    Unnecessary amputation of toe causing on-going pain

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    Hypoxic brain damage after delayed caesarean section

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  • Latest Updates

    Should I settle my medical negligence compensation claim directly with NHS Resolution?

    Often when patients are unhappy with the treatment they have received from an NHS hospital they will make a formal complaint to the Trust. Formal complaints are a useful way of getting essential information about the treatment a patient has received and may sometimes result in that Trust apologising to the aggrieved patient.

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