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  • Overview

    Orthopaedic and spinal injury lawyers in Kent

    Contact one of our specialist spinal lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    When can you make a compensation claim for orthopaedic and spinal injury?

    Spinal cord injury cases usually arise out of medical negligence during spinal surgery and can have serious consequences such as paralysis including tetraplegia.

    Medical negligence cases involving more general orthopaedic treatment often relate to negligent interpretation of x-rays either by a surgeon or radiologist.

    Orthopaedic and spinal injury claims can arise for many reasons including:

    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Negligent shoulder surgery
    • Negligent hip surgery
    • Negligent arthroscopy
    • Negligent ankle surgery
    • Negligent ligament surgery
    • Misdiagnosed fracture claims
    • Negligent diagnosis of slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE) claims
    • Use of defective artificial hip claims
    • Use of the wrong artificial hip claims
    • Failure to diagnose spinal meningitis
    • Failure to diagnose and treat lower limb compartment syndrome
    • Errors of x-ray interpretation
    • Failures relating to prosthesis safety
    • Failures in post-operative care including monitoring of blood pressure and infection management
    • Increasing infection risk through unnecessary treatment
       

    You can also bring a clinical negligence claim for spinal injury on behalf of a child, a matter for which our team of spinal injury lawyers are equally qualified to assist you with.

    How our solicitors can help with orthopaedic and spinal injury claims

    • The size of our clinical negligence team and the breadth of our knowledge in orthopaedic and spinal injury claims means it is likely that we have already succeeded in recovering compensation in similar circumstances to yours
    • Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term. This means the need to implement ongoing rehabilitation and support structures (for you and your family) to improve your quality of life, as well as monetary compensation
    • We make sure your case is fully investigated and guide you carefully through each step of the claim process
    • Providing a 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
    • We ensure the right team is in place to support you and your family as the case progresses including:
      • the best independent case managers and consultants in the country
      • barristers known for their expertise in orthopaedic and spinal injury clinical negligence work
      • clinical negligence lawyers with experience in orthopaedic and spinal injury claims
    • Our lawyers are specialists in medical negligence cases and our clinical negligence team is one of the most established teams in the country, making our team of spinal injury lawyers highly qualified  
    • We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession 'Chambers and Partners' and 'The Legal 500'.

    Free initial consultation

    Contact 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 you 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 agreement.

    Call us on 01892 510 000 or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your orthopaedic or spinal injury compensation claim.

     

            

  • Related Client Stories

    Thumb surgery causes ruptured tendon, pain and poor movement

    Our client, Mrs P, suffered a ruptured tendon within her thumb after arthrodesis surgery, leading to further surgery, pain and restricted movement within the thumb.

    Failure to x-ray causes delay in diagnosis of fractured wrist

    Our client, Mr C, attended Accident & Emergency having injured his left wrist whilst playing football. He was discharged without an x-ray but, three months later, the pain had not settled and a fractured scaphoid was identified. He subsequently required two surgical procedures, having missed the opportunity for conservative management with a cast, and has ongoing minor discomfort.

    A&E and radiologist fail to diagnose Lisfranc injury to foot

    Our client, Mr W, injured his right foot and attended A&E where he was wrongly diagnosed with a soft tissue injury.  It took three months for his Lisfranc injury to be diagnosed, requiring him to undergo invasive fusion surgery which was unsuccessful, requiring further surgery in the future.

    Failure to treat wrist fracture accelerates arthritis

    Our client, Mr P sustained a fracture to his wrist, after a fall, for which he received substandard treatment resulting in more complex surgery being required involving; ulnar shortening, a bone graft, prolonged recovery period and an acceleration of post-traumatic arthritis, which affected his future earning capacity. 

    Patient unable to work due to missed fracture of foot

    Our client, Mr R, was left unable to work for several months after A&E failed to diagnose a fracture in his foot despite the fact this was visible on his x-ray

    Elderly patient suffers hip fracture as a result of hospital fall

    Our client, Mrs F, suffered a peri-prosthetic fracture to her hip after falling in hospital when nursing staff left her alone in the bathroom for 40 minutes.

    Toes misaligned during hammertoe and bunion surgery

    Our client, Mrs E, underwent surgery for hammertoe and bunion correction on her left foot and suffered severe misalignment of her big and 2nd toes due to misplacement of the screws and K-wires by the surgeon.

    Hospital misdiagnoses fractured ankle

    Our client, Mrs D, suffered an injury to her ankle after a fall. The A&E department at Tunbridge Wells Hospital failed to recognise a fracture and misdiagnosed the injury as a dislocation, causing additional pain and suffering.

    Negligent post operative care causes ankle damage

    Our client, Miss S received negligent post operative care following ankle surgery, which lead to various wound complications. As a result, Miss S had a further 3 surgical procedures which she otherwise would not have had and suffered with numerous symptoms while her ankle slowly recovered.

    Broken femur took over a year to unite after negligent surgery

    Mr E was 40 years old when he was involved in a road traffic accident.  Following the accident he was taken to the Conquest Hospital, Hastings, with multiple injuries including a closed fracture to the right femoral shaft.

    Compensation for loss of wife following failure to diagnose and treat fractured ribs

    The clinical negligence team demonstrated their expertise when they recently recovered damages for the surviving husband of a lady who died after cardiac arrest following the development of a haemothorax due to fractured ribs. The case settled for an undisclosed award plus legal costs.

    Patient suffers acute heart failure following negligent management of post operative complications

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who obtained £15,000 compensation for a woman when her husband died from post operative complications following a right total hip replacement.

    Damages recovered following a failure to diagnose and treat infection

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £26,000 for a young man who suffered injury to his knee after a failure to manage an infection.

    A patient's dislocated elbow is left undiagnosed for nine weeks

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently worked with a client suffering from a significant elbow dislocation which was not spotted despite several consultations with an orthopaedic specialist as well as weekly physiotherapy sessions which were unsurprisingly extremely painful.

    Damages recovered for delayed diagnosis of severe spinal fracture

    This recent case, in which we recovered £350,000 for our client, shows that it is not always easy for a claimant to prove that a breach of duty led to an adverse outcome.

    Damages recovered following adverse outcome to spinal surgery

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £145,000 for a client who suffered frequent falls, pain and depression as a result of an inappropriate surgical procedure, leaving him with significant care and equipment needs.

    Negligence by out of hours GP

    Over the last 18 months numerous cases have been reported in the media where problems have arisen due to treatment by out of hours GPs. This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £1.9 million for a man given a three-fold overdose of diamorphine by an out of hours GP.

  • 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.

    Unnecessary operations

    We have been instructed by a number of clients to investigate their concerns about surgical treatment carried out by  orthopedic  surgeon Mr Sahaib Mohammed Sait at the BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital, near Dartford in 2016.

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James Cahan's approach was exemplary, he was both approachable and understanding at all times.  

Client

As mentioned, I was very impressed at the start! As the case grew and went on, I felt completely safe, and trusted Jonathan to act in my best interests, though everything was always run by me before going ahead with anything, without the experience and knowledge.

Client

They worked as hard as possible to get me a result that I did not think I would end up with. The communication with my lawyer and his staff was excellent, and I felt at ease discussing such private matters with my lawyer, which is a rarity for me as I am a very private person.

Client

Oliver was very helpful and friendly, and settled the case within a short space of time.

Client

Kept me up to date with all stages of the claim. Fees were good, and Oliver was very helpful and friendly.

Client

I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.

Client

I am so grateful to TS&P for all their work and help with my mother's case; it was a very complicated and time-consuming case.

Client

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