Surgery compensation claims

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Help with surgery compensation claims

If you have suffered as a result of clinical negligence during surgery, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. We have a long history of success in claiming compensation for claims involving surgical errors. Contact one of our specialist 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 claim compensation for negligence during surgery?

Clinical negligence can have devastating effects on our health and psychological wellbeing. When a medical practitioner causes an injury during a surgical procedure or you develop an injury after 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)
  • Bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass or gastric band)
  • Gynaecological surgery
  • Ophthalmological surgery (eyes)
  • Cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery
  • Oncology surgery (for cancer)
  • Anaesthetic treatment
  • Laparoscopic (Keyhole) surgery
  • Robotic surgery negligence (Da Vinci or Stryker Mako robots are often involved)
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Gastroenterological surgery (gallbladder, 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.

What will happen when I make a surgical medical negligence claim?

After contacting Thomson Snell & Passmore we will arrange a free initial consultation to discuss whether there is a legal claim and what funding options are available. We usually act on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

We will undertake a forensic investigation into the management or treatment you received in hospital, using your account of what happened, and your medical records and radiological imaging. Medical experts (consultant surgeons in the relevant medical field) may be involved at an early stage to consider the treatment and management you received, and to advise us on the standards of care that should have been provided, and the outcome that would have been achieved with appropriate treatment. Following this initial investigation we can then advise you on the strength of your case, and give detailed advice on the next steps, which usually starts with preparing a formal letter of allegations to the relevant defendant.

How our clinical negligence solicitors can help with a surgical negligence compensation claim

We have one of the longest established and experienced clinical negligence teams in the country. Our medical negligence lawyers have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation. The size of our clinical negligence team, and our breadth of our knowledge, means we are likely to have already succeeded in recovering compensation for clinical negligence during surgery that is similar in nature to yours.

  • Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term
  • We will make sure your case is fully investigated
  • We will focus on your individual requirements. Giving a personal service and acting with sensitivity are important to us
  • We will create a team of specialist independent medical experts and a barrister with expertise in dealing with cases similar to your case
  • We will make things as easy as possible and guide you through each stage of the process
  • We can help you find out why the hospital or surgeon failed you and ensure that the same thing does not happen to somebody else.

Our accreditations

Our team has long been recognised and highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and affiliated to Action against Medical Accidents.

A number of your team members have individual accreditations and recognition in the legal directories which you can view on their profiles.

Free initial consultation

Contact one of our team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers for a free, no obligation consultation. 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’ agreement.

Call us or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your potential claim.

We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

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