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Surgical negligence claims

Trusted solicitors specialising in claiming compensation for surgical errors

Undergoing surgery can be daunting enough, but when something goes wrong the consequences can be devastating. If a mistake or complication that could have been avoided has worsened your condition, prolonged your recovery or left you needing more surgery or with an ongoing injury, you may be able to bring a surgical negligence claim.

Our expert medical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation for surgical errors to get you on the path to recovery sooner. Bringing a claim also brings attention to the issue, ensuring more is done to avoid the same thing happening again.

Request a free surgical negligence claim assessment

If you believe you’ve suffered serious consequences due to mistakes made in the operating theatre or undergone surgery you didn’t consent to, call our surgical negligence claims specialists on 0800 316 8892 or get in touch online.

This consultation is free and there’s no obligation to go further. We’ll consider your experience very carefully and advise you on how likely your claim is to be successful. We can also discuss options for funding your claim, including a no-win, no fee arrangement.

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Types of surgical negligence

Serious complications or a traumatic experience in the operating theatre may be considered surgical negligence if the medical professionals involved failed to provide you with adequate care, by making mistakes or not taking appropriate action.

Our experienced solicitors can advise you on claiming surgical negligence compensation on a variety of grounds. For example, a medical professional:

  • Failing to check whether you were eligible for surgery
  • Failing to explain the risks of the surgery to you
  • Performing the wrong surgical procedure
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body, such as amputating the wrong limb
  • Causing infection due to inadequate hygiene standards
  • Causing a haemorrhage or damage to tissue or nerves due to poor surgical skills or faulty equipment
  • Leaving a foreign object inside your body
  • Failing to anaesthetise you correctly so you were conscious or aware during surgery but unable to raise the alarm
  • Making a general anaesthetic mistake that causes a cardiac arrest or hypoxic/anoxic brain injury

Not all complications are due to surgical negligence, however if the situation could have been dealt with differently or should never have happened, you may be entitled to compensation.

Our surgical negligence experience

Our medical negligence solicitors have successfully claimed considerable compensation for clients who experienced negligent care during many different types of surgery, including:

  • Neurosurgery, including spinal surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Cardiac or cardiothoracic surgery
  • Gynaecological surgery
  • Hernia repair surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery (known as “cholecystectomy”)
  • Bowel surgery for conditions as colitis, diverticulitis and cancer
  • Vascular surgery, including surgery for peripheral vascular disease and varicose veins
  • Ophthalmic (eye) surgery, including laser surgery

Why choose Clarke Willmott?

  • Support throughout – our solicitors will be at your side through every step of your claim to help make the process as simple and painless as possible for you
  • Proven track record – a history of achieving significant compensation in complex medical negligence and serious injury claims
  • Accredited experts – we have solicitors who are members of AvMA and The Law Society’s medical negligence panels
  • A partner in your corner – your claim will be supervised by one of our most senior and experienced solicitors, so you receive the highest standard of advice
  • Access to leading medical experts – a network of medical specialists who will fully evaluate your claim to ensure you get the most from your compensation

Start your surgical negligence claim today

Beginning a claim for surgical negligence compensation can feel like an overwhelming task but our specialist solicitors are ready to guide you through the process and will support you every step of the way. Call 0800 316 8892 or contact us online to book your free no-obligation consultation today.

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Marguarita Tyne

Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Marguarita Tyne is a claimant clinical negligence solicitor who investigates and brings claims on behalf of patients who have been injured during the course of their medical treatment, acting mainly (but not exclusively) for brain injury claimants in high value and often complex litigation.
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Kerry Fifield

Partner and Clinical Negligence Team Manager

Kerry’s primary focus is the needs of the client and their family when pursuing a claim, taking into account that each client is an individual with specific requirements who needs to be supported in addition to the legal investigation.
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