Concerned about a surgical error?
Expert solicitors with experience in surgical negligence
Surgical errors account for the fifth highest number of clinical negligence claims brought against NHS Trusts in the 2019/2020 period. According to NHS Resolution, 8% of the claims reported to them related to general surgery. Injuries following negligent operations can be life changing, leading to ongoing pain, scarring and in some cases more severe consequences such as the need for a colostomy, infertility and issues with mental health.
At Clarke Willmott, we have a wealth of experience in dealing with mistakes during surgery, with the knowledge and expertise to guide you through what can often be a particularly complex area of medical malpractice.
Our specialists will provide you with all the expert legal advice you need with a confidential, no win no fee service. To discuss your surgical negligence claim with us, please
One of our solicitors will call you as soon as possible. We understand this is a stressful time and will ensure that your situation is assessed quickly so that you can be advised of your options going forward.
What types of General Surgery claims are there?
Errors in surgery typically happen during the following procedures:
- Gall bladder removal (Cholecystectomy);
- Kidney removal or treatment for kidney stones;
- Bowel surgery;
- Liver surgery;
- Hernia operations;
- Treatment for infection.
Common mistakes include:
- Not obtaining proper consent for the operation;
- Operating on the wrong body part;
- Damaging surrounding body parts or nerves;
- Leaving an object in the body.