Mistakes made during an operation can leave you with unnecessary pain and suffering. If you’ve suffered due to surgical negligence our lawyers could help you claim compensation from the NHS, private hospitals or clinics.
What Constitutes Surgical Negligence?
Surgical negligence happens when surgeons or other medical professionals make mistakes during your operation leaving you with further problems or injuries. Your surgery and care should meet certain clinical standards, but sometimes mistakes are made.
We could help you make a claim if your surgeon or medical professional:
Performed the wrong operation or operated on the wrong body part
Left foreign objects in the body
Caused infection from poor hygiene
Didn’t inform you about the risks of surgery or check your suitability for surgery
Injected too much/little anaesthetic
Caused nerve damage or injury to your organs.
If you’ve suffered an injury from an operation then you could make a claim. Contact our solicitors today on
0800 121 6567 or contact us online. Can I Claim Compensation For A Surgical Error?
If mistakes were made during your operation, you could be able to claim compensation. To make a claim, you’ll need to prove your surgeon or medical professional didn’t meet certain standards, and that this caused you injury.
You could make a claim for yourself or on behalf of a loved one who can’t claim themselves (for example a child or someone without the mental capacity).
What Are The Time Limits For Making A Surgical Negligence Claim?
You’ll normally have three years to make a claim, either from the date of your surgery or from when you discovered surgical negligence caused your injury. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:
Claims on behalf of children – these can be made any time before your child is 18. Once they’re 18 they can make their own claim until they are 21
Mental capacity – there are no time limits to make a claim on behalf of someone who doesn’t have the mental capacity to claim themselves.
If you or a loved one has suffered from surgical negligence it’s best to contact a legal expert as soon as possible. This will make it easier to gather evidence in support of your claim.
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Surgical Negligence Claim?
Most of the cases we handle are funded using a
No Win No Fee Agreements. This means there’s no financial risk* to you when making a claim. You’ll only have to pay anything if your claim is successful - your opponent will pay most of our fees. Why Choose Us?
Our solicitors help many people claim for surgical negligence. We understand the issues you may be facing and our team will work hard to get a positive outcome for you and your family.
Throughout your claim, our Client Liaison team will ensure your medical care and rehabilitation needs are met. They’ll guide you through the claims process and be on hand to help you and your family with any support you need.
For a free initial consultation about your surgical negligence claim, call us on
0800 121 6567 or contact us online.
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