Surgical Negligence Claims

Sometimes surgery goes wrong. If this is because of negligent treatment, then it is possible to make a claim. Our experienced clinical negligence solicitors can help you prove surgical error and pursue a claim for compensation.

Any surgery comes with risks and if there is a complication then this does not automatically mean that a mistake has been made. It is possible for known complications to occur during any surgery. However, if something goes wrong which should not have happened and was caused by a surgical error, then you may have a claim. We can help you investigate this.

Negligent errors can occur in all types of surgery, including:

  • orthopaedic surgery
  • general surgery
  • spinal surgery
  • abdominal surgery
  • vascular surgery
  • cardiac surgery
  • colo-rectal surgery
  • reconstructive and plastic surgery
  • bariatric surgery

Examples of this include:

  • amputating the wrong limb or removing the wrong organ – these are referred to as “never” events by the NHS meaning that they should never happen but sadly they do
  • perforating an organ during surgery
  • failing to realise that an organ such as the bowel has been perforated and failing to repair it in theatre before the end of the operation
  • failing to realise that a perforation has occurred when the patient is back on the ward, consequently the patient deteriorates, suffering from septicaemia
  • failing to repair the damage during the surgery
  • causing nerve damage during surgery
  • failing to perform the surgery to a reasonable standard
  • transecting an organ during surgery such as the bile duct

If you have suffered further injury as a result of surgical error, our team of experienced medical negligence solicitors can help. We will work alongside you to build your case and claim the compensation you are due. Contact our team today on 0800 2800 412 or fill in our quick contact form to arrange a callback.

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Chris Whiteley

Senior Partner

Clare Carter


Gavin Lane


John Hall


James Braund


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