Hip Surgery Negligence Claims
While most hip surgeries are carried out to a high standard with no ill effect to the patient, there are some unfortunate occasions where the level of care does not meet what is acceptable. If this has happened to you, and you have suffered adverse effects you may be able to claim compensation for hip surgery negligence.
What is Hip Surgery Negligence?
Hip surgery does not only refer to hip replacement surgery, though is is a very common treatment. Hip surgery negligence can occur during pre-surgical preparation, during the surgery itself, or in the form of negligent postoperative care. All situations have the potential to be hugely damaging to the health of the patient, particularly when they are old or infirm.
A common cause of hip replacement failure is when the surgeon does not position the artificial part correctly and securely. The surgery may initially appear to be successful however after the patient has spent some time moving around on it, the hip loosens and causes instability. In severe instances, patients have claimed for tissue damage caused by the loose component becoming free and shattering, causing infection and mobility issues even after repeated corrective operations.
Hip surgery negligence can also occur when the surgeon does not check the leg lengths and the patient ends up with a leg that is more than two centimetres longer than the other. It may seem like a small variation however it can cause significant pain and difficulty walking.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts have experience in handling all types of medical negligence claims, including those relating to hip surgery negligence. We will talk to you in detail to ascertain whether your case involves negligence and whether that substandard of care caused you injury or illness. Only if you meet these two criteria can your claim be valid.
The onus is on the claimant to provide the evidence the proves both negligence and damages. We will investigate and collect this information before submitting it to the responsible health provider with your compensation claim. There will be a lull in proceedings while they seek legal advice and conduct their investigation, after which time they will either come back with an offer, or a refusal to accept responsibility.
An offer of compensation should take into account damages you have incurred, such as earnings on top of which you would have lost had the surgery been successful, for example, if you had to take more time off work for additional treatment or recovery. It will also factor in the cost of any future healthcare you will require as a result of their negligence.
If the practitioner refuses responsibility, or you cannot agree on an acceptable payment, we will lodge your case with the courts. While the courts can instruct a healthcare provider to pay a specific amount of compensation they cannot force them to apologise, or to change their working practices as the result of the medical care you have received.
There is a strictly defined time limit for submitting a claim for medical negligence so contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and ask how we can help.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
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On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.