Orthopaedic Surgery Negligence Claims
Breaking a bone is something many people will experience in their lives. It may be a relatively minor fracture which heals with minimal intervention, or a severe compound fracture necessitating surgery and extensive recuperation time. Regardless of the treatment needed, the expectation is that it will be of an acceptable standard so that your break heals quickly and you are back to normal as soon as possible.
In the majority of instances, patients receive a high level of care so they can recover and move on with their lives. Sometimes, however, avoidable errors occur which cause further injury, or delay a patient’s recovery, and that is where The Medical Negligence Experts can help.
What is Orthopaedic Negligence?
Orthopaedics is a specialist branch of medicine dealing with bones and the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves around them. A broken bone can be as simple to fix as setting it in a plaster cast for a few weeks, or it could require extensive reconstructive surgery carried out to a high standard for a patient to regain full use and mobility of their limb.
Orthopaedic negligence is when a practitioner makes an avoidable error which causes injury to the patient. Examples of orthopaedic negligence include:
- Inadequate assessment of a patient before surgery.
- Surgical errors, including mistakes in placing prosthetic joints.
- Using an incorrect treatment, such as a partial knee replacement when a full replacement is needed.
- Inadequate postoperative care leading to infection.
- Misdiagnosing fractures.
There is a wide array of types of orthopaedic surgery. Some of the most common are hip and knee replacement, resurfacing, inserting pins and setting limbs, and spinal surgery.
Negligence on its own is not enough to make a claim, as not all negligence results in injury, while not all injuries sustained during treatment are due to mistakes. The solicitors at The Medical Negligence Experts can investigate your situation to see if both cause and damage exist and whether you, therefore, have a reason for a valid claim.
How Can We Help?
When you first contact The Medical Negligence Experts, our lawyers will ask about your experience. It is our job to listen carefully to you and investigate your care to establish whether you have grounds for a compensation claim. We will seek to prove two things:
- That you were injured by your care provider. This may be obvious, or it could involve independent medical assessment to verify the extent of any damage.
- That your injury was caused by medical negligence, and would not have occurred had you not received an unacceptable standard of treatment and care.
Cases have included patients who have had their fracture go undetected despite having an X-ray, leading to further injury and pain; hip and knee replacement prosthesis inserted in a way that they shifted and required corrective surgery, and nerve damage caused by surgical errors to set a bone.
The standard legal time limit for making a compensation claim is three years from the time the negligence occurred or the date your injury was linked to the negligence. An exception to this law is if the patient is under 18 in which case they have until the day before their 21st birthday.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and ask how we can help you.
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: the 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. 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.
Expert, Friendly Solicitors
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.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
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 orthopedic surgery 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.