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Surgical Negligence Claims

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No win, no fee surgical negligence claims

No win, no fee

You can be represented by a highly-experienced surgical negligence lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Surgical negligence compensation

Surgical negligence compensation

Surgical negligence can have a huge impact on victims and their families. Errors can leave patients with short-term complications and difficulties, both physical and psychological, whilst others can be life-changing, or even fatal.

Unfortunately, many patients fall victim to substandard treatment, poor technique and a failure to follow established guidelines. Depending on the severity of the mistakes made during surgery and the impact on your health, you may need people to care for you, help with your mobility, or need extended medical care. On top of this, you may require support from your family and counselling.

A medical negligence claim for compensation can help you regain independence and recover any lost earnings, making finances one less thing to worry about. It can also open up options for you to be seen by counsellors, physiotherapists and other experts, helping you get back to normality as soon as possible.

Read how we secured £100,000 compensation for Suzanne Harvey.

 

Suzanne

Common surgical error claims

Common surgical error claims

Some of the more common forms of surgical error we see are:

  • Anaesthetic problems (e.g. those resulting in anaesthetic awareness or allergic reaction).
  • Mistakes resulting in damage to the brain.
  • Damage to nerves and organs.
  • Failure to remove surgical instruments and swabs.
  • Failure to appropriately monitor patient after surgery resulting in avoidable complications.
  • Poor surgical performance.
  • Unnecessary or incorrect surgery (such as wrong site surgery).
  • Failed sterilisation.

Read how a hospital admitted causing the death of Sheila Hynes after a surgeon implanted a heart valve the wrong way.

Sheila Hynes Hospital Operation Death Tragedy

Surgical error specialists

Surgical error specialists

Our expert team of medical negligence solicitors and lawyers can help provide you with vital support and can help you get back on track. Clients choose us because:

  • We are leaders in securing compensation settlements and helping clients make the best possible recovery.
  • We are experts in ensuring vital rehabilitation packages are in place for patients with injuries as a result of negligence.
  • Our team has more than 100 years’ combined experience of handling cases involving serious injuries gained through negligence
  • We are known for taking on complicated cases, often supporting clients have have been unable to secure representation elsewhere.

Read how we secured compensation for Joanne Hartley after laser surgery on her eye was mistakenly carried out too low.

Joanne at seaside

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Client stories

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How to make a surgical negligence claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2

Funding

We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

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Step 3

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.

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Step 4

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your healthcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.

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Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

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Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Feel free to give us a call or begin your claim online

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

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Mr Cadmen
A driver accelerated into my pushbike whilst stopped for a pedestrian to cross the road. Luckily I had cameras both front and rear. Meaning I could try to pursue the insurer of the vehicle through the solicitors team (GDPR got in the way of getting info about the driver from the police). I'd spoken to 2 solicitors, 1 cycle uk, was very evasive and didn't know if they would take on the case. I was pointed in the direction of Hudgells via a friend who'd also won a case with them. I spoken to Susan Richardson. She took on my case immediately. As this was a local solicitor. I was able to drop off the footage from both cameras almost immediately. I had a slight brain injury so was probably not easy to deal with because my brain would just stop mid sentence and I couldn't get my words out. Sue was extremely patient with me. She broke everything down so I could understand what was going on. But better still. In order for me to heal both mentally and physically. I requested that I could distance myself from the case. I gave her full control, she popped back to me as she needed information. But, she allowed me to distance myself to heal. I wouldn't have wanted to deal with the insurance companies myself. It appeared to me they tried to wriggle, squirm and drag it out. Any way. The whole case from beginning to end took 1 year for the case to complete and a pay out to be made. I won my case! I dealt with Sue from start to finish. Thank you Sue and thank you Hudgells. Highly recommended.
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FAQs

FAQs

What is surgery negligence?

Most surgical procedures have expected side effects and recovery times. These should be discussed with you before any operation to ensure you are happy to proceed.

Swelling, the chance of infection and other minor complications are to be reasonably expected – particularly with more extensive or invasive procedures. However, if you have suffered pain or injury outside of what is expected, or risks were not discussed, it may be as a result of a surgical error by the surgeon.

Mistakes made on the operating table can have a huge effect on your quality of life, causing you significant pain, hardship and even preventing you from working.

How will I know if I have a claim?

Our team of specialist solicitors have a wealth of experience in handling cases of surgical errors, and will be able to help you work out whether you’ve fallen victim to negligence at the hands of a surgeon.

From here, we can then begin to help you establish your case and gather evidence.

Our approach is to dedicate our expertise and resources to finding out exactly what went wrong and why, holding those responsible to account and seeking compensation which truly reflects the suffering and loss caused.

Our lawyers and medical experts can analyse your medical records to establish exactly what went wrong and how it could have been avoided. This will be combined with a face-to-face assessments with a specialist to work out the extent of your injury and its potential repercussions.

Many families come to us having failed to get answers from hospital Trusts, as we have a track record of investigating such cases, finding out what went wrong, and securing settlements to help people recover and rebuild their lives.

How do I make a surgery error claim?

If you think you’ve been affected by an error in a surgical procedure you underwent, the best thing you can do is get in touch with one of our experts today.

We’re proud to operate under a no win, no fee agreement, which means that there’s absolutely no financial risk in contacting us. You won’t pay a penny in advance, only an agreed percentage of your damages towards costs, if your claim is successful.

Our solicitors are dedicated to supporting you throughout and beyond your claim, and our mission is to do so with regular and clear updates, without using jargon.

Was I properly advised on my treatment options?

Doctors and surgeons are not allowed to carry out any medical treatment unless the patient – or their next of kin – has been fully informed of any potential risks and any alternative treatment options available.

Patients should be fully involved in decisions relating to their medical treatment and be able to make an informed choice about the treatment they receive.

Our team at Hudgell Solicitors has represented many clients who have undergone treatments or been given medication, unaware of potential future complications or issues. Common examples include:

  • Failing to inform patients of the potential risks of operations / treatments.
  • Failing to warn patients of potential side effects of treatments / medications.
  • Failing to inform patient of alternative treatment options.
  • Failing to warn of patients of potential complications during /following surgery.
  • Failing to inform patients that further surgery may still be required.
  • Failing to provide accurate information on the expertise of surgeons
  • Failing to offer options other than surgery
  • Failing to consult fully with mothers / parents on birth delivery plans / options

Read more about consent here: Failure to Obtain Informed Consent

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