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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

Our client reviews

Our client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
5 Stars
Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
5 Stars
Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
4 Stars
S C Williams
I am sorry but the person's name that dealt with me who was admin was Natasha - my name is definitely not Natalie but obviously it shows how much attention you pay to people's particulars and case details. So sorry not interested in your services - as previously mentioned when it comes to medical negligence, you are impersonal, inefficient and inaccurate. Also the comment went on TP on the 22nd March and you provided yet another generic response on the 2nd April.
1 Stars
Calista Harrison
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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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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