No win, no fee surgical negligence claims
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.
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.
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.
Surgical error specialists
A medical negligence claim through Hudgell Solicitors could 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.
Ensuring you get the medical negligence compensation you deserve
Patient awarded £80,000 compensation after hospital surgeon mistakenly cut her bile duct during operation to remove gallstones
A hospital patient has been awarded £80,000 compensation after surgeons accidently cut through a bile duct when removing gallstones. The medical negligence error at Scunthorpe General Hospital caused a leak which left her needing further emergency surgery in Leeds to repair the damage and to fit a stent to drain fluids. It meant a procedure […]
Patient awarded £45,000 damages after stent became embedded in bile duct after doctors forgot to remove it after three months
A patient has been awarded £45,000 medical negligence compensation due to a stent – which he was not told had been fitted – becoming embedded in his bile duct after doctors forgot to call him back to have it removed. The patient, 47, had surgery in May 2017 at Manchester Royal Infirmary to remove his […]
Hospital Trust agrees £1.2m damages settlement with patient who needed leg amputation after blood clotting following surgery
A man who had to have his leg amputated and was awarded £1.2m compensation was represented in his medical negligence claim by Hudgell Solicitors. Read more:
£750,000 damages for patient whose earnings suffered after operation left him with hearing loss and balance problems
A patient has been awarded £750,000 damages as he has been left struggling to fulfill his work commitments due to suffering hearing loss, balance issues and concentration problems following an ear operation. The damages reflected the significant impact on the man’s ability to continue running his own business, with his health issues leaving him struggling […]
Pensioner awarded £50,000 damages after hospital failings led to sepsis infections, kidney injury and abscess after wrong heart device fitted
A 67-year-old man with a history of ill-health has been awarded damages after a series of hospital failings resulted in him being fitted with the wrong heart device. The clinical mistakes also involved leaving a wire tip inside his chest cavity resulting in an abscess, an acute kidney injury and several sepsis infections which, in […]
Negligence of ‘the highest level’ as surgeon performs unnecessary vaginal reconstruction surgery on client
Damages have been awarded for a woman who suffered medical negligence when undergoing life-changing vaginal reconstruction surgery, including a removal of the clitoris, even though UK guidelines advise against it. This vital error has led to cosmetic deformities and a need for repeated revisional surgeries, all of which have had a severe impact on our […]
How to make a surgical negligence claim
Make a claim in six easy steps
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.
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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