Surgical Negligence

All surgical procedures carry risks but occasionally you may suffer an avoidable injury from surgical mistakes.

Negligent surgery can result in:

  • Nerve damage or injury to internal organs
  • Retention of surgical instruments and swabs
  • A longer period of recovery due to complications and unexpected consequences
  • Psychological trauma following awareness and pain during an anaesthetised procedure
  • Infection

We are very experienced in dealing with a wide range of injuries arising from surgical mistakes.

Real Life Experiences

FRANK HAD A RIGHT HIP REPLACEMENT BUT SUFFERED ONGOING PROBLEMS AND IN 2012 WAS TOLD THAT HE NEEDED HIP REVISION SURGERY.

Frank

We were instructed by Frank after he had a right hip replacement but suffered ongoing problems, and was then told that he needed hip revision surgery.

The surgeon failed to remove the cement restrictor present from the earlier operation, and this resulted in the reamer (the device being used to create a new track for the new hip) being diverted and coming out the side of the femur. This led to the new hip replacement not being positioned correctly but this was not realised until after the operation. Further surgery was then considered too risky.

Frank was left at greater risk of femoral fracture and suffers from significantly reduced mobility (worse than prior to the operation). He has weakness in the leg and the leg has, on occasions, given way. He requires a walking aid outside of the house. He can only drive short distances and has difficulty getting in and out of the car. We were able to negotiate a settlement of £60,000 for Frank.

All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals