Orthopaedic Medical Negligence Claims
If you have suffered a serious injury due to medical negligence in orthopaedic surgery, you could be able to claim orthopaedic medical negligence compensation.
If you have suffered from medical negligence while undergoing an orthopaedic procedure, you could be able to claim compensation.
Call our specialists on 0800 342 3206 or fill out our online form to arrange a no-obligation confidential conversation.
Please note, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact us as soon as possible to assess your case.
Orthopaedic Medical Negligence Claim Types
Orthopaedics refers to the muscles and skeleton of the body. Orthopaedic medical negligence claims cover a large range of different types of medical procedures and surgeries. Some of the most common orthopaedic medical negligence claims include:
- Hand, shoulder and elbow surgery.
- Joint reconstruction.
- Paediatric-related medical procedures.
- Musculoskeletal oncology.
- Back and spine surgery, such as to correct scoliosis.
- Foot and ankle surgery.
- Broken leg bone-related surgery.
There are many different medical procedures that could result in an orthopaedic medical negligence claim. However, the reasons for a claim in this scenario can also differ. Some of the most common reasons include:
- a delay in a diagnosis of a bone fracture.
- Wrong site of surgery.
- Problems arising during surgery.
- A failure to inform the patient about the potential risks of surgery prior to the surgery beginning.
- A failure to inform the patient of the proper after-care procedures they need to follow.
- Equipment malfunction.
- Nerve damage.
- Improper prosthesis – perhaps due to size.
- Nerve damage due to poor medical treatment.
If you have suffered any of the above issues, or perhaps an issue that is not listed as a result of poor medical treatment, you could be able to claim orthopaedic medical negligence compensation.
There is a three-year time limit for medical negligence cases, beginning from the date of your initial surgery or the date you realised that something was wrong. Therefore, you should speak to a solicitor as soon as possible in order to ensure that you can claim compensation for your poor treatment.
Orthopaedic Medical Negligence Compensation
All medical negligence cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two specific factors – general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed.
Compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work.TRY THE ONLINE ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
At first, we will need some initial details about the specifics of your injuries and how this has impacted your life. Contact us today on 0800 342 3206 or through our online form to get started. A member of our team will quickly be in touch to discuss your case.