Surgical Negligence Compensation Claims

Surgery is performed successfully every day, but sometimes mistakes are made. If you think you’ve suffered because of surgical negligence, you may have a claim.

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What is surgical negligence?

Surgical negligence refers to preventable errors or negligent actions before, during or after surgery. It applies to both the NHS and private practice and includes:

  • Pre-operative preparation
  • Incorrect sterilisation procedures for instruments
  • Damage to organs
  • Incorrectly administered anaesthetic
  • Improper ‘closing’ of a surgical site
  • Damage to nerves or tissue
  • Objects or instruments left inside a patient during surgery
  • Post-operative infection

This is just an example of the types of error that can occur. If your surgery didn’t go to plan, get in touch for a free initial discussion about your specific situation.

Why make a surgery error negligence claim?

Most surgery carries an element of risk and that should be discussed with you prior to the operation, so you are fully aware before giving consent. But if errors are made that result in infection, injury or further complications, you are entitled to pursue a surgery compensation claim.

Errors need to be brought to the attention of those responsible to prevent them from happening again.

You also need to make sure you are secure when it comes to costs, treatment and recovery. Compensation can help.

More about making a claim

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our legal advisors will give you a free consultation, where you can tell us what happened. They will then assess whether you have a claim to pursue.

We have surgical negligence solicitors who know how to deal with complex claims like these. They will put together a case to help you achieve maximum compensation. We also offer a No Win No Fee* service in England and Wales.

About No Win No Fee

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

Can I make a No Win No Fee* claim?

We offer No Win No Fee* for medical negligence cases in England and Wales, so you don’t have to worry about upfront costs. And if the case isn’t successful, you don’t pay any legal fees.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

There is usually a three-year period, from the date of knowledge (when you became aware of the negligence), but there are exceptions for children and those with limited mental capacity. Our advisors will be able to take you through the details, so just get in touch.

Meet the expert

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Jacqueline Batty

Jacqueline Batty

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

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