Knee Replacement Claims

After a knee replacement, you don’t want to have to deal with the effects of medical negligence. If you’ve had to, First4Lawyers could help you make a claim for compensation.

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What is a knee replacement claim?

Knee replacements are major operations, but they are relatively common, with 274,495 taking place between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2018, according to the National Joint Registry.

If you’ve suffered any problems after your knee replacement as a result of medical negligence, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. If you’re not sure whether you’re able to do so, simply get in touch and we can help you work it out.

Why should I make a knee replacement claim?

A knee replacement is meant to prevent pain and help you regain your mobility. When it goes wrong, it can be highly distressing.

If you’ve been left in pain after your knee replacement, after suffering from medical negligence, you could be entitled to compensation to help get back to your best.

You may have suffered from a number of issues relating to your knee replacement, including:

  • Faulty product
  • Injury caused during the fitting surgery
  • Complications requiring further surgery
  • Hospital infection
  • Unexpected bleeding into the knee joint
  • Ligament, nerve of muscle damage

Is there a time limit for knee replacement claims?

Yes, there is typically a three-year time limit to make a knee replacement claim for compensation. However, if you were not made aware of the negligence that caused an injury for some time, you will have three years from the date you found out. This is known as the date of knowledge.

You can also make a claim at any point on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.

How much compensation can I claim?

Every knee replacement situation is different. The compensation you’ll be awarded for a successful knee replacement claim will depend on the severity of your injury and how it affects your life.

For an idea of what you may be entitled to, try our compensation calculator.

I think I have a knee replacement claim – what should I do?

After getting the treatment you need to repair the damage that has been caused, you should think about making a compensation claim. This will help you get back on your feet and could go towards any mobility aids you need.

For more information on how to make a knee replacement claim, just get in touch with the friendly team at First4Lawyers. Give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online. We can help you work out what the best course of action for you is.

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