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Surgical errors - compensation claims

Causes of surgical error

Thousands of surgical procedures are successfully carried out at hospitals around the UK every day. The vast majority are extremely successful and many are considered routine.

Occasionally, however, the surgery is not successful and can leave the patient with either temporary or permanent injury, and tragically in some cases, the outcome is fatal. In many instances, the risks of undergoing surgery are known and explained to the patient, or their family, prior to surgery. An unsuccessful outcome can be the result of those risks and known complications, and no blame can be attributed to the surgeon or his team.

Unfortunately, there are some occasions where the surgery is not successful because of negligence by the surgeon, or the aftercare provided by the medical team. In these circumstances, you or your family may be able to claim medical negligence compensation for the trauma, or injury you suffered as a result of the surgery.

Review into breast care services by the Heart of England NHS Trust

The Heart of England NHS Trust, which runs the Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope Hospitals, invited victims of the surgeon Ian Stuart Paterson to meet with Sir Ian Kennedy on 13th March to discuss the Trust's future breast care services.
More about Review into breast care services by the Heart of England NHS Trust

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Types of surgical error

Any type of surgery can result in a problem for the patient if there is negligence during the procedure or aftercare. We represent hundreds of clients and their families each year who have suffered through medical negligence or surgical errors.

If you think you may have a claim for medical negligence compensation, please contact us for no-obligation, legal advice on 0800 783 9019.

Please select one of the links below to read more about our experts in winning compensation claims for surgical errors

Compensation claim for surgical errors

Have you or a member of your family suffered as a result of medical negligence such as surgical error? For more information about our service or for advice about whether we can assist you with a medical negligence compensation claim contact us today on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms. One of our representatives will contact you (without obligation) to discuss the matter further within 24 hours (48 hours at weekends).

Strict time limits apply for making a personal injury compensation claim, so please seek expert legal advice as soon as you think you may have a valid claim for compensation.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim.

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