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Surgery Negligence Claims

Your medical negligence support team are ready to help with your surgery claim.

Sadly, things can go wrong in surgery without negligence, and there are recognised risks. However, suppose you believe you have been affected by negligent surgery and suffered injury as a direct consequence. In that case, we may be able to help you bring a compensation claim.  

Negligent Surgery Claims can include any surgical procedure where there has been negligent treatment, including:- 

  1. Failure to perform the correct type of surgery 

  2. Failure to perform surgery on the correct body part

  3. Failure to remove foreign objects from the body post-op 

  4. Failure to perform sufficient checks for suitability of surgery, such as failing to diagnose an underlying condition

  5. Failure to provide sufficient aftercare leading to injury

  6. Failure to anaesthetise a patient 

  7. Failure to carry out the surgery to a reasonable standard 
     

How long after the operation can I claim?

It may be apparent immediately following the surgery that things have gone wrong. For example, the surgeon may tell you directly that something went wrong. This will be your date of knowledge, and you will have 3 years from that date to bring a claim (known as the limitation period). Court proceedings generally need to have been issued by the third-year anniversary of this date; otherwise, you could potentially lose your right to claim.
 

The actual date of knowledge of potential negligence can at times occur much later. For example, you may find that additional surgery or procedures are required due to the first operation being done incorrectly. This date of knowledge may become when the limitation period starts. The limitation will run from this date of knowledge.
 

Injuries from surgery.

As a result of negligent surgery, you may suffer from ongoing symptoms over and above what you were expecting. Things such as dropped foot, nerve damage, organ damage and other complications can be caused by negligent surgery. This can sadly have a negative impact and affect your quality of day-to-day life.
 

How Graystons can help.

Graystons are dedicated to each and every individual client we serve and take pride in our unique client-focused approach. Every client has a dedicated solicitor who will be on hand in person, on the phone, via email or video link. We work with our clients to ensure that the approach to their claim is what works best for them as an individual.
 

We are recognised as specialists in Clinical Negligence. Fully accredited members of the Association of Victims of Medical Accidents and the Law Society panel of clinical negligence specialists.
 

If you have suffered and would like advice from a specialist solicitor, please call us on 0151 645 0055 or contact us via the form below. Where we would be pleased to provide a free, no-obligation chat to discuss your options.

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Richard Roberts
Associate Solicitor

Graystons provide a real difference to their clients, it has remained a small, compassionate collection of individuals that really care. 

Graystons are ready to help

Our dedicated team provide professional representation and expert legal advice.

Graystons solicitors have the expertise to deal with all accident and emergency claims caused as a result of medical negligence.

 

As a specialised niche firm that deals exclusively with medical negligence, Graystons has the ability to give your claim the attention it deserves.  By making a claim, we may be able to ensure the individual is compensated for the negligence itself and also provide for the cost of future caring needs and any assistive technology the individual needs.  

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