Orthopaedic procedures and surgery commonly relate to bones, joints, ligaments and tendons.
An orthopaedic surgeon will specialise in a wide range of injuries, from joint replacements to fractures. Some common examples of negligence in this area are delays in diagnosis of a fracture, poor surgical technique in an operation, or an unnecessarily prolonged recovery time. These can lead to further surgery being required or to an incomplete recovery.
Here at Medical Negligence Solutions, we are experienced in dealing with all types of orthopaedic injury claims. In particular, we have dealt with cases involving:
Delay in diagnosis of fractures and damaged tendons
Delay in performing surgery following a diagnosis
Broken wrist compensation
Elbow fracture compensation
Incorrect placement of, or wrong sized pins or screws
Failure to reduce fractures correctly
Wrong limb amputations
The vast majority of our cases are dealt on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if your claim is unsuccessful you do not have to pay legal fees. If you are unsure as to whether you have suffered as a result of negligence, the best thing you can do is speak to us and establish your chances of success. Call us for a free, no obligation initial consultation.
Frequently asked questions
Will I need to go to court?
In 97% of cases, medical negligence claims are settled before going to trial. However, in the unlikely event that you are required to go to court, we will be there to support you every step of the way.
Is there a time limit for bringing a compensation claim?
Yes, there is. In general, the time limit is 3 years from the date of the negligent treatment. If you were initially unaware that there was negligence at play, the 3 year time limit will apply from the date you first became aware that you suffered a significant injury and that injury was due to the defendant’s negligence. In practice, this means a claim form must be issued at Court to commence proceedings within 3 years of the negligent act or knowledge of the negligence.