All surgery carries a risk of error. This could arise from the wrong operation being performed, a surgical error being made or an underlying problem being aggravated by the surgery.
Surgical mistake claims are guided by the court’s Clinical Negligence Pre-Action Protocol, which sets out a code of good practice to follow when litigation might be a possibility. A surgical mistake can happen because a procedure was carried out negligently, with errors including:
Performing an operation on the wrong part of a patient’s body
Performing an unnecessary procedure
Leaving a foreign object, for example a surgical sponge, inside a patient’s body
Administering the wrong dosage or type of anesthesia
Using the wrong surgical instruments
If you think you may have suffered due to surgical mistake or surgical error negligence, the best thing to do is speak to a legal expert as early as possible. This will mean you can establish your chances of success quickly. We offer an initial consultation free of charge and at no obligation, and we also operate on a 'no win no fee' basis in the majority of our cases.
Frequently asked questions
What if I am unable to travel to important meetings?
Our team will not hesitate to travel to wherever is most convenient for you, at a time that suits you. With our nationwide offices in both the North West and London, it is easy for us to travel and we want you, the client, to come first.
How much time will I need to dedicate to my claim?
It is really up to you. You can choose to be very involved or leave the daily running of the claim entirely to us. At all stages, we will keep you fully informed on the progress of your case. In most cases, you will likely need to attend an appointment with a medical expert. You will also need to answer any questions we may have on your treatment and sign relevant paperwork. Otherwise you can leave the time consuming process of settling your case to us.