When someone suffers an orthopaedic injury, the window of opportunity for optimal treatment is often very small. Therefore if a clinician fails to diagnose an injury correctly at the outset, or offers substandard treatment advice, then the implications can be significant.Negligent orthopaedic treatment can lead to additional pain, as well as delay in your recovery or even the need for additional surgery. In serious cases, poor treatment may result in permanent pain, earlier onset of osteoarthritis or even amputation.
Clearly this can have huge implications on your quality of life and it can affect your ability to work or care for your family. It may also mean that you have additional care needs which need to be met.
We have a wide range of experience in orthopaedic negligence claims of all kinds, including:
- bunion surgery
- delay in diagnosing a fracture
- hip dysplasia
- hip replacement surgery
- knee replacement surgery
- limb loss
- misdiagnosed slipped femoral epiphysis
- misdiagnosis of fracture
- podiatric surgery
- substandard management of a fracture or other bone or joint injury
- substandard management of meniscal tear injury
Helping you uncover what went wrong
We will thoroughly investigate the treatment you received fully. We will liaise with specialist independent orthopaedic experts to establish exactly what went wrong in your particular case and advise you on the steps we can take to seek redress on your behalf.
Claiming for compensation
Whatever the nature and severity of your injury, our experience of orthopaedic claims mean that we know how best to advance your claim to ensure you receive the maximum award of damages.
Support focused on you
We know you will want to get back to your normal day-to-day life as soon as possible. Our experience in dealing with claims means we can offer tailored advice and support to help you get your life back on track. We can seek advance payments of compensation so you can begin therapies and treatments prior to the settlement of the case, to ensure you make the best recovery.
Getting you back on track
If substandard treatment is identified then a financial award can put you back on track, for example by compensating you for your pain and suffering, to reimburse any loss of earnings you have suffered, or to pay for any additional treatment you require as a result of substandard treatment.
Frequently asked questions
Where are you based? Can you come to visit me?
We are very happy to visit our clients at home.
Many steps for the claim can be done remotely and we will ask you at the outset how you prefer to be contacted, and if there are any particular times/days which suit you.
Will I have to pay for legal fees?
There are a number of different ways to bring a claim for compensation, many of which come at no cost to you.
You may already have funding available under an existing legal expenses insurance policy. Alternatively, we can set up a Conditional Fee Agreement (often called a ‘no win, no fee’).
Public funding is available in limited circumstances and we will discuss this with you if this is a potential source of funding your claim.
Our experts will advise you on the best option for your particular case, to enable you to make an informed decision.
What compensation can you recover on my behalf?
The sum of compensation varies between each case, we will always strive to recover the maximum compensation for your particular circumstances.
Our experienced solicitors will work closely with you to identify the extent of your injuries and to confirm whether they will continue to impact on you in the future. We will also explore the financial losses that have been suffered as a result of substandard care and will strive to recover these costs from the defendant.