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    A surgical procedure is always a daunting prospect, even when the benefits are highly likely to outweigh any risks. When that surgery goes wrong, and actually makes your condition worse rather than better, it can have a huge impact on your life. We have a wealth of experience acting for people in surgical negligence claims and can help you to get your life back on track as far as possible.

    A claim is not only an opportunity to secure compensation for your injuries and to protect you again any future costs or care needs, but also as a way of highlighting vital patient safety lessons for medical institutions, helping to reduce further instances of substandard care for others.

    Even if a particular complication is a ‘recognised complication’ of a procedure, there can still be negligence if the complication was not recognised promptly when it arose, or if it is not treated properly once identified.

    There are many circumstances where negligence may arise during or following an operation, including:

    • performing the wrong type of surgery
    • the surgery being performed in the wrong place, known as wrong site surgery
    • substandard surgery
    • failures in care after the operation.

    How much compensation might I expect for a surgical negligence claim?

    If your surgery has gone wrong, we can help you make a claim to include both the pain and suffering caused, and compensation for any costs you’ve incurred and may incur in the future. It can also include the costs of any further surgery or therapy required as a result of the negligence on a private basis.

    The amount of compensation you receive will depend entirely on on your specific circumstances. No two cases are the same. We will advise you on what you can expect, tailored precisely to your needs.

    Find out more about how medical negligence compensation is calculated here.

    How long do I have to make a claim from the date of negligence?

    Usually court proceedings must be issued within three years of the negligence, unless an extension has been agreed with the defendant. This limitation period will run from the date at which your substandard treatment occurred.

    However, if the damage caused is not immediately evident, the three year period may run from when you gained knowledge of the damage having been done to you. Limitation dates can be a complex area so we would urge you to get in touch with a solicitor as early as possible to ensure you aren’t prevented from claiming due to limitation having passed.

    Find out more about limitation periods here.

    How long will a claim take to settle?

    We strive to progress any claim as efficiently as possible whilst ensuring your injuries are fully investigating and that you recover the maximum amount for your injuries. However, the duration of a claim will depend entirely on the complexity of your case and whether the defendant admits liability early on.

    Find out more about the length of the medical negligence claims process here.

    How can I fund a claim?

    There are a few options available to you and we will always discuss this in detail with you so you receive tailored advice on the best options.

    The vast majority of our surgical claims are funded by way of a Conditional Fee Agreement (known as a ‘no win, no fee’). This means there is no risk to you in us investigating the claim on your behalf.

    Find out more about funding options for medical negligence claims here.

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