Negligent weight loss surgery

Top tier clinical negligence law firm

Experienced team of specialist solicitors

Accredited clinical negligence solicitors

Substantial compensation recovered

Chambers and legal 500 leaders in the field

Clear and in depth understanding of the complexities weight loss surgery

Winning compensation for weight loss surgery problems

‘A thorough knowledge of the medical issues makes all the difference’

Weight loss surgery is a major event that will change your life. Unfortunately, things can go wrong and if your operation has not been a success, you need to be sure you have the best help and support on your side.



Sensitive and specialist support for you and your family

Whatever the reason why your weight loss surgery has not gone well, we have the knowledge and the experience to understand the medical issues involved and take care of the legal side of things.

  • Help with weight loss surgery problems
    There are two main techniques for weight loss surgery: gastric banding and bypass. We understand the risks associated with each one. For instance, gastric band problems include the band not being put on correctly, or at an incorrect angle. Alternatively, if you had a bypass, the joins may have been stapled incorrectly. We have extensive experience of claims for all types of weight loss surgery problems and can help you take steps towards compensation.


  • Claiming for compensation
    If your weight loss surgery has gone wrong or you have gastric band problems, we can help you make a claim to cover both the pain and suffering the procedure has caused you, and compensation for any costs you’ve incurred. This can include anything from money spent on past and future care, to equipment and further therapy.
  • A claim focused on your individual needs
    Your case and the extent of the compensation we will seek will depend very much on the severity of the injury and the effect it’s having on your life. We can advise you as to what you can expect, and keep you informed at all stages.

Our credentials

“A premier Somerset firm with experience of a broad range of high-value matters, including catastrophic birth injury claims. Routinely engaged on cerebral palsy cases and spinal injury claims, and offers expertise in weight loss surgery and dental negligence matters. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Withy King were caring and understood us. They listened to our concerns and needs, and helped in whichever way they could.” “They are incredibly organised, easy to approach and they have a very supportive team who are incredibly sympathetic.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Simon Elliman (Band 1) oversees an array of complex claims, including cerebral palsy and spinal injury matters. In addition he acts on dental negligence cases. Sources say: “He is very able and he inspires confidence through calmness.” Market observers consider Paul Rumley (Band 1) “a very approachable lawyer with vast experience on high-value and complex cases.” He handles a range of matters including birth injury claims, fatal accidents and delay in diagnosis of cancer claims.” Chambers 2017 Somerset

“Highly commended firm with an excellent reputation across a broad spectrum of clinical negligence matters. Routinely acts on catastrophic cases including brain and spinal injury claims. Also noted for its handling of matters arising from amputation, delayed diagnosis and weight loss surgery. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They’ve been amazing. They spoke to me on a level I understood. They are very understanding and compassionate and they advised me well the whole way through.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Richard Coleman (Band 1) offers vast experience of complex claims involving cerebral palsy, spinal injury and bariatric surgery, among other matters. “He is very good at negotiating settlements in difficult cases” and “doesn’t lose sight of the human aspect of it all,” assert sources.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and surrounds

“Royds Withy King is a ‘leading firm’ for catastrophic birth injury cases. Key figures include practice head Simon Elliman, who handles dental negligence, cerebral palsy and spinal injury claims; ‘first-rate solicitor’ Paul Rumley; and Kerstin Kubiak, who stands out for her ‘exceptional analysis’.” Legal 500 2016 South West 

“The ‘knowledgeable, dependable and competent’ team at Royds Withy King is led by ‘astute strategist’ Richard Coleman and includes Tracy Norris-Evans, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable and committed to her clients’.” Legal 500 2016 South East

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Since my initial enquiry to Royds Withy King regarding poor treatment by the NHS, I have received a first class service… the end result exceeded my expectations… I would wholeheartedly recommend Royds Withy King
Royds Withy King client

FAQs

The length of any claim will depend on the nature and complexity of your case. Generally speaking the more complex and valuable a case, the longer it will take to conclude. It will also depend on the actions of the Defendant Doctor or Hospital Trust, sometimes they admit liability early, but frequently liability or the value of the case is vigorously fought, adding a lot of extra time. On average a case will take around 2 years to settle.

You may have the benefit of a legal expenses insurance policy and it is always important that you check whether you hold this.

 

If you do not have this, we can assess if your case can be funded by way of a “no win, no fee” agreement.

 

We will fully advise you on your options when you contact our specialist claims handlers.

As well as compensation for your physical and psychological injuries, you are also entitled to the financial losses and expenses incurred as a direct result of the accident. Examples include: 1) Nutritional/vitamin supplements 2) Loss of earnings 3) Private medical expenses 4) transport costs 5) care, support and assistance and 6) future costs.

 

We can discuss the losses with you in more detail at the beginning of your case. It is important to try and keep a record along with your receipts and photographs.


Contact us now to find out how we can advise on making a compensation claim for negligent weight loss surgery