The National Health Service (NHS) carries out over four million surgeries in the UK each year, with a very high proportion of them performed without any issue whatsoever. However, occasionally, negligence can and does occur.
Every surgery carries a certain level of risk, and with each procedure, no matter how straightforward the surgeries may seem, there are some critical moments where there is opportunity for something to go wrong and cause harm to the patient.
Surgical negligence can have devastating consequences for the patient, but in some cases the mistakes made can be fatal.
It’s important that you not only have experienced solicitors by your side to deal with your case, but we will also ensure that you are seen by an appropriate expert to advise and assist with your recovery.
Surgical negligence claims
Although every surgery comes with an element of risk, there is a possibility that you could claim compensation if your claim falls into one of the following categories:
- failure to notify patient of surgical risks;
- wrong patient surgery / wrong site surgery;
- foreign objects left inside the body after surgery;
- faulty equipment;
- incorrect dosage of anaesthetic;
- failure to address an open wound;
- infections during surgery and in the hospital including superbugs;
- failure to operate when surgical intervention is required;
- unnecessary damage to nerves, tissue, or muscle.
No win no fee
Personal injury compensation claims, clinical negligence claims, and serious injury claims made with Claim Today Solicitors are brought on a “no win, no fee” basis. This means that if you don’t win your case, you don’t pay a penny.
The main benefits of a “No Win, No Fee” agreement is that there is no money to pay up front. Any amounts payable by you are only payable if you win and are therefore deducted from your compensation, meaning you need not worry about money in order to make a claim, and to benefit from legal advice as soon as possible.
Do you have a claim?
If you believe you may have a clinical negligence claim, and that you only became aware of the negligent act within the last three years, then you may be able to bring have a claim. You should contact us by calling 08000 93 93 92, or by filling out our contact form so that our team can take full details from you and advise you as to whether you have a claim or not, and your next steps.
How to start your claim
To start your claim with Claim Today Solicitors, either call 08000 93 93 92, or start your claim by clicking here and filling out our form, where we will call you back to talk to you in more detail about your claim.
When detailing your claim, it is important that you note down the details of your accident, including:
- the time and date of the incident/treatment;
- the location of the incident/treatment;
- what you believe to have gone wrong;
- what injury/damage you believe you have suffered as a result;
- photographs of the scarring/injury.
After establishing that you have a claim that we can take forward, our expert solicitors at Claim Today will handle all of your tricky paperwork and advise you throughout the claim process.
Claim Today, Plan for Tomorrow
Claim Today Solicitors is a personal injury firm that specialises in medical negligence and serious injury claims, and is nationally accredited for both client service and legal delivery in the field of personal injury. The Head of our Clinical Negligence Department, Joanne Warren, is accredited by the Law Society in the field of Clinical Negligence.
However, our care looks beyond that of your claim. Our commitment to you can be seen through our tagline “Claim Today, Plan for Tomorrow”. Our expert team of clinical negligence solicitors look at ensuring that you are able to continue your life as able and as worry-free as possible.
We will assess the impact of your medical care alongside your rehabilitation, equipment and house adjustments, and your long-term daily care needs, to ensure that you receive full support with your claim. This can include provisions such as benefits, psychological and physical therapy, future care, mobility and living modifications, family support, and ongoing medical treatment.
In some cases, we are also able to offer claim advances up front in order to make necessary adjustments and medical support to ensure that you get the best support at a time that you need it most, meaning that you can start planning for tomorrow, while you claim today.