Compensation can be claimed where there has been inappropriate advice given. This may have been about your treatment options and the risks and benefits of the various options. In addition, where excessive delays have occurred in providing you with treatment, such as intravenous antibiotics. There are many examples below of substandard care in orthopaedics that amounts to actual Medical Negligence.
Do contact our friendly team of specialist lawyers at Medical Solicitors. We conduct most of our Clinical and Medical Negligence claims under ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreements, also known as Conditional Fee Agreements. So, you do not have to worry about how you are going to afford to bring a compensation claim for poor orthopaedic care or negligent orthopaedic surgery. You have nothing to lose in speaking to us.
Patients may decide to bring orthopaedic claims for compensation for various reasons. Happily, most patients will not encounter problems after orthopaedic surgery. However, orthopaedic surgery claims are not uncommon and form a sizeable proportion of the cases that we regularly investigate (particularly in the field of joint replacement).
Risks of Orthopaedic Surgery
As with any surgery, there are risks, including reaction to anaesthesia, bleeding, infection, blood clots, nerve damage, lack of full range of motion, development of arthritis, scar formation, or re-injury of the joint or soft tissue. If some of these risks materialise, then this may just be one of those things and not negligent.