Infection After Surgery Medical Negligence Solicitors

Our friendly team of specialist lawyers at Medical Solicitors have the expertise to help you succeed in a medical negligence claim for compensation if you have suffered from infection after surgery

Compensation can be claimed where there has been inappropriate advice given concerning treatment options and the risks and benefits of the various options, where there have been excessive delays in providing you with treatment, or where there has been substandard care that amounts to actual Medical Negligence. 

How is infection after surgery picked up?

Most patients are warned of the risk of infection after surgery. It can just be a case of bad luck. Patients can carry common, infective organisms around on their own skin.

However, infection can be picked up sometimes in the operating theatre.  A lot of theatres now are “clean air” theatres. There are other precautions that should be taken surgically, such as leaving a high risk and “dirty” procedures until the end of the operating day.

Infection can also be picked up in the post-operative period either whilst still in hospital or after being discharged once a patient gets back into their home and the community. Some infections  are unavoidable, but others are avoidable and if you have questions about why you picked up an infection then it is very important to get specialist legal advice.

Infections can have devastating consequences.

Examples of successful compensation claims for infection after surgery cases

£100,000 to a man who suffered from a deep bone infection after his second hip replacement. The infection took hold after part of a drain broke off and was retained deep in his hip when a nurse tried to remove the whole drain. The drain tube simply snapped. The hospital failed to recognise that the retained part of drain needed to be removed and treated the patient with various antibiotic regimes over a 2 year period eventually resorting to 4 months use of a Trial drug Linezolid before admitting defeat. The trial drug caused permanent neurological damage resultinig in lack of sensation to the feet and limited mobility. The patient had to undergo a 2 stage hip revision meaning he had 3 months where he had no hip at all. The claim was brought out of time in relation to the issue of the drain although the Claimant was within the usual 3 year time limit for harm caused by the use of the Trial drug.

 

Why Choose Us?

We’ve handled many different types of medical negligence cases and provided expert advice for over 20 years.

  • We offer FREE, no obligation legal advice all throughout
  • Our processes are hassle free & we handle all the paperwork
  • We won't charge you a penny until your case has been settled

Our surgery claims expert:

Matthew Brown

Senior Legal Executive

How Medical Solicitors Can Help You

We have been supporting and winning compensation for our clients for over two decades. Operating throughout the UK, we have a team of 15 friendly staff, made up of qualified solicitors, legal executives, legal assistants and administrative staff who are here to listen and guide you through your clinical and medical negligence claim.
  • We offer FREE, no obligation advice

  • We can help determine if you have a claim

  • We help you get your claim started and guide you throughout

  • We offer help, advise, get answers and secure justice for our clients

  • We offer No Win, No Fee agreements

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What’s Our Process

Medical Solicitors operates very differently from most other law firms. We won’t ask you to sign a contract straight away. First, we will take the time to understand your case, gather information, advise on the way forward, and if we believe you have a claim, offer a No Win, No Fee agreement.
  • Talk to us

    A claim starts with a no-obligation chat. We want to understand your case and if we can help. This can be done by email or telephone whichever you prefer.
  • We Advise

    We will advise you on the way forward. Whether that is raising a complaint with the health provider initially, or proceeding straight to obtaining medical records.
  • We Investigate

    A senior member of our team will review your case and decide if we can further investigate your claim for you.
  • We Take Action

    If we believe there is a case to investigate. We will offer you a NO Win, No Fee agreement.
  • We Keep you Informed

    As we progress your claim, we will keep you informed every step of the way.