Orthopaedic Surgery And Spinal Surgery Claims

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Orthopaedic Surgery And Spinal Surgery Claims

Orthopaedics covers a huge range of personal injuries, from diagnosing a broken arm to performing a hip replacement operation. The main areas in which an orthopaedic (bone) surgeon will specialise include:-

  • the hand, shoulder and elbow surgery
  • joint reconstruction
  • paediatric orthopaedics
  • foot and ankle surgery
  • back and spine surgery
  • musculoskeletal oncology
  • surgical sports medicine
  • orthopaedic trauma

Patients undergoing spinal surgery run the highest risk of being severely injured and that these patients also experienced a high degree of serious disability. The most common adverse event was related to hospital acquired infections. The most common complaints about orthopaedic surgery are:-

  • Delay in diagnosis of fracture
  • Problems arising during hip, knee or elbow replacement
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Lack of consent to surgery
  • Post-operative infection
  • Delay in diagnosis of congenital hip dysplasia/ developmental hip dysplasia in infants
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Nerve damage
  • Incorrect size of prosthesis

Procedures performed at the incorrect anatomical site are commonly perceived as being relatively rare. However, they can be a devastating event for patients and doctors. Evidence from the United Kingdom and North America suggests that wrong-site, wrong-procedure and wrong-patient events occur more commonly than we think. Furthermore, their incidence may be increasing as NHS Trusts increase the volume and complexity of procedures undertaken in order to cope with increasing demands on the NHS system.

At Thomson & Bancks, our medical negligence specialists will deal sensitively and efficiently with your claim for compensation or that brought on behalf of a loved one’s Estate. The civil law attempts to place people back in the same place as they would have been had they not been injured by a medical mistake or left untreated so they have not fully recovered as they should have done.

Where that is not possible, an increasing amount of damages are payable for where the consequences have been more serious for you. Also, financial losses caused by the injury or non-recovery of your condition are claimable, for instance, if you are not able to return to work or require extra services because of a resulting disability which would have been avoided had there been no negligence.

If you or your family have been affected by medical negligence, please call our specialist Solicitor, Lucy Sherry, on 01242 235250 to find out if you may have a claim. We will offer you a first free interview to learn about the next steps and our ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreements for funding your legal claim.

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