Orthopaedics Claims Solicitors
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors have a wide variety of experience in orthopaedic negligence and have won many claims for victims.
Orthopaedics refers to the bones, muscles and joints of the human body. A doctor specialising in orthopaedics will often handle patients that have suffered bone fractures or who need joint replacement or ligament reconstruction surgery.
Orthopaedics Negligence 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 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
Orthopaedics Negligence Claims We've Settled
Although thousands of people are treated successfully for orthopaedic health problems each year, errors can and do happen. Mistakes made by doctors in the field of orthopaedics are unfortunately fairly common.
Orthopaedic surgeons are now more than twice as likely to be sued than those in any other wing of the medical profession. There are many medical errors and mistakes that can have serious consequences and result in a claim for orthopaedic negligence.
We have considerable expertise in orthopaedic cases covering a wide variety of medical errors and injuries. Our cases have involved:
- 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
- Equipment malfunction
- Nerve damage
- Incorrect size of prosthesis
For further information or if you believe you have an orthopaedic negligence claim, please contact our medical negligence team for free No Win Fee advice.
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
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