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Orthopaedic surgery claims

If you or your family have suffered a serious injury as a result of negligent orthopaedic surgery, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you pursue a claim for compensation.

To speak with one of our orthopaedic surgery negligence experts call 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.

Business as usual during COVID-19

During this difficult time, we want to reassure our clients that we are open for business and working as normal. We are happy to respond immediately to new enquiries either to our enquiry line (0800 358 3848) or to an individual solicitor.

Our IT systems are robust enough for us to work from home and we are meeting current and new clients online and by telephone to deal with all enquiries. The courts, counsel and our experts are continuing to work on your behalf. We will contact all of our clients by phone to reassure you of our continuing support at this difficult time.

We realise that most of you will be in self-isolation and would like to express our best wishes for your ongoing safety and health.

Paul McNeil, Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

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Our specialist medical negligence solicitors are widely experienced in orthopaedic negligence, successfully recovering compensation for victims of poor treatment.

Orthopaedics refers to the bones, muscles and joints of the body, with doctors generally treating patients suffering bone fractures or performing joint replacement or ligament reconstruction surgery.

Orthopaedics Negligence Claims

Orthopaedic claims involve a range of personal injuries, from diagnosing a broken arm to performing hip replacement surgery. Our main areas of speciality include claims involving:

  • 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

Medical mistakes by orthopaedic doctor unfortunately are fairly common. Problems include:

  • 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

Why choose Fieldfisher's medical negligence team?


We achieve record damages for people suffering serious injury following medical negligence. Last year, we recovered more than £200m in compensation claims.


We have more than 30 years' experience pursuing claims for people injured by medical negligence, clinical negligence, medical accidents and medical mistakes.


We are ranked top tier in leading legal directories and regularly recognised in industry awards. We are accredited by APIL, panel members of AvMA and members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.

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Medical Negligence Review 2019



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For a free, no obligation call with one of our medical negligence experts, please dial 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.