Mistakes can arise during orthopaedic surgery and such cases are unfortunately very common. If you have been affected, you may be entitled to compensation.

We have come across a number of orthopaedic injuries which occurred during orthopaedic surgery.

Orthopaedic negligence covers a wide range of injuries to patients and the following list is not exhaustive:

  • Hand, shoulder and elbow surgery
  • Joint reconstruction
  • Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Back and spine surgery
  • Surgical sports medicine
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Musculoskeletal oncology

Orthopaedic negligence claims usually occur because of the negligence of the Orthopaedic Surgeon and our cases to date have involved the following instances of negligence:

  • Delay in diagnosis of fracture
  • Incorrect site surgery
  • Problems arising during hip, knee or elbow replacement
  • General surgical errors particularly mistakes made during foot and ankle surgery
  • Post-operative infection
  • Lack of consent to surgery
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Nerve damage

Read more:

  • Step by step guide to taking a medical negligence claim

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