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Surgical Negligence

All surgeries carry risk and complication but sometimes this can go drastically wrong, particularly where the hospital or surgeon has acted incorrectly. If you or a family member suffers negligence as a result of a surgical procedure or because of sub-standard healthcare or management, you may be entitled to claim surgical negligence compensation.

SC Law has a panel of specialist medical and other experts to prepare the reports needed to support a claim for surgical negligence.

Our medical negligence solicitors at SC Law understand the human cost of surgical mistakes and sub-standard service and that pursuing a claim at an already stressful time is another problem to cope with. We will provide practical, attentive and sympathetic advice so you feel reassured that your medical malpractice claim is being handled by an expert in surgical negligence.

Our lawyers will put your needs first and work closely with you to make the process simple and easy to understand.

At SC Law, our medical negligence lawyers provide a personalised service that is tailor-made to each individual client's case. Shirley Giani is the Head of Clinical Negligence at SC Law and has extensive experience in handling surgical negligence cases. We have some of the best London lawyers and know what action to take to make a positive difference to our clients.

Types of Surgical Negligence

There are many different types of surgery where medical malpractice can occur. At SC Law we ensure that the right lawyer represents you and one that is specialised in surgical negligence claims.

We regularly deal with different injuries and illnesses that arise from surgical errors and sub-standard service. The most common operations and procedures where negligence occurs are:

  • Anaesthetic awareness (being awake and feeling pain during your operation but unable to speak)
  • Cardio (heart) surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Gastroenterological surgery (bowel, stomach, intestines)
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecological surgery (female reproductive system)
  • Internal damage to organs
  • Infected wounds
  • Keyhole surgery (to any part of the body)
  • Nerve damage
  • Neurosurgery (nervous system, spinal cord and brain)
  • Objects left inside patients after surgery
  • Ophthalmological surgery (eyes)
  • Orthopaedic surgery (bones and joints)
  • Unnecessary surgery (such as removal of the wrong body part/internal organ)
  • Urological surgery (kidneys, bladder, prostate etc)
  • Vascular (arteries and veins)

The above list is only the most common operations where medical malpractice occurs and we also deal with other less common types of surgery. Please contact us to discuss this further.

Action We Will Take

Our medical negligence lawyers understand that if you have suffered from a surgical mistake or sub-standard service, you will be going through an emotional and stressful time. You may be worried about your long-term care, your financial security or grieving the loss of a loved one and need reassurance that your claim is being handled by a professional.

At SC Law, our lawyers are highly experienced in surgical negligence cases and we will help secure the maximum compensation so it is sufficient to provide for a lifetime's needs. We regularly negotiate awards that exceed our clients' expectations.

Our clinical negligence lawyer will:

  • Offer a "no win, no fee" service
  • Investigate the circumstances of the negligence as quickly as possible
  • Work closely with you to make the process as simple as possible to meet your needs
  • Seek maximum compensation for you
  • Obtain interim payments where appropriate until your claim concludes
  • Use specialist medical and other experts to prepare the reports needed to support your claim, including medical treatment, rehabilitation and financial losses, including loss of earnings/pension
  • Provide a tailor-made service for our clients
  • Provide post-settlement advice, including financial planning and investment management
  • Provide advice on welfare benefits, social services and housing
  • Advise on Wills and Special Needs Trusts

A compensation claim for surgical negligence will require significant work to be carried out by a lawyer. Therefore, it is very important that you seek immediate legal advice from a lawyer specialising in clinical negligence claims.


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