At some stage in all our lives, we put our trust in somebody we have never met to look after us and provide specialist medical care. The vast majority of surgeries performed in the United Kingdom are successful, but not all of them are. Some surgeries make injuries worse, while others can lead to serious infection and even additional injuries.
If you have gone into surgery and you have suffered afterwards, then you may be eligible for financial compensation. To make a successful claim under the circumstances, it will have to be proven that a surgical error or negligence led to your suffering after surgery.
The good news is our lawyers are experts in negligent treatment during all types of surgery in private hospitals and the NHS. So if you have experienced post-surgery issues, you can rest assured that our lawyers will secure you the financial compensation that you deserve.
Furthermore, all our UK claim surgery lawyers work under Conditional Fee Agreements, or ‘no win, no fee’ agreements, so getting access to justice will not cost you anything upfront.
Time limits for making a UK claim surgery for compensation
There is a time limit to which you must bring your claim forward.
You must make your claim within three years of your surgery for the other side to be under any obligation to accept your claim. After three years, most medical negligence claims are statute barred under the Limitation Act 1980. This will prevent you or even the best lawyer from bringing your claim forward. Exceptions do apply, but only under exceptional circumstances, or if you have been treated under the Mental Health Act 1983.
What are the most common surgery claims?
Common surgery compensation claims include those for cosmetic surgery issues, organ damage, nerve damage, infection, incorrect anaesthesia, gynaecological issues, keyhole surgery issues and hysterectomy surgery issues. Dental surgery claims under local anaesthetic are also common, due to the increased risk of infection.
However, the type of surgery in which you experienced issues does not necessarily matter when making a claim. All that matters is that you have experienced unnecessary pain, suffering and duress as a result of somebody else’s actions or inactions.
Under the circumstances, your lawyer will investigate your claim and review your medical history and the surgeon’s reports. If it is found that mistakes were made during surgery, then you will have a very strong UK claim surgery for compensation.
Get your medical negligence questions answered today
If you are thinking about making a UK claim surgery, get informed on your rights by calling our claims helpline on Freephone 0800 157 1437. Our helpline is staffed by experienced claims advisors, and our service is provided with no obligation whatsoever.