Medical negligence

Surgical claims

Surgeons in operating room, with medical equipment in the foreground. Surgical claims for children

Introduction and overview

General surgery on any part of the body is performed either as an emergency or a scheduled operation - but mistakes can happen in either case. Mistakes made during surgery can have devastating consequences for you and your family and may lead to you wanting to make a claim. 

Surgical negligence covers many different types of mistakes but common examples are:

  • Poor surgical technique e.g. perforating an organ during surgery
  • Incorrect surgical procedure undertaken e.g. surgery undertaken when it is risky to do so such as operating when there is the possibility of infection present or carrying out keyhole surgery when open surgery is more appropriate
  • Inadequate consent to the surgery. Except in emergencies, in the event a child is being operated on all surgeons need to ensure that they have a parent’s agreement for surgery on their child before it begins. This is usually done by the parent signing a form of consent on behalf of the child. 

If you have been injured due to surgical negligence then you may be able to claim for compensation.

How our medical negligence solicitors can help you

Our team of experienced lawyers will be happy to look into your case and advise you on whether you have a potentially viable claim. We’ll also answer any questions that you may have about the process.

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case with you in person at a time and a place that is convenient for you. We will give you clear impartial advice as to whether you could make a claim and the sort of compensation you may be entitled to.

Why choose Russell-Cooke for surgical claims?

About our medical medical negligence team

At Russell-Cooke we have over 35 years experience of successfully securing compensation for adults and children who have suffered surgical negligence. We understand that this is a difficult time and will support you.

We are accredited by the Law Society for Clinical Negligence recognising our expertise in the area. We are also Lexcel accredited by the law society for excellence in legal practice management and client care. Various members of our team are also on the Law Society and AVMA clinical negligence panels and have been accredited by APIL as clinical negligence specialists.  

Testimonials and legal directory quotes

We take pride in putting in the hard work and going the extra mile in securing the best possible settlements for our clients. But don’t take our word for it, we are also ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers which recognises our achievements. Here are some of the things said about us. 

Everything was first class. Thank you to the Partner handling my case and to the team.
Russell-Cooke client feedback

Charging information

There is no need to worry about how the claim will be funded. Most cases are run on a no-win no-fee basis which means if the case is successful the defendant also pays your legal costs. If for any reason the case is unsuccessful under a no-win no-fee agreement we won’t charge you for our fees and any expenses will be covered by insurance.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our medical negligence solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7517 or complete our enquiry form below.

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