When visiting your GP you may be referred to see a specialist if you have a disorder of the bones, muscles or joints. Orthopaedic surgeons and physicians are experts in these areas of the body and can help those who have suffered a broken bone, muscle damage, damage to the joints or a musculoskeletal disorder. Those with sports related injuries are often sent to an orthopaedic surgeon as are those who have a back injury, spinal injury or are in need of a hip or knee replacement. Some patients may be sent for orthopaedic surgery if they need joint reconstruction or surgery on the foot or ankle if there has been a fracture, break or muscle damage. Although those who are sent for surgery are usually treated successfully, there is potential for mistakes to occur, either by a misdiagnosis, a failure to correctly diagnose a condition or by failing to perform the procedure correctly.
How can orthopaedic negligence occur?
Although the majority of people who visit an orthopaedic surgeon are treated successfully, on rare occasions negligence may occur. This could be due to a failure to diagnose the correct illness or injury or a failure to treat the injury or illness properly. A surgeon may perform surgery on the wrong area or a patient may suffer nerve damage as a result of surgery. There may be problems after surgery, such as an infection, or there could be an equipment failure during the procedure. These are just examples of potential medical negligence and are rare but, if you have suffered what you think may be clinical negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. A compensation claims company like the Accident Advice Helpline can take you step by step through your claim.
How to contact us
Accident Advice Helpline is available to call 24/7 so you can receive no-obligation advice at any time for orthopaedic negligence. We work with a team of solicitors who can give you the expert help you need when it comes to potential clinical or medical negligence and we work under a no win, no fee* policy so we do not expect you to get into financial difficulty to pursue your case with us. Provided you have evidence of negligence and you have experienced an injury or illness due to medical negligence, we may be able to win you a cash payout from the party at fault.