Orthopaedic negligence includes the misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment of orthopaedic injuries, such as fractures, dislocations and joint replacements. It may be devastating and can result in serious and life-changing disabilities, including amputations. Even minor fractures can have lasting consequences if not appropriately treated. An orthopaedic negligence claim can offer you the financial means to rebuild your life, as closely as possible, to how it was before the negligence occurred.
At Bolt Burdon Kemp, we have considerable experience of helping people with orthopaedic injuries to obtain compensation and we understand the impact these injuries can have.
We’ve helped people obtain compensation for a wide range of claims, including the misdiagnosis of a dislocated shoulder, unnecessary surgery on a fractured leg and surgical errors during a hip replacement surgery. Below is a short summary of an orthopaedic negligence claim we helped settle for a client.
Our client, a chef, underwent hip replacement surgery which was negligently performed. He required hip replacement revision surgery as a result and was left with reduced mobility and persistent pain. He couldn’t carry out day-to-day activities in the same way, and was also unable to return to work. He’ll need further hip revision surgery and may be left more disabled in the future.
We successfully settled his claim for £600,000. What’s more, our client has the right to return for further compensation if his condition deteriorates. This has allowed him to deal with his current level of disability as well as offer him security for the future.
Why should I make a claim?
Every claimant has their own individual reasons for making a clinical negligence claim. For example, you may want justice or wish to draw the healthcare provider’s attention to the treatment you received in the hope it will not be repeated. However, the main reason to make a claim is to obtain compensation for your injuries and financial losses.
Whilst we understand that in many cases no amount of compensation can fully address the impact of your injuries or restore the losses you have suffered, a successful claim for compensation can help to fund or recover the costs associated with your rehabilitation. Compensation can also offer financial security and peace of mind by providing you with funds to cover costs and financial losses incurred as a result of your injuries in future.
Negligent medical treatment can result in serious and life-changing disabilities. Further operations may be needed to treat your injuries or to reduce the extent of the damage caused. You may require private medical treatment, therapies or aids and equipment to facilitate your recovery. If your recovery is prolonged, you may not be able to return to work for some time which will result in loss of earnings. You may also need the support of others to assist you with daily activities such as shopping, cleaning, and childcare. Whatever your specific needs and priorities, the aim of compensation is to restore you as closely as possible to the position you were in prior to the negligence and to enable you to rebuild your quality of life.