For a free consultation about a surgical error claim, call the Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0800 916 9049 or start your claim online.

98% of our Clinical & Medical Negligence Claims are funded by a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

Slater and Gordon have offices nationwide and can provide legal representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK.

All clinical procedures and medical operations involve some risk and while most operations are successful, surgical errors do happen. Our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors deal with compensation claims for all types of surgical mistakes.

Call us for a free consultation and we'll be happy to help you.

Call our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9049 or claim online.

Common Surgical Error Compensation Claims

Slater and Gordon Lawyers’ expert Medical Negligence Solicitors have secured compensation in hundreds of surgical error compensation claims. Common surgical mistakes include:

  • Performing the wrong operation
  • Performing the operation in the wrong place (‘wrong site surgery’)
  • Damaging nerves or arteries
  • Damaging organs (such as the spleen, liver, bowel and bladder)
  • Failing to notice damage to organs (such as the spleen, liver, bowel and bladder
  • Damaging the bile duct during gall-bladder removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Hernia operations leading to death of a testicle
  • Leaving instruments, swabs or other items inside the body.

Surgical Errors & Mistakes after Surgery

Sometimes doctors and nurses make mistakes during the post-operative period while patients are recovering from surgery. Common medical mistakes include:

  • Failing to notice that a patient is developing infection. Contracting an infection is not always a sign of negligence but failing to note the signs of infection may be. Neglected infection can be much worse than infection treated early.
  • Failing to notice the organs, such as the bowel, are not working properly. Obstruction of the bowel can be very serious indeed.

Slater and Gordon Lawyers offer a free consultation to evaluate the circumstances of your surgical error, and to help you understand whether or not you have a compensation claim.

Call our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9049 or claim online.

Our UK contact centre is open 24 hours 365 days a year.

Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK charity for patient safety and justice, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in Newcastle, London, Manchester, Ashton-Under Lyne, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.