Surgical Injuries

When you go into theatre, you expect to be able to trust the professionals who will be overseeing your care whilst you are under anaesthesia – and rightly so. What you shouldn’t expect is to find out that another organ has been unnecessarily damaged, that a medical instrument has been left inside you, or that you are in excruciating pain without reason.

If you or someone that you know has experienced unnecessary suffering at the hands of a medical professional, whether a doctor, midwife or a nurse, we recommend that you get in touch with us as it is likely that there will be satisfactory evidence to bring a case of Surgical Negligence.


Case Study

One of our clients was left with a suture in his body for over ten months, as a result of medical negligence at Leicester General Hospital. For over ten months our client was in excruciating pain and, as such, we managed to recover £15,000 in compensation for his pain, suffering and loss of amenity. Read the full case study here.


Surgical Negligence Claims

You could have the potential to make a claim for Surgical Negligence if you have been affected by the following:

  • Damage to surrounding nerves or organs as a result of poor surgical techniques
  • Damage during gall bladder removal
  • Damage during hernia operations
  • Damage during a hysterectomy
  • Knee replacement surgery that has gone wrong
  • Breast implant surgery gone wrong
  • Plastic surgery that has gone wrong
  • Failure to consent adequately
  • Delays in picking up surgical mistakes
  • Poor post operative monitoring
  • Heart surgery that has gone wrong
  • Fistula/punctures/holes caused by poor surgical technique
  • Retained swabs/retained medical instruments
  • Retained sutures – see case study
  • Anaesthetic complications/Anaesthetic awareness
  • Badly managed Post-operative infection

If you or someone that you know has experienced poor care before, during or after a surgical procedure then you may be able to claim compensation for surgical negligence. 

To find out more about making a claim, call us on 0800 952 0010 or 0116 254 7456 or email: You can also enquire online by clicking here.