Knee surgery claims

Reviewed by
Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

We've got your knee surgery claim covered

Over 94% of knee replacement patients will report an improvement in their health following surgery.If, however, your knee surgery did not go to plan and your health has deteriorated, Patient Claim Line is here to investigate your case and pursue your claim for knee surgery compensation.

 

Making a knee replacement claim

 

With a team of over 100 solicitors, all experts in medical negligence, we have helped people all over the country make a knee surgery or knee replacement compensation claim. We take your case on a No Win No Fee basis and will help you to discover

 

  • If you are able to make a claim for knee replacement compensation
  • How much compensation you may be entitled to
  • The type of medical negligence you suffered
  • What compensation could help with you with

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What is a Knee Surgery compensation claim?

 

There are many reasons why you may wish to make a knee surgery claim. These can range from complications during the surgical procedure, the wrong product being inserted during a knee replacement or the misdiagnosis of a knee injury.

Your knees are an incredibly complex joint in your body and they are crucial to your future mobility. Due to the knee being a combination of ligaments, tendons, bones and cartilage, a single injury to one of these components can be devastating. Knee injuries are very common, and so complications arising from an initial injury, later surgery or a full replacement can sometimes happen. When those complications arise as a result of negligence, that’s when you may be entitled to compensation.

 

Knee Replacement Compensation

 

One of the most common claims we help with is knee replacement compensation. There are over 100,000 knee replacements each year in the UK. Whilst the vast majority are completely successful, some do go wrong.  

 

There are two main types of knee replacement surgery: 

 

  1. Total knee replacement –  where both sides of the knee joint are replaced.
  2. Partial knee replacement –  where one side of the joint is replaced in a separate, smaller operation involving a shorter stay in hospital and recovery period.

 

If complications arise following either of these procedures, and these complications should not have occurred, you can contact one of our expert lawyers to help you understand if you have a knee replacement claim.

 

Other Types of Knee Surgery Claims

 

Whilst there are many cases involving knee replacements, there are also many other types of claims following knee surgery. Over the thirty years we have worked on knee surgery compensation cases, the ones we handle most often are:

 

  • TKA complications: Total knee arthroplasty
  • Vascular injury and bleeding: Injury to a key blood vessel or artery carrying blood to the leg
  • Peroneal nerve injury: Significant decrease of muscle strength to lift the foot
  • Tibial alignment: The incorrect alignment of the key bone structure
  • Patellofemoral alignment: Intense pain as a result of the knees alignment
  • Infectious complications: Complications as a result of infection in the knee or tissue
  • Component malposition: Component malalignment or malposition are complications related to surgical technique
  • Tibial-femoral instability and dislocation: Dislocated knee as a result of surgery
  • Femoral and tibial peri-implant fractures: Discomfort from implants in the knee
  • Patella instability: A frequent cause of knee pain
  • Patella fractures: A clear break in the kneecap

 

No matter what your initial injury was or the complications you experience following knee surgery, if it can be shown that the medical care you received led to avoidable complications, you have the right to talk through your experiences with an expert and start your road to recovery.

 

How Do I Know If I Can Make a Knee Surgery Compensation Claim?

 

Undergoing knee surgery should be a chance to regain mobility and end pain and discomfort. When that surgery results in increased pain or even loss of movement, it can be very difficult to come to terms with. When you make a knee surgery compensation claim, we will need to find out if medical negligence occurred during your surgery. Medical negligence is when a medical professional fails to provide adequate care. In the case of knee surgery, this could mean:

 

  • Using the wrong product or faulty products in your knee replacement
  • Failing to advise you of the risks
  • Prosthetic parts being put in the wrong position
  • Unnecessary surgery being performed

 

What Can I Expect?

 

When we pursue compensation on your behalf for a failed knee replacement or negligent knee surgery, we aim to help you return to a reasonable standard of living and take into account the costs associated with this. This includes things like:

 

  • Mobility aids if knee surgery has made it difficult to move as you did 
  • Rehabilitation and medical treatment such as physiotherapy
  • Travel costs getting to and from appointments and if you are no longer able to drive
  • Changes to your house or car, for example stair lifts if you can no longer walk upstairs
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Loss of current or future earnings

 

With all compensation claims, there is no standard amount and the final figure will vary according to the severity of the injury and its impact on your life. All of this will be carefully assessed before you receive a final offer of compensation.

 

Why Choose Us for Your Knee Surgery Claim?

 

Patient Claim Line has over 30 years experience with knee injury cases and over 100 years as specialist medical negligence lawyers. We know the right questions to ask and the quickest way to get you the help you need. Just like we did with our client, a 54 year old male, who received £54,000 after repeat surgery left him immobile. We are rated excellent on TrustPilot and have helped people all over the UK with their knee surgery claim.

 

No Win No Fee Knee Surgery Compensation

When you speak to us about your knee replacement compensation or knee surgery compensation, we first find out all the details of your case to assess if you are able to make a claim. If you are then all of our cases are on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning you pay absolutely nothing until we have won your case. You may also be eligible for an interim payment to reimburse you for any immediate costs.

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Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.


Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.

 

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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman
Senior Litigation Executive

Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

 

 

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