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

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence Serious Injury

Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Medical Misdiagnosis claim?

Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

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 medical negligence team

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence Serious Injury

Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.

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Christian Beadell

Christian Beadell
Head of Medical Negligence

Christian is Head of Medical Negligence at Patient Claim Line and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1998; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West.

Christian qualified as a solicitor in 1998, specialising in clinical negligence. From 2010 onward he has had a particular interest in gynaecological and urogynaecological claims, having represented several hundred claimants in the George Rowland Litigation against the Liverpool Women’s and Aintree Hospitals. This investigated the treatment given to women in the Merseyside area over several decades, and in particular focused on the introduction and development of mesh into the UK in both the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The development of this area involved pursuing claims under a unique ADR protocol with the NHS and also looking to develop the current thinking on the valuation of compensation for complex urinary symptoms. He has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation on behalf of my clients.

Christian was also involved in setting up and chairing a Claimant Support Group for those involved in the Rowland litigation, which provided a discussion forum for the many women who were left isolated and damaged by negligent gynaecological treatment. He now co-ordinates the firm’s mesh claims and has delivered training and commented extensively on the medico-legal implications of urogynaecological / mesh complications. He is a member of APIL, Liverpool Law Society and Legal 500 recommended.

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Francesca Paul

Francesca Paul
Associate Solicitor

Francesca Paul is an Associate, Senior Solicitor and Team Leader within the Clinical Negligence Department.  She is one of the driving Solicitors in the Group Litigation Team dealing with this niche and specialist area of work that Fletchers undertakes.   

Francesca previously worked in Nottingham, dealing with Group Action work.  She now works at Fletchers, bringing with her those years of experience heading up a team of 10 people.  Francesca is involved in the early identification of potential new Group Litigation Work and analyses information from the collective pool of new enquiries into the business, of which there are hundreds per week looking for hot spots or recurrent issues which might suggest a potential pool of Claimants.   

One of the highlights for Francesca and her team is that they have successfully recovered over a million pounds in compensation for clients who have received treatment from a single orthopaedic surgeon who was operating in the Colchester area.  Her role requires a specific set of skills, patience and a forensic approach to detail whilst being able to see the wider picture.   

Francesca has previously acted for a claimant in a case that reached the Supreme Court in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council. 

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Sion Wynne

Sion Wynne
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Sion is a team leader and senior solicitor with many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of medical specialisms and different types of injuries. He is an experienced medical negligence solicitor and manages a team of lawyers within our department.

Sion joined Fletchers in 2018 as a Team Leader in the Medical Negligence Department. Throughout his 24 year legal career, he has specialised in conducting medical negligence claims on behalf of Claimants, previously working for other highly ranked leading firms in the field.

He has undertaken claims covering the full spectrum of medical specialisms, clinical settings, categories of defendant and types of negligent medical care and treatment.
These include high value and complex maximum severity cases, such as those involving limb amputations and permanent neurological injuries.

Sion is experienced at representing bereaved families at inquests and has a particular interest in fatal accident claims.

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Vincent's Story

"He's always there for us"

At the age of 2 we noticed our son Vincent had trouble with his hearing. We had this testing over a number of years and were repeatedly told there was nothing wrong.

Initially we thought this was a speech and language problem, this wasn't the case. It took 4 to 5 years of assessments, with the constant response that there was nothing wrong with his hearing. A different test was them carried on Vincent overnight where it was found he was profoundly deaf.

After years of frustration we were finally able to provide Vincent with the support he required and received an implant. This has enable Vincent to be able to hear. The support from our solicitors has enabled to to gain access to specialist which have supported Vincent in closing the gap in his speech he lost out on to his peers.

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