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Peter Rigby - Director of Medical Negligence | Last updated on: 1st September, 2023

We've got your Failed or Wrong Surgical Procedure Claim covered

Surgery can be an overwhelming event for many people, but there may come a time when surgery is the only option. You would hope to undergo the operation quickly and without incident under the care of a trained professional and would hope that your recovery would be painless and straightforward.

However it is not that simple in some cases and if you feel that your surgeon was negligent towards you and that your surgery has had complications, you may be eligible for a claim. If the operation was not a success and you were required to have further surgery after to correct, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Types of procedure you may be able to claim for

  • Unsuccessful operations (some exclusions apply)
  • Operations that created preventable new problems
  • The original problem being worsened by surgery
  • The wrong part of the body being operated on
  • Operations that weren’t necessary

At Patient Claim Line, we have dedicated medical negligence professionals on hand to assist you with your claim if you feel that you have been a victim of medical negligence. We understand that it can be a hard decision to take on some of the larger institutions, but we have a wealth of experience and it is highly unlikely that your claim is something we have not dealt with before.


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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Failed or Wrong Surgical Procedure Claim?

Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

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

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with a 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.

Frequently asked questions about Failed or Wrong Surgical Procedure Claims

Our expert legal team answer your questions about making a Failed or Wrong Surgical Procedure Claim

If you have experienced a failed surgical procedure, the best advice we can give is to first speak to the hospital or healthcare provider to see if your issue can be rectified. Once you have spoken to them and if your issue has not been dealt with you could make a complaint to the healthcare provider. 

If you believe negligence is the cause for the failed surgical procedure, you may be able to make a claim within three years of the negligence occurring or when the effects of the negligence are first noticeable. In cases involving anyone under 18, the legal case must be pursued within three years from the date of their 18th birthday.

To help prove that negligence contributed to your wrong surgical procedure, there are various types of evidence that might be needed and you should speak to your solicitor to understand exactly what is needed for your claim. Some of the common types of evidence required are medical records, notes of conversations and photographic/video evidence of the incidents you experienced.

The amount of compensation you may be entitled to for a failed surgical claim will depend on the circumstances involved in your claim. Every claim is different; meaning that the final compensation pay-out is based on the severity of your suffering as a result of the negligence. Many factors are considered, including the impact on your health, medical expenses, and any loss of earnings. 

Meet our Wrong or Failed Surgical Procedure Team

  • Iain Dodd

    Partner, Senior Solicitor

  • Fiona Swarbrick

    Associate, Head of Medical Negligence

  • Francesca Paul

    Associate Solicitor

  • Michael Blakemore-Carson

    Senior Litigation Executive

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