Orthopaedic claims

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

We've got your orthopaedic claim covered

‘Orthopaedics’ refers to the surgery and treatment concerning the musculoskeletal system (bones, ligaments, joints, tendons). During these surgeries and treatments, health professionals such as orthopaedic surgeons can sometimes make mistakes that can have devastating effects on patients. In cases where there is a misdiagnosis or improper orthopaedic treatment, patients often face longer treatments and in severe cases, can even face amputation.

Our team specialises in handling sensitive orthopaedic medical negligence claims involving a variety of orthopaedic injuries. We are ready to support your negligence claim to secure the compensation that you deserve for the suffering you have endured.

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What is an Orthopaedic Negligence Claim?

Orthopaedic negligence can occur in a medical capacity when substandard care and treatment is given. Orthopaedic procedures usually involve injuries such as bone fractures or joint replacements and, although most procedures are successful, inadequate care during these procedures can lead to complications and long-lasting effects such as mobility issues that can impact your daily life.

When orthopaedic injuries are misdiagnosed, worsened by a procedure, or improper treatment is given; this is considered to be medical negligence.
If you have suffered from an orthopaedic injury due to the negligence of medical professionals, you may be entitled to claim for compensation. To find out if you have a claim, contact one of our friendly specialists who will be able to advise and guide you towards receiving compensation.

Our specialist legal team have represented patients who have experienced preventable suffering due to medical negligence, from delays in treatment to poor surgical technique. We understand how debilitating orthopaedic negligence can be, so we are here to support you on a No Win No Fee basis.

Types of Orthopaedic Claims

Orthopaedic negligence claims cover a broad array of injuries, medical errors and improper treatments. Our medical negligence solicitors have represented many patients and some of our cases have involved:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of fractures
  • A failure to identify fractures during X-rays and tests.
  • Improper fracture treatment e.g., incorrect pin sizing or pin placement.
  • Surgical complications or delays in recognising failed surgery leading to unnecessary pain and suffering.
  • A failure to perform the correct procedures on newborn babies, including 6-8 week checks for Developmental Dysplasia of the hip.
  • A failure to refer newborns or children for an ultrasound scan if a ligament instability is found
  • A failure to remove painful bone fragments.
  • Usage of incorrect prosthesis sizes, or misplacing prosthesis in the incorrect position during joint replacement surgery.
  • Wrong site surgery where surgery is completed in the wrong location of the body

 

Other types of orthopaedic injury include

  • Hand injuries – scaphoid fractures, distal radius fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hip or joint replacement
  • Development dysplasia of the hip (congenital hip dislocation, hip dysplasia) – a condition where the ball and socket joint of the hip does not form properly in babies or young children.

When an orthopaedic injury receives substandard medical care, there can be drastic consequences that could affect all aspects of your life. In these unfortunate circumstances, we believe that you should be compensated for your grievances. We understand the devastating impacts that can occur and we want to do what we can to help. Our solicitors will help you to secure the correct treatment and the compensation to help you try to move on from your injury.

Is there a time limit on making an Orthopaedic Negligence Claim?

The time limit for making an orthopaedic negligence claim is generally three years from the date that the injury or negligence first occurred. More specifically, the Limitation Act 1980 provides that you have three years from the date that you became reasonably aware that your suffering was due to medical negligence. 

For children, the three year time limit commences from their 18th birthday, so claims will need to be made prior to their 21st birthday. 

 

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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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