Wrong Site Surgery Claims

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

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Surgery is usually a necessary part of treatment in many cases. Surgery is often a delicate and intricate procedure and should always be carried out by a trained professional in the field. If the surgery does not receive the utmost care and attention it requires, things can go wrong and the results can be devastating.

Through a variety of issues, such as miscommunication or direct negligence of the professional, the wrong area of the body may be operated on and this can have direct consequences on the overall health of the patient.

You may be able to claim in the event of:

  • The unnecessary removal of an organ
  • General surgery in the wrong site
  • Further health complications arising from wrong site surgery
  • Existing symptoms worsening as a result of wrong site surgery
  • The wrong area of the body being operated on
  • Amputation of the wrong body part

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Compensation for surgery in the wrong place

Surgical errors can lead to devastating consequences and sometimes long-term complications. If the unthinkable has happened and you’re looking to claim for surgery in wrong area, we have both the know-how and experience to help you start your journey towards compensation.

As medical negligence specialists, we completely understand that a surgical error can leave you in distress, or worse, incapacitated.

When this happens and your quality of life is reduced through no fault of your own, our specialist solicitors can help you secure the compensation you deserve.


Worsening health conditions following wrong site surgery

As the UK’s top-rated medical negligence law firm, we’re also ready to fight your corner if you are or have suffered a worsening of your health condition following wrong site surgery.

When a surgeon has negligently operated on the wrong part of your body, there is a risk of further injury and complications of your existing condition. It may also mean that your recovery is hampered or delayed because of the negligence you experienced.

Just remember, if this has happened to you, you’re not alone and you could be entitled to receiving wrong site surgery compensation.


What happens when surgeons make mistakes?

When surgeons and medical professionals make mistakes, more often than not, the result can be a lot of pain and suffering for the victim.

Physical injuries are one side of the impact, but mental trauma and anxiety can also have a devastating effect.

Our qualified legal experts at Patient Claim Line are more than equipped to represent your claim and help you receive the wrong site surgery compensation you deserve.

We understand the devastation that medical negligence can have on your life. With many years of medical negligence cases under our belt, we will be able to quickly determine whether you have a case or not. With a professional and personal service, we are dedicated to getting you the answers and the compensation you deserve.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Wrong Site Surgery 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.

Frequently asked questions about Wrong Site Surgery Claims

Our expert legal team answer your questions about making an Wrong Site Surgery Claim


Meet our medical negligence team

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence

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 Group Action

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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Case Study

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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