The majority of NHS and private operations are performed to a high standard. However, there are times when surgery does not go to plan and the patient can suffer life-changing injuries, or even death.

Whilst every operation poses a varying degree of risk, surgical negligence should not be a risk that you have to account for.

Surgical negligence may include:

  • Damage to organs, e.g. bladder or bowel perforation.
  • Failure to operate.
  • Damage to blood vessels.
  • Infection.
  • Nerve injury.
  • Inadequate or incomplete surgery.
  • Incorrect surgery/procedure.
  • Retained surgical instruments (e.g. gauze, drains, etc.).

Our specialist team have a wide range of experience in handling surgical negligence claims and can help you gain the compensation you deserve.

How we can help

We want to work with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your claim.

We understand you will want to know how we can assist, so we offer a free of charge no obligation first meeting or chat, which we follow up with a full letter of advice. If you are in any doubt as to whether you have a claim, please do contact us, again completely without obligation.

We are also able to discuss how you can cover the cost of a claim, including through a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement.

Case study

Matthew underwent mesh repair surgery to treat an abdominal hernia.

Following the surgery, Matthew developed an infection and following further multiple surgeries over a period of years the wound remained infected and unhealed, meaning he was unable to work and was practically housebound.

Matthew instructed Fosters Solicitors on a no win no fee basis, who supported him through his surgery injury claim and successfully achieved a settlement.

AvMA accredited panel firm

Our Head of Medical Negligence & Inquests David Gabell is an accredited AvMA panel member.

A UK charity established in 1982 for patients affected by medical accidents, AvMA helps provide advice and assistance with the aim of improving patient safety and justice.

Recognised and recommended

Our Medical Negligence & Inquests team are recognised by The Legal 500 UK for their specialism and “tremendous empathy for clients”.

We as a family would like to thank you very much for all your help and understanding as this was way over our heads to sort out.
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