• Lesley Herbertson has settled a complex cerebral palsy claim for £10.6 million
  • Gary Herbert achieved total compensation for brain injured clients of more than £16.5m in June 2018
  • Potter Rees Dolan were on the Legal 500 Awards 2018 insurance shortlist for the North West
  • Helen Dolan, specialist catastrophic medical negligence lawyer, recovered compensation in excess of £45million for clients with a brain injury (including cerebral palsy) in 2016 and 2017
  • Hugh Potter secured a settlement figure of just under £13 million thanks to change in discount rate
  • Rachel Rees, expert personal injury lawyer, recovered over £15 million in compensation for clients with a brain injury last year
  • We secured an interim payment of £2.1 million for 20 year old with cerebral palsy to purchase a permanent home - official judgment to follow shortly

Surgical Negligence Claims

If you have undergone a medical procedure and have suffered as a result of negligence by a surgeon or other medical professional, you could be entitled to compensation. At Potter Rees Dolan we have a team of specialist solicitors who can help you make a successful claim and go some way to getting your life back on track following such a traumatic experience.

Our solicitors will do everything in their power to identify who is responsible for your injuries and help you successfully make a claim for compensation. We will always do this in a sensitive yet efficient manner to help you through this difficult time.

Recent case wins include:

Negligence during haemorrhoidectomy leaves man with permanent pain - £265,000.00

Woman in physical and emotional pain after excessive tissue removed during surgery - £100,000.00

Shoulder surgery negligence means man is now unable to use arm fully - £600,000.00

For access to the best possible legal team for your case, call Potter Rees Dolan today on 0800 027 2557 or simply fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you.

Common surgical negligence claims

Surgical negligence compensation is claimed for a host of surgical procedures and complications, including:

  • anaesthetic awareness (waking up whilst under anaesthesia)
  • organ damage
  • brain damage
  • nerve damage
  • failure to gain consent
  • keyhole surgery
  • cosmetic surgery
  • objects left inside patients
  • poor hygiene
  • infection

This list is not exhaustive. Our solicitors will help anyone who has been the victim of surgical negligence.

How we can help you

Throughout your claim, we will provide you with the support, advice and representation you need through the following procedures:

  • The investigation
  • Compensation estimates
  • Negotiating with the defendant
  • Taking the case to trial

How long do I have to claim?

If you are a victim of surgical negligence, you will have a three-year deadline to make a claim, starting from the date your injuries or illness occurred. If a loved one has died as a result, the three-year limit starts from the date of their death. The three year deadline for children will start from the date of their 18th birthday. In special cases, the court will allow certain cases ‘out of time’. For advice on whether your case will be eligible, call our specialist clinical negligence team today.

Contact us today

If you have been the victim of poor surgical practice and believe you have a claim, call our expert negligence team today. You will receive expert tailored advice from the start of your case to the very end, ensuring you have the best possible chance of receiving the compensation that you deserve. Call the clinical negligence team at Potter Rees Dolan today on 0800 027 2557. Alternatively, fill out our online contact form.

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