• 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

Orthopaedic Injuries Caused by Clinical Negligence

Our specialist solicitors are here to help you claim compensation if you have suffered an orthopaedic injury as a result of clinical negligence.

At Potter Rees Dolan, we have a full team of qualified clinical negligence solicitors who have experience in dealing with a wide range of orthopaedic negligence claims. We understand that victims of orthopaedic injuries and their families must now deal with a host of new and unfamiliar obstacles in their lives, which is why our team makes the process of a claim as quick and easy as possible.

Recent case wins include

Failed hip replacement leading to severe mobility problems - £770,000.00

Compartment syndrome following knee replacement lead to leg amputation - £1.15 million

Our Manchester-based solicitors will discuss your case with you and help you understand if you are entitled to compensation. For free initial advice and access to a team of experts who will put your best interests first at all times, call Potter Rees Dolan on 0800 027 2557. Alternatively, you can contact us by filling out our online contact form and we will get back to you.

What is an orthopaedic injury?

Orthopaedics is a term to describe injuries and conditions that affect the body’s musculoskeletal system. This system is comprised of:

  • bones
  • joints
  • ligaments
  • tendons
  • muscles
  • nerves

A serious orthopaedic injury can be life changing, potentially leading to complete loss of feeling or permanent paralysis. As a result, if you have been injured during a surgical procedure on the musculoskeletal system, you could make a claim for compensation to help ease the financial burden placed on you in the aftermath of the injury.

How do orthopaedic injuries occur?

Orthopaedic injuries occur during or after a procedure involving the musculoskeletal system. Common causes of orthopaedic injuries occurring include:

  • failed hip and knee replacement procedures - including failed hip replacement, leading to further surgery and bone loss
  • damage to arteries, leading to compartment syndrome
  • missed fractures, resulting in permanent disability:
  • fractures to the spine, fractures of the scaphoid, humerus, shoulder
  • below and above knee amputations
  • spinal surgery - discectomy, laminectomy, fusion, Wallis Ligament surgery, disc prostheses

How we can help

Our team of dedicated solicitors will work tirelessly to gain the best possible result for you. We will not only help you when making your claim, but also provide you with advice and support throughout proceedings. We will:

  • thoroughly investigate your case and the evidence surrounding it
  • estimate how much compensation you are owed based on the circumstances of your case
  • liaise and negotiate with relevant third parties on your behalf
  • represent you in court if required
  • provide you with ongoing advice and support, even after your case has ended

We will also help you seek rehabilitation for your condition, ensuring that you get the expert help you need.

Contact us today

To find out if you are eligible to make an orthopaedic injury claim, call our team, based in Manchester, today on 0800 027 2557 or simply complete our online contact form.

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