Have you been injured as the result of negligent orthopaedic treatment?
Powell & Co is able to offer specialist advice and assistance in bringing claims for compensation regarding substandard orthopaedic surgery and treatment.
Our specialist team has wide experience in handling orthopaedic claims involving amputations, joint replacement, fractures, dislocations, and tendon injuries.
Orthopaedic injuries can be life-changing resulting in loss of limb, reduced mobility or function, and chronic pain. Every client is different and we take care to provide a personal service, combining how legal know-how and expertise with compassion and empathy. You can be sure that we will be with you all the way through your compensation claim.
Receive the compensation that you deserve
How much you will receive in compensation is dependant on a number of factors including the nature and severity of your injury, the effect of your injury on your day to day life, whether you now need care and assistance you did not need before, your mobility needs, and whether your injury is likely to get worse in the future. If you have had to take unpaid time off work or are unable to return to work, it may also be possible to claim for loss of earnings. In cases involving amputation it is possible to claim for custom made prosthetic limbs. It is important to keep receipts in respect of any equipment you have had to purchase as the result of your injury as it may be possible to include these expenses as part of your claim.
The team at Powell & Co will use all of their expertise to get you the compensation that you deserve. Please bear in mind that there are time limits for bringing a claim and so it is important to instruct solicitors sooner rather than later so there is sufficient time for a thorough investigation to be conducted before proceedings are issued.
We are able to help with orthopaedic claims, including those relating to:
- Joint replacements, including knee and hip replacement
- Tendon injuries, including Achille’s tendon ruptures
- Compartment syndrome
- Delays in diagnosis and treatment of fractures and/or dislocations
- Substandard treatment of fractures and/or dislocations
- Nerve injuries caused by substandard orthopaedic surgery
R v. Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
The infant Claimant suffered an Erb’s Palsy injury at birth following shoulder dystocia. Her case was that there was an unacceptable delay in a consultant attending to deal with the shoulder dystocia and that in the meantime, inappropriate manoeuvres had been adopted that had resulted in the shoulder injury.
Liability was heavily contested by the Defendant. However, the claim settled shortly before trial with the court subsequently approving settlement in the sum of £190,000, the settlement figure reflecting the Claimant’s good recovery from her injuries and litigation risks.