Medical Negligence – Orthopaedic Negligence Claims

Orthopaedic Negligence Claims

Orthopaedic Surgeons specialise in the treatment of bone, muscle and joint problems.

The wide spectrum of surgery which orthopaedic surgeons undertake includes to repair bone fractures, reduce joint dislocations, fuse joints and spinal discs, undertake ligament reconstructive surgery and replace major joints including the hip, knee and/or ankle.

Where medical errors or mistakes take place in the planning and undertaking of obstetric surgery, serious consequences can be experienced by the affected patient including paralysis, nerve damage and major joint failure.

Seek Advice

If you have had a poor outcome from an orthopaedic surgical procedure, it is of importance to seek expert advice in relation to whether there could be grounds for you to bring a claim in respect of the adequacy of the care and treatment which you have received.

Such a claim may well allow you to fund remedial surgery which may be required as well as compensating you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenities which has been associated with any negligent performance of your initial surgery.

Our Legal Expertise

Ivor Fitzpatrick & Company Solicitors has an experienced and expert team of medical negligence lawyers. Our team is headed by David Harris who has practiced in medical negligence and healthcare law for over 25 years.

We have considerable experience in undertaking orthopaedic negligence claims including in relation to:

  • Inadequately performed spinal surgery;
  • Inappropriate surgical placement and cementation technique in hip resurfacing and total hip replacement procedures;
  • Inappropriate use and positioning of replacement prosthesis;
  • Failure to diagnose cauda equine syndrome;
  • Nerve damage from inadequate surgical techniques;
  • Post-operative infections.