Orthopaedics is the medical field which specialises in treating injuries and illnesses of the bones, muscles and joints of the body.
Orthopaedic surgery involves repairs to bones and joints including:
Orthopaedic surgery also treats the connective tissues including nerves, tendons, muscles and ligaments – including sports injuries such as a damaged Achilles tendon or a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament of the knee (ACL).
The specialism covers a huge range of personal injuries from diagnosing a broken arm to performing a hip replacement operation.
The main areas in which orthopaedic surgeons specialise include:
Thousands of people are treated successfully for orthopaedic health problems in private and NHS hospitals each year but mistakes do occur. Surgical error can have serious consequences, and result in a claim for orthopaedic negligence.
Orthopaedic surgeons are now more than twice as likely to be sued than those in any other specialism.
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors have a wide variety of experience in orthopaedic negligence and have won many compensation claims for individuals.
Common cases include:
Wake Smith’s clinical negligence solicitors advise patients to get in touch as soon as possible to discuss making a claim due to the limitation period for making orthopaedic surgery claims.
We can advise whether or not you are able to make a claim. We offer a free initial meeting, where you can discuss the matter with a legal expert, see if you have grounds for a claim and determine if would like to proceed.
For more information please call the medical negligence team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0114 266 6660.
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