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Surgical Errors

Our solicitors offer advice regarding surgical error claims. Contact Garratts and speak to an expert today for legal advice on negligent surgeons.

Garratts Clinical Negligence Solicitors specialise in obtaining compensation for negligent treatment during or as a result of surgery, whether the surgery was carried out in an NHS hospital, private hospital, clinic or a semi-private treatment centre.

All types of surgery involve risk.  Provided these have been properly explained to you and you have decided to go ahead with the surgery anyway, then no claim for compensation can be made if you suffer the consequences of one of the risks. 

However, sometimes the risks are not clearly highlighted or the risk may have been played down by the surgeon.  Provided we can establish a failure by the treating surgeon to perform the surgery to an acceptable standard, then compensation can be obtained.

Typical cases involving surgical errors include:

  • Failure to obtain proper consent
  • Organ damage
  • Gynecological complications
  • Nerve damage
  • Urological damage or complications
  • Objects or equipment left inside the wound
  • Wound infection or poor hygiene
  • Brain damage
  • Cosmetic surgery mistakes and errors
  • Keyhole surgery mistakes and errors

Negligence can be as a result of faulty or misused instruments, lack of training or simply poor judgement.

Garratts Medical Negligence Solicitors have over 30 years' experience in helping people to obtain compensation when their treatment has gone wrong.  We offer a no obligation, initial consultation and the majority of our cases are funded by a 'No Win No Fee' Agreement so there's no financial risk to you.

We have offices in Oldham, Ashton, Newton Heath, Radcliffe, Stalybridge and Worsley and you can be seen at any of these offices to suit you.  Alternatively, we can offer a home or hospital visit for people who are unable to attend our offices.


Call our Oldham Clinical Negligence Solicitors on 0161 665 3502 today or complete our online enquiry form.


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