Orthopaedic Negligence Claims

If you have suffered as a result of a mistake by an orthopaedic surgeon or medical expert, you may have experienced unnecessary trauma that has seriously affected your quality of life. For that you deserve to be compensated, and the expert clinical negligence team here at JMW can help to guide you through the claims process and get the successful outcome you deserve.

We have many years of experience dealing with claims related to injuries caused by negligence to patients' bones, muscles, soft tissue and other parts of the musculoskeletal system.

For a no obligation conversation about your case, or to find out how our solicitors can help you, simply call us on 0800 054 6512. Alternatively, complete our online contact form and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you. 

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Case Studies
  • Broken Neck Misdiagnosis

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  • Fractured Ankle - £125,000

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  • Misdiagnosed Scaphoid Fracture Results in a Permanently Distorted Wrist - £232,500

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  • Failure to Diagnose Tendon Damage - £30,000

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  • Ruptured Tendon in Knee - £250,000

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  • Negligent Knee Replacement - £370,452

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  • Failure to Drain Knee Following Knee Replacement Surgery - £15,500

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  • Hip-Slipped Epiphysis - £35,000

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  • Poor Surgical Repair of ACL - £190,000

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  • Humerus Fracture - £20,000

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  • Foot Fracture - £5,000

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  • Negligent ACL Surgery - £23,000

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  • Elbow Fracture - £1,100

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  • Congenital Hip Disclocation - £270,000

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  • Clavicle Fracture - £4,250

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  • Samantha - Scaphoid Fracture

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  • Negligent Treatment of Human Bite Infection - £25,000

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  • Hip Fracture - £10,000

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  • Missed Dislocation of the Hips in Baby - £550,000

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  • Tendon Injury Negligently Treated - £10,000

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  • Two Bunion Surgery Case Studies

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  • Knee Replacement Goes Wrong - £700,000

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  • Hip Fracture - £50,000

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  • Dislocated Hip Not Diagnosed - £300,000

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  • Poor Treatment of Fracture - £5,500

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  • Failure to Carry Out an X-ray on Fractured Wrist - £80,000

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  • Knee Fracture - £130,000

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  • Negligent Thumb Surgery- £11,000

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  • Poor Standard ACL Surgery - £48,000

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  • Delay in Diagnosing Hip Fracture Causes Suffering for Terminal Cancer Patient - £18,500

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  • Delayed Wrist Surgery - £5,000

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  • Delay in Diagnosing Achilles Tendon Rupture - £20,000

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  • Young woman facing hip replacements due to delay in diagnosis - £120,000

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Orthopaedic Negligence Explained

Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics is related to the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of:

  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Cartilage
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Joints
  • Soft tissue
  • Nerves

An orthopaedic claim relates to a compensation claim made because of the negligence of a medical professional in treating or operating on an area of the musculoskeletal system.

Common procedures carried out by orthopaedic surgeons include:

  • Repairing damaged muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • Repairing fractured bones
  • Repairing cartilage
  • Replacing or resurfacing joints such as hip and knee joints
  • Correcting bone deformities

For the most part orthopaedic injuries are treated in a safe manner. However, in rare cases clinical negligence can occur and seriously affect the life of the patient. 

Common Claims

We have helped clients claim for:

  • Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis
  • Missed fractures
  • Nerve damage
  • Damage to circulation
  • Errors in surgery
  • Serious wound infections
  • Inappropriate or substandard treatment of fractures
  • Inadequate cleaning, suturing and dressing of wounds
  • Failure to recognise the seriousness of a patient's condition

Increased Frequency of Cases

There has been a huge rise in orthopaedic negligence claims over the past 20 years and it is estimated that they are two or three times more likely to occur than claims brought against the average doctor. This is due in part to a steady rise in complicated trauma cases and also an increase in complex surgery, such as joint replacement.

Fortunately, healthcare in the UK is generally of a very high standard. However, sometimes things can go wrong. If you have been harmed as a result of incompetence, lack of care or poor judgment, you may be able to make a claim.

Making an Orthopaedic Injury Claim

Negligence in this area could lead to both long and short-term effects on you physically, emotionally, and financially. Compensation may not make up for what you have suffered, but it can help put you as close as possible to the position you were in before you were affected by negligence. It can also help you cover financial costs, including:

  • Medical care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Other expenses, such as loss of earnings

Why Choose JMW?

JMW's expert team is on hand to provide you with tailored advice and help either personally or on the telephone. We understand that you may be going through a difficult time and will deal with your case in a sensitive yet efficient manner.

Headed by renowned solicitor Eddie Jones, our clinical negligence team includes members of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors' panel and the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence.

Where appropriate we offer a no win, no fee scheme to give you peace of mind during your case. To find out if you are eligible simply contact our team today.

Talk to Us

If you are unhappy with the treatment you have received or have become injured during treatment or surgery, contact our specialist clinical negligence team for confidential advice on 0800 054 6512, or complete our online contact form.


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