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Knee Replacement Surgery Claims

If you have undergone knee replacement surgery that has gone wrong due to clinical negligence, you may be eligible to claim life-changing compensation. JMW Solicitors is highly experienced in handling cases of this type and we are here to provide all of the expert guidance you need. 

To find out more about whether you are in a position to make a knee replacement surgery claim, or to discuss your situation in more detail, contact us today. Call our legal experts on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is suitable for you. We can take on cases on a no win, no fee basis. 

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How JMW Can Help

Although total knee replacement is intended to improve mobility and quality of life, negligence by a clinician during the procedure can leave you facing new or exacerbated problems following your operation. At JMW, our legal experts have handled a wide variety of knee replacement surgery clinical negligence cases, with patients suffering from a range of different problems as a result of substandard care. 

Our clinical negligence team has a reputation as one of the best in the country, and includes members of both the Law Society’s specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitor panel. We have a great deal of experience in securing compensation on behalf of clients who have suffered due to medical negligence. 

We pride ourselves on being both knowledgeable of medical matters and of the law surrounding claims of this type. We will guide you through the legal process, offering support and advice at every stage.

FAQs

What does knee replacement surgery involve?

Knee replacement surgery can usually take two forms: total knee replacement (TKR) surgery and partial knee replacement (PKR) surgery. It often has a very positive impact on a person’s life as it can significantly improve mobility. Those undergoing knee replacement surgery may be able to take part in activities they may not have been able to before the operation. 

This type of surgery is otherwise known as arthroplasty and involves using an artificial joint to replace a knee that has been damaged, become worn or been affected by a disease. It is a fairly common operation, usually administered to those over the age of 65. 

TKR surgery involves the replacement of both sides of the knee joint, while PKR surgery involves the replacement of just one side. Undergoing TKR will usually lead to a longer hospital stay and recovery period compared to PKR. 

While most procedures are carried out successfully, a significant proportion of patients are subject to mistakes made by medical professionals before, during or after the surgery. 

Find out more about knee replacement surgery by visiting the NHS website.

What problems can arise from negligent knee replacement surgery?

If the surgery is performed negligently and not to the required standard of care, this can lead to the patient suffering from a range of different health problems. These can include: 

  • Infection 
  • Limited mobility 
  • Severe pain 
  • Stiffness in the knee 
  • Damage around the knee joint, including to the nerves, ligaments or arteries 
  • Deep vein thrombosis 
  • Blood clots 
  • Unexpected bleeding to the knee joint 

Mistakes made during knee replacement surgery can clearly have a huge impact on the life of the victim, potentially even leading to long-term disability. They can also leave you facing significant costs that, without the aid of compensation, you may struggle to pay. These can include: 

  • Further medical treatment 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Alternative transport arrangements 

Seeking compensation can improve your quality of life considerably after experiencing medical negligence.

Talk to Us

Discuss your knee replacement surgery claim with us today by simply calling us for free initial advice on 0345 872 6666. If you would prefer for us to contact you, fill in our online enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Our solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis on the cases taken on.