Surgery Negligence Claims

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Surgery Negligence Claims

When you undergo surgery, you place your trust in the medical staff to perform the procedure correctly. However, even in experienced hands, mistakes can happen on the operating table, and the consequences can be grave. JMW's team of experienced solicitors has helped countless people with surgical negligence or unnecessary surgery claims and can guide you throughout your case.

Making a compensation claim for surgical negligence can help to make up for the suffering you have experienced. JMW can help you make a strong case based on medical evidence and a firm understanding of the law, giving you the best possible chance of achieving a positive outcome and moving on with your life.

If you or a family member have suffered a surgical error caused by a doctor or surgeon's medical negligence, our team of experienced solicitors can help you to claim compensation. Call us on 0345 872 6666, or submit an online enquiry form and we will get back to you. We are able to offer no win, no fee agreements on the cases we take on.

What Our Clients Say

How JMW Can Help

Our clinical negligence team is among the most experienced in the country when it comes to claiming compensation on behalf of clients and helping people who have suffered due to a wide range of surgical errors.

We are knowledgeable and understanding and can provide the expert guidance you need to ensure that the seemingly complex task of making a compensation claim becomes as straightforward and stress-free as possible. We understand how stressful this experience can be and pledge to support you every step of the way.

The team is regarded as being among the very best across England and Wales. We have solicitors on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel as well as the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence.

Case Studies

Negligent Post-Operative Care Leads to Neurological Problems - £400,000

It was alleged that there was a delay in the performance of exploratory surgery following the initial operation despite entries in the nursing notes which indicated neurological deterioration. Had William been appropriately treated post-operatively his neurological and functional recovery would have been full. Read the full case study here.

How to Make a Surgical Negligence Claim

If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of negligent surgical care, you may be entitled to claim compensation for time off work, medical costs, and the pain and suffering caused to you and your family.

JMW’s clinical negligence team will work with you to understand your case, before carrying out an investigation into the circumstances of your surgery to establish whether negligence was involved. This process will involve a review of the available medical evidence, including consultations with independent experts.

We will compile the strongest possible case to help you win your claim as quickly as possible, usually out of court. We will also try to obtain interim payments to help pay for any immediate care you may require, as our aim will always be to ensure that you are able to move on with your life and your recovery. If we are able to take your claim on, we can do so on a no win, no fee basis. 



Although every surgical procedure has an element of risk, medical professionals have a duty of care to uphold, meaning they must perform surgery to the best of their ability to avoid complications. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and errors do occur that result in clinical negligence claims being made.

Common examples of surgical negligence include:

Surgical negligence can leave those affected in need of long-term care, worrying about financial issues or - in the worst-case scenario - grieving a lost loved one.


A high proportion of medical errors are associated with surgery, most likely because the immediate impact and consequences of surgical errors are much easier to recognise than other medical mistakes.

Surgical errors occur for all kinds of reasons, from a basic lack of knowledge to the failure of a piece of equipment, but the most common reasons include:

  • Delays in operating
  • Inadequate preoperative assessment
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Delays in diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis resulting in delayed operation
  • Wrong site surgery

Advances in technology mean that surgical procedures are changing all the time, and sometimes when surgeons are on the 'learning curve' with a new technique, the risk to the patient can be increased.

Talk to Us

To make a free, no-obligation enquiry about a surgical negligence claim, call us on 0345 872 6666, or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Getting in touch with us is the first step to obtaining the legal guidance and compensation you need.