Surgery Compensation Claims

If you have been injured during surgery, then our expert clinical negligence solicitors at Forbes might be able to help.



We have some of the best medical professionals in the world currently performing lifesaving surgeries every day, and for the most part these surgeries are completely successful and carried out to the best of the surgeon's ability. Unfortunately, medical staff, no matter how qualified or experienced can make mistakes from time to time causing serious damage to patients, leading to severe complications or even death.

If you have fallen victim to clinical negligence, have been injured during surgery or have found out that something has gone wrong whilst undergoing surgery, contact the expert clinical negligence solicitors at Forbes today as you may be eligible to make a compensation claim for your injuries.

Types of Surgery Compensation Claims

Some of the key types of issues our experienced clinical and medical negligence solicitors can help victims claim compensation for involve the following:

In addition, Forbes can also provide legal advice and representation to those who have suffered injury due to a surgeon's use of faulty or damaged instruments, and damage caused due to a lack of training - whether a claim for more invasive surgery or keyhole surgery compensation. Due to the fact surgeons are often tasked with dealing with many patients over a short period of time, they can fail to make sure they obtain consent or provide patients with the appropriate information on aftercare causing injuries in the long run. In either circumstance, we can offer expert advice and representation and pursue an open surgery or keyhole surgery compensation claim on your behalf.

This list is by no means exhaustive and the expert solicitors at Forbes will be able to advise you about your potential claim once they have discussed your injuries and the circumstances surrounding your injuries with you.

We aim to ensure all compensation received reflects the severity of your injuries, and helps to cover any loss of finances, ongoing treatments and rehabilitation programs as well as any modifications to your home that may be necessary.

Your best interests are always at the heart of everything we do and we will fight fearlessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you have suffered an injury due to medical or clinical negligence - through open or keyhole surgery - contact a member of our team as soon as possible. As there is a three year time limit imposed on many medical negligence claims it's vital you act quickly to ensure a positive resolution and the best possible outcome.

Case Study 1

The claimant underwent microdiscectomy surgery to improve her back pain. The defendant negligently operated on the wrong part of the claimant's back making the problem worse, the claimant was left with permanent back pain.

The defendant admitted negligence. She was unable to return to work and required care and assistance. The claimant underwent a number of unnecessary surgical procedures as a result of negligence and was left with bladder problems, restricted walking and permanent pain.

The claimant recovered a total of £475,000 roughly broken as follows:

  • Injuries £60,000
  • Past losses £65,000
  • Future losses £350,000

Case Study 2

The NHS admitted a failure to examine the claimant's retina or refer them for cataract surgery. They argued that the retina was examined and therefore an earlier examination would have made no difference. In relation to the referral for cataract surgery they argued this made no difference to diagnosis of the retinal detachment.

The case was supported by an optometrist and ophthalmic surgeon. Shortly after proceedings were issued the defendant offered the sum of £120,000 which was accepted.

The figure roughly breaks down as follows:

  • Injuries £30,000
  • Past care £7,750
  • Future care £82,250

Additional Information

Surgery Compensation Claims


Falling victim to medical negligence, even if it was due to an innocent mistake of a trained medical professional, can have a huge impact on a person's everyday life. From breast surgery compensation to spinal surgery negligence and even wrong surgery claims, there's plenty of ways in which surgery has and can go wrong with undoubtedly devastating results. When receiving surgery, an individual has the right to faultless care and high-quality medical practice and if they are failed by this, then they deserve to be compensated. If you have fallen victim to medical negligence as a result of surgery that wasn't performed the way that it was supposed by to be, then please don't suffer in silence. Begin your claim for what you're entitled to, with the help of Forbes Solicitors, today.

How do I know if I am entitled to compensation for negligent surgery?


If you have undergone surgery and feel as if you were a victim of medical negligence, then it's time to speak out. If you're unsure as to whether or not you have a case when it comes to surgery compensation claims, then why not give Forbes Solicitors a call today to discuss your individual situation and find out whether or not you have the grounds to claim compensation? At Forbes, we're committed to providing the best possible service to all of our existing and potential clients and our professionalism and experience means your case will be looked into and handles properly. If we do believe you are entitled to compensation as a result of surgery negligence, we will work tirelessly to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. Don't suffer in silence, contact us today.

Different types of surgery negligence


Breast surgery

If you have had breast surgery and medical mistakes were made during the process, the results can be devastating. At Forbes, we are highly experienced in dealing with breast surgery compensation claims and as a cosmetic surgery negligence solicitors, we'll ensure that you get the compensation that you're entitled to. Generally, plastic surgery practitioners do a fantastic job and patients leave happy with the results, but there can be times that mistakes happen and as a result a person's life massively impacted. If you have suffered cosmetic surgery negligence, please contact Forbes today to discuss your claim.

Spinal surgery

Spinal surgery negligence can have devastating consequences on a person's wellbeing and if you have undergone spinal surgery and mistakes were made by a professional who's care you were in you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Forbes to discuss your case.

Unnecessary Surgery

Surgery negligence claims also include unnecessary surgery claims. If you suspect that you have undergone surgery that wasn't necessary and have suffered a financial or physical injury as a result, then you'll be eligible for a surgery compensation claim, too. Get in touch with Forbes Solicitors today to find out more.

Having surgery in itself can be a distressing experience and a nerve-wracking time in a person's life. This, combined with negligent practices or even an unnecessary operation can be devastating. If you have been a victim to any of the issues or matters discussed above, please request a call back from Forbes Solicitors, today.

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