Orthopaedic Negligence

Orthopaedics refers to the bones, muscles and joints of the human body. Orthopaedic claims concern a range of personal injuries ranging from a failure to diagnose a broken arm to failing to perform a hip replacement operation.

Our cases have involved:

  • Delay in diagnosis of fracture
  • Problems arising during hip, knee or elbow replacement
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Lack of consent to surgery
  • Post operative infection
  • Delay in diagnosis of congenital hip dysplasia/developmental hip dysplasia
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Nerve damage
  • Incorrect size of prosthesis

Case reports

Mr P recovered £650,000 when negligent Orthopaedic treatment caused compartment syndrome and failure to unite

But for the negligent treatment the fracture of the claimant’s right leg would have probably healed within 12 months, with a reasonable degree of healing to occur such that the claimant would be able to fully weight bear.

E -v- Whittington Hospital Orthopedic negligence following a fall resulting in hip replacement. Damages £65,000

M -v- Kingston Hospital Orthopedic negligence when the claimant was 9 years old following a road traffic accident. The case had been neglected by a firm of solicitors until taken over by Pattinson & Brewer. The case settled when the claimant was 21 years old, some 12 years after the injury.Total damages £36,000