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Failed Surgery Medical Negligence Compensation Claims Solicitors NSW

If you think you might have a failed surgery compensation claim, contact our Compensation & Insurance Claims Team today to book in for a free preliminary assessment phone conference.

Please note: there is a strict 3 year time limit that applies to failed surgery claims in NSW, however some restrictions do apply.

What is a failed surgery?

A failed surgery occurs when a health practitioner performs surgery in such a way that it causes further injury (physical or psychological) to the patient, when such further injury ought not to have occurred.

I was told the surgery had risks before I agreed to undergo it, will I still have a claim?

Yes, even if you are informed about the risks, if the health practitioner failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care and skill when performing the surgery resulting in you suffering an adverse outcome, you could still have a medical negligence claim. This is where our team of experienced lawyers can assist you.

See Also: Medical Negligence Claims – What do I do?

What if I consented to the operation, but the Doctor operated on the wrong body part, e.g. my right knee instead of my left knee?

You consented to the operation being performed on your left knee, not your right knee. Therefore, you would have a claim.

What losses can I be compensated for after a failed surgery claim?

  1. Your pain and suffering
  2. Your loss of earnings (past and future)
  3. The cost of medical treatment and surgery expenses (past and future)
  4. The cost of any care provided gratuitously by family and friends
  5. The cost of any care provided on a commercial basis

How do I get started with a failed surgery claim?

If you have undergone any kind of surgical procedure (surgery) in a NSW hospital and are now in a worse condition than you were before the surgery, then you may have an entitlement to bring a ‘Medical Negligence Claim’ against the hospital as a result of the failed surgery.

Since 1969 we’ve been helping clients achieve successful outcomes following failed surgeries. No matter what the odds are, we’ll fight to protect your best interests and ensure you are awarded the compensation you deserve.


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