Hip Replacement Compensation Claims
Hip replacement surgery is now one of the most common surgeries completed by hospitals. The results that can be seen include an improvement in mobility as well as a resolution to severe pain. The surgery removes part or all of the hip joint and socket and replaces it with prostheses.
Whilst it is becoming a regular procedure for surgeons not all patients are having success with their hip replacement surgeries. Errors in the surgery and/or issues with the type of prosthesis can lead to devastating results.
Compensation awarded from a hip replacement compensation claim is very much dependent on the injury caused as a result of the surgery errors or type of prosthesis used. Compensation for this type of claim is designed to try and put the claimant back in the position they would have been in had it not been for the hip replacement surgery going wrong. For many people the negligence may have had life changing effects that simply cannot be reversed. In these circumstances, the compensation is used to support the claimant and ensure they have the best care and assistance they need.
Hip replacement negligence claims compensation is calculated in two parts: general damages and special damages.
General damages are compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity as a result of the injury. Medical reports would be sought from independent medical experts to identify the extent of the injuries a patient has suffered to support this part of the claim.
Special damages are compensation for any past and future financial loss arisingas a result of the injury. Special damages include all losses that have been incurred from the date of the injury and any future expenses that may occur. This can include loss of earnings, care costs, medical expenses or the cost of adaptations required to accommodation. This list is not exhaustive and special damages can be very far reaching.
Our team at Davies and Partners Solicitors understand the strain that an error in a hip replacement surgery can cause and will undertake careful analysis of your claim to make sure you are compensated fully for not only what you have suffered but any effects the injury may have on your future life.
If you have recently been affected by a hip replacement surgery error you may need to seek legal representation and as such it is vital that you appoint a solicitor with appropriate knowledge and understanding of the injury acquired or developed as a result of the negligence. Davies and Partners has over 25 years of extensive experience in acting for clients who have suffered from errors in hip replacement surgery. The process of making a claim can seem daunting but here at Davies and Partners our solicitors, who are members of The Law Society and AvMA Panels, have the expertise to help you make a successful claim and seek the compensation you deserve.