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Orthopaedic tendon injury negligence compensation claims

  • Did surgery cause you additional injuries?
  • Have you endured health problems as a result of poor aftercare?

Hips, knees and shoulders are all complex joints and when breaks or fractures occur you require expert medical help to repair them.

Sadly, mistakes are made by many medical professionals, resulting in pain, heartache and frustration for victims and their families.

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Ruth Powell


Ruth is a Partner and Head of our Clinical Negligence Department. She has exclusively practised in clinical negligence since qualifying in 1995 and has a wealth of experience in complex and high value clinical negligence claims.

Common orthopaedic and tendon negligence claims

Orthopaedic and tendon negligence claims include:

  • Infection of the bone (osteomyelitis)
  • Incorrect placing of pins or plates
  • Incorrectly placed ligament grafts
  • Failure to notice damaged tendons

Orthopaedic treatment, if mismanaged, can result in serious disabilities such as amputations. If a second operation is needed, this increases the period that you are incapacitated and in pain, and can make a successful result less likely.

Many patients have problems after fractures or joint replacements. We appreciate that these patients can be in terrible pain and may well be facing amputations.

A simple cut, if deep enough to cause muscle or tendon damage, can lead to serious disability if it is not recognised and treated appropriately.

If this is recognised at the time the repair can be straightforward; delay and the patients face a lengthy treatment period that is often painful.

These types of injury can cause large amounts of problems with regards to work especially if a patient’s dominant hand has been damaged.

Hugh James clinical negligence experience

Hugh James’s clinical negligence specialists comprise an experienced team, dedicated to helping victims of all types of medical negligence.

Over the years the clinical negligence experts at Hugh James have successfully recovered damages for many patients and have become experts in this field of medical negligence.

We are able to assist you on a no win, no fee basis.

If we advise that you have a potential claim for compensation, we will act to gather the relevant employment and medical evidence to build your case.

We have access to the best specialist medical experts to enable us to obtain evidence of past and possible future needs to ensure that you are adequately compensated for the disability you suffer.

We treat every client with sensitivity and care, whilst aiming at the same time to deliver results including the highest financial settlement possible.

If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice session.

If you feel that you have suffered as a result of any of the above, or any other orthopaedic and tendon injury you can contact a member of our specialist team today.

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