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Peter Rigby - Director of Medical Negligence | Last updated on: 6th September, 2023

We've got your Knee Surgery Claim covered

Over 94% of knee replacement patients will report an improvement in their health following surgery. If, however, your knee surgery did not go to plan and your health has deteriorated, Patient Claim Line is here to investigate your case and pursue your claim for knee surgery compensation.


Making a knee replacement claim


With a team of over 100 solicitors, all experts in medical negligence, we have helped people all over the country make a knee surgery or knee replacement compensation claim. We take your case on a No Win No Fee basis and will help you to discover


  • If you are able to make a claim for knee replacement compensation
  • How much compensation you may be entitled to
  • The type of medical negligence you suffered
  • What compensation could help with you with

We're the highest-rated No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitors on Trustpilot

What is a Knee Surgery compensation claim?


There are many reasons why you may wish to make a knee surgery claim. These can range from complications during the surgical procedure, the wrong product being inserted during a knee replacement or the misdiagnosis of a knee injury.

Your knees are an incredibly complex joint in your body and they are crucial to your future mobility. Due to the knee being a combination of ligaments, tendons, bones and cartilage, a single injury to one of these components can be devastating. Knee injuries are very common, and so complications arising from an initial injury, later surgery or a full replacement can sometimes happen. When those complications arise as a result of negligence, that’s when you may be entitled to compensation.


Knee Replacement Compensation


One of the most common claims we help with is knee replacement compensation. There are over 100,000 knee replacements each year in the UK. Whilst the vast majority are completely successful, some do go wrong.  


There are two main types of knee replacement surgery: 


  1. Total knee replacement –  where both sides of the knee joint are replaced.
  2. Partial knee replacement –  where one side of the joint is replaced in a separate, smaller operation involving a shorter stay in hospital and recovery period.


If complications arise following either of these procedures, and these complications should not have occurred, you can contact one of our expert lawyers to help you understand if you have a knee replacement claim.


Other Types of Knee Surgery Claims


Whilst there are many cases involving knee replacements, there are also many other types of claims following knee surgery. Over the thirty years we have worked on knee surgery compensation cases, the ones we handle most often are:


  • TKA complications: Total knee arthroplasty
  • Vascular injury and bleeding: Injury to a key blood vessel or artery carrying blood to the leg
  • Peroneal nerve injury: Significant decrease of muscle strength to lift the foot
  • Tibial alignment: The incorrect alignment of the key bone structure
  • Patellofemoral alignment: Intense pain as a result of the knees alignment
  • Infectious complications: Complications as a result of infection in the knee or tissue
  • Component malposition: Component malalignment or malposition are complications related to surgical technique
  • Tibial-femoral instability and dislocation: Dislocated knee as a result of surgery
  • Femoral and tibial peri-implant fractures: Discomfort from implants in the knee
  • Patella instability: A frequent cause of knee pain
  • Patella fractures: A clear break in the kneecap


No matter what your initial injury was or the complications you experience following knee surgery, if it can be shown that the medical care you received led to avoidable complications, you have the right to talk through your experiences with an expert and start your road to recovery.


How Do I Know If I Can Make a Knee Surgery Compensation Claim?


Undergoing knee surgery should be a chance to regain mobility and end pain and discomfort. When that surgery results in increased pain or even loss of movement, it can be very difficult to come to terms with. When you make a knee surgery compensation claim, we will need to find out if medical negligence occurred during your surgery. Medical negligence is when a medical professional fails to provide adequate care. In the case of knee surgery, this could mean:


  • Using the wrong product or faulty products in your knee replacement
  • Failing to advise you of the risks
  • Prosthetic parts being put in the wrong position
  • Unnecessary surgery being performed


What Can I Expect?


When we pursue compensation on your behalf for a failed knee replacement or negligent knee surgery, we aim to help you return to a reasonable standard of living and take into account the costs associated with this. This includes things like:


  • Mobility aids if knee surgery has made it difficult to move as you did 
  • Rehabilitation and medical treatment such as physiotherapy
  • Travel costs getting to and from appointments and if you are no longer able to drive
  • Changes to your house or car, for example stair lifts if you can no longer walk upstairs
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Loss of current or future earnings


With all compensation claims, there is no standard amount and the final figure will vary according to the severity of the injury and its impact on your life. All of this will be carefully assessed before you receive a final offer of compensation.


Why Choose Us for Your Knee Surgery Claim?


Patient Claim Line has over 30 years experience with knee injury cases and over 100 years as specialist medical negligence lawyers. We know the right questions to ask and the quickest way to get you the help you need. Just like we did with our client, a 54 year old male, who received £54,000 after repeat surgery left him immobile. We are rated excellent on TrustPilot and have helped people all over the UK with their knee surgery claim.


No Win No Fee Knee Surgery Compensation

When you speak to us about your knee replacement compensation or knee surgery compensation, we first find out all the details of your case to assess if you are able to make a claim. If you are then all of our cases are on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning you pay absolutely nothing until we have won your case. You may also be eligible for an interim payment to reimburse you for any immediate costs.


If you have suffered complications after receiving a Nexgen knee replacement, our expert team is here to help you.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Knee Surgery Claim?

Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in cancer negligence and general medical negligence claims.

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with a combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It’s not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.

Frequently asked questions about Knee Surgery Claims

Our expert legal team answer your questions about making a Knee Surgery Claim

You may be able to claim compensation when medical negligence has caused complications or limited your ability to live in the way you used to. This includes failures during surgery. You are able to claim for any medical bills, loss of earnings, emotional trauma or where a loved one has had to take time off work to care for you.

If, following knee surgery, you have experienced increased pain and discomfort and have not been able to perform tasks as you did before, such as drive or go to work, then you may need help to pay bills or afford the changes you need to make to your home or work environment. Compensation allows you to pay for additional treatment to aid your recovery.

If you have full mental capacity, knee surgery compensation claims need to be made within three years of the accident or injury. In some cases, you may not be aware until much later that the problems you experienced after surgery were due to medical negligence. In that case, the claim can be made up to three years after the date you discovered this information. If the claim is regarding someone under 18, they have until three years after their 18th birthday.

There is no set time that it takes to recover from knee surgery. This will depend entirely on your situation and the reasons for the knee surgery. The correct rehabilitation should aid your recovery. Your recovery may also take longer if the surgery was not performed adequately and new problems arise following the procedure.

Meet our Knee Surgery Team

  • Christian Beadell

    Partner, Head of Strategy and Legal Operations

  • Francesca Paul

    Associate Solicitor

  • Julie Garner

    Senior Solicitor

  • Michael Blakemore-Carson

    Senior Litigation Executive

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