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Peter Rigby - Director of Medical Negligence | Last updated on: 5th September, 2023

We've got your Negligent Delay In Surgery Claim covered

Time is one of the most valuable assets in identifying and diagnosing illnesses and other issues.

If caught in time, with medicine as advanced as it is, people now stand much more of a chance of making a full recovery or living their lives relatively pain free.

Obviously, the sooner illnesses can be diagnosed, the earlier doctors and nurses can start the treatment.

If for any reason the treatment is delayed, this can lead to irreversible complications and health issues that are a lot more serious than first anticipated.

In these circumstances there are a few people who may have been negligent towards you. It could have been your GP who failed to diagnose or delayed your treatment, or the negligence may lie with hospital staff such as a specialist or the assisting medical team.

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So, if you’re looking for professional legal advice around delayed treatment compensation, or a negligent delay in surgery, our team at Patient Claim Line will be able to assist.


Claiming for delayed treatment

Receiving much needed medical treatment can be a daunting experience. The treatment itself may take time to become effective, and this can take its toll on you both physically and mentally. When that treatment is delayed, your condition could worsen as a result of the additional wait time; and the distress of this can also impact your wellbeing. When this happens as a result of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you have suffered a delay in treatment, or diagnosis, we can help you assess whether you have the right to make a claim. Your compensation values will help to assist your recovery time and take care of any future care or treatments that are needed on a private basis.


Making an NHS delay claim

We fully appreciate that making an NHS delay claim can be a daunting prospect. However, when this delay comes as a result of negligence and your health is directly affected as a result, pursuing a claim for delayed treatment compensation can be the right option for you.

This also applies to seeking justice following delays to any surgical procedures that have impacted your long-term health.

Patient Claim Line has an excellent track-record at holding negligent medical professionals to account.

If you are indeed looking to pursue your NHS delay claim, you can take our simple 10-second claim test here or call our number below to discuss your concerns with a medical negligence expert.


Delay in surgery claims

A delay in surgery is something you would never want to experience. There’s an incredible amount of emotion beforehand to come to terms with, and that’s even before you have entered the operating theatre.

At Patient Claim Line, the process of making a delay in surgery claim is quick and easy.

Our trained medical negligence solicitors will do investigate your claim for you, once we have the relevant dates and consultation information from you. We are committed to bringing you the best service we possibly can, and it does not cost a penny to find out whether you have a claim or not.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Negligent Delay in 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 Negligent Delay In Surgery Claims

Our expert legal team answer your questions about making a Negligent Delay In Surgery Claim

When making a claim for a negligent delay in treatment or surgery, a claim should be made within three years of the negligence occurring or when the effects of the negligence first appear. This is to ensure that you do not miss out on any compensation you may be entitled to. In cases involving anyone under 18, the legal case must be pursued within three years from the date of their 18th birthday.

There are various factors which could contribute to negligent delays to treatment or surgery. Some of the common factors include: 

  • Improperly triaging a patient in A&E 
  • The patient has been misdiagnosed by a doctor 
  • The patient was referred to the wrong specialist 
  • The patient was not sent for further testing or scans 

There could be several reasons surgery is delay and they may not always be negligent. In our experience we have known surgery to be delayed for the following reasons: 

  • No room availability at the hospital 
  • Case management 
  • Poor scheduling 
  • Absent surgeons due to emergencies  

Patients too may contribute to delays in surgery if they do not show up or are late for a procedure. This could mean a reschedule effects other patients like yourself.

Meet our Negligent Delay In Surgery Team

  • Iain Dodd

    Partner, Senior Solicitor

  • Fiona Swarbrick

    Associate, Head of Medical Negligence

  • Sion Wynne

    Senior Solicitor

  • Amy Kirk

    Associate & Chartered Legal Executive

  • Case Study

    Gordon's Story

    "It was an experience that I never thought I’d have to go through"

    Gordon first reported a blockage in 2011, but this wasn’t fully investigated. This delay in medical care meant that he needed an amputation of his lower leg, which impacted his mobility and independence.

    The team at Patient Claim Line determined that Gordon lost his leg because medical professionals didn’t operate soon enough. Our team fought to ensure Gordon received justice, and they were able to secure him compensation for his suffering.

    The financial settlement enabled him to purchase a more suitable prosthetic leg, as he found the NHS prosthesis uncomfortable. Gordon now finds playing his beloved bowls much easier, and his team were recently promoted to a higher league.