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Reviewed by

Peter Rigby - Director of Medical Negligence | Last updated on: 7th September, 2023

We've got your Wrong Site Surgery Claim covered

Surgery is usually a necessary part of treatment in many cases. Surgery is often a delicate and intricate procedure and should always be carried out by a trained professional in the field. If the surgery does not receive the utmost care and attention it requires, things can go wrong and the results can be devastating.

Through a variety of issues, such as miscommunication or direct negligence of the professional, the wrong area of the body may be operated on and this can have direct consequences on the overall health of the patient.

You may be able to claim in the event of:

  • The unnecessary removal of an organ
  • General surgery in the wrong site
  • Further health complications arising from wrong site surgery
  • Existing symptoms worsening as a result of wrong site surgery
  • The wrong area of the body being operated on
  • Amputation of the wrong body part

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Compensation for surgery in the wrong place

Surgical errors can lead to devastating consequences and sometimes long-term complications. If the unthinkable has happened and you’re looking to claim for surgery in wrong area, we have both the know-how and experience to help you start your journey towards compensation.

As medical negligence specialists, we completely understand that a surgical error can leave you in distress, or worse, incapacitated.

When this happens and your quality of life is reduced through no fault of your own, our specialist solicitors can help you secure the compensation you deserve.


Worsening health conditions following wrong site surgery

As the UK’s top-rated medical negligence law firm, we’re also ready to fight your corner if you are or have suffered a worsening of your health condition following wrong site surgery.

When a surgeon has negligently operated on the wrong part of your body, there is a risk of further injury and complications of your existing condition. It may also mean that your recovery is hampered or delayed because of the negligence you experienced.

Just remember, if this has happened to you, you’re not alone and you could be entitled to receiving wrong site surgery compensation.


What happens when surgeons make mistakes?

When surgeons and medical professionals make mistakes, more often than not, the result can be a lot of pain and suffering for the victim.

Physical injuries are one side of the impact, but mental trauma and anxiety can also have a devastating effect.

Our qualified legal experts at Patient Claim Line are more than equipped to represent your claim and help you receive the wrong site surgery compensation you deserve.

We understand the devastation that medical negligence can have on your life. With many years of medical negligence cases under our belt, we will be able to quickly determine whether you have a case or not. With a professional and personal service, we are dedicated to getting you the answers and the compensation you deserve.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Wrong Site 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 Wrong Site Surgery Claims

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

There are several factors that can go wrong and result in wrong site surgery. Sometimes these can be system failures and sometimes they can be process failures.The National Library of Medicinehas list a series of factors which include

System failures:

  • Lack of institutional control to verify the correct site of surgery
  • Lack of a checklist to ensure every check was performed prior to surgery
  • The reliance solely on the surgeon performing the surgery to determine the correct surgical site

Process failure:

  • The failure to clearly mark the correct site of surgery
  • A miscommunication between members of the surgical team and the patient
  • The failure to recheck a patient’s information before starting surgery

During the negotiation stage of your claim, your solicitor will begin to negotiate with the negligent party. The aim is to recover you any out-of-pocket losses, rehabilitation costs & compensation. Compensation secured in the past has supported our clients in various ways such as funding home adaptations required due to their injuries, new mobility support and physiotherapy. To find out more about negligence compensation head to our Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator Page.

In short, the answer is yes and here we have created a guide to making a claim for someone else which will explain everything you need to know before making a medical negligence claim on someone’s behalf.

Meet our Wrong Site Surgery Team

  • Peter Daly


  • Kate Lozynska

    Associate, Senior Solicitor & Specialist Litigator

  • Iain Dodd

    Partner, Senior Solicitor

  • Michael Gray

    Partner, Senior Solicitor

  • Case Study

    Robert's Story

    "You couldn’t ask for a better team"

    After his symptoms were misdiagnosed, Robert suffered a stroke affecting the left side of his body. He was in hospital for five weeks and had to attend physiotherapy for six months as part of his recovery.

    Our team secured a substantial compensation, which took into consideration the physical and mental impact of Robert’s misdiagnosis on him and his family.

    This enabled Robert’s wife to give up work as well as buy a bungalow together, making it easier for Robert, with his mobility problems. Robert is looking forward to going back to the music concerts and car shows he used to enjoy, as well as spending more time with family.