Example cases

These example cases provide information on the grounds for compensation granted pursuant to the Patient Injuries Act for injuries reported to the Patient Insurance Centre.

However, individual cases of injury can differ greatly, so it is not possible to fully determine whether a case is eligible for compensation based on the examples. Individual circumstances are considered in assessing the eligibility for compensation.

The examples are sectioned according to the following themes:

  • Gynaecological procedures
  • Dental procedures
  • Infections
  • Thyroid gland procedures
  • Orthopaedics: Leg and arm procedures
  • Orthopaedics: Back procedures
  • Orthopaedics: Joint replacement procedures
  • Knee procedures
  • Eye procedures
  • Accidents
  • Procedures in the abdominal region