There are always risks when surgery is carried out, but if a complication emerges as a result of the hospital or surgeon acting incorrectly, a surgical negligence claim could be made.
If you need advice from a solicitor about whether or not you can claim compensation, contact us today. Do so by calling for free on 0800 014 7481 or by completing our enquiry form. Our team is highly experienced in dealing with claims of this type and will provide all the guidance you need, making a potentially complex as simple and stress-free as possible.
Making a surgical negligence claim
Undergoing an operation is something most people dread. While surgery will often run smoothly, there is always the risk that something might go wrong. Sometimes, this will be as a consequence of substandard healthcare or management, meaning the patient may be entitled to compensation if they have been subjected to avoidable injury or illness.
We deal with many different types of surgical negligence, including:
While all forms of surgery carry an element of risk, below are some of the more commonplace examples of surgical errors:
- Mistakes made during cardiovascular surgery
- Gastroenterological surgery errors
- Patients being awake, unable to speak and feeling pain when they should be under anaesthetic (also known as anaesthetic awareness)
- Botched ear, nose and throat surgery
- Medical equipment left inside patients following surgery
- Damage to vital organs due to negligent surgical techniques
Errors made during surgical procedures can have very serious consequences, so it is of the utmost importance that mistakes are kept to a minimum. When a person suffers as a result of a surgical error, it is imperative they get the compensation to which they are entitled.
In some instances, surgery may even be carried out when it was not required. If this has happened to you or someone you know, you may be able to make an unnecessary surgery claim. For instance, an operation may have been performed on you when a less invasive procedure was all that was required. Unnecessary surgery can lead to avoidable suffering, such as needless scarring and pain, as well as the psychological trauma of going through a major operation.
Talk to us
If you, a family member or a friend have suffered due to surgical negligence, ring us today to speak to one of our specialist solicitors, who can advise you on what to do next. Do so by calling for free on 0800 014 7481 or by filling out our enquiry form.
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