Having surgery of any kind can be daunting, especially as doctors need to tell you about all of the potential risk factors associated not only with the surgery itself, but with the general anesthetic too.
Having all of the information can be comforting as you feel informed but you may still have some element of fear about the procedure. So what happens if you wake up following your operation and discover that something has gone wrong?
We do understand how angry and upset you will be following your surgery and you may even have long term effects from the errors that were made during your operation. Whatever your situation is, we can help you to understand if you are able to make a claim for surgical negligence.
What can go wrong in surgery?
Surgery can be complicated and many surgeons develop their own techniques and preferences when carrying out operations within their particular specialties. However, mistakes are sometimes made and there are a number of things that can go wrong. For example:
- Surgery has been carried out on the wrong part of the body or the wrong organ
- Swabs or instruments are left behind
- Tissue or nerve damage has happened
- Organs have been perforated
There are practices in place within hospitals, such as surgical checklists, which should be followed to avoid incidences such as the ones listed above, but sometimes due to time pressures, or being understaffed these checklists do not take place and mistakes are made. Here is an example of a successful claim due to administration staff failing to have the proper equipment ready for a knock knee surgical procedure.
We can help you to understand what happened, who is responsible and help you to decide if you would like to take the surgery compensation claim further.
How can we help with your surgery claim?
Our firm has been in operation for over 40 years and we have helped many people to receive compensation for their injuries and we can help you too.
We can offer you a Free Initial Claims Assessment where we will be able to understand your legal position and explain this to you using clear and uncomplicated language. You can then decide if you would like to move forwards and make a claim for medical negligence.
There are options open to you to consider how you can fund a surgery claim and we will talk through these options with you in detail and advise you on which one we think is most suitable for you.
Call us today to arrange your Free Claims Assessment
Please call us today on 0800 020 9311 and we’ll be happy to arrange your Free Claims Assessment.
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