Botched surgery claims
Botched surgery claims

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Imperium Law can help you sue the NHS for injury suffered because of negligent surgical treatment or aftercare.

Contact us to make a medical negligence claim for surgery that has gone wrong, we have the expertise to get you the payout you deserve.

According to figures released by the Royal College of Surgeons, there are on average 4.6 million surgical operations each year in England. While surgeons are highly trained and the majority of operations go without a hitch, mistakes can and do happen.

Regardless of whether you were operated on in a private or NHS hospital you are due a standard of care. If your healthcarer failed to take care of you then speak to us on 0800 633 5730.

If you have placed your life in the hands of a healthcare professional and your surgery has been botched, you are entitled to claim compensation.

£17,500 payout for 63 year old following botched bladder surgery.

Surgical negligence claims include:

  • Operating on the wrong patient. While this sounds improbable it has happened. There are cases where due to miscommunication or poor hospital protocol, the wrong person has been taken into surgery and operated on.
  • Surgical equipment left in a patient's body. This is an all too frequent occurrence, surgeons have left gauze, scalpels, pads and even clamps inside patients bodies. This type of error has been known to cause severe infection, extreme pain and in some cases even death.
  • Incorrect anaesthesia. With anaesthesia even the slightest error can result in serious damage. Too much could mean too low an oxygen level which could cause brain damage, and not enough could cause the patient to wake up mid-procedure.
  • Nerve, tissue or muscle damage during surgery. One slip during an operation can cause organ perforation which can cause infection, disability or in the worst case death.
  • Infection caused by contaminated surgical equipment. If any equipment used to operate on you hasn’t been properly sterilised, then infection is highly likely.
  • Wrong site surgery.  Patients have undergone surgery to wake up to find that the wrong part of their body has been operated on. This can include wrong arm or leg amputation, wrong testicle removal or wrong kidney removal. This can be traumatic, and in some cases life threatening.

£55,000 payout for woman following wrong ovary removal.

  • Failure to warn of surgical risks. Under the Care Quality Commission all patients must be fully informed of all surgical risks. If you were operated on, weren't informed of the risks and suffered injury, your medical practitioner has breached CQC guidelines and you can make a claim.
  • Death. There have been cases of patients who have died on the operating table because of surgical negligence. Whilst money cannot bring a loved one back to you, it can help you cope with the practicalities that can arise after a loved one has died.

In addition there are various other types of claim you can make including:

  • Incorrectly administered medication leading to overdose.
  • Faulty medical equipment or products such as breast implants.
  • Sub-standard aftercare which results in blood clots, bed sores or infection.
  • Mistakes involving chest tubes or feeding tubes.

If after botched surgery you now need a high level of care and can no longer work, the compensation payout could be significant.

Making a surgical compensation claim.

Medical errors can be devastating, and sadly in some cases the botched surgery is irreversible.

If you have been let down by the healthcare system, we can take on your case and make a claim for the compensation you deserve.

Why make a claim?

By bringing a claim for negligence you can prevent other patients from being injured in a similar way.

If you bring a claim against a negligent healthcarer you can receive a payout for your pain and suffering AND you can also highlight the medical failings of your healthcare provider.

Proving liability.

To bring a successful claim it is necessary to prove:

1. Negligence

When suing the NHS or a private healthcare provider, it is necessary to prove a) your healthcarer was negligent and b) the treatment provided fell below the level of care expected from an average competent medical professional.

Evidence will be needed from an expert in the relevant medical field to back up your claim, however we can help you obtain the evidence you will need.

2. Causation

It is necessary to prove that any injury and subsequent loss suffered was as a DIRECT consequence of the negligent treatment.

It will be necessary to obtain the testimony of a medical expert to prove your claim, once again we can help you obtain the evidence you will need.

3. Damages

It is necessary to establish the amount of compensation which should be paid out. This will depend on various factors such as pain, suffering and financial loss.

A report will need to be prepared by a medical expert to assess the damages and the level of care and future provisions needed, we can help you obtain the evidence needed to prove your claim.

To confidentially discuss your claim in more detail call us on 0800 633 5730.

Compensation claim time limits.

If you have suffered injury because of negligence before, during or after a surgical procedure, then you will need to make a claim within three years of the incident.

Alternatively the three year time limit runs from when you found out your injury could give rise to a claim for compensation.

Special rules apply to claims involving children, patients with reduced mental capacity and the family of a patient who has died.

To ensure you do not fall foul of time limitation rules seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Funding your claim.

Our medical negligence lawyers work on a 'No Win-No Fee' basis. We will only ask you to pay our costs if we win you a payout.

Why choose us to represent you?

  • We have 30 years experience winning personal injury compensation for our clients.
  • Our solicitors understand the complexities of making claims for medical negligence.
  • We have a highly qualified team to investigate and prove your claim.
  • We are 100% committed to winning as large a payout as possible.
  • Our services are 'risk free' as we are 'No Win-No Fee' solicitors.

We are here to help you through every step of the process until we achieve a successful outcome, and that for us is getting you the maximum compensation payout possible.

After years of representing medical claimants, we believe we understand the distress of experiencing surgery that has gone wrong and so are sympathetic to your needs.

Call us free on 0800 633 5730 to discuss making a claim.

 

 

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