Having surgery can be a stressful and daunting time for a lot of individuals, which can be made worse if something goes wrong. The last thing you would expect from your surgeon is negligence.
We understand the devastating effects surgical errors can have on people and their families. Not only can health problems worsen, but on occasion surgical negligence can even result in premature death. Our surgery lawyers have experience helping victims of surgeon negligence and surgery malpractice. If you or a loved one have suffered as a result or an operation gone wrong, or wider surgical negligence, call us now on 0808 164 0808. You can also request a call back, and we will call you.
Surgical negligence FAQs
We understand you may have questions about surgical negligence. Below, we’ve answered some common queries:
What is surgical negligence?
Surgical negligence is a type of clinical and medical negligence, where an individual is subjected to receiving incorrect treatment, delayed treatment or sub-standard treatment by a surgeon or other medical professional.
What are some examples of surgery compensation claims?
Compensation claims for surgical negligence cases can take several forms. Our clinical and medical negligence solicitors have a vast experience in this area and deal with very serious cases such as:
- conducting unnecessary surgery as a result of misdiagnosis
- misinterpretation of hospital notes or x-rays
- leaving surgical instruments inside a patient following a procedure
- cutting or damaging nearby tissues or organs while carrying out a procedure
- failure to repair or correct any damage caused during a procedure either at the time or during recovery
- accidentally severing vital blood vessels or nerves
- carrying out the wrong procedure than the patient expected
- conducting the surgery on the wrong part of the body
- removing healthy tissues or organs inappropriately
- failing to fully explain all of the risks and dangers of a procedure beforehand, which is referred to as a lack of informed consent.
The above errors can lead to a number of severe complications ranging from infection to death, and can cause serious psychological damage as a result of the neglect and the physical injury sustained. It’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you believe you’ve suffered at the hands of surgical negligence. Call 0808 164 0808.
Can I claim compensation for nerve damage after surgery?
As above, if the nerve damage you’ve sustained was a direct result of negligence during your surgery, then you may be eligible to bring a surgery compensation claim.
Sometimes during surgery, doctors will need to operate near to nerves in certain parts of the body, which can be damaged through negligence in this way. Your nerves can also be damaged in other ways, such as poorly-administered injections.
Can you receive compensation for cosmetic surgery negligence claims?
If you’ve chosen to have cosmetic surgery, the last thing you want is for your surgeon to act in a negligent way. Whether you’re having breast surgery or facial surgery concerning your eyes, brows or even ears, your surgeon and doctors have a duty of care regarding your health.
Can I claim operation gone wrong compensation?
Yes, if evidence proves the cause of your operation going wrong was indeed the negligence of your surgeon(s), you may be able to bring an operation gone wrong claim. In some cases, operations can go wrong through no fault of the surgeon, which is why it’s best to contact our legal professionals to get an understanding of your situation before bringing a surgery claim.
What’s the time limit for bringing a surgical negligence claim?
Typically you have three years from the date of knowledge to bring a claim, which is usually the date of your surgery or the date you became aware of any resulting damage.
If you’re still unsure about timings and wish to talk to someone about pursuing a surgery lawsuit, one of our clinical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you further.
How much surgery compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive will all depend on your circumstances. Every case is different, which a variety of factors that will need to be taken into consideration. These can include time needed for rehabilitation, loss of income, and whether any home adaptations would need to be made.
Contact our clinical negligence and surgery lawyers today
If you or a loved one have experienced injury or trauma as a result of medical negligence relating to surgery, or you wish to discuss surgery gone wrong compensation and want to make a surgery compensation claim, please get in touch. You can call us free on 0808 164 0808, or request a call back and one of our experts will call you.