As well as emergency work, General Surgery encompasses the high volume of routine procedures which make up NHS waiting lists; this includes procedures such as tonsillectomies, or the removal of benign cysts.
Even when performed correctly, by experienced surgeons, General Surgery exposes the patient to a multitude of risks. General Surgeons work to perfect techniques, which when utilised, reduces the risk of scarring, improve healing time, aiming to avoid possible complications. Unfortunately, despite this, medical errors can still occur, putting the patient’s health at risk.
How Does This Happen?
During General Surgery, Surgeons can mistakenly damage organs surrounding the organ they’re focused on, anaesthetists can administer the wrong level of anaesthetic; a full range of complications can arise. If you have been injured due to medical error, we can build a case for General Surgery Compensation.
If an injury is sustained as a result of negligent general surgery, you may have to contend with a number of on-going consequences; some may result in painful symptoms that require further corrective surgery, whilst others may lead to life-long disability, or even death. Where these incidents are non-fatal, increased recovery times may mean the patient will need more time than expected off work, resulting in lost earnings.
Where a patient is adversely affected by sub-standard general surgery, our solicitors are able to investigate; documenting all medical activity and contacting all the appropriate parties to ensure that all the substantiating evidence is collected, supporting your general surgery compensation claim.
Our General Surgery Claims Experience
When making a claim for General Surgery compensation, we will assess the impact of your negligent treatment, gaining a greater understanding of the consequences you have suffered, and those that could have materialised. If we can determine that complications, and further suffering, could have been avoided, had you been treated appropriately; we can build a case that medical practitioners, and authorities, will struggle to defend against.
It is important for people to come forward. By holding medical authorities to account for their malpractice, we can prevent such errors from reoccurring; in making a claim, not only will you be compensated for your inconvenience, but you will also be helping others to avoid further injury in future. You need to be quick though; there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.
We pride ourselves on our provision of first-class legal advice and support. We have specialist teams of medical negligence solicitors in place with a wealth of expertise, and knowledge, that you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Their years of legal service mean that it’s likely they will have overseen a case like yours in the past. This means that they can focus on the most critical evidential and medical matters from the outset when investigating your case. This helps us to achieve the greatest possible success for your General Surgery claim.
You may be worried about the possible costs in claiming against the NHS; so we have specialist teams in place to help you secure all the assistance available to you. Whatever the situation, we are likely to find a way to help.