Surgery exposes patients to a myriad of risks, even when performed correctly. In training, surgeons learn methods to mitigate risks – still, not all surgeries go to plan. Where complications occur, medical malpractice may be the cause, warranting a clinical negligence claim.
What Is Surgical Error?
When people need to have surgery performed, they usually have enough worries on their mind without contemplating the possibility of medical negligence. Nonetheless, despite their training, medical professionals are only human, and thus make mistakes. Surgical error statistics provided by a 2013 BBC documentary showed that in excess of 750 patients had suffered after preventable surgical mistakes since 2009 despite the errors being categorised by the Department of Health as “never events” – incidents so serious that they should never happen.
Common examples of surgery negligence, involves surgeons mistakenly damaging organs surrounding the area of focus, misdiagnosis causing the wrong type of surgery to be performed, or anaesthetists administering the wrong level of anaesthetic.
Where you may have been injured due to medical error of this type, we can build a case for surgery compensation.
Surgeons can mistakenly damage organs surrounding the organ they’re focused on, anaesthetists can administer the wrong level of anaesthetic; all kinds of problems can occur. Where you’ve been injured due to such medical error, we can build a case for general surgery compensation.
Our work on surgical error stories spans a number of areas, but we commonly pursue medical negligence claims for the following:
- Orthopaedic Surgery Claims
- Gastroenterological Surgery Claims
- Cardiac Surgery Claims
- Gynaecological Surgery Claims
- Hysterectomy Complications Claims
- General Surgery Claims
- Urological Surgery Claims
- Silicone Implants Claims
- Anaesthetic Errors Claims
- Cosmetic Surgery Claims
- Failed Sterilisation Claims
- Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery Claims
- Neurosurgery Claims
- Ophthalmological Surgery Claims
Where injuries are sustained from negligent surgery, a number of complications may result. Some may result in painful symptoms in need of further corrective surgery, whilst others may lead to life-long disability – or even death. Where incidents are non-fatal, the victim is still likely to need time off work to recuperate, resulting in lost earnings, whilst suffering caused by the symptoms alone can elicit psychological consequences, not least the shock of having been let down by a trusted medical professional. In these cases, you may be able to secure surgical error compensation.
Our Surgical Error Claims Experience
Our medical negligence solicitors understand better than anyone how injuries caused by malpractice do not solely cause long-term health problems. They also mean time off work, leading to the further distress of income loss. This may result in depression and other psychological symptoms. Our solicitors have overseen hundreds of cases of surgical malpractice. Their experience means they can focus upon the pertinent clinical matters from the outset, gathering the evidence needed to substantiate your medical claim.
At Asons, we take the time to thoroughly research and understand your situation so that we can secure the compensation which will support you – both now and in future. 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. We take all factors into account when preparing your surgical error claim because this ensures the best possible outcome for you and your family.
It is natural to be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your surgical negligence case. To address this concern, we have devised a variety of options to help you.
We help acquire all the assistance that you are entitled to, whilst managing resulting compensation in the most beneficial way possible. We must remind you to be quick, however, as there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.
We deal with medical negligence claims on a regular basis. If you are suffering as a result of substandard treatment, you may be eligible to make a claim. Our Medical Negligence Solicitors will work to collate all appropriate paperwork and documentation, whilst speaking to the parties involved, substantiating your claim.