Surgical injury

What is a surgical injury claim?

If you have had surgery and suffered an injury, pain and discomfort or serious long lasting health problems as a result of mistakes made during a procedure, you may be able to bring a claim for medical negligence.

Common areas of surgical injury

Before Surgery:

  • failure to obtain a patient’s proper consent. Save for emergency situations all doctors should discuss with the patient the risks and complications of the procedure and obtain a patient’s agreement to go ahead with the surgery

During surgery:

  • Operating in the wrong place/on the wrong limb
  • Performing the wrong procedure
  • Damaging organs, blood vessels or nerves
  • Failing to notice damage to organs, vessels or nerves

After Surgery:

  • Failure to diagnose and treat developing complications such as,sepsis/infection, bowel obstruction, perforated bowel and compartment syndrome

Common areas of surgical injury

  • Anaesthetic Errors
  • Keyhole Surgery
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Ear Nose and Throat Surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Bowel/Colon Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Urological Surgery (Kidneys, Bladder, Prostrate etc)
  • Vascular Surgery (Arteries and Veins)
  • Appendicitis
  • Spinal surgery
  • Lack of Consent
  • Post operative complications.

If you have concerns about any surgical procedure you have undergone, please contact us now to arrange a free initial discussion.

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