Are you suffering because of a surgical error?
Any injury is painful and distressing, but nobody expects to be injured when they go in for surgery. It’s likely you were already worried about your health before your surgery – you don’t deserve to suffer from further complications.
Making a compensation claim can seem like an added stress at a difficult time – we’re here to help you. If you’ve been injured in surgery or during your recovery, then we can help you make it right.
We offer free, impartial advice about making a claim following surgical negligence and we’ll never rush or pressure you into making a claim. If you’re ready to speak to somebody about your experience, then you can get in touch with us on 0800 376 0150. You can also speak to us on behalf of a loved one.
What is surgical negligence?
Surgical negligence refers to mistakes or errors that can happen during surgery. This generally means that the issue the surgery was supposed to fix has not been corrected due to a medical professional’s error, or that further injury and complications have been caused.
Surgical negligence can cover a wide range of errors. Below is a list of some of the different types of surgical negligence:
- Damage to organs such as the bowel, heart or lungs
- Operating on the wrong part of the body
- Amputating the wrong limb
- Surgical items or pieces of equipment being left inside the patient’s body
- Nerve damage or other internal injuries
- Excessive or unexpected scarring
- Infections receive
- Anaesthetic complications
If you’ve experienced a surgical error which isn’t listed above, then please don’t worry – it’s likely we can still help. You can speak to us for free on 0800 376 0150 to find out whether you could make a claim.
Cosmetic surgery claims
Those who carry out cosmetic procedures and beauty treatments have a duty of care to ensure your safety and well-being. This responsibility cannot be taken lightly, as surgical errors can have long-lasting and traumatic effects.
Not only can claiming compensation for cosmetic surgery negligence help you get your life back to normal as soon as possible, but making a claim can also draw attention to poorly skilled or unqualified organisations.
Complications can be caused by defective products, treatment errors and a poor standard of care after the cosmetic surgery. Some examples of cosmetic surgeries we can help you claim compensation for include:
- Breast enlargement
- Eyelid surgery
- Face or neck lift
- Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty)
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
If your experience isn’t mentioned here, you may still be able to make a claim. You can get in touch with us for free, impartial advice on 0800 376 0150.
Mistakes after surgery
Mistakes can sometimes happen after surgery, and it’s likely these will have an impact on your health as you’re more vulnerable and open to infection.
Post-surgical errors can include:
- Early signs of infection not being noticed
- Organ problems going unnoticed or untreated
- An obstruction in your bowel, veins or intestines going unnoticed
- Being prescribed the wrong medication and suffering side-effects
Reading this on someone’s behalf?
Some surgical errors can leave the victim unable to claim for compensation themselves – on those occasions, you may be able to make a no win no fee claim on their behalf.
This means you could claim for a friend or family member who is unable to make decisions about the court case themselves; or that you could claim compensation for your child following a surgical error or medical negligence.
You can find more information about claiming on behalf of a child.
We’ve seen how much of a difference compensation can make. It can help people like you get back to where they were before they were injured.
Compensation may not be able to take away the distress, pain and injury you’ve suffered because of negligence, but it can help you get the support you need – both physical and emotional. It can also take away some of the financial strain your injury may have caused you and your family.
Anything that has left you out of pocket because of your injury will be considered by your specialist solicitor when you make a claim – including any future costs or implications.
We look at each case on an individual basis, which means we’re unable to give you an exact figure of how much you could claim before you start. But if you do decide you’d like to be put through to a specialist solicitor, they’ll usually be able to give you an idea of the amount you might receive.
We monitor the standards of our solicitors to make sure you’re getting the best possible service, so you can be sure your solicitor will work hard to get the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to.