All medical procedures and operations carry some risk, and while the majority of the time these go according to plan, occasionally surgical mistakes are made.
Surgical errors can be devastating, with many causing not only physical suffering, but emotional and financial suffering too. At Ashtons Legal we will help you get back on your feet and we will do our best to see that those responsible for your suffering are held accountable for their actions.
Our medical negligence lawyers will do everything they can in order to obtain you financial compensation. We know that no amount of money will undo the mistakes that have been made, but we hope that receiving compensation will ease the financial burden that may have been placed on you as a result of negligent care.
We understand that you may be feeling confused and angry about how such a devastating error could have been made, and that is why our lawyers fully commit to helping clients get the answers and apology that they so deserve.
If you feel that errors were made during an operation you had, or during an operation of a loved one, then you may be able to claim compensation.
What is surgical negligence?
Surgical negligence describes inadequate care given out by medical professionals during an operation that causes further injuries or complications. Our medical negligence solicitors have successfully handled an extensive variety of surgical cases. They have helped people when a surgeon or medical professional:
- did not explain the potential risks of an operation
- did not check that a patient was eligible for an operation
- performed the incorrect operation
- performed the operation on the wrong part of the body
- left a foreign object inside the body
- did not comply with hygiene standards which as a result caused the patient to get an infection
- operated with poor surgical technique leading to organ, nerve or tissue damage
- used the wrong amount of anaesthetic.
Can I claim for surgical negligence?
If a mistake was made during your operation that caused you further injuries or complications, then you may well be entitled to compensation. We will guide you through the claim process and we will help you with any questions or concerns you may have along the way. In order for your claim to be successful, at some point you will have to prove that the surgical error has caused you to suffer pain or has caused you further medical complications. If there is a problem with this for any reason, please feel free to get in touch with us today and we will help you out.
What can compensation pay for?
Although receiving compensation won’t fix the mistakes that have been made or make them any more acceptable, it can help lessen the burden that they may have on your everyday life. Compensation can cover any medical and rehabilitation expenses, and can compensate for any money that has been lost if you have been unable to work due to your injuries.