Going to the hospital causes anxiety and nervousness for the majority of people. And the reason you are having the surgery in the first place is likely to have caused you weeks, maybe months of stress. Therefore you hope that things will go right when you eventually go in for your operation. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case. If you have been a victim of surgical error, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Why not contact us and learn more about how we can help you claim compensation after a surgical error.
The UK has a renowned health service and both NHS and private hospitals have very high standards of patient care. Relatively few people would genuinely believe that something would go wrong during their surgery and an element of trust is put into the medical professionals who have the responsibility and duty of care to treat us.
It’s unfortunate then that mistakes do sometimes happen during surgical procedures, resulting in a range in severities of personal injury. Although there are clearly risks associated with certain types of surgery, the doctor must have taken all reasonable steps to prevent the accident from occurring. If they have not done so they may be liable for medical negligence claims against them.
Surgical Error Claim Types
There are a range of circumstances in which a surgical error can occur. We can help you make a compensation claim for any of the following:
- Operating on the wrong body part/organ
- Performing the wrong type of operation
- Being caused an infection by unclean surgical equipment
- Causing damage to other body parts, organs, nerves, veins or skin tissue
- Surgical equipment being left inside the body
Of course this list is by no means exhaustive and we strongly recommend getting in contact with us if you have suffered any type of personal injury following surgery.
Errors during surgery can lead to further illness or leave the patient in more pain than they were before. Mistakes can lead to either physical or psychological problems and mean that you have to undergo further, sometimes more complex treatment than before. This is likely to cause a high degree of stress and anguish to the victim and members of their close family.
Making a Surgical Error Claim for Compensation
Call 08000 93 33 93 or contact us now and talk to one of our team about your surgical error.
At Ashley Ainsworth we can provide you with a top clinical negligence claim solicitor. Due to the complexity of these claims, it is vital that you have quality legal representation, and the solicitors we work with all have years of experience in getting compensation for victims of negligence in surgical errors.
If you require further information, our team of friendly, professional claims handlers are ready to take your call.