Surgical Error Claims

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Surgery is nerve-wracking time for people who place their trust in medical staff to correctly perform procedures. Sometimes, mistakes that have occurred on the operating table have the direst consequences. Every procedure has an element of risk but medical professionals should still perform every operation to their best ability.

Injuries from negligent surgery include:

  • Being aware whilst under anaesthetic
  • Gallstones
  • Testicular torsion
  • Cataracts

Why errors can happen in surgery

Surgical errors may occur due to new technologies and software where surgeons have to learn new techniques. There are many reasons why mistakes occur due to a lack of knowledge or a failure of machinery in the surgeon’s hands.

The most common reasons are:

  • Delays in operating
  • Unnecessary operations
  • Delays in a patients diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Inadequate pre-operative assessments

Cosmetic Surgery

There is a huge demand for cosmetic surgery in the UK and, as the number of people is increasing, the number of mistakes and compensation claims are also on the rise. This remains a huge issue and there has been legislation introduced designed to rectify these issues as under-qualified doctors are undertaking cosmetic surgery. There are many people undergoing cosmetic surgery and underestimate the risks involved.

Post-operative complications can include:

  • Infections
  • Nerve injury
  • Scars
  • Loss of skin

Claiming compensation after a surgical error

If you have suffered undergoing surgery and you believe it was the medical professional’s fault, get in touch with our team of medical negligence solicitors. We offer unequivocal and compassionate advice to help you claim the compensation you deserve.

As soon as you establish contact, we begin collating the necessary information and documents that will make your case. If you would like to speak to one of our specialist solicitors, contact us on 0800 811 844.