Surgical Errors

Surgical Errors

There are some of  the best medical professionals performing surgeries every day and such surgical  operations proceed as planned or are carried out to  the best of the surgeon’s ability. Unfortunately, mistakes are made which can have serious consequences for patients, for example:

  • Surgical swabs or equipment left inside the patient
  • Surgical injury such as damage to the bladder, bowel and other organs, nerves and blood vessels
  • Perforation of organs during investigations by, for example, a gastroscopy, endoscopy or sigmoidoscopy
  • Consent issues in relation to what the patient agreed to and advice about expected risks of surgery
  • Removal of incorrect organs and other body parts
  • Poor care after surgery, for example, with haemorrhage, respiratory complications and deep vein thrombosis
  • The carrying out of unnecessary surgery

 

If you have suffered injury or unforeseen complications as a result of a surgical operation you may be able to take legal action for compensation. To bring such a claim is difficult and expert advice and expert evidence is needed to work out whether you have a claim. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you and we will act for you on  a NO  WIN NO  FEE basis meaning that you will not have to pay any legal fees should your case be unsuccessful. Request a Free Consultation today.