Surgical Injury Claims
If you have undergone surgery and suffered an injury, pain and discomfort or serious long lasting health problems as a result of mistakes made during a procedure, you may be able to bring a claim for medical negligence.
At Davies and Partners we have many years experience dealing with claims arising from surgical issues. These include:
- Anaesthetic Errors
- Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Surgery
- Gall Bladder (Cholecystectomy) Surgery
- Heart Surgery
- Ear Nose and Throat Surgery
- Gynaecological Surgery
- Gastroenterological Surgery (Bowel and Intestines)
- General Surgery
- Urological Surgery (Kidneys, Bladder, Prostrate etc)
- Vascular Surgery (Arteries and Veins)
- Delay in Diagnosing/Treating Appendicitis
- Delay in Diagnosing Anastomotic Leak
- Compartment Syndrome
- Lack of Consent
Often these claims relate to the performance of the surgery. In addition, however, claims can arise from failure to obtain a patient’s proper consent. Prior to surgery (save for emergency situations) all surgeons should obtain a patient’s agreement to the surgery, and risks and complications should be discussed.
Further, issues can arise after surgical procedures due to a failure to diagnose complications that have occurred. This can include the development of compartment syndrome which occurs when nerves and blood vessels are compressed within a muscle department. The failure to identify and treat compartment syndrome can lead to severe and permanent damage to the muscle nerves. Compartment syndrome can development quickly after an injury has been sustained and, therefore, prompt diagnosis is essential.
In addition, claims often relate to a failure to diagnose an anastomotic leak or bowel perforation following surgery, which can often have tragic circumstances.
At Davies and Partners our dedicated lawyers have a wealth of experience in all the above cases, and in helping our clients find the answers they need.