There are a number of different reasons why it may be necessary to make a surgical accident claim. Surgery that has gone wrong can sometimes result in a patient suffering from a minor illness or complaint. Alternatively, it may have caused extreme pain and suffering or, in extreme cases, death.
In the vast majority of surgical procedures, there are no problems afterwards and the professional conduct of doctors, surgeons and nurses involved in your surgery, is of a very high standard.
However, mistakes can and do happen. Having an operation is a stressful experience alone; enduring pain and discomfort afterwards can worsen this emotional distress, not only for a patient but also for their relatives and loved ones.
The different kinds of surgical compensation claims are largely determined by the type of surgical procedure they are related to. These operations range from medical surgery to cosmetic surgical accident claims. The reasons for your claim could be down to the poor skills of a surgeon or even the incompetence of hospital staff. Below are some of the most common kinds of surgical accident cases, however, there are many other ways in which you can suffer a surgical accident and this list is non-exhaustive:
Surgical accidents are a form of medical negligence. In order to have a valid medical negligence claim, you will need to prove that there was third party blame in your surgical injury. With the help of a qualified personal injury lawyer, this will be a straightforward process. However, medical negligence cases can sometimes take longer than those related to other kinds of personal injury, because of the complexity of an illness or injury.
Experiencing a surgical accident can result in a long or short-term illness, injury or disability. It may also leave a patient unable to work as a result and it may have left you more vulnerable to other conditions in the future.
The level of emotional distress experienced should not be underestimated and is often taken into account in many surgical accident cases. Scars may be left which can cause anxiety and depression and a loss of work can also mean that you have been left depressed.
At Jefferies, our medical negligence lawyers are able to take care of the details and paperwork involved in your case. We take the time to look at your case in detail and will carefully examine the amount you are entitled to before advising you whether or not we can complete the work on a no win, no fee basis.
If you think you may be entitled to surgical accident compensation, please get in touch with our no win, no fee solicitors at Jefferies. Call our national accident helpline or make an online enquiry for help and information on how to start your claim.