All surgery involves risks, but a lot of our surgery compensation claims relate to operations that have not gone to plan. Sometimes the outcome is a complication of surgery and may not be a result of negligence. If you have had surgery that has lead to complications or believe it was due to medical negligence get in touch, as you may be due compensation.
What is surgery negligence?
The vast majority of operations carried out throughout the UK on a daily basis are performed without any issues. But in some rare occasions something can go wrong. Negligence by surgeons or clinicians can be due to faulty or misused instruments or from a lack of training. Some surgeons may be over worked which could be a failure to deal with consent issues properly or explain procedures post-surgery. This lack of communication to the patient and other medical professionals can lead to surgery negligence claims.
What should you do if you have been a victim of surgery negligence?
The first thing you should do is make sure you seek any medical treatment you require either from were you originally had the operation or from your GP. Not only does this make sure you get the treatment for any complications that have occurred after surgery, but also means any of these implications can be noted on your medical record. This information will be used if the case went to trail and can also help your strengthen your case.
Why should you claim for surgery negligence?
Many people would not think they would be due any compensation for there misfortunes, but this is simply not the case. Having an operation can be a nerve racking at the best of times, not at least if something goes wrong. Suffering medical negligence can affect many aspects of your life such as loss of earnings and self esteem. This is why we believe that no one should suffer because of someones negligence.
Limitation period for car accident claims
A limitation period is the maximum time allowed by statute to bring a claim to the attention of the courts after an event has occurred. The limitation period for personal injury compensation in surgery negligence claim is 2 years.
Do you have a valid claim?
We advise that all surgery negligence claims should be made sooner the rather than later. Whether you have questions about starting your claim or any general questions you should contact Scott Rees & Co. Contacting Scott Rees is free of charge and we will listen to your story and give you guidance on what you should do next. Simply fill in our online claim forms and we will get in touch with you when possible.