Millions of us are operated on every year, and advances in technology and medicine mean less invasive procedures and higher expectations of good outcomes.
While surgical standards and techniques are certainly better and improving, errors can be, and are, made – often more frequently when a regular procedure is being carried out. If these errors are the result of negligent medical treatment, the patient may be entitled to claim compensation for any avoidable injury they’ve suffered as a result.
All healthcare professionals owe their patients a duty of care. This covers a wide range of circumstances, from a surgeon warning patients about the risks of undergoing an operation and not operating unnecessarily, to a doctor or nurse providing treatment and after-care that meets the required professional standard. If a surgeon or other healthcare professional fails to meet the standards expected of them, and you suffer an injury as a result, you may be entitled to bring a clinical negligence claim.
Surgical error claims: how can we help?
We understand that being the victim of a surgical error can be frightening. We’ll work with you to figure out exactly what has happened, when it happened and who is responsible. With so many different people involved and treatments available, clinical negligence claims are often complex. We’ll help you identify the chain of events that led to your injury and analyse the alternative courses of action that should have been taken. We’ll do this and more to help you build a strong case, backed by expert evidence, demonstrating that you wouldn’t have suffered your injury if the surgery hadn’t been carried out negligently.
We’ll also carry out a detailed assessment of the general and special damages to make sure you claim the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to. This means reaching a suitable figure for the pain and loss you’ve suffered through your injury, and calculating your past, present and future costs, including the impact your injury has and will have on your earnings, the cost of care and other expenses.
Medical negligence: why choose us?
We have helped people all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland win compensation for a wide range of negligent medical treatment by doctors, nurses, consultants and local health boards. This isn’t always decided in the court room. We’ll always look to settle a case before it gets that far by agreeing an amount of compensation that will be paid. But where that’s not possible, we’ll fight your case in the courts.
You don’t need to worry about the expenses involved in bringing a claim. Our medical negligence solicitors offer a variety of funding options, will be upfront about the costs involved and take on medical negligence cases on a no win no fee basis.
Contact our Surgical Error Lawyers Liverpool, UK
Get in touch with an expert medical negligence lawyer at Emerald Law by calling us today on 0333 3052 844 or simply complete our online contact form and one of our experienced first response team members will get back to you.