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- What Kinds of Medical Mishaps and Negligence Can I Make Hospital Claims For?
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Due to the heavy population of the UK, there are many people fighting for medical assistance when it comes to hospitals. Unfortunately, a percentage of those people get neglected when it comes to the treatment they require. If this is the case, then that person is eligible for a compensation claim because the treatment that they needed was not provided and as a result, their illness or injury developed into something far more serious and life threatening.
If you fall into this category, then please give Tylers Solicitors a call today on 0800 699 0079, and we shall talk you through the process of claiming compensation because of medical negligence received at a UK hospital. We have provided a small article below showing an example of how medical negligence can effect peoples lives and how you are then eligible to claim compensation as a result.
Solicitors pursuing compensation claims against hospitals do more than just help those whose lives have been impacted medical negligence. These claims can put pressure on hospitals to take action to address the underlying problems which caused them.
A case in the point is that of some surgeons that in the UK hospital surgeons are known to have been involved in five operations which led to deaths, which, it has been acknowledged, could have been preventable. Another 17 cases are being examined to see if medical negligence could have contributed to the suffering and death of the patients concerned.
The background to the cases was that all patients were recommended to have laparoscopic surgery (also known as keyhole surgery) rather than a traditional laparotomy (also known as open surgery). Although laparoscopic surgery was known to have been used on dogs in 1902 and on humans in 1910, it took until the 1990s for the procedure to move into the mainstream of surgery. It can have significant advantages when compared to the traditional laparotomy. The smaller incision reduces pain and recovery time. It also means that the risk of the internal organs being exposed to infection is vastly reduced as is the risk of haemorrhaging.
Unfortunately there is a surgical price to pay for this, which is that the procedure is vastly more difficult for the surgeon and of course, the more difficult and complex a procedure becomes, the more likely it is that errors will occur. One of the major issues with laparoscopic surgery is that it requires the surgeon to use tools rather than working directly with their hands. This can make it hugely difficult to judge the amount of pressure being used, which can lead to internal damage and associated complications. As a result surgeon’s need to look carefully at each individual case and assess whether the benefit outweighs the risk.
In this situation, it is still unclear whether the deaths were due to an incorrect procedure being used for the situation or whether the hospital surgeons made errors during the operation. What is clear is that at least five people died painful and preventable deaths and that much more could have had their quality of life diminished or even died as a result of actions taken by these surgeons.
If you believe you have been in a position of mistreatment pre or post aftercare as a result of an operation, a specialist NHS hospital compensation lawyer at Tylers Solicitor will endeavour to investigate your case if malpractice in a UK hospital took place in the last three years.
- Failing to take a patient’s medical history records into account
- Failing to examine a patient according to their symptoms
- Failing to carry out correct investigations (including X-rays, scans and blood tests)
- Failing to interpret investigations properly
- Failing to correct or carry out procedure errors
So if you have been unfortunate enough to have been the victim of hospital medical negligence, you should consider making a claim with Tylers Solicitors hospital compensation claims team. Our expert team of hospital negligence lawyers have many year’s of combined expertise and will honour to do everything within the law to help you claim an amount that you can be satisfied with. Other types of hospital medical or clinical malpractice cases we have taken on are people who have received the wrong injection, or negligence when having cataracts eye surgery, and cases where a woman has had an ectopic pregnancy.
Tylers Solicitors understand just how traumatic being the victim of Hospital negligence can be. We also understand how helpful compensation can be for recovery. So for a Free No Obligation claim with no fee attached, contact Tylers Solicitors today by calling 0800 699 0079.
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No matter where you were injured in the UK, Tylers Solicitors are just a telephone call away from giving you expert advice about your compensation claim. If you would like to contact us about claiming compensation in the UK then telephone 0800 699 0079 today for a no obligation chat.