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Surgical Errors

If you have suffered as a result of negligence of medical staff during your surgery, you may be able to claim compensation.

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Surgical errors compensation

If you undergo an operation, you don’t consider for a second that surgical equipment may be left inside you.

Unfortunately, this happens more often than you would think. This surgical equipment may include swabs, unplanned screws, or even larger equipment like forceps.

Leaving these surgical items inside a patient’s body can cause a whole range of problems and symptoms. Infections and pain are a common consequence. You may also require further surgery to remove the unwanted object. This often leads to a longer stay in hospital than originally planned.

What surgical errors can occur?

As well as surgical items being left inside a patient’s body, other errors can include:

Mistakes that are made during surgery may result in further operations or treatment that would not have otherwise been required.

Diathermy procedures – surgical burns:

During some types of operations, a diathermy procedure may be used by the surgeon. This involves using an electrical current to generate heat. It is frequently used to cut tissue, remove warts or skin tags, and can be used to seal blood vessels.

If used incorrectly during surgery, the patient may suffer a diathermy burn. These surgical burns can lead to infection, pain, and permanent scarring. In very serious cases, skin grafts and plastic surgery may be required.

Diathermy burns may amount to clinical negligence if the surgeon has used the diathermy tool negligently, or if the machine itself was faulty. If you have suffered a diathermy or surgical burn, please contact us to discuss whether you may have a claim for clinical negligence.

Do you have a potential medical negligence claim?

Please contact us for advice if you feel you have suffered any negligent medical or dental treatment. Our specialist team of medical negligence solicitors are always happy to help. We tend to work on a team basis which means that we can pool our legal and medical knowledge to offer the best service to our clients.

If you would like free initial advice on whether you have a potential clinical negligence claim, please contact us on 01244 354688. Our friendly team will be more than happy to speak to you. You can also fill in our contact form. 

It is important that you contact us as soon as possible, as there are legal time limits in place for starting a compensation claim. Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you specifically on the facts of your own case.

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