Our surgery negligence solicitors deal with compensation for medical errors and offer the no win no fee scheme for a viable case. This means that once you have instructed us, we can get started on the legal procedure to make a compensation claim on your behalf, to achieve the maximum possible financial reward for you. You will not be asked to pay our charges as the claim proceeds.
Surgeons who have performed operations in an incompetent and negligent manner, have been found to: cause various types of accidental injuries; conduct operations in an incorrect body region, for example, in the case of breast cancer, removing the wrong breast; removing organs or tissue which is healthy, and should not be excised; and treating wounds incorrectly.
This kind of surgery negligence can lead to serious consequences, and in some cases, may have a detrimental impact on the rest of the patient's life. When there is absolute proof of negligence, the surgeon's insurance company will settle the claim however an early admission of negligence is rare. The award will incorporate financial losses, such as the inability to work, medical expenses for further surgery to help ameliorate the damage (our firm works to get your private treatment); and compensation for pain and suffering that has resulted. If the surgery medical negligence resulted in the patient's death, then the award is given to dependents.
You need to be mindful of the fact that there is a big difference between unsuccessful surgery and negligent surgery. Not all surgery, even when carried out properly, is successful and failure does not necessarily imply negligence.
In order to be classed as negligent, a surgeon must be shown to have exhibited a lower level of ability compared to the accepted standard of other surgeons who work in the same field. Moreover, should the surgeon have the choice of two or more different surgery options, and picks the wrong one, then they will be exonerated from any negligence claims as long as there is a significant group of responsible surgeons who would have made the same decision. This is regardless of the fact that an alternative option could have resulted in more success, with the provision that the surgery has to meet logical analysis.
The majority of negligence claims that our cosmetic surgery solicitors deal with, relate to patients who are dissatisfied with face lifts, facial surgery and breast implant surgery. In addition to this, a high percentage of claims come about due to insufficient post-surgery care, which can lead to unsightly scarring and infection.
We recommend you call our surgery medical negligence solicitors right away to discuss any potential compensation claim that you may have - be it a general medical case or plastic surgery. In both instances, there is a time limit of three years, in which a claim can be made. There is no charge or obligation to have an in-depth discussion with one of our surgery negligence solicitors, who will be able to give you an idea of the type of financial award you could achieve with a viable claim.SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0330 660 7004