Surgical Injury Claims

Whilst surgeries greatly improve the quality of many patients’ lives, unfortunately errors can occur as a result of negligence in the performance of the surgery or the failure to recognise an error made during the surgery. Whilst it is uncommon, surgical instruments may be left inside a patient as a result of negligence on the part of the doctor or healthcare professionals.

Where surgical errors occur they can have a life-changing effect on an individual. Tragically surgical errors can be fatal. A misplaced suture or scalpel can result in the perforation of the bowel, bladder or other organs which could be fatal if not recognised and repaired in time.

Surgical errors can arise in the following types of surgery:

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Gynaecological Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Urological Surgery of the bladder or kidneys
  • Gastroenterological Surgery of the bowel or stomach
  • Eye Surgery
  • Hip or bone Surgery
  • Hand, leg or arm Surgery
  • Back Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery

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