Surgical Medical Negligence

Our team’s experience in medical negligence cases spans decades.

Claims for Surgical Medical Negligence – Recover Your Health and Your Losses

Taking a decision to have surgery of any kind, whether elective or emergency is a serious one and should never be made lightly. There are varying degrees and levels of risk associated with every surgery depending on the procedure you undergo. Such risks must be fully explained to enable the patient to weigh the risks against the potential benefits for their individual case.

There is undoubtedly a rise in surgeries carried out in the UK and with that an increase in surgical incidents. In 2013/14 there were 83 cases of wrong site surgery, this rose just one year later to 114. [i] While the figures may not be very recent, the reality is that surgical errors can be lifechanging on many levels whether physically or psychologically. As a patient, you have the right to due recourse. O’Hare Solicitors is a law firm with years of experience in helping clients claim compensation for surgical malpractice.

Our team’s experience in medical negligence cases spans decades. You can trust that our solicitors will draw on this vast experience to help you or your loved one get the necessary assistance required to make a strong case for you when you need it most.

Can I claim compensation for an error during surgery?

If you have suffered long term issues as a result of surgery, O’Hare Solicitors can help.

Our expert medical assessors can analyse how severe your injuries are and what medical intervention would be required to provide redress. If you were left with a permanent injury due to surgery, we will assess the level of compensation you may be entitled to. Working with medical experts, we build a watertight case to ensure that you are awarded the compensation you deserve.

Even minor surgery can pose unexpected complications and risks. However, we all expect that every care is taken to ensure that these risks are reduced to a minimum. Where medical negligence is evident, our experienced healthcare lawyers have unparalleled experience in representing your rights and in case preparation. We work with you to investigate your case and the conduct of your medical team to assess if there was a deviation from the expected medical protocols and procedures.

Establishing medical negligence can be a delicate process and requires the forensic attention to detail which our customer-focused lawyers can provide.

If you or a member of your family are suffering as a result of medical negligence, we have a proven track record in securing compensation to assist you with long term care and support.

You can access highly skilled representation without any financial risk to you. We will walk you through the process of your claim confidently and professionally, putting you and your needs front and centre.

What types of medical negligence can occur during surgery

It is important to understand and recognise incidences of medical negligence. Often, patients place so much trust in the medical profession that they fail to recognise when they are victims of medical malpractice.

When such patients meet others who have had similar experiences, they can identify that they too have been needlessly harmed by their medical procedure.

Even minor surgery can result in serious and life changing complications.

Below is a list of some of the issues that may apply to your experience.  

  • Anunnecessary procedure was performed
  • Incorrecttype or dosage of anaesthesia was administered
  • Incorrectuse of surgical instruments
  • Operatingand removing the wrong internal organs.
  • Faultyinstruments were utilised
  • A foreign object was left in the body
  • Inadequate levels of training orsupervision
  • A missed ormisdiagnosis

What about post-surgery issues?

Whilst many medical errors can occur during surgery, further problems can also manifest post-surgery. It is during post-operative recovery that you may be more susceptible to infection. This can create even greater complications when post-operative care is inadequate. In such circumstances, you are extremely vulnerable and are sometimes unable to give voice to your suspicion of negligence or neglect until much later in your recovery.

Below are some examples of post-operative medical problems which can occur. If you recognise that these apply to you, get in touch with us and we’ll assess your case.

Medical issues which can occur post-surgery

  • Organ damage due to keyholeor open surgery
  • Side effects causedby incorrect prescription of medication
  • Infection goingunnoticed (particularly in the initial stages following surgery)
  • Foreign objects or instruments being left inside the body during medicaloperations
  • Trip, slip or fall when under medical supervision

If you are planning on making a claim for medical negligence which occurred either during surgery or post-operative, this can be a difficult and worrying time for you and your family. At O’Hare Solicitors, we understand. Our sensitive and caring staff will guide you through the process of claiming compensation.

Our law firm is acknowledged to be one of NorthernIreland’s leading team of solicitors. We have over a century ofcollective experience in medical litigation. Our specialist team of solicitorsand support staff will help guide you through the litigation process at everystage, enabling you to get on with your life. You will have peace of mind in theknowledge that we are building a strong case to win you the compensation andredressal you deserve.

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