The nature of general surgery means that the number and variety of mistakes that can be made are wide-ranging which may lead to a Hospital negligence claim.
We have acted for clients arising from basic errors such as leaving an instrument or swabs and stitches behind or damaging an organ by accident during a surgical procedure.
Such errors can be significant and a patient can be left with long-term complications
General surgical mistakes lead to additional unnecessary surgery. Without proper aftercare, the problem can get much worse. In these cases, it is often the lack of appropriate aftercare or the reluctance to admit that a mistake was made that can result in a negligence claim.
Surgical errors may include and involve:
Damage to nerves
Spinal injury claims
Failure to gain consent
Instruments/tissue/cloth not removed
Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.
Personal Injury Solicitor