Expert Hernia Claims for Compensation
Think you’ve been a victim of medical negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of your hernia? Compensation claims can prove you right, then. But without adequate treatment, hernia claims for compensation become an unfortunate reality.
Solicitors at The Medical Negligence Experts have experience in representing clients seeking compensation. Often, such cases result from having a correct hernia diagnosis or because their treatment was inadequate.
As well as causing physical harm and emotional distress, it can lead to a financial loss. That’s either due to:
- time off work, for instance, or;
- having to pay for a medical treatment which would otherwise have been unnecessary.
What is Hernia Negligence?
A hernia, in short, is a protrusion of the abdomen resulting from weakening muscles. They can occur in the groin or upper stomach and, in rare instances, may happen at birth. As long as they know how to do so, doctors can manipulate the displacement of organs into place without surgery. But it is more usual to do so through an operation.
Hernia negligence in a medical environment can refer to misdiagnosis or incorrect or inadequate treatment. And the treatment of hernias is not an uncommon thing. NCBI reporting backs it up, too:
Repair of inguinal hernia is one of the most common operations in general surgery.
…Rates ranging from 10 per 100 000 of the population in the United Kingdom to 28 per 100 000 in the United States.
Hernia Claims examples
There are common types of hernia injury claims, including the following examples.
- Damage to organs during hernia repair surgery;
- Manual handling accidents;
- Nerve damage caused by hernia surgery errors;
- Insufficient treatment leading to the recurrence of a hernia;
- Restricted blood flow and organ damage due to a misdiagnosis and strangulated hernia;
- Also, the complications you face with bowel obstructions, too.
Not all unsuccessful hernia treatment, however, is due to negligence. The NHS estimates that up to 10% of hernias will return after surgery (3% of them within three years).
Meanwhile, hernia repair is a routine treatment with minimal risks, but one shouldn’t underestimate it. Because any time a patient requires surgery and general anaesthetic, the potential for injury from medical negligence rises.
Some descriptions of types of hernia
- Umbilical hernia: Effectively, this is when fatty tissue or bowel protrudes through a tear near the navel.
- Hiatal or Hiatus hernias: In essence, when part of the stomach squeezes through a tear in the diaphragm. These can even happen with certain types of road traffic accident injuries.
- Incisional hernia: Incisional hernias result from fatty tissues protruding after the surgery occurs.
- Femoral hernias: These can be destructive in nature, going so far as to restrict or even block blood flow to the intestines altogether. Left without treatment, injuries occur to the intestines that lead to their own decay.
Clinical negligence claims happen, in short, when the treatment you receive is below an acceptable standard. As a result, you can then prove it – with the help of your lawyer. To prove it, you’ll need to show that:
- Your injury, pain and suffering was altogether avoidable, and;
- You suffer unduly as the result.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts help clients claim hernia compensation in three key ways.
- We verify your grounds to make a case.
- Building a portfolio of evidence.
- Pursuing compensation.
It’s not the care provider’s role to disprove negligence. Rather, it’s the claimant’s responsibility to demonstrate it occurred, and that it caused their injury or illness. Moreover, seeking legal advice as early as possible will help, too. Because it gives you the information you need to make a sound decision about how to proceed should you decide to claim compensation.
By working with The Medical Negligence Experts, we will:
- identify whether your claim has a good chance of success;
- also, build the body of evidence necessary to prove it, plus;
- justify the compensation you are requesting.
We do this by thoroughly researching the circumstances around your treatment and injury. Next, we’ll review your medical records and, where necessary, obtain input from independent medical experts. Regardless of what kind of hernia injury compensation claims, expertise that proves you suffer goes a long way.
Empathetic expertise for all hernia compensation claims
You must choose to work with an empathetic lawyer you trust. Such as with the team at The Medical Negligence Experts. They advocate and represent you, so you need to be confident they will always have your best interests at heart.
Especially when they advise and claim on your behalf.
What kind of compensation amounts are we looking at?
No two hernia claims cases are identical, and your solicitor will focus on your injury and how it affects your life. Whenever you make a personal injury claim, your solicitor must account for the kinds of damages you suffer. From general to special damages, or even loss of earnings and new expenses you incur as a result of negligence by medical professionals.
As we say, all injury claims are different and unique. Therefore, it’s critical that we speak with you to get a sense of:
- What your claim is, and;
- How viable your claim truly is.
In truth, the personal injury compensation amounts will vary from case to case.
However, we will always strive to get the compensation you deserve, aiming for the maximum amount. The best way to find out how much you can claim is by talking with us directly – by phone on through our contact form. Be sure to act sooner rather than later: three-year time limits are in place on the compensation calculator for filing a claim.
For general damages to any act of negligence against even a part of the bowel, it’s critical to act quickly. Please know that this tackles cases of medical negligence, as opposed to personal injury/accident at work cases.
What you need to make effective hernia negligence claims
When you do put forward hernia claims, make sure you have the following information available.
The extent of your injury or injuries
This includes any medical reports, evidence of doctor visits or medication you are taking.
Assets and holding that suffer as a result of your injury
Yes, you can claim back whatever earnings you miss out on along the way. Moreover, we can even claim for any future income losses you expect to encounter as a result of your injury. For example, it’s not only earnings in this scenario: there’s also consideration from property and assets.
Any other costs you’ll also claim for as a result of your injury
You’ll no doubt incur some otherwise unnecessary costs because the injury took place. In contrast to medical negligence, there might instead be a need for personal injury claims. Some cases, for instance, will put forward claims for new vehicles during car accident claims, for example.
Others may claim some fairly heavy costs. Regardless, be sure to contact TMNE today for a no-obligation request to find out how we can help you.
Need some help with hernia claims expertise?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us for hernia claims?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our hernia claims. To wit, we assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing hernia claims for compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert hernia claims solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence (especially for hernia) claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.