Delayed Surgery Negligence
Treatment should begin as soon as possible after the diagnosis of illness, particularly so for cases which require surgery. Delaying surgery can cause a patient’s health to deteriorate, impede their recovery, and even shorten their life expectancy. There are times when surgery may need to be delayed, for example, if a patient has an infection, but surgical delays caused by medical negligence should not happen in modern hospitals.
Delayed surgery may result from errors as far back as the initial appointment where you raised your concerns with your GP. Their failure to recognise the severity of your symptoms and diagnose the cause, or to refer you to a specialist for further investigation, can cause as much damage to your health as if hospital staff committed the delayed surgical negligence.
What is Delayed Surgery Negligence?
You may have a case for delayed surgical negligence compensation if the delay has caused:
- Your condition to worsen
- Increased pain
- A lower chance of you making a full recovery
- A reduced life-expectancy
- Further illness
Examples of delayed surgery negligence include the case of a Liverpool woman who was not admitted to the hospital to have a suspicious lump removed even after the hospital agreed it was required. She repeatedly tried to obtain an operation date from the hospital and eventually had to have the lump removed at a private hospital as it was causing her considerable pain.
Biopsy of the lump showed it to be cancerous, and the patient then underwent a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. The hospital was found to have been guilty of delayed surgery negligence as her cancer was detected later than it would have been had they not delayed scheduling her operation.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts have a team of solicitors experienced in dealing with cases relating to delayed surgery and delayed diagnosis negligence. We can talk to you about your situation and advise whether or not your claim has a good chance of being successful. A valid claim for compensation must prove that a person suffered unduly due to the delay, and we can put you in touch with the independent medical assessors who can help gather the evidence to support this.
We appreciate that compensation is not only about covering the costs of additional care, loss of earnings, and emotional trauma. In many instances, it is about getting answers as to why you received an unacceptable standard of attention, and obtaining reassurance that steps will be taken to avoid similar errors in future so others do not have to suffer as you have.
Legal and medical jargon can be confusing, and poor communication from a solicitor can add stress to what is already a difficult time. The Medical Negligence Experts promise to keep you up to date with the information you need to know.
There’s no cost or obligation in making an enquiry so contact us today and find out how we can help you move on with your life.
Need some help?
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?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - 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 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 Delayed Surgery Negligence solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your Delayed Surgery Negligence 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.