Perforated Bowel Negligence Claims
Operations are not without a degree of risk, but these are usually well managed to minimise the chance of things going wrong and a patient receiving an injury like a perforated bowel. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, and where you can prove your injury was the result of medical negligence, The Medical Negligence Experts can help you obtain fair compensation.
What is Perforated Bowel Negligence?
A perforated bowel is a rip or tears in the lining of either the stomach or the small or large intestines. Instead of waste being processed safely through the body it can leach into the bloodstream and cause severe infections and complications including peritonitis and sepsis, both of which can be fatal.
Not all instances of perforated bowel are the result of negligence. Some occur despite every possible precaution, especially if a patient suffers from a bowel related illness like Crohn’s disease, which blocks the bowel and causes it to stretch to the point of bursting. When a perforated bowel is identified swiftly, it can be repaired a patient can recover with no ill effects.
Perforated bowel negligence occurs when a patient suffers incident due to an avoidable error, such as a puncture during surgery or a colonoscopy. It can also occur when a vulnerable patient, such as one with Crohn’s, is misdiagnosed or receives inadequate treatment. Another example of perforated bowel negligence happens when a patient suffers perforation which is not detected and treated due to inadequate monitoring and assessment.
How Can We Help?
Negligence on its own is not a sufficient reason to make a claim. For example, an error may happen during surgery but if it is identified and repaired immediately you will not suffer damage or have to undergo further surgery to correct it at a later point. However, if you have been injured as the result of negligence you may be entitled to compensation.
Lawyers at The Medical Negligence Experts can help you identify whether a claim you make will have a good chance of success. To do this, we will talk to you about your circumstances, including what your health was like before and after the incident, request your medical notes, and possibly seek an assessment from an independent medical practitioner. With this information, we can make a professional recommendation on how best to proceed.
What Happens in a Medical Compensation Claim?
There are four main stages to a medical compensation claim:
- Identifying whether negligence occurred, and proving it caused damage.
- Presenting the evidence to the responsible party with the request for fair compensation.
- Waiting while the other party conducts their internal investigation and returns either with an offer or a denial of liability.
- Negotiating to obtain an appropriate amount of compensation – one which covers any expenses you have had as the result of your injury, including loss of earnings. Most cases settle without reaching court, but if we cannot achieve an agreement we’ll be your advocate in court until the case concludes.
There is a statutory time limit for making a claim for medical negligence compensation so get in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts today to see how we can help you.
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: the 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. 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.
Expert, Friendly Solicitors
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 perforated bowl 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 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 perforated bowl 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.