Unnecessary Surgery Compensation Claims
Surgery is never pleasant and always comes with risks. It is not a type of treatment patients undergo without consideration, but most accept that it is the best course of action when their doctor gives them that advice. However, just because surgery may be the fastest solution does not mean it is necessarily the best option for a particular patient. A doctor has a duty to inform their patient of all possible treatments, as well as their benefits and risks so that the patient can make an informed decision.
If you had undergone surgery when you did not need to and have suffered financial or physical injury as a result, you could be able to claim compensation for unnecessary surgery.
What is Unnecessary Surgery Negligence?
Unnecessary surgery differs from elective surgery. The former is where you are advised it is the only possible or the most effective, treatment for your condition, while elective surgery is something you do not need to have done medically but which will enhance your quality life, such as laser eye surgery.
Unnecessary surgery negligence can include:
- Misdiagnosis leading to unnecessary or inappropriate surgery.
- Failing to obtain informed consent.
- Carrying out an inappropriate procedure, such as a partial hip replacement instead of a full one, necessitating further surgery at a later stage.
- Failing to investigate non-surgical alternatives to surgery, such as intrauterine hormone system for fibroids, instead of a hysterectomy.
How Can We Help?
Proving unnecessary surgery caused you injury is at the centre of any successful claim for compensation. It may be that there is more than one responsible party, such as the surgeon and the hospital who employed them. The more relevant information you provide, the stronger your case will be, and the more positive the outcome. The Medical Negligence Experts will help obtain information to show that the standard of care you received was below would reasonably be expected had you gone to another surgeon for medical assessment and treatment.
In addition to demonstrating you underwent surgery when it was not required, you need to show you sustained injury as a result. Maybe that you lost wages as the result of taking time off work for an operation and recuperation when a less invasive treatment may have taken longer but would have enabled you to carry on with your life as normal. Possibly you underwent an operation like a mastectomy only to find you had been misdiagnosed with cancer, and the surgery was always unnecessary. Whatever the reason, your lawyers assist in building the case that proves it.
What Happens Next?
The first thing to do when you consider claiming compensation is to find out whether you have a case. Make an enquiry to The Medical Negligence Experts and we can help you determine this. If so, and if you decide to proceed, we will investigate and collate our findings to submit to the other party with the request they acknowledge responsibility and pay fair compensation. This part can take several months as we obtain necessary medical records, and possibly assessments from independent medical experts, but a stronger case will result in a swifter conclusion.
On receipt of your claim, the other party will undertake their investigation. They will either return with an offer of payment or deny liability. This is a time for skilled negotiation and in most instances, we can reach a satisfactory conclusion without going to trial. If your case does go to trial, we will represent you and support you through the process to make it as comfortable for you as possible.
The first step starts with you. Contact The Medical Experts today and see how we can help.
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 choose 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 Lawyers
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 unnecessary surgery claims 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 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.