Surgery is one of the most important treatments offered by the NHS in secondary care with almost 4.6 million hospital admissions requiring surgical care every year in England alone.
At Curtis Law Solicitors, we can offer expert Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors in representing those who have suffered Hospital or Nursing Misdiagnosis and negligence.
Most people will have surgery at some point in their life.
It is often a worrying time when you or a loved one needs medical treatment that requires a stay in hospital as an in-patient. It is an anxious time, not only for the patient, but also for the family and friends.
It is therefore of utmost importance that the standard of care provided is of the highest possible level. Unfortunately, there have been a range of situations where patients have been left for unacceptably long periods in soiled bedding, have become dehydrated through lack of care, or have acquired infection while in the care of the hospital (such as MRSA) - in some serious cases of neglect, some patients have even died.
If you or your loved have been unfortunate to have experienced Hospital or Nursing Misdiagnosis and negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.
There are a number of sub-specialities of surgery in England.
- General Surgery (including Breast, Colorectal, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal and Transplants)
- Trauma and Orthopaedics (including joint reconstruction and spinal surgery)
- Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
- Urology (kidney, bladder and genitalia conditions)
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Neurosurgery (head, brain and nervous system)
- Cardiothoracic Surgery (chest, heart, lung and oesophageal surgery)
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
Each have their own unique characteristics and each are normally conducted very well, however no surgery is risk free and the patient should be advised of the risks involved. A poor outcome that is the fault of the surgeon may have been preventable if an experienced surgeon familiar with the procedure is selected.
Additionally, complications with anaesthetic and incidents arising from nursing care such as bed sores and infection are common causes for complaint.
When avoidable errors do occur prior, during or following surgery it is important that advice is obtained from a specialist legal expert. Choose our Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors who are members of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) for claiming compensation.
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If you have been unfortunate to have been affected by Hospital or Nursing Misdiagnosis or suffered Negligence, contact Curtis Law Solicitors today free on 0800 008 7450 or mobile friendly 0333 240 0340.