‘Surgical errors’ can include any conduct by your surgical team which has fallen below the required medical standards of care and caused you harm as a result.
Some examples would be a surgeon operating on the wrong body part, or damaging nerves during a surgical procedure. More shocking examples include patients discovering that they still have pieces of medical equipment inside them, such as swabs or medical instruments.
If you have been harmed through surgery which you believe to have been carried out negligently, Truth Legal’s clinical negligence solicitors can advise you on your rights.
Get in touch with us today to see if you can claim compensation.
Examples of Surgical Errors
The types of surgical errors that can occur are wide-ranging as well. Here are some of the most common:
- Injuring a nerve during surgery
- Administering too much or too little medication, i.e. anesthesia error
- Performing an incision at the wrong location
- Leaving a piece of surgical equipment, e.g. sponges or instruments, inside a patient
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Operating on the wrong patient
How can surgical errors happen?
The reasons these errors happen can be due to many things such as improper training, fatigue or even drugs/alcohol.
Surgical errors cost the NHS around £1.1 billion a year! If you think you have a claim, contact one of our experienced solicitors.
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Why claim with Truth Legal?
It is important to instruct specialist clinical negligence solicitors to act on your behalf when claiming for a surgical error.
This is because, if responsibility for your injuries is disputed (for example, using arguments that the surgeon’s conduct was not negligent and/or it did not cause your harm) it will often require special expertise to establish your claim.
At Truth Legal, we offer:
- Specialist technical knowledge and experience – so you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands.
- Practical advice – tailored to your situation.
- Strong representation – fighting for the compensation and outcome you deserve.
- Support and compassion – friendly, knowledgeable professionals on your side through a difficult time.