Surgery

Sometimes surgery goes wrong and if this is because of negligent treatment then it is possible to make a claim.

Any surgery has risks and if there is a complication then this does not automatically mean that a mistake has been made. It is possible for known complications to occur in any surgery. However, if something goes wrong which should not have happened and was caused by a surgical error then you may have a claim. We can help you investigate this.

Negligent errors can occur in all types of surgery including:

  • orthopaedic surgery
  • general surgery
  • spinal surgery
  • abdominal surgery
  • vascular surgery
  • cardiac surgery
  • colo-rectal surgery
  • reconstructive and plastic surgery
  • bariatric surgery

Examples of this include:

  • amputating the wrong limb or removing the wrong organ - these are referred to as "never" events by the NHS meaning that they should never happen but sadly they do
  • perforating an organ during surgery
  • failing to realise that an organ such as the bowel has been perforated and failing to repair it in theatre before the end of the operation
  • failing to realise that a perforation has occurred when the patient is back on the ward, consequently the patient deteriorates, suffering from septicaemia
  • failing to repair the damage during the surgery
  • causing nerve damage during surgery
  • failing to perform the surgery to a reasonable standard
  • transecting an organ during surgery such as the bile duct

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