It is not unheard of for something to go wrong during surgery. No two bodies are identical and it is accepted that, until the point when the surgery is underway, surgeons are to some extent, working ‘blind’, without a full picture of what they will encounter during the course of the surgery.
This is even the case where surgery has been performed on the same organ previously, as things can change with time and a patient can develop surgical adhesions as a consequence of previous treatment, which can make the surgery more technical and complex and higher risk.
Before any surgical procedure, a surgeon should perform the consent process with a patient and explain to them what procedure they will be performing, and the risks and intended benefits of the procedure. This consent process should enable a patient to weigh up the risks and make an informed decision on whether or not to undergo the proposed procedure.
When something goes wrong and a patient has not been advised of these risks ahead of time, it may be possible to make a claim for the fact that you have been denied the opportunity to fully assess your options.
Even if you have been properly advised, it is possible that an injury occurs which is not a recognised complication and is the result of negligence, or it can even be the case that a recognised complication occurs, but there is a negligent failure to recognise that the injury has occurred.
In these cases, you may be entitled to claim and should seek advice without delay.
Whilst no one can change what has happened, we will strive to ensure that you achieve maximum recovery to make your life more comfortable and make your injury and what has happened easier for you to deal with.
If you have sustained an injury as a consequence of a mistake in your medical treatment, please contact us, please contact us on 0191 213 1010, click Contact Our Team below or fill in our form below for a free discussion about your claim.