Undergoing any sort of surgical procedure in hospital can be a stressful experience. However, if you subsequently find out that the surgery was not necessary and ought not to have been carried out, you will understandably be angry and frustrated with the medical professionals involved with your treatment, and you will no doubt have many questions that you want answering.
Our medical negligence team will talk to you about your experiences and advise you as to whether or not a compensation claim can be made against the hospital and/or the surgeon concerned.
What is unnecessary surgery?
Whether it is removing all or part of an internal organ due to an incorrect diagnosis of cancer, or where a mastectomy is performed when simply removing a small section of the breast (a lumpectomy) would have sufficed, the results for the patient can be devastating.
It may be the case that a biopsy (where a small amount of tissue from the suspected tumour is removed for laboratory testing) was not carried out prior to surgery when it ought to have been; or that a biopsy was carried out but that the results were incorrectly interpreted by medical staff.
In any event, we will discuss your options with you and do everything we can to ensure that your questions are answered.
Private medical surgery
If you underwent the unnecessary surgery on a private basis then you may be wondering whether the decision by your surgeon to operate was at least partly based upon monetary considerations. This is highly unlikely to have been the case but it is something that we will seek to reassure you about.
Impact on your work and home life
We will also talk to you about the impact that the unnecessary surgery has had upon your work and/or your home life, including the extent to which you have required help and assistance from friends and family as a result of your negligent treatment.
If you have been experiencing problems with your employer as a result of having to take time off work, then we will ask a member of our employment team to contact you to discuss these issues in more detail.
Our experienced medical negligence team will be able to assist you in deciding if you would like to make a claim for medical negligence.
We have recovered compensation for many clients successfully and we will discuss with you the chances of success in your particular situation.
We treat all of our clients as individuals and it is important to us that you understand the legal issues before making a decision about pursuing a claim for medical negligence.
How much will it cost to make a claim?
We will give you a free consultation to talk to you about your possible claim and to help you understand what funding options are available to you. We will also tell you which option we think is most suitable.
This free consultation will give you the opportunity to decide if you are happy for us to represent you, and you will be under no obligation to take the claim forward.