Every type of surgical procedure carries risk. Complications can occur in absence of negligence of course but often, injuries or illnesses arise as a direct result of the actions or omissions of the surgeon. Likewise, surgeons have a duty to properly treat cases where complications arise, whether they arise due to their negligence or not.

Your surgeon also has a duty to provide you with sufficient information about the operation that you are agreeing to undergo. No one can be forced to proceed with surgery if they do not wish to do so and the law states that the decision as to whether to proceed must be made from an informed position, i.e. all of the potential risks and benefits of the procedure must be clearly outlined and understood.

There are many different types of Surgery Claims, but the most common include:

  • Anaesthetics
  • Heart surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Gastroenterological surgery (bowel, stomach, intestines)
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecological surgery (female reproductive system)
  • Intensive care
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Neurosurgery (nervous system, spinal cord and brain)
  • Ophthalmological surgery (eyes)
  • Orthopaedic surgery (bones and joints)
  • Urological surgery (kidneys, bladder, prostate etc)
  • Vascular (arteries and veins)

Whatever type of surgery you have undergone, if you have suffered injury or illness as a result and feel that this has arisen due to negligence on the part of the medical professionals in whom you placed your trust, contact us online now or call 0808 166 8798 for specialist advice.

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