If you have undergone surgery and have suffered injury, loss, discomfort, pain, or long lasting health problems as a result of a lack of care, you may be eligible to take a case against the doctor and/or the Hospital for medical/clinical negligence.
Where negligence has occurred in surgical care, certain themes emerge. The surgeon has an obligation to obtain from you an appropriate and complete informed consent relating to the procedure you underwent. That means that the surgeon was under an obligation to discuss with you, prior to your surgery, the material risk relating to the operation. What is material in your case is a risk which a reasonable patient would regard as significant. Other common medico-legal errors include inadequate or inappropriate surgical technique leading to injury, or inadequate and inappropriate post-operative surveillance.
At O’Reilly Stewart Healthcare we have many years of practical, hands-on experience in investigating and prosecuting claims arising from surgical issues. Such claims include vascular surgery (arteries and veins), gastroenterological surgery (bowel and intestines), gynaecological surgery, ear nose and throat surgery, cholecystectomy (gallbladder) surgery, laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, and general surgery (appendicitis, bowel obstruction).
If you have suffered injury and loss by virtue of misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosis, please contact us by phone on 028 9032 1000 for free advice about making a claim.