Everyday people visit an NHS hospital in order to have an operation of some kind. This may be for something very minor that can be performed as a day procedure. On the other hand it may be a more involved operation that requires a short stay in hospital. In any case, regardless of the nature of the operation an individual undergoes, they expect to receive the very best of care and for the operation to go right in every respect.
Of course we are all aware that every operation involves an element of risk. Individuals are properly informed of these risks prior to the operation so they are aware of the situation they are in. This applies with all procedures, from the most minor operation done under local anaesthetic to the major operations that take several hours under general anaesthetic.
The one thing you never expect is for an operation to be botched in some way. Those who perform and take on roles in an operative setting receive the very best training in those roles. It is exceptionally rare for mistakes to happen but the potential for it to occur is there.
How common is it for an operation to be botched in some way?
Thankfully this is a distinct rarity. Numerous procedures are in place to make sure the patient is as safe as it is humanly possible to be. However, we are aware there are risks, as mentioned before. One of those risks – albeit an extremely unlikely one – is that a mistake may be made or something could be missed during the procedure, or during the aftercare that follows it. In this situation the potential for complications could sometimes develop and be more likely to occur.
Are you thinking about claiming compensation for a botched NHS operation?
It would be harrowing to find yourself in this position for some reason. We understand how important it is to have a professional hear your story so you know whether a compensation claim might be a possibility. If you get in touch with our professional injury compensation lawyers here at AAH, we’ll listen to your story and determine the facts of the case. If there is evidence that negligence played a significant role in your situation, we may well support a no win, no fee* compensation claim against those involved. Find out more by calling us today.