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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Claiming compensation for botched surgery

    Undergoing a surgical procedure can be an extremely stressful experience for any patient, even though the surgery may be necessary to treat a serious medical condition. You will likely be referred by your GP to a specialist who will then recommend a treatment for your condition. The specialist may then recommend surgery.

    Surgeons will explain the procedure to you and will also outline any potential complications which may be associated with having the surgery. You will be sent for an initial assessment to determine whether you are fit enough for surgery. The specialist may make some recommendations to you before putting you forward for the procedure.

    Should you be referred for surgery, the surgeon will outline any information you need to know such as whether you should eat before the procedure, when to stop taking any medications before the procedure, what you should bring into hospital and how long you will be staying in hospital if you are staying overnight. Although surgery is usually a last resort for serious medical conditions, many people opt to go for cosmetic surgery.

    This may be to correct something that is causing other medical issues or it may be for something that is making the patient feel uncomfortable about their appearance. The same steps should be taken to ensure that you are aware of the risks. Although surgery is usually successful, there may be incidents where it is not. Claiming compensation for botched surgery is possible when negligence is acknowledged or can be proven.

    Medical negligence claims

    Botched surgery is a type of medical negligence and may be due to a mistake made by the surgeon. It could also be due to the surgeon being unfit to perform the procedure or it could be due to poor maintenance of instruments. There are a range of reasons but if you think you are a victim of botched surgery, give Accident Advice Helpline a call to discuss compensation for your pain.

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    How we can help you

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury claims. We can offer a sympathetic ear if you are interested in claiming compensation for botched surgery and we also offer no-obligation advice on your potential compensation claim.

    Call us free on our 24-hour helpline or contact us through our website and we will get back to you. We can help you obtain the evidence you need to support your case if you have been a victim of medical negligence.

    Date Published: November 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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