Undergoing a hysterectomy is a major operation for any woman. Generally speaking it should only be done when it is the best course of action given the individual’s particular medical issue. Before the operation – as with any operation – the woman should be told of the risks and potential problems she may experience as a result of the surgery.
The vast majority of women who go through this operation recover and experience no ongoing side-effects as a result. While this is reassuring to know, a hysterectomy error can occur. We expect our doctors and surgeons to provide nothing but the best treatment and advice, but in rare cases the high standards we expect are not met. For example errors can be made during the operation itself, resulting in damage to other organs or chronic pain in the pelvic area for months or years after the surgery is complete. The idea of undergoing a hysterectomy is to get rid of symptoms and problems that have occurred. You wouldn’t expect to still experience problems on an ongoing basis as a result of a hysterectomy error. This is why it is best to seek professional advice if you have experienced this yourself.
Could you get compensation as a result of an error made in your hysterectomy treatment?
Every case is different but you must be able to provide evidence of negligence on the part of those who treated you. This is where the help and advice provided by a professional injury compensation lawyer is invaluable. They can assess your case and determine whether there is cause to bring a claim against them. Put simply, if you are suffering as a result of what you believe to be sub-standard care or treatment, find out within three years if you do have enough to back up a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline can support you in making a strong claim
All you need to do to begin with is to try our 30-second online test, as this will determine whether you can bring a no win, no fee** claim against those responsible for your care. AAH has many years of experience of assessing and supporting compensation claims as the result of medical negligence. Could we support you through your claim too? Call our free 24/7 enquiry line today to find out more information and to see whether you are in a position to claim.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown