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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming compensation for keyhole surgery error


    Keyhole surgery, also known as laparoscopy, is a type of surgical procedure which allows a physician to see inside the stomach and pelvis area without having to make surgical incisions. As a result, there is minimal invasion and reduced scarring to the patient. The laparoscope is a piece of tubing with a light and camera attached which can be used to diagnose a disorder deep within the body. It can also be used to allow the surgeon to ‘see’ while performing a surgical procedure to treat a patient. This may be a biopsy or removal of a diseased or infected organ. Keyhole surgery is commonly used to treat or diagnose disorders of the female reproductive system, disorders of the digestive system and conditions which affect the urinary system. As the procedure is not as invasive as other types of surgery, patients often do not require a long stay in hospital and do not sustain a lot of bleeding post-operation. Although this procedure is used frequently, it is still possible for errors to occur.

    Negligent keyhole surgery

    Although this type of surgical procedure is generally carried out without incident, there is still the potential for an accident to occur or for an injury to be sustained. In rare cases, the procedure may not be carried out according to protocols which could result in an internal injury. In other cases, the surgeon may cut too deeply or may damage the bladder or blood vessels during the procedure. Post-surgical infection is still a possibility therefore, patients should be monitored. There are also risks with general anaesthetic. If you have sustained an injury or illness as a result of keyhole surgery, you may want to look into claiming compensation if someone else was at fault.

    Claiming clinical negligence compensation

    Claiming compensation is a straightforward process where there is evidence someone was negligent and when you contact Accident Advice Helpline for help. We operate under a no win, no fee* policy so you do not have to worry about getting into financial difficulty to pursue your claim. Give our free 24-hour helpline a call to obtain some no-obligation advice from one of our experts or start our 30-second test online to determine how successful your claim is likely to be. Compensation can help you cope with any stress, pain or suffering you have sustained as a result of your injury and it can also help you with loss of wages and medical costs.

    Date Published: July 11, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.