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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 a negligent operation

    Sometimes in our lives some of us may have the need to undergo an operation. This could be anything from a minor procedure to something much more serious. However all operations have one thing in common. They all require us to have complete trust in the surgeon performing the procedure.

    For the most part this trust is extremely well-placed. After all surgeons receive years’ of training to be able to perform to the highest standards. They are extremely well-trained and able to deal with all manner of issues that may arise during the type of surgery they specialise in.

    However there are cases where operations have gone wrong for one reason or another. While they are extremely rare, some incidents involve situations where the surgeon is later found to have been negligent in their care.

    A negligent operation can result in life-long problems for the individual who went through it. This can lead to a complete change in the way they lead their life, and it can be hugely upsetting and stressful to go through, regardless of the type of operation they had. While it is rare each individual will find it to be a horrible experience.

    How could an operation be deemed to be negligent?

    There are many examples that might apply here. For example an operation may not have been needed in the first place. Another example might be that someone has unnecessary procedures done while under anaesthetic without having been asked in the first place.

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    Every patient must provide consent for procedures to be done, so this type of potential issue can be very serious indeed. Thankfully these cases are highly rare, although when they do happen they have far-reaching effects for those involved, so it pays to find out more if this includes you.

    Our team of professional injury compensation lawyers is standing by

    Here at AAH we have 14 years’ experience of dealing with all manner of different claims. If we feel your case has merit we can launch a no win, no fee claim on your behalf.

    Speak to us today – call the 24/7 enquiry line free of charge to ensure you find out the facts of your case.

    We’re experienced in this area and we can offer no-obligation advice to everyone who calls us. Could you be in a position to make such a claim for compensation? Find out now.

    Date Published: November 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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