Legal action is now being taken by a woman who underwent a hip operation at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. She suffered an infection after the surgery took place and may be entitled to hip operation compensation as a result.
The hospital has closed two of its operating theatres due to a series of infections; they have been closed to operations for several months. The woman in this case, who has remained unnamed, underwent a hip replacement last April. The hip joint had to be removed three months later because of an infection. She then had to have another operation as a result of contracting a further serious infection. She eventually went to the Northern General Hospital and received a new replacement hip there.
At present other patients requiring new hip or knee joints are having the surgery done at the Northern General Hospital or one of two other locations. The situation regarding the state of the theatres at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the infection contracted by the woman is now being looked into to see whether hip operation compensation could be paid in this particular situation.
Could an infection lead to a compensation claim in your case?
It is important to note that every case is different. An infection could always be contracted when a person goes into hospital for an operation. However, you would expect every reasonable step to be taken to reduce the chances of such an infection being contracted. If there is firm evidence that negligence on the part of those involved led to a serious infection being contracted, there is a possibility that compensation could be warranted. An infection can seriously mar a person’s recovery from any kind of operation, as has been seen here.
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We have been working on behalf of people from all walks of life for many years. We have a free 24/7 enquiry line to help provide support for you when you need it. If you believe hip operation compensation could be a possibility in your case, make sure you call us within three years of the incident taking place to see if this is the case. The sooner you get in touch the sooner we can determine where you stand. With Esther Rantzen as our patron, we stand proud and determined to support all those who need our help.
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Source: The Star
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Author: David Brown