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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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    Health and Safety News

    Incompetent surgeon seriously injures patient during surgery

    By David Brown on July 18, 2014

    A 46-year-old man was the victim of a botched surgery procedure that resulted in his bladder and prostate being seriously damaged during an operation at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Richard Spooner has been forced to wear a catheter ever since this hideous malpractice took place and has also had to retire from his job as a plumber due to these injuries. The hospital has since admitted liability for his slashed bladder and prostrate and Mr Spooner is expected to receive a six-figure compensation payout. He has also endured a number of urinary infections and is a regular visitor at the hospital for a variety of complications related to the bungled operation. Although there is a possibility of corrective surgery for this example of incompetence, Richard is understandably reticent to commit at this point in time. The hospital has also issued an ‘unreserved apology’ to Mr Spooner and they agree that these life-changing injuries were as a result of the operational errors. Mr Spooner has suffered from the results and otherwise normal everyday activities have become extremely challenging ever since.

    Has this story brought back painful memories?

    If you have ever been the victim of a possibly incompetent surgeon, or know somebody who has, please call Accident Advice Helpline today. Hospitals and their staff all have a duty of care to their patients and cases like the one above should never ever happen. So if your own experience with a possibly incompetent surgeon has led to unnecessary pain and suffering, and you have reason to believe that there is a case for possible negligence, you may be able to make a claim for financial compensation. As well as physical and mental suffering, you may also be looking at a loss of earnings for a situation that may have not been your fault.

    Please call Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline has been dealing with cases just like the incompetent surgeon scenario above and we are very good at what we do. Our excellent customer service and nationwide team of solicitors have combined to offer an unrivalled level of advice. Please call our free 24/7 helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and tell us about your own concerns. We can offer you no-obligation advice on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis and many cases will not require a court appearance. If you are curious to learn more, why not use our online 30-second claims calculator to learn exactly how much your individual case may be worth?

    Source: Manchester Evening News

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    Date Published: July 18, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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