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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

    A negligent surgeon made my condition worse


    When you have a condition that requires further treatment, you may be sent to a specialist for a thorough examination. You may then be recommended to undergo a surgical procedure. This may be a dental extraction, cardiac surgery, neurological surgery or another type of procedure which may be the last resort to helping your condition. Normally surgery is only recommended when there are no other treatments available or your physician has tried other methods of treatment. You could opt for certain types of surgery for cosmetic reasons or you may feel there is no other choice but to go through with a surgical procedure.

    The risks and benefits to you will be weighed up and explained to you by a fully qualified surgeon and your health will be considered before surgery is recommended. It is not extremely common, but also not unheard of, to fall victim to a negligent surgeon. A surgeon who fails to perform the procedure according to protocol may cause you an injury or unnecessary suffering.

    What is a negligent surgeon?

    A surgeon is highly trained and qualified to carry out your procedure therefore they have a duty to care for you to the best of their ability. This means following protocols, using the correct equipment, ensuring the equipment is maintained and fit to use and ensuring that you are not at risk of illness or infection. They also must provide adequate after care and advice to you. If you have contracted an infection, have suffered nerve damage or feel pain during your operation, your surgeon may have been negligent. Where there is evidence of negligence, you can make a compensation claim to the party at fault.

    What does Accident Advice Helpline do?

    As a law firm which has been in business for almost 14 years, Accident Advice Helpline has helped thousands of victims of medical negligence to claim compensation for their injury or illness. If you have taken ill after your operation or are injured during your surgery, you may be able to win a cash payout where there is evidence of negligence. Just give us a call to speak to a solicitor on our free 24-hour helpline –  0800 689 0500 – and we will offer you no-obligation advice. Our no win, no fee policy will ensure that you always benefit from making a claim with us and will not have to dip into your own savings to begin your right to claim compensation from those at fault for your suffering.

    Date Published: July 23, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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