A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman’s womb (uterus).
Hysterectomies can be performed for a variety of reasons including cancer and pelvic issues.
As it is a heavily invasive operation it is often regarded as a last resort; however, surgeons are exceptionally skilled when completing this surgery and for the vast majority of cases there will be no complications or problems arising from the procedure.
When things go wrong
However, occasionally things do go wrong. If this happens to you during the process of your hysterectomy you may want to make a compensation claim.
The most common injuries likely to be sustained during a hysterectomy are:
- Injury to the bladder
- Injury to the bowels
These are usually caused by small incisions that are made unintentionally. For the most part these sorts of injuries would not be a solid basis for making a compensation claim for medical negligence. Sometimes such incisions and lacerations cannot be avoided and so long as the surgeon or his assistant notice that an incision has been made and act quickly to repair it, there is often no need to worry about it and no further problems will present themselves.
A successful compensation claim in Vale will usually be made and financial compensation awarded, where such incisions have not been noticed and not treated accordingly. In such cases infections can occur which can cause no end of complications, extensive treatment and potentially further surgery to repair the damage caused.
If something like this has happened to you then you might want to consider making a compensation claim in Vale.
How to make a compensation claim in Vale
When making a compensation claim it is important to establish that:
- You have been injured in some way
- The injury or injuries you have sustained were not your fault, i.e. they were caused by someone else’s negligence
- The injury occurred in the last three years (or you became aware of the injury within the last three years if it was not possible for you to be aware at the time the injury was caused)
If you know that the answers to the above three questions are “yes” then you should be entitled to make a compensation claim.
In which case, contact Accident Advice Helpline today to discuss your case in more detail on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
We are a law firm with years of experience in dealing with a variety of personal injury claims, including medical and clinical negligence. We have specialist solicitors who will be able to talk you through the entire legal process and will support you every step of the way.
There is probably no need for you to attend court when making a compensation claim in Vale and the vast majority of our work can be completed either over the telephone or through the paperwork we will send you.
With Dame Esther Rantzen as our patron you can be confident that we will look after you and help you in every way we possibly can to get you the financial compensation that you deserve.