Surgery Negligence

Patients may have surgery for many reasons and there are many sub specialty areas (eg orthopaedic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery etc). Surgery may be undertaken as an open procedure through a large incision in the patient or sometimes laparoscopically which involves inserting special instruments/cameras through small incisions in the body. There are potential complications with any surgery such as infection or bleeding and it can be negligent not to diagnose or treat these problems when they arise. If undetected, infections and bleeding can result in serious injury or death. Sometimes surrounding organs in the body are accidentally damaged during surgery. This can cause major complications and the need for further surgery.

Cosmetic or plastic surgery is increasingly popular but a poor outcome can have a devastating effect physically and psychologically.

Consent is an extremely important issue with surgery and it’s essential that patients are fully informed of the potential risks as well as the intended benefits. The surgeon should ensure that the patient’s expectations are realistic, to avoid disappointment.

We have acted in many cases involving a range of operations, including:

  • Severed Tendons
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Common Bile Duct Injuries

If you or someone close to you has suffered because of surgical errors, do not hesitate to contact us on 0113 284 5000 or for further information and free advice.