“My bowel was injured during abdominal surgery.”
Gastroenterology surgery refers to surgical procedures involving the bowel, stomach and intestines – such as an appendectomy, colostomy and groin hernia repair surgery.
Gastroenterology covers a wide range of diseases and conditions – from conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to different types of cancers from the top of the gastric tract downwards (eg oesophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, bowel cancer).
Other gastroenterological procedures include treating gallstones – and diseases or conditions affecting the perineum, the area between the sexual organs and the rectum.
Many gastrointestinal procedures are now carried out using laparoscopic surgery techniques – also known as keyhole surgery. This means incisions are smaller and recovery times shorter.
However, because the bowel, stomach and intestines are close to other organs, the risks of gastric surgery include internal injuries and cross-infection if, for example, the intestines or bowel are “damaged” when a surgical incision is made – and faecal contamination of other organs occurs or a patient is left incontinent.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise patients who have suffered further injury as a result of negligent gastrointestinal surgery on how to make no win no fee medical negligence claims for compensation, including claims relating to:
Patients wishing to make a no win no fee gastroenterology negligence claim have three years from the date of injury or diagnosis of injury in which to make a compensation claim.
Children who have suffered injury as a result of gastrointestinal surgery negligence can make a compensation claim up to the age of 21.
In cases in which a family has lost a loved one who died as a result of negligent gastrointestinal surgery, Duncan Lewis can advised bereaved families on how to make a no win no fee Fatal Injuries Claim for gastric surgery compensation.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors are one of the UK’s leading no win no fee law firms – and can advise both private patients and NHS patients who have suffered injury during gastroenterology surgery on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim.
Because of the limitation period for making a clinical negligence compensation claim, Duncan Lewis advises gastric surgery patients to get in touch as soon as possible to discuss making a gastroenterology negligence claim.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can also advise the parents or guardians of a child on how to make a compensation claim for astroenterology surgery compensation before the age of 21 by acting as the child’s Litigation Friend. Your Duncan Lewis clinical negligence lawyer will be able to explain further about how to do this.
For expert legal advice on making a no win no fee Gastroenterology Surgery Claim, call Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.