“My bladder was injured during keyhole surgery.”
Internal organ damage usually requires emergency surgery, especially if the organ damage was the result of trauma or surgical error.
In the abdomen some organs are “solid organs” (eg liver, kidneys, spleen) – while others are “hollow organs” (eg stomach, bladder, colon).
In cases where hollow organs are cut or penetrated during surgery, the contents of the organ are likely to leak (blood, urine, faeces, stomach acid) and may cause inflammation and internal bleeding, as well as infection.
Some forms of internal organ damage can be fatal without immediate surgery.
Some of the most common no win no fee compensation claims involving damage to internal organs include:
Patients who have suffered injury to internal organs as a result of negligent surgery have three years from the date of injury or diagnosis of injury in which to make a no win no fee claim for internal organ damage compensation.
Children who suffered internal organ damage as a result of negligent surgery can make a compensation claim up to the age of 21.
In cases where a loved one has lost their life as a result of internal organ damage during negligent surgery, Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise bereaved families on how to make a no win no fee Fatal Injuries Claim.
Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading no win no fee law firms and can advise both NHS patients and private patients who have suffered internal organ damage during surgery on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim.
Because of the limitation period for making internal organ damage claims, Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors advise patients to get in touch to discuss making a claim as soon as possible.
Duncan Lewis can also advise the parents or guardian of a child injured as a result of internal organ damage on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim before the child is 21 by acting as their Litigation Friend. Your Duncan Lewis clinical negligence lawyer will explain how to go about doing this.
For expert legal advice on no win no fee Internal Organ Damage Claims, call Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.