“I was left with permanent nerve damage and facial paralysis on one side after maxillofacial surgery”
Maxillofacial claims and oral surgery claims can involve a wide range of medical conditions affecting the skull, face, mouth, tongue, lips, palate, orbital areas (eye sockets) – as well as the neck and ears.
Many facial operations involve mild temporary damage to the facial nerve – maxillofacial surgeons can monitor the facial nerve during surgery using advanced technology, to make sure patients do not suffer permanent nerve damage and facial paralysis. Some numbness or tingling can be common after maxillofacial operations, however.
Tumours, disease and surgery affecting glands like the parotid glands in the cheeks – as well as damage to the facial nerve as a result of trauma – may also be involved in maxillofacial surgery.
Injuries sustained after dental negligence and oral disease like mouth and throat cancers may also be treated by a maxillofacial surgeon – some dental surgeries have a maxillofacial specialist practising at the surgery.
Maxillofacial surgeons are also called on to put right negligent facial cosmetic surgery – as well as reconstructive surgery for cancer and other facial trauma patients.
Because maxillofacial surgery involves the appearance of an individual – and sometimes the ability to speak if oral cancers are involved – when maxillofacial surgery goes wrong, the effects can be particularly devastating.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise maxillofacial patients who have suffered further injury as a result of negligent surgery on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim, including claims relating to:
Duncan Lewis can also advise maxillofacial surgery patients on claiming compensation for adverse medical events during surgery – such as heart attack or stroke – and errors in pre-operative patient evaluation or poor post-operative care following maxillofacial procedures.
Patients who have suffered injury as a result of maxillofacial errors and mistakes have three years from the date of injury or diagnosis of injury in which to make a no win no fee claim for compensation.
Children who suffered further injury as a result of maxillofacial errors and mistakes – or cranial, oral or dental surgery negligence – can make a compensation claim up to the age of 21.
If a patient has suffered catastrophic or life changing injuries as a result of maxillofacial surgery negligence, Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise on making a Serious Injuries Claim.
Duncan Lewis also advises bereaved families on how to make no win no fee Fatal Injury Claims in cases in which a loved one has lost their life as a result of medical negligence.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors are one of the UK’s leading no win no fee law firms – and can advise both NHS patients and private patients who have suffered injury as a result of maxillofacial errors and mistakes on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can also advise the parents or guardians of a child injured as a result of maxillofacial negligence on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim before the child is 21 by acting as their Litigation Friend.
For expert legal advice on no win no fee Claims for Maxillofacial Errors and Mistakes, call Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.