When a patient undergoes surgery, a great deal of care must be taken for X-Rays, scans and other tests to be performed as part of a pre-operative evaluation. When medical staff fail to follow protocols or fail to communicate effectively, mistakes and errors can happen.
In cases of unnecessary surgery, errors might originate at the diagnostic stage of treatment, for example a patient might be incorrectly diagnosed with a condition requiring surgery.
Mistakes could be made in diagnosing different types of cancer such as breast cancer or prostate cancer, meaning a patient has an organ or tissue removed or undergoes a surgical procedure unnecessarily.
Unnecessary surgery could result in life-changing disabilities or even fatalities, and if the wrong limb is amputated during a surgical procedure, a patient can be left severely disabled and utterly devastated.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise both NHS patients and private patients who have undergone unnecessary surgery or surgery performed on the wrong part of the body on how to make a claim for compensation. Claims may be for unnecessary amputations, unnecessary back or spinal surgery, unnecessary cancer surgery, unnecessary reconstructive surgery or another unnecessary general surgery. We can also put patients in contact with agencies who can advise on rehabilitation, adaptations to your home and disability benefits.
For expert legal advice on making a compensation claim for unnecessary surgery, call Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors on 020 7923 4020