Compensation claims for a failure to identify a foreign object

We are fortunate in the UK to have one of the most advanced healthcare systems in Europe, with surgeons that are qualified to the highest-standards and have experience in dealing with complex operations. These factors often mean that the chances of complications arising from surgical procedures are almost non-existent, but it’s important to remember that nearly all surgeries are difficult and can pose a risk to your health.

If you are ever unfortunate enough to receive an injury which involves a foreign object in your body then it can be quite a traumatic experience. Sometime mistakes can happen though and your doctor may fail to identify the object which can cause you a lot of pain – this is classed as medical negligence and it is a very serious issue. If you have been affected by this then you may be entitled to make a claim for your troubles; this can help you with medical fees and help you get back on your feet.

Who could be at fault for your injuries?

If you have suffered as a result of medical negligence and are struggling to pay for medical fees and have missed out on work, then making a claim could be your best option. There are a number of people who you could consider making a claim against, with the most obvious being the person who was responsible for your safety at the time – this could be your doctor, a surgeon or any other medical professional who has put your health at risk. Making a claim doesn’t have to be difficult or confusing, but if it is an option you decide to take then it is important that you can prove the person was involved in order for it to be successful.

Where could negligence occur?

It is your doctor’s responsibility to ensure you are safe, so if they fail to uphold this then you could be entitled to make a claim as a result. There are a number of instances where negligence could occur, with some common examples including:

  • Claims against a negligent surgeon
  • Foreign objects left inside the body after treatment
  • Incorrect dosage of anaesthetic, leading to consciousness or complications
  • Perforation of organs during an operation
  • Unhygienic equipment used during surgery

Can Medical Compensation 4U help me with my claim?

There are a number of potential situations where you could consider making a claim for compensation, and in most of these situations you will probably look to take on board the help of a team of experts – and that’s where the Medical Compensation 4U team can really help out. With over 20 years’ experience in dealing with incidents such as this, our dedicated team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your claim is a success and that every penny you are owed goes straight back in your pocket. If you are still unsure about how we can help, then simply contact us today and speak to one of our experienced team members.