Compensation claims for mistakes made during experimental therapy

We’re fortunate in the UK to have one of the most advanced healthcare systems in Europe, with surgeons that are qualified to the highest-standards, which means that the chances of complications arising from surgical procedures are slim. But, it’s important to remember that nearly all surgeries are difficult procedures, with a large proportion posing a slight chance of risk to the patient.

Sometimes it is in the best interest of the patient to undergo experimental therapy to root out the cause of their pain, but unfortunately mistakes can happen and can leave you in a lot of pain and trauma. If you believe that you have suffered as a result of medical negligence and can prove this, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Who could be held responsible for your claims?

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a surgeon’s error, or suffered due to complications you weren’t informed of prior to surgery, then there is a strong likelihood that you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against the person responsible. In general, the claim could be taken out against anyone who you feel has been negligent towards you and put your health at risk, which could be your doctor, surgeon or any other medical professional involved. If you believe certain requirements have not been reached then it is in your rights to claim against them for negligence.

Where could negligence occur during experimental therapy?

If you believe you have suffered as a result of mistakes made during experimental therapy, then you could be entitled to make a claim. There are a number of areas in which potential problems could have occurred, which include:

·         The wrong type of surgical procedure being carried out

·         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. Together we will work towards helping ensure that you have a successful compensation claim and that every penny you are owed goes straight back in your pocket. So give us a call today and find out about how we can help!