Hernia Negligence Compensation
If you believe you have been a victim of medical negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of your hernia, you may be right. Solicitors at The Medical Negligence Experts have experience in representing clients seeking compensation because they have not had their hernia diagnosed correctly or because their treatment was inadequate. As well as causing physical harm and emotional distress, these circumstances can lead to a financial loss, either due to time off work or having to pay for medical treatment which would otherwise have been unnecessary.
What is Hernia Negligence?
A hernia is a protrusion of the abdomen resulting from weakened muscles. They can occur in the groin or upper stomach and, in rare instances, may happen at birth. In some cases, doctors can manipulate the displaced organs into place without surgery, but it is more usual that an operation is required.
Hernia negligence in a medical environment can refer to misdiagnosis or incorrect or inadequate treatment.
Examples can include:
- Damage to organs during hernia repair surgery
- Nerve damage caused by surgical errors
- Insufficient treatment leading to the recurrence of a hernia
- Restricted blood flow and organ damage due to a misdiagnosis and strangulated hernia
- Bowel obstruction
Not all unsuccessful hernia treatment is due to negligence. The NHS estimates that up to ten percent of hernias will return after surgery, with three percent of them doing so within three years. While hernia repair is a routine treatment with minimal risks, it should not be underestimated – any time a patient requires surgery and general anaesthetic there is an increased potential for injury caused by medical negligence.
Negligence happens when the treatment you receive is below an acceptable standard, and where you can prove – with the help of your lawyer – that your injury was avoidable and that you have suffered unduly as the result.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts help clients claim compensation in three key ways.
- Verifying grounds for a case
- Building a portfolio of evidence
- Pursuing compensation
It is not the care provider’s role to disprove negligence, but the claimant’s responsibility to demonstrate it occurred, and that it caused their injury or illness. Seeking legal advice as early as possible will help, giving you the information you need to make an informed decision about how to proceed should you decide to claim compensation.
Not only will The Medical Negligence Experts identify whether your claim has a good chance of success, but we will also build the body of evidence necessary to prove it, and to justify the compensation you are requesting. We do this by thoroughly researching the circumstances around your treatment and injury, reviewing your medical records and, where necessary, obtaining input from independent medical experts.
It is important that you choose to work with an empathetic lawyer you trust, like the team at The Medical Negligence Experts. They are your advocate and your representative, and you need to feel confident they will always have your best interests at heart when giving you advice and making a claim on your behalf. No one’s case is identical, and your solicitor should stay focused on your injury and how it has affected your life.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today for a no-obligation request to find out how we can help you.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.