How do I make a bowel surgery claim
Bowel injuries suffered as a result of surgical error are fortunately relatively rare, but when they do occur, you may have the right to make a claim for the pain and suffering you have been caused.
Some patients are left requiring further surgical procedures such as colostomies, ileostomies and other stoma surgeries. Stomas require maintenance every day and lead to huge lifestyle changes particularly if they are irreversible.
Claims following complications after bowel surgery normally have to be commenced within three years of the date of the injury or date of knowledge of the injury. The first thing to do is to contact an expert law firm like Access Legal which specialises in this type of work. Medical negligence claims are complex and often demanding so it is important that your chosen law firm has both the expertise and established relationships with the appropriate medical experts whose evidence will be crucial to your claim.
Any NHS Trust or private hospital will have their own internal complaints process and a written complaint can be made. This may provide answers and lead to changes in process that prevent this happening to someone else.
Call Access Legal for a free initial consultation. We can give you an objective assessment about where you stand and the options you should consider.