Retained Surgical Equipment & Delay in Treatment

During any surgical procedure or operation, the surgeon and his medical team will use a number of surgical instruments. These can include swabs, drills, wires, sponges, needles and pins.

There are strict guidelines in place to ensure that all surgical instruments being used for the procedure are accounted for before the surgery and post-surgery to prevent surgical items being retained and lost during surgery.

Types of Retained Surgical Instrument Errors

Despite there being strict guidelines in place and safety checks during surgical procedures, instances may arise where a patient is left with retained surgical instruments during surgery. Such errors may result in the patient suffering from the following:

  • Severe infections
  • Further surgery to remove the retained instrument
  • Organ damage
  • Nerve damage 
  • Septicaemia (blood poisoning)
  • And other retained surgical instrument errors 

If you have been effected by a retained surgical instrument error which has resulted in an infection, organ damage, further surgery or in serious cases septicaemia (blood poisoning), Mistreatment.com may be able to assist. 

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Here at Mistreatment.com we are able to carry out a free claims assessment under no obligation, in order to establish whether your circumstances warrant a medical complaint or a medical negligence claim on a no win no fee basis.

Should your claim be considered under a no-win no-fee basis, you can decide to instruct the specialist medical negligence solicitor.

Should you decide to instruct the specialist medical negligence solicitor and your claim is unfortunately unsuccessful, you will not pay.

What can I claim for in a successful medical negligence claim?

In successful surgical errors negligence compensation claims our specialist medical negligence solicitors have experience in recovering compensation, as well as arranging any necessary services to improve the client’s quality of life. 

  • Compensation for the Injury or Loss
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Interim Compensation Payment
  • Private Medical Treatment Costs
  • Care & Case Management Costs
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Housing Adaptation & Relocation
  • Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
  • Compensating Dependants (Spouse/Children)
  • Benefits & Financial Advice
  • Independent Medical Experts
  • Court Of Protection
  • Coroners Inquest Advice
  • Special Adapted Vehicles
  • Recovering The Legal Costs

As each enquiry is unique the advice given will be tailored to the individual circumstances of the client.

About Our Medical Negligence Teams

Mistreatment.com is comprised of specialist teams of medical negligence solicitors throughout England and Wales. Mistreatment.com are committed in fighting for truth and justice, raising clinical standards and ensuring you or your loved ones receive the compensation you deserve under a no win no fee basis. Find out more about members of our surgical errors negligence compensation team…

Our commitment to victims of medical negligence

We understand each patient’s circumstances are unique, however with our specialist medical negligence solicitors and barristers Mistreatment.com are able to provide you with support, guidance and access to justice. Our commitment is to offer you:

  • Free private and confidential initial advice.
  • A no obligation free claims assessment, so you know where you stand.
  • Legal representation under no win no fee, if you seek to pursue a medical negligence claim.
  • Experienced medical & legal advisors who will listen to you and are there to help.
  • Access to experienced teams of specialist medical negligence solicitors across England and Wales.
  • If you decide to make a medical complaint we can provide a free and independent complaints guide.

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