The appendix is connected to the large intestine and looks like a small thin pouch. An appendicitis is a swelling of the appendix and can be very painful.
In most instances surgical removal is the required treatment when your appendix ruptures. The surgical procedure is called an appendectomy or appendicectomy and is one of the most commonly performed operations in the UK.
An appendicitis may be misdiagnosed as the symptoms resemble other illnesses such as Gastroenteritis, Severe irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, bladder or urine infections, crohn’s disease, pelvic infections and in women a misdiagnosed appendicitis can often be mistaken for an ectopic pregnancy or menstrual pain.
If the appropriate course of action isn’t taken quickly enough the person with an appendicitis may suffer life threatening complications such as peritonitis (blood poisoning) or abscesses.
How do we help?
Negligence Claimline are specialists in compensation claims. We have helped many people make a claim in areas of misdiagnosis, undiagnosed appendicitis, delayed diagnosis of an appendicitis, a delay in receiving treatment for an appendicitis and complications arising from an appendicitis.
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. However, the treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
When someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
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If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.