Bowel and Stomach Surgery
Bowel and stomach surgery may be needed in cases where someone has bowel cancer, diverticular disease, crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or other diseases. Surgery could involve the fitting of a colostomy bag.
If you have had bowel or stomach surgery that has gone wrong causing additional injury or if you have had surgery that has failed, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
With all medical personnel, there are standards which need to be adhered to, if you have received botched bowel or stomach surgery and had to have further surgery to correct the original, you could again be entitled to claim compensation.
It is estimated by the British Hernia Centre that 12 to 15% of abdominal operations lead to an incisional hernia.
Complications of bowel and stomach surgery
All surgery comes with associated complications, bowel and stomach surgery is no different.
You could suffer from excessive bleeding, incisional hernia (where tissue pushes through the abdominal wall which is accidentally cut during surgery), damage to your bladder, bowel, stomach or other surrounding structures as well as dehiscence (the incision or cut ruptures once it has been closed and started to heal).
How can we help?
Negligence Claimline are specialists in compensation claims. We have helped many people make a claim in areas of failed bowel or stomach surgery, failed stomach or bowel surgery, damage to organs close to the original surgical site.
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.
Find out more about negligence in our Advice Centre
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.