Hernia surgery claims

After suffering from a hernia, the last thing you want to have to face is negligence during the surgery meant to treat it.

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What is hernia surgery negligence?

A hernia develops when you suffer a tear or opening in the muscle or tissue surrounding an organ, allowing it to push through. If you have experienced substandard treatment for your hernia, causing harm, you have likely suffered from medical negligence.

As a result of the negligence experienced during your treatment, you may find that you suffer any number of health issues, including:

  • Organ damage
  • Poor treatment, resulting in the hernia returning
  • Nerve damage
  • Strangulated hernia misdiagnosis
  • Bowel obstruction misdiagnosis

Why should I make a hernia surgery negligence claim?

If you have suffered harm as a result of hernia surgery negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. This is intended to help you get back to the position you were in before the negligence happened.

Suffering from medical negligence is a distressing experience. Compensation can help you get back on your feet and aid your recovery. First4Lawyers work with specialist no win no fee medical negligence solicitors who will be able to help you build the strongest case for compensation possible.

Is there a time limit for delayed surgery claims?

Yes, there is usually a three-year limit in which to make a claim for compensation after suffering from hernia surgery negligence. This means it is advisable to begin the process as soon as possible. Starting a claim early has the additional benefit of the details being clearer in your mind.

There are some exceptions to the time limit rule, including if you were not made aware of the negligence until some time after it happened. In this case, you will have three years from the date you learned what happened – also known as the date of knowledge.

You will also not face a time limit if you are claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to make a claim themselves. Children are also able to make a claim at any point up until their 21st birthday.

How much can I claim?

Your situation is unique. This means that the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim will depend on your injury and the effect if has on your life. For an idea of what you may be entitled to, visit our compensation calculator.

Compensation is separated into two parts: general damages and special damages. General damages cover the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the hernia surgery negligence. Special damages are awarded to cover the implications the injury will have on your life. This takes into account factors such as a loss of earnings through being unable to work, any care you may require and any specialist home adaptations or mobility aids.

I think I have a delayed surgery claim – what should I do?

If you think you have a hernia surgery claim, contact First4Lawyers. After an initial discussion, we will help you work out what the best course of action for you is. Just give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online.

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