Unnecessary surgery claims

Finding out your operation wasn’t necessary can be highly upsetting. First4Lawyers could help you claim compensation for your suffering.


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What is unnecessary surgery?

According to a Denver Health Medical Center study, unnecessary surgery refers to “any surgical intervention that is either not needed, not indicated, or not in the patient’s best interest when weighed against other available options, including conservative measures”.

Your healthcare team should consult with you about your options. If they decide to operate without obtaining the necessary fully informed consent from you, this could be considered medical negligence.

You may also have suffered from unnecessary surgery if you had a condition misdiagnosed, which resulted in surgery that was inappropriate for you. This could also be the case when you had a procedure that was not appropriate at the time and could have later resulted in further surgery or treatment.

If your doctor failed to investigate other options that would not involve surgery, they could have acted negligently by recommending surgery as the only option.

Why should I make an unnecessary surgery claim?

Surgery is a major medical procedure that requires significant recovery time. If you have been subjected to an operation that turned out to be unnecessary, you may be left feeling let down, distressed and even betrayed.

You have the right to appropriate medical care. If you have not received this and have suffered harm as a result, you also have the right to justice in the form of compensation. Making an unnecessary surgery claim can get you the compensation to help you recover and get back to the position you were in before you went under the knife.

Is there a time limit for unnecessary surgery claims?

In most cases of surgical negligence, there is a time limit of three years to make a claim. This means you should ensure that you start your claim as soon as you can in order to submit it before the deadline.

However, there are some exceptions to the medical negligence claims time limit. For example, a child will be able to claim at any point up until their 18th birthday, after which they will have three years to make a claim. Meanwhile, if you’re claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to claim for themselves, you won’t face a time limit.

How much will I receive in compensation?

Your situation is unique to you. This means that it is difficult to say exactly what you’ll be entitled to in compensation without a consultation. To find out what you could receive, just get in touch. Our friendly and compassionate advisors will take some initial details from you and help you decide on the best course of action for you.

Compensation is awarded in two parts: general damages and special damages.

General damages reflect the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the unnecessary surgery you underwent. Special damages cover any impact the negligence had on your life, including a loss of earnings or any care you will require.

I think I have an unnecessary surgery claim – what should I do?

If you think you’ve had an unnecessary surgery, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This could help you pay for any necessary treatment you need after your operation.

We understand how stressful an experience of medical negligence can be. But you don’t have to face it alone. First4Lawyers are here to help you through.


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