How to Claim for Incorrect Surgery Claims in UK

Fortunately, most errors are relatively benign.  However, there are circumstances where incorrect surgery can have devastating and life-long effects on patients.  If you think you have been the victim of an incorrect surgical error there are a number of things you can do before contacting a specialist Incorrect Surgery Claim solicitor.

  1. Make a written complaint.  In your complaint ask the Hospital to confirm:
  • What surgical procedure should have taken place and what procedure actually took place.
  • If there was an error, ask why that happened.
  • Ask if a ‘never event’ took place.
  • Has a formal investigation been undertaken.
  • If an investigation was undertaken ask for a copy of the ‘Root Cause Analysis/Report.

2. Insist on a written response to your complaint.  If you remain unhappy with the Hospital’s response then you may wish to consider contacting a specialist Solicitor.  If you do make sure you provide a copy of the complaints letter and the response as this is very useful for the early investigative stages.  I cannot stress enough that the most important thing you can give your solicitor is information, one thing I always say to my Clients, “tell me everything you think is relevant, I would rather have too much information than not enough”.


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