Bowel injury

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Mr D Oxfordshire
When medical negligence results in a bowel injury it can have serious consequences, such as further surgery or septicaemia (blood poisoning) that can prove fatal. Our experienced Clinical Negligence team has the expertise to make a substantial compensation claim against the doctor, surgeon or hospital body whose negligence has caused bowel damage.

You need specialist advice when considering a claim for bowel injury caused by medical negligence as you may have signed a consent form accepting that there was a risk of such an injury if you suffered it during a surgical procedure, particularly gynaecological and abdominal surgery. However, this does not necessarily mean that if your bowel is damaged during or immediately following surgery, there is no negligence involved.

That’s where our clinical negligence lawyers, backed up by our independent medical experts, can assess whether or not there was negligence and hence a viable compensation claim. Similarly, where there is a risk of bowel injury during surgery, medical staff providing post-operative care should be aware of the possibility of symptoms of bowel damage and be ready to take appropriate action. For example, a damaged and leaking bowel should be urgently repaired to prevent septicaemia, or a bowel that becomes blocked or twisted must be recognised by medical practitioners as a surgical emergency. If our medical negligence solicitors discover your treatment was not of an acceptable standard and that the severity of your bowel damage could have been avoided, we will pursue a compensation claim against those responsible. 

We will also make a compensation claim to cover any effects on your social or work life, as well as the physical injury or trauma you have suffered. In addition, we will seek financial compensation to help pay for any recommended specific treatments or aids to help you manage your injury in the future.

If liability is admitted while the claim is in process, our lawyers may be able to obtain an interim payment to ease your financial burden, and provide for any recommended treatment while your claim is concluded.

Our clients choose BL Claims Solicitors to handle their bowel injury compensation claims because:

  • We are acknowledged leaders in the field
  • Our legal team has, collectively, many years of experience in winning clinical negligence compensation claims
  • We talk to our clients in jargon-free language
  • We act quickly so clients get the compensation and care they need as soon as possible
  • We are members of industry bodies and panels related to clinical negligence which means that BL Claims Solicitors is recognised as being a leader in the legal industry
  • You will discuss your case with a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset

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