Surgical items left in patient

“I was recommended to contact you. Staff were very approachable and explained everything in simple terms. Everything went very smoothly. I would definitely recommend to others.”

Mrs F Winchester
On rare occasions, a surgeon may recklessly leave a swab, some gauze or a piece of equipment such as a tube in a patient’s body, leading to unexplained pain and most likely a further operation to remove the item.  

It shouldn’t happen – but it does. Our experienced clinical negligence solicitors will push for the maximum compensation in such cases and have a history of achieving substantial financial awards.

There are the risks that the patient may have contracted infection and/or that they have experienced pain over a number of years, the cause of which has not been identified. Once the cause of the pain is discovered, the patient will almost certainly have to undergo a further operation to remove the object.

At BL Claims Solicitors we consider every case in detail and, where appropriate, proceed with a claim for compensation for the injury and its financial impact on your life.

Our clients choose BL Claims Solicitors to handle their medical negligence claims in cases where surgical items have been left inside them inside them, following an operation, because:

  • We are acknowledged leaders in the field
  • Our legal team has, collectively, many years 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 personal injury, which means that BL Claims 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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