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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery Claims
When accidents occur during ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, the damage can be long lasting and can cause both emotional and physical suffering for you and your loved ones.
At JMW we have a team of specialist solicitors who are highly experienced in providing advice to people who have suffered as a result of negligence before, during or after ENT surgery. If you feel that an error was made during your surgery, or that you received poor care that reduced your quality of life, we are here to help you make a claim for compensation.
We offer free initial advice on cases of this kind and will be happy to discuss your options with you, explaining our processes and what to expect as your case progresses. To contact the team, call 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.
The outer covering of our client's brain was punctured during a routine operation to remove nasal polyps. As a result he contracted meningitis.
29 year old Leslie had a long history of recurrent tonsillitis and she was keen to have her tonsils removed. She was referred to hospital and was prepared for surgery.
Case study of a man who lost his voice because his ear, nose and throat care did not detect that he had cancer.
ENT Surgery Explained
ENT surgery is a catch-all term that describes surgical procedures carried out on the ears, nose or throat by otolaryngologists, who are specially trained to deal with diseases and disorders in these three areas.
Common reasons for ENT surgery includes:
- Rhinoplasty (nasal surgery)
- Removal of nasal obstructions
- Operations for sleep apnoea
- Facial pain
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
Typically surgery of this kind carries low levels of risk but sometimes mistakes can be made that can have serious and long-lasting effects on the patient.
Potential Risks for Patients
Compensation claims for ENT-related negligence are relatively uncommon. However, some patients do unfortunately receive substandard treatment and are affected by mistakes made during surgery that can cause injury and distress.
Examples of such negligence include:
- Failure to diagnose a condition or illness
- Nerve damage during surgery
- Damage to bones surrounding the eye and skull during endoscopic sinus surgery
- Leaking of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
- Serious adverse effects following craniotomy, including permanent loss of smell, meningitis, brain abscess or nerve damage
Making a Claim
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to clinical negligence during ENT surgery, the effects can be serious and emotionally damaging.
We know compensation can’t give you back the life you had before you were the victim of negligence. However, it can make a big difference to your quality of life. Compensation claims are important in providing access to specialist medical care and covering the costs associated with your ongoing rehabilitation and treatment. What's more, making a claim can help to hold somebody accountable for the unnecessary complications you have experienced.
Why Choose JMW?
At JMW we have seen first-hand just how difficult it can be to fall victim to clinical negligence. Our friendly and sympathetic team are here to make the experience of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible for you and your family, while ensuring you have the best possible chance of getting the outcome you deserve.
Our clinical negligence team is understanding, approachable and, most importantly, experts in claims of this kind. We will provide you with help and advice throughout every step of the claims process, ensuring you are up to date on the progress of your case at all times.
The clinical negligence team at JMW has won multi-million-pound settlements for a range of clients who have had their quality of life reduced as a result of mistakes made by medical professionals. Our team consists of numerous leading solicitors, including members of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel and the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence.
Where appropriate, we will take on cases on a no win, no fee basis. To see if you are eligible, contact our team today.