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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery Negligence Claims
When accidents or malpractice occur during ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, the damage can be long-lasting, causing emotional and physical suffering. If you have been a victim of clinical negligence and are looking to make a claim for compensation by suing the NHS, JMW Solicitors is here to help.
Our specialist solicitors 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 poor-quality care has reduced your quality of life, we are here to help you secure the ENT surgery compensation you deserve.
We offer free initial advice and no win, no fee agreements on cases like this and will be happy to discuss your options, explain our processes and give you an idea of what to expect. To contact the team call 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back.
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How JMW Can Help
At JMW our friendly and sympathetic solicitors are here to make the experience of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible, while ensuring you have the best possible chance of succeeding in your ENT surgery negligence claim.
Our solicitors have seen first-hand just how difficult it can be to fall victim to clinical negligence, and will strive to provide you with understanding and approachable help and advice throughout every step of the claims process. We are experts in claims of this kind, and will ensure 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 of clinical negligence solicitors.
Where appropriate, we will take on cases on a no win, no fee basis. To see if you are eligible, contact our team today.
How to Make a Claim for ENT Surgery Negligence
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to clinical negligence during ENT surgery, the effects can be serious and emotionally damaging.
Compensation can make a big difference to your quality of life, helping you to access specialist medical care and cover the costs associated with your ongoing rehabilitation and treatment. Making a claim through suing the NHS, you can also ensure that someone is held accountable for the unnecessary complications you have experienced as a result of their negligence.
By pursuing a case with JMW’s clinical negligence team we can investigate the circumstances of your claim and gather evidence to demonstrate that you were the victim of negligence, analysing your medical records and consulting with independent medical experts.
Our objective will always be to put together a strong case to help win the case as quickly as possible.
What is ENT surgery?
ENT surgery is an umbrella term encompassing all surgical procedures carried out on the ears, nose or throat by otolaryngologists, who are specially trained to deal with diseases and disorders in these areas.
Common reasons for ENT surgery include:
- Rhinoplasty (nasal surgery)
- Removal of nasal obstructions
- Operations for sleep apnoea
- Facial pain
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
Surgery of this kind typically carries low levels of risk, but when mistakes are made they can have serious and long-lasting effects on the patient.
What are the risks of ENT surgery negligence?
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.
- 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
- Serious adverse effects following craniotomy, including permanent loss of smell, meningitis, brain abscess or nerve damage