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Damaged Urinary Tract Claims
Although accidental injury to the urinary tract during a hysterectomy is not uncommon, if this is not immediately recognised and remedied, it can lead to further suffering and complications. If damage to your bladder was caused by the negligence of a medical professional, you may be in a position to claim compensation.
The JMW clinical negligence team has the skills and experience needed to help you secure the outcome you deserve, and we will be with you every step of the way throughout the process.
To speak to a solicitor today in relation to a damaged urinary tract claim, call us on 0345 872 6666, or complete our online enquiry form and we will give you a call back to discuss your situation in more detail.
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Our sensitive and professional approach means you will have peace of mind that your case is being handled properly, giving you the best chance of securing the outcome you deserve. We will assist you throughout the process, fighting your corner every step of the way.
We understand that certain topics may be difficult to discuss, but we have handled many similar medical negligence cases, and our solicitors are extremely friendly and approachable. We offer free initial advice on potential claims and you will be under no obligation to progress your claim if you do not wish to do so.
The clinical negligence solicitors at JMW have helped many people to access the compensation to which they are entitled. The team is highly regarded throughout the UK, and includes members of the Law Society’s specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors, as well as the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel.
Making a Claim for Urinary Tract Damage
The bladder or ureters can be damaged during a hysterectomy if the normal anatomy is grossly distorted due to cancer or other types of pelvic disease, such as endometriosis. As the uterus is anatomically very close to the bladder, and the two cavities need separating before removal is possible, damage to the urinary tract is sometimes unavoidable during difficult surgery.
However, damage should be recognised and, where possible, immediately remedied by the medical professional in charge of your care. Many claims result from a doctor or nurse failing to recognise the symptoms of a perforated bladder or obstructed ureter, rather than from incompetent or careless surgical technique.
Damage to the urinary tract can also occur while opening the abdomen, particularly if you have undergone previous Caesarean sections, as there may only be a very thin layer of scar tissue separating the two cavities.
What are the symptoms of a damaged bladder or ureters?
There are several symptoms of a damaged bladder that could indicate a more serious medical problem, including:
- Heavy bleeding from the urinary tract
- Severe and crippling pain in the pelvic region
- Extreme pain when passing urine
- A considerable loss of body fluids
- Problems with the ability to urinate
- Thick discharge or blood in the urine
Talk to Us
If you have suffered damage to the urinary tract or another part of your bladder during a hysterectomy, our specialist solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation. Simply give us a call on 0345 872 6666 or request a call back by filling in our online enquiry form.