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Bladder Damage During Hysterectomy
Although accidental injury to some part of the urinary tract during hysterectomy is not uncommon, if this is not immediately recognised and remedied and leads to your further suffering, you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation. The JMW clinical negligence team has the skills and experience needed to help you secure the outcome you deserve, and will be with you every step of the way throughout the process.
Speak to our expert team today by simply calling for free on 0800 054 6512. If you would prefer for us to contact you, complete our online enquiry form and we will give you a call back as soon as we can. We can discuss your situation in more detail and provide you with a clearer idea of whether or not you're in a position to make a bladder damage claim.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which a woman's uterus is removed. It is a major operation and is performed on many women. Although hysterectomies are fairly common, they still carry a high element of risk. It is not uncommon for the bladder to become damaged during the procedure, however when this does happen it is imperative that the injury is identified and treated appropriately before it causes further issues for the patient.
The urinary tract can become damaged during hysterectomy and this occurs most often when the normal anatomy is grossly distorted due to cancer or other types of pelvic disease, such as endometriosis.
The uterus is anatomically very close to the urinary tract and damage to the bladder and ureters is sometimes unavoidable during difficult surgery. However, damage should always be recognised and, where possible, immediately remedied. Many claims result from a failure to recognise the symptoms of a perforated bladder or an obstructed ureter, rather than from incompetent or careless surgical technique.
The bladder lies immediately in front of the uterus and the two have to be peeled apart before the uterus can be removed. It is during this process that damage most commonly occurs. It can also sometimes occur while opening the abdomen, particularly if there have been previous Caesarean sections as there may be only a very thin layer of scar tissue separating the two cavities.
Our sensitive and professional approach means you will have peace of mind that your case is being properly handled and that you have 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 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.
Our clinical negligence team has helped many people to access the compensation to which they are entitled. Highly regarded throughout the UK, the team includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence, as well as the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors' panel.