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Keyhole Surgery and Laparoscopy Negligence Claims
Keyhole surgery can be a lifesaving process, but the intricacy of the procedure is such that every operation carries a certain degree of risk. As such, mistakes made by those involved in the surgery can have very serious consequences.
As the number of keyhole surgery and laparoscopic procedures has risen in recent years, so too has the number of severe complications and fatalities resulting from these operations. JMW has considerable experience of helping people who have been left injured as a result of keyhole surgery procedures, and can guide you through the process if you have fallen victim to this kind of medical negligence.
If you believe you have a case to make a claim, complete our online enquiry form or call us for free on 0800 054 6512. Our team of experienced solicitors can offer free initial consultations and provide you with the information you need to receive the compensation you deserve.
Keyhole surgery is an incredibly intricate process that allows medical professionals to operate on vital internal organs - such as the gallbladder, the bowel and the reproductive organs - without having to make large incisions in the skin.
It uses a tool called a laparoscope, which provides the surgeon with video images of the inside of the body to diagnose conditions and perform corrective surgery. Although much less intensive than traditional open surgery, keyhole surgery poses a number of risks; for example, the first incisions must be made blind, without the benefit of the camera, meaning unintended physical damage can occur at this early stage.
- Other common errors include:
- mistakes during gallbladder surgery
- damage to the bile duct
- unintended nerve or blood vessel damage
- damage to the bowel or bladder
Of particular concern is the fact that damage to organs, nerves and blood vessels can often pass unnoticed during surgery, which can lead to serious complications during recovery. If you have experienced harmful consequences as a result of a mistake of this kind, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
JMW’s team of highly qualified solicitors are well positioned to help you make a make a successful claim following a negligent blood transfusion. We employ legal experts who are members of The Law Society's panel of medical negligence experts, and are known for the professional, sympathetic approach we take to every client.
By contacting us, you can discuss the details of your potential claim via a no-obligation initial discussion, during which we will help you determine the best way forward. If you choose to go ahead with your claim for compensation we will be with you every step of the way, providing legal advice and supporting and representing your interests.
The clinical negligence team at JMW includes members of both the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel. Headed by Eddie Jones, the team is among the most respected in the UK.