Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

Laparoscopy / Keyhole Surgery negligence claims

If you have suffered due to negligent keyhole surgery, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Keyhole surgery, also known as Laparoscopic surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which the procedure involves FAQmaking small incisions in the body in order to insert surgical tools and a fibre optic camera which transmits internal images to a television screen set up in the operating theatre. It has many benefits over traditional surgery when conducted successfully, including reduced recovery time and reduced pain and suffering for the patient. For this reason it has become widely used in many areas of medicine.

Most complications occur on initial surgical entry, and most medical negligence compensation claims concern damage to the bowel, injuries to blood vessels and the use of electro-surgery to coagulate, cut and dissect.

Claims may also arise due to damage caused by surgical instruments to various part of the anatomy including: vital organs, the bowel, bladder or blood vessels.

If the surgeon fails to follow best practice and accepted laparoscopic surgery protocols, and injury is caused, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

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How much can I claim?

A number of factors will determine the value of your settlement:

What can I claim compensation for?

Making a claim for compensation

A specialist medical negligence solicitor can assess your case and inform you about: