Laparoscopy / Keyhole Surgery negligence claims
If you have suffered due to negligent keyhole surgery, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
- Information about keyhole surgery claims
- How much can I claim?
- What can I claim compensation for?
- Making a claim for compensation
Keyhole surgery, also known as Laparoscopic surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which the procedure involves making 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.
A number of factors will determine the value of your settlement:
- The type of injury and how severe the injury is
- Did you recover fully from the injury or do you have ongoing problems
- What are the long term effects on your health
- Did the injury cause you other losses such as loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- The loss of comfort/convenience/quality of life caused by your injury
- Medical care costs
- Costs involved in adapting your home to meet your new requirements as a result of your injury
- Other out of pocket expenses incurred whilst receiving medical treatment, such as travel expenses
A specialist medical negligence solicitor can assess your case and inform you about:
- How strong your case is
- The likelyhood of making a successful claim
- The amount of compensation you may receive if your claim is successful
- Pursue a claim on your behalf