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Gastroenterology is a medical term used to describe disorders that affect the digestive system and organs, including the stomach, intestines, and liver. Medical malpractice during surgery or diagnosis can result in gastroenterology injuries that have a significant impact on patients. If you have suffered injuries due to medical negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
At Primus Solicitors, we are medical negligence experts and specialise in handling claims for gastroenterology injuries. As one of the best medical negligence solicitors in the UK, we focus on providing information rather than a sales tone. We also offer a no-win no fee agreement for most of our personal injury compensation cases in Manchester.
To proceed with a claim, we need to establish that a medical professional breached their legal duty of care, resulting in worsened injuries due to their negligence. Some examples of negligence that could cause gastroenterological injuries include delayed diagnosis of IBS or Crohn’s disease, avoidable damage to the bowel or bladder during surgery, and injuries to the bile duct during surgery.
To support your claim, we require witness statements from anyone who may have been with you, a copy of the medical and birth report from the hospital, and a record of any financial losses suffered as a result of the injury.
Compensation for gastroenterology claims is split into two types of damages – general damages and special damages. The severity of your injuries and the amount of income lost due to negligence determines the compensation you will receive. General damages are compensation for pain and suffering, while special damages cover financial losses like loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, and travel expenses related to medical care.
Gastroenterology claims depend on the extent of your injuries and losses, and whether the other party admits fault. You have three years from the date of negligence or the date of being aware of the injuries to make a claim. For children, the time limit is extended to 21 years old for birth injury claims, and a litigation friend can represent them before they are 18 years old.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your Gastroenterology Claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.