Claim for a Surgeon Piercing Bladder during an Operation
What is the value of my claim for a surgeon piercing my bladder during an operation that led to me sustaining a life threatening infection? How long do I have to pursue it?
It is impossible to tell you the value of your claim for a surgeon piercing your bladder during an operation without first knowing the specific details of when your bladder was pierced, the specific infection you contracted as a result and the subsequent impact it has had on your life. Having your bladder pierced in an operation may appear to be a clear sign of negligence, however it could be determined that it was due to human error on the part of the surgeon and something that was ultimately unavoidable. In order to find out the viability of your claim for when your bladder was pierced by your surgeon, you should contact a medical negligence claims solicitor t the first possible moment.
A solicitor who has knowledge of your situation will be able to evaluate the viability of your claim and inform you of how best to proceed. To establish negligence, they will enlist the assistance of an independent medical expert. They will seek access to your medical notes and present these to the expert for examination. The medical expert will be able to determine if your pierced bladder could have been avoided in alternative circumstances where a different course of action had been taken and in the event that another surgeon was operating. If negligence is established, your solicitor may offer you legal representation and proceed with your claim for a surgeon piercing your bladder during an operation.
The amount of compensation you could receive for when your bladder was pierced in an operation will be dependent on several factors, your age, sex, general state of health prior to your bladder being pierced, the nature of the infection that you sustained subsequently, the pain and suffering you endured and the impact it has had on your general quality of life. You should be also be able to claim for the costs of any necessary surgery that will remedy your pierced bladder in addition to the future pain and suffering that may manifest as a result.
The amount of time you will have to claim compensation for when your bladder pierced by surgeon is two years, in accordance with the Irish Statute of Limitations. The date that this two year time limit will begin will be the day that you discovered that the infection you had been suffering from was caused by the bladder piercing you suffered. There are a number of exceptions to this time limit, however they are quite rare. You solicitor will be able to explain whether or not any of these exceptions to the Statute will apply to you.
If you have suffered due to surgeon negligence and think that you could be entitled to claim for a surgeon piercing your bladder during an operation, you should contact a medical negligence claims solicitor at the first available opportunity. The information provided here is merely a general overview of your options; a solicitor who has been informed of your situation will be able to provide you with far more specific legal advice that is relevant to your situation.