Ear surgery is usually a straightforward procedure and poses a relatively low number of risks to the patient. However, patients can still suffer with injuries as a result of medical negligence which can cause serious physical and psychological pain, additional medical costs and a loss of income for those suffering from severe pain and unable to return to work. If you have suffered personal injury during an ear surgery as a result of medical negligence then you may be able to make a compensation claim that can help you cope with the long-term effects of your surgery.
Risks of Ear Surgery
Despite the simple nature of the ear surgeries that take place around the country each day, there are still a number of issues that can arise when surgical teams fail to provide the care are entrusted to deliver. Some of the most common issues include a misdiagnosis of symptoms leading to excessive and unnecessary surgery, a leaking of cerebro-spinal fluid which can damage the ear, nerve damage, damage to the bones surrounding the eyes causing severe pain, and a permanent loss of smell. Like most patients, ear surgery patients are also at risk of infection, which can be extremely severe if left untreated and could causes long-term damage to hearing. Blood clots are also a common risk and if left untreated can spread to the surrounding areas close to the brain leading to a life threatening emergency.
Am I Eligible to Make an Ear Surgery Compensation Claim?
If you have suffered physical or psychological injury as a result of ear surgery, and can prove that your injury was caused by medical negligence and that the level of care you received was below the expected acceptable standard, you could be eligible to make a ear surgery compensation claim by the help of your cosmetic surgery solicitors. You could also make a claim if you were not properly forewarned of the risks involved and therefore were not able to give informed consent. In order to make an ear surgery compensation claim it is necessary for victims to prove that, if properly warned, they would not have gone ahead with the procedure or that the use of an inappropriate procedure or faulty technique has caused an injury.
As with most cases of personal injury, it is in your best interests to engage the help of a medical negligence specialist. It can be difficult to prove negligence on the part of your medical team, particularly if you were suffering from an underlying problem before your procedure. However, getting the help of an expert in personal injury and medical negligence law will mean you can gain access to all the services you need to make your case including access to an independent medical professional who will provide you with the evidence you need to ensure your claim is heard in court and you gain the compensation you deserve.