Gastroenterology is the medical term given to disorders associated with the digestive system, including major organs such as the stomach, intestines and liver. Injuries inflicted to the digestive system can be, caused by surgery, or by late diagnosis or misdiagnosis. They can have devastating consequences for the patient affected.
If have you have suffered due to gastroenterological related medical negligence, within the last three years, TRUE Solicitors may be able to help you to make a gastroenterology claim.
Our specialist medical negligence lawyers have the experience and expertise to help you to obtain the maximum compensation in the shortest possible time. We handle all claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Call us on 0344 854 7000 to discuss your claim, or submit your details below and we’ll call you back at a time convenient for you.
What is classed as gastroenterology claim?
A delayed or misdiagnosis of a gastroenterological illness can leave a patient facing further unnecessary health issues. Common examples of gastroenterological negligence claims include:
- Late or misdiagnosis of Crohn’s disease.
- Late or misdiagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Negligent surgery during an endoscopy, colonoscopy or ERCP procedure.
- Avoidable damage or perforations to the bowel or bladder during surgery.
- Injuries to the bile duct during surgery.
- Injuries to the gall bladder during.
How do I know if I have a case?
If you have suffered avoidable ill health due to a mistake during gastroenterology surgery, or a misdiagnosed gastroenterological illness, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Get in touch with TRUE Solicitors today for an initial, free, no obligation assessment of your case.
Should you instruct us as your solicitor we will gather all the evidence surrounding your case, such as medical records and witness reports, to establish if you received substandard medical care that may have contributed to your further illness or injury.
What can I claim compensation for?
You may be able to claim for the following:
- Loss of earnings.
- Injury compensation.
- Medical expenses such as rehabilitation fees, prescription charges and painkillers.
- Compensation for the care and support.
- Reduced life expectancy.
- Ongoing illness.
- Recovery time.
- Expected lifestyle changes.
How much will my claim be worth?
The amount of compensation that you may receive is dependent upon the individual circumstances of your case. The amount will depend on factors such as:
- The severity of your injuries or further health complications caused by the negligent treatment.
- How your life has been affected by the injury or illness.
- Your future care and support needs.
- Financial losses, including how much money you have lost or will lose resulting from the negligent treatment (e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses).
- Specialist equipment and adaptations that you may need.
To get an idea of the compensation that you could receive for any physical injuries that you have suffered please use our compensation calculator.
Is there a time limit for making a gastroenterology negligence claim?
You have up to three years from the date you became aware of the injury/further illness caused by the treatment to make a claim. It is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible, whilst the information and circumstances around the treatment is fresh to mind.
You are able to make a claim on a child’s behalf at any time after the treatment has occurred, before the child reaches the age of 18. After the child has turned 18 they have until they are 21 to make a claim themselves.
If you would like to pursue a claim on behalf of a loved one who has sadly passed away, where treatment has contributed towards their death, you can make a claim within three years of that date.
How much will it cost to make a claim?
TRUE Solicitors will manage your claim on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis, so there is no financial risk to you. Our charges to you are dependent upon the individual type of case, and are typically a percentage of the compensation that we obtain for you. The charges will be no more than 25 per cent of your compensation amount.
How do I start my claim?
If you believe that you or a loved one has a claim for negligent gastroenterology care, claim contact TRUE Solicitors today, to speak to a member of our medical negligence team. We offer an initial, free, no obligation, assessment of your case.
Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.
Gather the Evidence and Arrange Treatment – we will collect all of the evidence needed to prove your claim, arrange a medical examination for you, and if appropriate arrange treatment to assist with your recovery.
Win Your Claim – we will fight hard on your behalf to recover maximum compensation in the shortest time.
How Long Will My Claim Take?
The length of medical negligence claims depends on whether the other party admits fault, the severity of the injury and the extent of the claim for losses and expenses. Straightforward medical negligence claims may settle within a few months, whereas complex cases may take in excess of a year.