Urology is the medical term associated with health care related to the treatment of the urinary tract in both males and females. This includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra, as well as the parts of the male and female reproductive system. The most common urological illnesses and surgeries include; prostate cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, vasectomy procedures, surgery to the bladder and the treatment of kidney stones.
Whilst the standard of care provided in hospitals around the UK is very high, mistakes do occasionally happen as a result of the negligence of medical practitioner.
If you have suffered due to negligent urological treatment, administered within the last three years, you may be entitled to claim compensation. We have a team of medical negligence specialist lawyers whose experience and expertise can help you to obtain the maximum compensation in the shortest possible time.
What is classed as negligent urological treatment?
Common examples of urology negligence include:
- Failed sterilisation i.e. failed vasectomy or tubal ligation.
- Post-surgical infection.
- Failed treatment of kidney stones.
- Surgical mistakes which caused nerve damage, incontinence or impotence.
- Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of prostate, bladder or testicular cancer.
- Circumcision errors.
- Perforated bladder.
What can I claim compensation for if I have suffered due to urology negligence?
You may be able to claim the following:
- Loss of earnings.
- Injury compensation.
- Pain and suffering.
- Medical treatment and expenses such as; prescription charges and pain killers.
- Rehabilitation and care.
- Travel expenses – to subsequent medical appointments.
How much will my claim be worth?
The amount of compensation that you will receive is dependent upon the individual factors of your case. The amount will depend on factors such as:
- The severity of the effects of the medical negligence which you experienced.
- How your life has been affected by the injury or illness.
- Financial losses, including how much money you’ve lost or will lose resulting from the medical negligence (e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses).
Is there a time limit for making a claim?
You have up to three years from the date that you became aware of the negligent treatment to make a claim. It is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible, whilst the information and circumstances around the misdiagnosis are fresh to mind.
You are able to make a claim on a child’s behalf at any time after the treatment 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.
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 a urology negligence claim?
If you believe that you or a loved one has a claim for negligent urology treatment 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.