Digestive System Compensation Claims
If you have suffered an injury to your digestive system as a result of an accident that was not your fault within the last 3 years or it was associated with your past or present employment then contact LPS today.
LPS has dedicated solicitors that have helped thousands of people successfully claim digestive system compensation. We aim to the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim using our No Win No Fee claims process.
Your digestive system is what allows your body to break down your daily consumption of food. The job of the digestive system is to do this in a way that the food can be absorbed and used or excreted. The digestive system is also the process by which the body breaks down food into smaller components that can be absorbed by the blood stream.
The digestion of food is usually divided into mechanical processing to reduce the size of food particles and chemical action to further reduce the size of particles and prepare them for absorption. Digestion can be broken down into four separate processes which are as follows:
- Ingestion – this is when the food is placed into the mouth
- Mechanical digestion and chemical digestion – otherwise known as mastication, which is when you tear and crush food as well as the churning of the stomach. This comes with the addition of chemicals (acid, bile, enzymes, and water), which break down complex molecules into simple structures
- Absorption – movement of nutrients from the digestive system to the circulatory and lymphatic capillaries through osmosis, active transport, and diffusion
- Egestion – Removal of undigested materials from the digestive tract through defecation
There are many different aspects that can cause damage to your digestive system such as a stab wound or industrial lacerations as well as seat belt pressure. If you have experienced damage to your digestive system as a result of trauma that was caused through no fault of your own then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
If you are involved in an accident that affects your digestive system it goes without saying that you should seek immediate medical treatment. This will also aid you if you do decide to pursue a compensation claim for the fact that you will have a medical record of the injuries that you sustained.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Medical negligence – What is it?
Medical negligence is a rare occurrence. But when it happens to you, the effects can be devastating.
Although most healthcare patients will be treated effectively, a small minority end up suffering from clinical negligence. This is when a medical professional makes an avoidable mistake, causing you harm in the form of an injury or illness or a worsening medical condition.
Medical negligence also refers to times when a medical professional or organisation fails in their duty of care, causing you injury or harm. This can include:
- Failure to diagnose a condition
- Failure to warn you of the risks of a procedure or treatment
- Failure to prevent an infection being acquired while under their care
If you’ve suffered an injury or had an existing health condition made worse after clinical treatment, you may have suffered from medical negligence. That means you may be able to make a claim for compensation with the help of our medical negligence solicitors.
How do I fund a medical negligence claim?
But in many cases, you don’t need to worry. Solicitors now typically offer a No Win No Fee arrangement – otherwise known as conditional fee agreements – for clinical negligence cases. This was introduced to enable patients who had suffered from malpractice to get the help they needed to recover without facing the stress of funding it all at the start.
A No Win No Fee agreement will allow you to focus on your recovery and putting together the strongest case possible, instead of the potential impact it would have on your finances.
Why should I make a medical negligence claim?
It is not just your physical health that takes a knock when you suffer from medical negligence. You may find that your mental health suffers too. After all, you were harmed by a person or organisation that was there to help treat your initial condition. This breach of trust can have lasting consequences. Getting justice in the form of the compensation you need to help you recover is one way of addressing them.
You may be worried that making a claim will take funding away from the NHS – particularly at a time when it needs it most. But that won’t be the case. The NHS has legal protection in the form of indemnities to cover any potential claims. NHS Resolution is an organisation that focuses on resolving claims in England, meaning that you won’t have to claim directly against the NHS itself.
Another important reason to make a medical negligence claim is that by doing so, you highlight the problem that caused you harm. This allows the hospital or surgery or clinician to address what went wrong and prevent it happening again to someone else.
How long will a med neg claim take?
If the medical organisation responsible for your injury admits liability, your claim will be settled quicker than if they don’t. If liability is denied, you may end up going to court. And although this is rare, it will extend the claims process.
Your solicitor will be able to advise you on how long you can expect your claim to take. They will keep you informed when there are any updates.
How much can I claim in compensation?
The amount that you’ll be awarded will be split into two categories: general damages and special damages.
General damages are awarded to cover the pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of your clinician’s negligence. These damages are intended to compensate for any lifestyle changes you have had to make. This includes not being able to take part in your usual hobbies or sports.
Special damages cover any financial impact you’ve suffered because of an instance of medical negligence. This includes any loss of earnings if you’ve been unable to work or any money you’ve had to spend as part of your recovery from the negligent act, such as mobility aids.
Compensation for medical negligence can help you get back in the position you were in before it ever happened. Your health and your future are the most important things.