Perforated Bowel Compensation Claims
If you have suffered a perforated / ruptured bowel 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 perforated bowel compensation. We aim to the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim using our No Win No Fee claims process.
However a perforated bowel comes about, it is absolutely vital that it is diagnosed rapidly; the consequences of a ruptured bowel can be both devastating and life changing for both the sufferer and their family. A quick diagnosis can be the difference between you making full recovery or you being subject long term symptoms, or even being victim to an unnecessary bereavement in your family.
What Is A Perforated Bowel?
A perforated bowel is a medical emergency. A perforated bowel is a hole, nick or cut in the stomach, small intestine or large intestine. When the bowel ruptures in such a way the contents of the bowel itself will leak into the abdominal cavity.
This may result in:
- sepsis (infection of the blood)
- septic shock
- organ damage
In severe cases a ruptured bowel can cause death. A ruptured bowel can also be referred to as: a perforated bowel or a torn bowel.
What Causes A Perforated Bowel?
In many cases a perforated or ruptured bowel is a result of a penetrate injury such as a stabbing or trauma following a car crash.
What to do now?
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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.