Minor Surgical Procedure Injury Claim *
Minor surgery injury claims * arise when a person undergoes a minor surgery and are subject to some form of medical negligence * that wither worsens their current medical condition or causes them further injury *.
A minor surgery is a surgical procedure that is carried out without the use of anaesthesia or respiratory assistance. These procedures are carried out for a number of reasons and in most cases are non-invasive surgeries. These surgical procedures can often be carried out by a GP and often only take about 15 minutes to complete. Minor surgical procedures can be used to treat;
- Joint injections
- Skin tags and cysts
- Mole removal
- Biopsy of growths
- Minor injuries
- Diagnosing illnesses
An important part of this process is the initial consultation from your doctor which will help them to determine if it is safe for you to proceed with this treatment. If they continue with this procedure without this initial assessment it can lead to various injuries.
An important part of the injury claims process is determining liability. In most cases, the practitioner who carried out the procedure may be found liable for a breach in duty of care along with negligent behaviour. As many of these minor surgical procedures are carried out by your GP, this can fall into the category of GP negligence. As a medical professional it would be expected that they would provide the highest standard of care to all patients and should carry out their work in a safe manner which will help to prevent an accident or injury. In some cases, there may have been an error made but there were no steps taken to rectify this issue. This is also a form of negligence which can cause an illness or injury to become more serious over time if left untreated. In most cases, the medical practitioner or hospital which carried out the procedure may be found liable for any injuries which have been sustained.
- Cuts and lacerations
- Deterioration of medical condition or injury
- Internal injuries
- Nerve damage
Causes of Minor Surgery Injuries *
Clinical Negligence *
A common cause of injuries sustained during a surgical procedure is negligence of the medical practitioner who is treating you. They are required to provide a high standard of care at all time so as to ensure the health and safety of their patients. Failing to do this often results in personal injuries which could have been avoided if the procedure was carried out by another medical professional.
Minor surgical procedures are just as important as major procedures and should be treated with the same amount of care. All equipment used should be in a good working condition and should be clean and safe for the use which is intended. Any equipment required for use should be maintained to ensure that it does not become faulty over time. Equipment should be repaired and replaced when necessary and should be disposed of correctly if there is any chance that injuries can be sustained while being used.
Wrong site surgery
Carrying out a procedure on the wrong site is a type of negligence which can result in a patient’s medical condition or injury becoming worse over time. Operating on the wrong site can create a bigger issue while also failing to treat the original injury or illness. Prior to carrying out a procedure, medical practitioners should carry out an initial consultation to ensure that they have all of the correct information which is required to carry out the treatment to a high standard.
Failing to inform patients of inherent risks
An important part of any medical treatment is information patients of any risks or complications which can be associated with their minor surgical procedure. Failure to do so can result in a claim being made against a medical practitioner. If a patient is misinformed they may experience injuries which they were not expecting to which can also make their condition become more serious.
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