Am I entitled to claim compensation for item left inside after operation? After I began to feel excruciating pain the week after my C-section, an x-ray revealed that a swab had been left inside me leading to an infection that may affect my future ability to conceive.
It appears as though you may have a viable claim for compensation for item left inside after operation on the grounds of medical negligence.
When a foreign item such as swab, catheter, screw, or clip is left inside a patient, serious complications may ensue — complications which would not occur had the surgeon and his staff adhered to routine checks to ensure that this does not happen.
When claiming for compensation for item left inside after operation, in addition for damages for the excruciating pain resulting from the medical blunder, you are also entitled to claim for the terrible consequences of the infection. As your fertility might be affected, it is imperative that you receive continuing medical treatment to hopefully address the issue. All injury related expenses you may incur, including lost income if you must take time off work, may also be included in your claim for compensation for item left inside after operation.
As the cause of your infection has been identified as arising from the swab in question, you may be approached with an early settlement offer directly from the responsible party’s insurers. Before you accept such an offer, make sure that you appreciate the value of your potential compensation claim for item left inside after operation. This can be done by speaking with an experienced injury solicitor. Once a solicitor had assessed your individual set of circumstances, he should be able to tell you what would be fair and adequate compensation for item left inside after operation.