Can I claim compensation for removal of wrong kidney? My husband is in critical condition following the removal of his healthy kidney and I want to take action.
It is likely that you will be able to claim compensation for removal of wrong kidney as it suggests a gross demonstration of negligence on the part of the medical professionals involved in your husband’s surgery. In order to take action for their lack of care and your husband’s condition, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in wrong kidney removal claims at the first possible moment. You should then inform them of the specific circumstances of your husband’s wrong kidney removal in surgery and the impact it has had on his quality of life as a result. Your solicitor will then be able to advise you on how best to proceed.
Contacting a solicitor as soon as possible is especially important if you have been offered a sum of compensation for removal of wrong kidney for your husband by the hospital’s insurance company. Such an offer should always be presented to a solicitor first because oftentimes they turn out to be less than sufficient when it comes to adequately covering the consequences of a victim of medical negligence. These offers are usually made soon after an injury has been sustained, so they will not have had time to assess the full extent and consequences of your husband’s wrong kidney removal in surgery. It is also in their best interest for you to accept an unsolicited claim on your husband’s behalf as it is likely to save them money on the amount of wrong kidney removal claim for compensation they will have to provide and also in legal fees and expenses. Therefore you should always be wary of such offers.
Your solicitor will be able to evaluate the offer of wrong kidney removal claim that has been proposed to you and inform you of whether or not you would be likely to obtain more if you decided to pursue a claim. They will then contact all the medical professionals involved in the surgery that resulted in your husband’s wrong kidney removal in surgery and obtain the necessary medical notes to try and determine who the negligent party involved was. It is not always the case that the main surgeon is to blame; sometimes a mistake can be due to administrational errors where the medical team involved have been given the wrong information. Your solicitor will show them the information they have gathered to an independent medical expert. They will be able to inform them of whether or not this wrong kidney removal could have been avoided and if anything could have been done to prevent your husband being put in the condition that he is in now.
If your solicitor considers your husband’s claim to be of considerable strength they may offer to represent him legally in pursuing compensation for removal of wrong kidney.