Unnecessary Surgical Procedure Claims

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

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Unnecessary Surgical Procedures

Few people manage to go through life without having to undergo any surgical procedures. For many, surgery is an unpleasant yet necessary event in our lives. As surgery becomes more common in this country, the whole process becomes a lot more of an effective way to combat illnesses. But that does not mean to say that surgery should take place when it doesn’t necessarily need to.

Medical professionals usually do an excellent job of looking after us when we feel our worst. But medical errors do unfortunately happen, and they can have a drastic effect on your quality of life. If an unnecessary surgical procedure has caused you undue harm, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim. In most circumstances the person that would be held accountable for the negligence is the individual who performed the surgery. In other cases it may be another member of medical staff such as a GP who misdiagnosed you initially and therefore sent you for surgery that you did not require.

You may be able to claim if:

  • Surgical procedures have caused new injuries not previously sustained
  • Increased recuperation time due to surgery that was not necessary
  • Potential allergies or infections that could have been avoided during surgery
  • If the surgery has made old injuries, or the reason for the surgery to worsen

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What to do if you have suffered an unnecessary surgical procedure

Preparing yourself for surgery can be an incredibly stressful time. You may be worried about your existing condition, or concerned about the diagnosis you will receive as a result of your surgery. Added to this, there is the concern about the surgery itself. If your surgery is later deemed to be unnecessary, this could be as a result of negligent action from the medical team.

Further complications arise when the unnecessary surgery aggravates your presenting symptoms, or causes new injuries and stresses to your body. This is a distressing and physically enduring experience for anyone to go through, and when this action arises through negligent treatment, you have the right to enquire about compensation.

Seeking advice from medical negligence experts means that you will be taken care of every step of the way. We understand the medical sector and can help you through the claims process with ease.

We work with all different kinds of medical negligence claims at Patient Claim Line every day. We have become accustomed to nearly every possibility of claim that could be made, due to our many years of experience in this specialised field. We will always do our very best to ensure that your claim is heard and that you are awarded the compensation you deserve.

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.

 

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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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Kate Goodman
Senior Litigation Executive

Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

 

 

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