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ENT Surgery Claims: Nose & Ear Surgery Claims and Thyroid Cancer Negligence

 

If you have had (ENT Surgery) ear, nose or throat surgery and suffered an injury due to medical or clinical negligence, the experienced legal specialists at Lanyon Bowdler can help you make a Surgical Negligence Claim for the compensation you are entitled to.

You might want to make an official complaint or seek financial compensation to cover corrective surgery, rehabilitation or other costs incurred if you had a period out of work. Whatever your situation, the clinical negligence team here at Lanyon Bowdler will be able to guide you through the process.

The ENT Negligence Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler specialise in the following areas:

  • Ear Surgery Claims
  • Nose Surgery Claims (including Cosmetic surgery to the Nose. Ie. Nose Job Claims)
  • Throat Surgery Claims

Am I Eligible to Make a Compensation Claim?

As with other areas of medicine, the vast majority of ENT procedures go well and pose a very low risk to patients, but unfortunately there are occasions when things go wrong. Cases of medical negligence can take place during even the simplest of procedures, sometimes leading to debilitating and disfiguring injuries.

The types of injury which commonly result from ear, nose and throat surgery include:

  • Damage to the vocal cord
  • Facial nerve damage causing facial weakness
  • Misdiagnosis and mistreatment of nose and sinus tumours
  • Mistreatment of inner ear problems affecting balance and causing Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • Poor diagnosis and management of neck or throat swellings and failure to diagnose tumours
  • Thyroid disease
  • Misdiagnosis of hearing problems leading to deafness

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Medical Procedures

ENT, or otorhinolaryngology as it is also known, often overlaps with neurosurgery, plastic surgery and maxillofacial surgery. ENT consultants deal with problems like deafness and other inner ear problems, such as balance issues and tinnitus, as well as throat and neck cancer alongside a maxillofacial consultant.

However, the majority of ENT procedures are actually undertaken to improve a patient’s quality of life rather than being directly related to their health, such as:

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring
  • Ear surgery (pinnaplasty)
  • Nasal surgery (rhinoplasty)
  • Removal of minor nasal obstructions
  • Balance problems
  • Facial pain
  • Tinnitus

By far the most common claims associated with ENT are for compensation following damage caused to the bones surrounding the eye skull during Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS). A frequent complication of the operation is leaking of cerebral spinal fluid from the brain, which, if not successfully repaired, can lead to the permanent loss of the sense of smell, or even meningitis.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the face, neck, mouth and jaws. These include:

  • Facial cosmetic surgery
  • Cancers of the head and neck
  • Trauma on the cranio-maxillofacial area
  • Surgery on the craniofacial area for adults or children

Common treatments involve:

  • Surgery for sleep apnoea
  • Cosmetic surgery performed either on the neck or on the head, such as a nasal operation (rhinoplasty) or an operation to correct large or deformed ears (otoplasty).
  • Cosmetic correction of the jaw (genioplasty)
  • Reconstruction of facial symmetry
  • Dental implants

Funding Your Claim

Please download our short guide about funding your claim.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

Please give our clinical negligence specialists a call for a friendly chat about how they can help you claim for compensation in relation to an ENT or maxillofacial procedure.

Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors will be happy to discuss your case in a confidential, sensitive manner. Please call the team today or use the online contact form and someone will call you.

The lawyers at Lanyon Bowdler specialise in surgical negligence claims. If you feel that you or a family member has been treated negligently in the operating theatre, then it is likely you are entitled to make a Medical Negligence Claim. Get in touch to see how our team can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. There is no obligation you or any charges for our initial assessment. 

By choosing Lanyon Bowdler for any form of serious injury claim or medical negligence claim, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on your team. Lanyon Bowdler's Medical Negligence team is widely acclaimed and recognised as one of the best clinical negligence departments in the country. We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely and considerately with you to help find the best outcomes and help to get your life back on track.

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands (including Wolverhampton & Birmingham). As a leading UK full-service law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in the UK.

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