If you have had ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery and suffered an injury due to medical or clinical negligence, the experienced legal specialists at Lanyon Bowdler can help you claim the surgery negligence 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.
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:
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:
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 is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the face, neck, mouth and jaws. These include:
Common treatments involve:
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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.
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