The impact of surgery errors
Thankfully, in the vast majority of operations and courses of treatment, the standard of care provided is excellent, good or at least acceptable. Despite these positive results, though, sometimes the outcome is not what the patient expected; the condition may even worsen. There could be unfortunate and unavoidable complications, accidental injuries or even negligence cases in which the surgical team fail to meet the required standards.
Irrespective of whether such failures are due to incompetence, negligence, an oversight, a temporary lapse, a genuine mistake and whether the anaesthetist, nursing staff or surgeon and doctors are to blame, the impact may be life-changing. Individuals’ lives could undergo sudden and permanent change.
Although compensation payments do not change what has happened in the past or heal mental or physical injuries, a successful claim will make daily life more manageable. In particular, compensation aims to meet rehabilitation costs, travelling expenses and lost earnings while also providing ongoing medical care. Additionally, there might be a need for adjustments to the home.