Compensation for the Removal of a Wrong Slipped Disc
This article contains information about claiming compensation for the removal of a wrong slipped disc when you – or somebody close to you – have undergone wrong site surgery due to the poor professional performance of a medical practitioner. As you will see from below, no two claims for the removal of a wrong slipped disc are the same, and you should always discuss the individual circumstances of your medical injury with an experienced Irish solicitor to maximise the value of your compensation for the removal of a wrong slipped disc.
Surgery to remove a slipped disc is usually only performed in Ireland when physiotherapy and pain relief treatments have failed to coax the slipped disc into place. Recovery from a slipped disc operation usually takes up to six weeks and, due to the length of time that you may have to wait for a second operation if the incorrect slipped disc is removed, you could be in pain for a significant amount of time after wrong site surgery before your original injury can be treated.
Establishing Medical Negligence for Removal Wrong Slipped Disc
There is practically no defence against a claim for removal of wrong slipped disc compensation, but it is important to establish who exactly was responsible for the wrong site surgery. The surgeon who performed the removal of the wrong slipped disc may have misinformed by one of his theatre support staff, who in turn may have been mislead by an incorrect report in your medical notes.
In order to establish who exactly was negligent and against whom a claim for removal of wrong slipped disc should be made your solicitor would engage the services of an expert surgeon. The expert would study your medical notes and ascertain that you have suffered an injury which “in the circumstances and at the time” could have been avoided with greater care and that you are eligible to make a claim for the removal of a wrong slipped disc compensation.
Procedures for Claiming the Removal of a Wrong Slipped Disc Compensation
The procedure for claiming removal of wrong slipped disc compensation is that your solicitor will send a Letter of Claim to the negligent medical practitioner, advising him or her that you are making a claim for the removal of the wrong slipped disc and supporting your claim with the evidence compiled by the expert surgeon. If your claim for the removal of a wrong slipped disc is particularly strong, your solicitor will invite the negligent medical practitioner to make an offer of compensation – as medical negligence compensation for the removal of a wrong slipped disc is not assessed by the Injuries Board Ireland.
If medical negligence is admitted, and an offer of compensation for removal wrong slipped disc is forthcoming, your solicitor will advise you if the offer represents a fair and adequate settlement of removal of wrong slipped disc compensation or whether it would be recommended to negotiate for more. Court action will only be necessary if the negligent removal denies liability for your wrong site surgery or disputes how much compensation for the removal of a wrong slipped disc your solicitor believes you are entitled to.
How Much Compensation for the Removal of a Wrong Slipped Disc?
How much compensation for the removal of a wrong slipped disc you will be entitled to will depend on the length of time you have to wait for revision surgery and how much this affects your quality of life. Both the physical and the emotional consequences of your wrong site surgery will be accounted for in a claim for the removal of a wrong slipped disc, and it is advisable that you maintain a diary to record the leisure and social pursuits you have been unable to participate in due to the medical negligence you have experienced.
You will also be able to recover financial costs – both past and future – in a removal of the wrong slipped disc claim. These costs can relate to any expenses you have incurred in the pursuit of medical treatment for your injury, the cost of revision surgery if undertaken privately and other sundry costs that you might have experienced – such as the cost of public transport when the removal of the wrong slipped disc meant that you were unable to drive. Any lost income due to a wrong site injury can also be recovered in a claim for removal of wrong slipped disc compensation.
Removal of the Wrong Slipped Disc and the Statute of Limitations
Unlike many claims for medical negligence compensation, where an injury may not manifest for a period of time, you will be aware fairly soon after your wrong site surgery that you have a claim for the removal of a wrong slipped disc. The Statute of Limitations in Ireland allows you two years from the date on which you receive confirmation that the wrong slipped disc has been removed, but it is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice at the first possible opportunity.
As there is little defence against a claim for the removal of the wrong slipped disc, it is likely that you may be approached directly by the negligent medical practitioner´s insurers with an offer of removal of wrong slipped disc compensation. These offers are usually much less than you might expect to receive if your claim for the removal of the wrong slipped disc ran its course, but at a time when you may still be in a significant amount of pain and concerned about short-term finances, the temptation to accept such an offer may be too great. If you accept an offer of compensation for the removal of the wrong slipped disc which proves to be inadequate for your needs, you cannot go back and ask for more. Consequently, any such offers should always be referred to a solicitor for assessment.
Further Information about Compensation for the Removal of the Wrong Slipped Disc
If you believe that you – or somebody close to you – have suffered an injury due to removal of the wrong slipped disc, you are invited to call our freephone Solicitors Advisory Panel and speak directly to an experienced Irish solicitor. Our solicitor will discuss with you the possibility of making a claim for removal of wrong slipped disc compensation and explain the procedures to you in relevance to your own particular situation.
After speaking with our solicitor you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim for compensation for the removal of the wrong slipped disc, but it is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice at the first practical opportunity. If it is established that you have a viable removal of wrong slipped disc claim, it may take a considerable amount of time to establish who was exactly was responsible for the removal of the wrong slipped disc before your claim can be filed. To rush a claim, and be undercompensated for the removal of the wrong slipped disc, could result in not receiving sufficient compensation to pay for the treatment that would enable you to make a quick and complete recovery.