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Ear, Nose and Throat Claims

The majority of ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedures are fairly straightforward, and most run without any issues or associated risks. However, in few cases, mistakes can happen, and patients can sometimes suffer a considerable injury as a result of negligence on behalf of their surgeon.

Patients who are impacted by negligence during an ENT procedure can suffer from injuries that are both debilitating and disfiguring, which can have a significant impact on the rest of their life.

If you or a loved one have sustained an injury to the ear, nose or throat during this type of procedure, you may be entitled to compensation. At Ramsdens Solicitors, we have gained a great deal of experience in this area, and have dealt with hundreds of cases where individuals have suffered at the hands of a medical professional.

ABOUT ENT INJURIES

A hospital’s ENT department specialises in providing diagnosis and treatment for conditions of the ear, nose and throat. Very often, surgeries are performed to improve a patient’s health, but such procedures are rarely associated with life or death situations.

The most common ENT procedures include:

  • Pinnaplasty (ear surgery)
  • Rhinoplasty (nasal surgery)
  • The removal of minor nasal obstructions for the relief of symptoms of snoring, tinnitus and sleep apnoea

The procedures outlined above are extremely common and are rarely associated with risk, but mistakes still happen that can result in long-lasting effects. The most common examples of issues that can arise are:

  • Damage to the bones surrounding the eyes and skull during endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Leaking of cerebro-spinal fluid
  • Many undesirable effects of surgery, such as the permanent loss of smell, brain abscesses, nerve damage or meningitis, which can occur after a crainiotomy
  • Misdiagnosis of symptoms, which are confused with those of a less serious issue. In some cases, a misdiagnosis can be made on the basis that a blockage in the ear or pain in the throat are caused by less serious infections
  • Nerve damage occurring during surgery

SYMPTOMS TO LOOK OUT FOR

The following symptoms are associated with a problem with the ear, nose or throat, and will usually be treated by a specialist:

  • A persistently blocked, bleeding or sore ea
  • Ongoing throat pain

In some instances, such symptoms can be associated with a more serious, underlying issue. However, if you or a loved one have suffered further due to a delay in treatment, or an error was made during your surgery, you could be able to claim compensation.

MAKING A CLAIM

As with other cases of this nature, ear, nose and throat compensation requires the best expert legal assistance. There is usually a strict time frame of three years following an incident where you can make a claim, therefore, it is incredibly important that you speak to a solicitor as soon as you realise the impact this has had on your life.

HOW WE CAN HELP

At Ramsdens Solicitors, we have a great deal of experience in catering to the needs of individuals who have been impacted as a result of medical negligence. We will work hard to investigate your claim in great detail, ensuring you receive all of the compensation you deserve.

On top of this, our legal specialists are on hand with support and guidance at this incredibly stressful time. Due to our experience, we have seen the impact of such sensitive cases first hand, so we are dedicated to making sure you do not need to endure further stress.

Contact us to discuss your circumstances by calling 01484 821 500, or fill out our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.