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Urological Surgery Claims

Your guide to making a claim for urological surgical errors

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Urology Claims Explained

In medicine, urology relates to conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive organs. These conditions affect areas of the body such as the bladder, urethra, kidneys and adrenal glands. Issues concerning the testicles and prostate are also classed as being urological in nature.

Medical negligence claims can sometimes arise from urological issues. Most often, these involve damage sustained during surgery to one of the organs mentioned above. Kidney damage is potentially the most hazardous, as it can sometimes result in total kidney failure and the patient having to undergo dialysis treatment for the rest of their lives. Failure to promptly diagnose and treat certain forms of cancer (bladder, testicular, kidney etc.) is another form of medical negligence, and one that may be grounds for a urological negligence claim.

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If you have been a victim of clinical negligence while seeking or receiving treatment for a urology-related condition, it’s time to talk to Your Legal Friend. We have years of experience working on medical negligence cases. We know how complicated these cases can be. More importantly, we understand that they can leave the victim feeling incredibly vulnerable, even embarrassed. The psychological and emotional effects of medical negligence are often just as damaging as the physical impact. That’s why we are committed to guiding you through every step of the process. We will ensure that your claim is handled carefully and professionally by specialist solicitors, while working alongside medical experts in the urology field, to guarantee the best results for you.

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Our medical negligence team has years of experience working on a wide variety of medical malpractice cases so we understand just how difficult a decision it can be to bring a medical negligence case.

Our Urological claims expert team. We deal with medical negligence claims arising from urological surgical errors.

That’s why we are committed to guiding you through every step of the process. We ensure that your claim is handled carefully and professionally by our specialist solicitors, while working alongside medical experts, to guarantee the best results for you.

Our medical negligence team is headed by Laura Morgan who has a wealth of experience in leading complicated, high-value medical negligence cases.

Laura is recognised within the legal profession as a leader in the field of medical negligence and serious injury compensation.  Laura has acted in a wide range of cases over her 17 years of practice and has particular expertise in acting for children who have suffered brain injury due to mismanaged birth or surgical errors, and in managing claims that have resulted in the death of a loved one. Laura has achieved a number of large settlements including £5.4 million for a 7 year old and £4 million for an 11 year old child.

Laura’s expertise and dedication to her clients is recognised in the Chambers guide to the Legal Profession in which she was praised for the efficiency of her approach to case handling and described as “tenacious and detail-oriented”.

Laura has been a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel since 2005 and accredited as a Senior Litigator in the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) since 2006.  Laura is also a member of the specialist lawyers panel for Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK’s leading charity committed to patient safety and justice.

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10 simple steps to claim

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Obtaining your medical records
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Providing your statement of what happened
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Minimising your loss
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Establishing that a breach of duty occurred
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Your questions... answered

Procedures where most complications are known to occur:

  • Ureteroscopy/ureteric stenting- when a stent (a soft, hollow, plastic tube) is placed temporarily into the ureter (tube from kidney to bladder) to allow drainage around a stone or to speed up healing after kidney stone surgery.
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate- procedure for males involving the cutting away of a section of an enlarged prostate gland.
  • Nephrectomy– negligent or unnecessary removal of a kidney.
  • Vasectomy– male sterilisation.
  • Urethral catheterisation- procedure to drain and collect urine from the bladder.

Other common problems / errors:

  • Failure to diagnose and/or manage kidney stones / disease or lack of renal function.
  • Failure to diagnosis and manage bladder, testicular and prostate cancer.
  • Hernia operations leading to fatal testicle damage.
  • Vasectomy errors causing damage to the testicular artery.
  • Failure to diagnose testicular torsion – preventing blood supply.
  • Negligently performed colposuspension – when placing permanent stitches in the bladder neck.
  • Bowel damage following a TVT procedure to treat women with stress incontinence.
  • Perforation during surgery to the ureter.
  • Bladder dysfunction – nerve damage.
  • Urinary retention.
  • Chronic infection resulting in orchidectomy – removal of both testicles.
  • Nerve damage leading to erection problems / sexual dysfunction.
  • Circumcision complications.
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How can Your Legal Friend can help me?

Complications during surgery, mistakes made in diagnosis or treatments directly involving the, bladder, prostrate and related functions can unexpectedly occur.

Many of the problems can be avoided if delays do not take place or the proper diagnostic and pre surgical checks are carefully carried out.

As experienced clinical negligence specialists, we know that if you or a member of your family feels that you have been let down and not received the necessary standard clinical care, you will want your questions answered.

We are committed to ensuring victims of clinical negligence are able to make their case, obtain these answers and financial compensation.

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A NHS Survey of urology negligence claims -1995 to 2009, found:

  • Incidents notinvolving surgery - 47 per cent of claims.
  • Incidents occurring afteran operation - 34 per cent of claims.
  • Incidents duringsurgery -  18 per cent of claims.
  • The most common type of claim notinvolving surgery - failure to diagnose and/or treat cancer.
  • The most common type of claim duringan operation - perforation of, or injury to an organ (e.g. bladder, kidney, ureter)

It is not unusual for criticisms of treatment which result in clinical negligence claims to overlap in areas including urology, gynaecology and oncology while mostly involving issues surrounding surgical procedures or the delay in making an accurate diagnosis. 

  • Ureteroscopy/ureteric stenting- when a stent (a soft, hollow, plastic tube) is placed temporarily into the ureter (tube from kidney to bladder) to allow drainage around a stone or to speed up healing after kidney stone surgery.
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate- procedure for males involving the cutting away of a section of an enlarged prostate gland.
  • Nephrectomy– negligent or unnecessary removal of a kidney.
  • Vasectomy– male sterilisation.
  • Urethral catheterisation- procedure to drain and collect urine from the bladder.

Other common problems / errors:

  • Failure to diagnose and/or manage kidney stones / disease or lack of renal function.
  • Failure to diagnosis and manage bladder, testicular and prostate cancer.
  • Hernia operations leading to fatal testicle damage.
  • Vasectomy errors causing damage to the testicular artery.
  • Failure to diagnose testicular torsion – preventing blood supply.
  • Negligently performed colposuspension – when placing permanent stitches in the bladder neck.
  • Bowel damage following a TVT procedure to treat women with stress incontinence.
  • Perforation during surgery to the ureter.
  • Bladder dysfunction – nerve damage.
  • Urinary retention.
  • Chronic infection resulting in orchidectomy – removal of both testicles.
  • Nerve damage leading to erection problems / sexual dysfunction.
  • Circumcision complications.
Read less

Complications during surgery, mistakes made in diagnosis or treatments directly involving the, bladder, prostrate and related functions can unexpectedly occur.

Many of the problems can be avoided if delays do not take place or the proper diagnostic and pre surgical checks are carefully carried out.

As experienced clinical negligence specialists, we know that if you or a member of your family feels that you have been let down and not received the necessary standard clinical care, you will want your questions answered.

We are committed to ensuring victims of clinical negligence are able to make their case, obtain these answers and financial compensation.

Read less
  • Incidents notinvolving surgery - 47 per cent of claims.
  • Incidents occurring afteran operation - 34 per cent of claims.
  • Incidents duringsurgery -  18 per cent of claims.
  • The most common type of claim notinvolving surgery - failure to diagnose and/or treat cancer.
  • The most common type of claim duringan operation - perforation of, or injury to an organ (e.g. bladder, kidney, ureter)

It is not unusual for criticisms of treatment which result in clinical negligence claims to overlap in areas including urology, gynaecology and oncology while mostly involving issues surrounding surgical procedures or the delay in making an accurate diagnosis.