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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? 17:07 - May 11 with 16056 viewsThe_Romford_Blue

Met the new surgeon yesterday for my nose op Saturday and was told that quite often if the bone grows outwards like it did after my second nose op, it will be very likely to happen again.

Well basically the bone grew outwards worse than any case he'd seen apparently and the operation Saturday is free as they acknowledge it was their mistake.

As, apparently, the chances are it'll just happen again, I have a good chanc for a claim against the first surgeon 3 years ago.

If he hadn't screwed it up originally causing my nostril to collapse, he wouldn't have had to rectify it by moving cartilage which then has grown outwards. This surgeon is a specialist but doesn't sound confident it'll work. I'm not gonna have an op every 18 months for the rest of my life obviously.

So does it sound like I have a claim? And who should I contact IF Saturday is as unsuccessful as expected.




EDIT - THIS IS A TWO YEAR OLD THREAD
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 19:12 - May 13 with 3365 viewsGlasgowBlue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:50 - May 13 by Ryorry

Oh how sad - you like to dish out 'bantz' but can't take 'em.

They've been dry for months on end anyway without your charming assistance, we haven't had any significant rain for 6 weeks, and more seriously, the well supplying neighbours & our homes is at risk of running dry.


We had our first rain in three weeks today. That's summer over in Scotland for another year.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:44 - May 13 with 3298 viewsjeera

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:27 - May 13 by Benters

When i was having Radiotherapy someone didnt set the machine up properly,it would turn blast me,turn blast me,but this time they didnt close the xray panel up.So when it turned the whole machine turned and trapped my shoulder.

I didnt think anything of it to be honest,but the next day (i was on a 6 week 5 days a week program) The head nurse turned up took me into a room and couldnt apologise enough,told mei could take it further if i liked and put a complaint in.

I told her not to worry,mistakes happen and i knew they were doing their best to help me.

Its something i would never do,i think its a sad World when you sue people who are trying to help you.


You bashed your arm.

So no relevance whatsoever, on any level at all, in any way.

Most people tend to go through life without suing anyone when they hurt their arm.

That's normal, and nothing at all to do with this thread.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:45 - May 13 with 3291 viewsjeera

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 19:12 - May 13 by GlasgowBlue

We had our first rain in three weeks today. That's summer over in Scotland for another year.


So a bonus week this year then.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:50 - May 13 with 3281 viewshoppy

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:45 - May 13 by jeera

So a bonus week this year then.


You spelt 'month' wrongly.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 04:28 - May 14 with 3228 viewsRyorry

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 19:12 - May 13 by GlasgowBlue

We had our first rain in three weeks today. That's summer over in Scotland for another year.


Raining here now, decent amount -


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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 05:10 - May 14 with 3205 viewsjeera

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 04:28 - May 14 by Ryorry

Raining here now, decent amount -



Been some water here in DE6 I gotta say.

Still hammering down now.

Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 05:59 - May 14 with 3166 viewsBenters

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:44 - May 13 by jeera

You bashed your arm.

So no relevance whatsoever, on any level at all, in any way.

Most people tend to go through life without suing anyone when they hurt their arm.

That's normal, and nothing at all to do with this thread.
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Firstly for a man who likes to think he is one of the 'elite' on here that is the dumbest thing ive ever seen you post.

I didnt bash my shoulder on anything,the machine turning and positioning itself (which weighs a couple of tons) started to push into my shoulder.

I take it you have never been strapped down on a machine like this before? The idea is not to move,as they are working in micromils ,and any movement would throw all the measurements out.


Thanks for being a dick.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:46 - May 14 with 3136 viewsBluebell

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:44 - May 13 by jeera

You bashed your arm.

So no relevance whatsoever, on any level at all, in any way.

Most people tend to go through life without suing anyone when they hurt their arm.

That's normal, and nothing at all to do with this thread.
[Post edited 14 May 2017 0:20]


The thread is about taking legal action because of a medical mistake so has everything to do with the thread I would say.

Benters says he didn't do anything about it although it was obvisouly a mistake by a nurse at a hospital.



Back to the thread. I know nothing about sueing a hospital but I would guess if you did, the NHS would not look at it lightly. Also you may be put an a 'black list' for any future operations you may require so I would guess in Rommy's case it might be best not do anything as he is now having the correct treatment.

Just my thoughts, of course.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:51 - May 14 with 3128 viewssparks

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:46 - May 14 by Bluebell

The thread is about taking legal action because of a medical mistake so has everything to do with the thread I would say.

Benters says he didn't do anything about it although it was obvisouly a mistake by a nurse at a hospital.



Back to the thread. I know nothing about sueing a hospital but I would guess if you did, the NHS would not look at it lightly. Also you may be put an a 'black list' for any future operations you may require so I would guess in Rommy's case it might be best not do anything as he is now having the correct treatment.

Just my thoughts, of course.


The difference presumably is about whether any long term damage was caused...

there's no blacklist.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 09:09 - May 14 with 3112 viewsBluebell

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:51 - May 14 by sparks

The difference presumably is about whether any long term damage was caused...

there's no blacklist.


Difficult to tell as he has now had the operation to correct it I would guess.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 11:40 - May 14 with 3070 viewsRyorry

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 19:12 - May 13 by GlasgowBlue

We had our first rain in three weeks today. That's summer over in Scotland for another year.


Just checked calendar - it was 8 (*eight*!) weeks here with no significant rain. March 17th-May 13th. Had new channel drain installed across top of drive as flood control measure 16th March!!
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 11:59 - May 14 with 3049 viewsJ2BLUE

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 16:13 - May 13 by Benters

Not sure how a nose job would effect your work prospects to be honest ?


It would if you were a police dog.

Anyway, Ryorry clearly meant something more serious.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:53 - May 14 with 3033 viewsBluebell

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 11:40 - May 14 by Ryorry

Just checked calendar - it was 8 (*eight*!) weeks here with no significant rain. March 17th-May 13th. Had new channel drain installed across top of drive as flood control measure 16th March!!
[Post edited 14 May 2017 11:42]


Wow!

Your calendar tells you the weather and the amount of rain.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 22:01 - May 14 with 2975 viewsRyorry

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:53 - May 14 by Bluebell

Wow!

Your calendar tells you the weather and the amount of rain.


Good job I remember to write on it occasionally innit?!

Unfortunately I often forget to look at it and therefore miss what I'm supposed to be doing ...

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 04:52 - May 15 with 2910 viewsBenters

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 22:01 - May 14 by Ryorry

Good job I remember to write on it occasionally innit?!

Unfortunately I often forget to look at it and therefore miss what I'm supposed to be doing ...


Wednesday its going to hump down around these parts anyway !

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 05:46 - Sep 12 with 690 viewsThe_Romford_Blue

Managed to find this old thread from a couple of years ago.

Firstly, I didn’t sue the NHS at the time based on some of the stories in this thread. However, the lump on my nose has grown back again over the last year and once again, my right nostril doesn’t let me breathe through it. My sense of smell is awful as well - to the extent that mates at uni would put spices under my nose to see which ones I could and could not smell - was about half. It’s almost non-existent.

Anyway, I have started to look back into suing them as a couple of friends have suggested I should. So I’m looking into it. The first surgery was outside the 3 year period BUT, because attempts were being made to sort it, I’m thinking that the time would not be 3 years from the first surgery. Since its grown back again in the recent years, I could argue it’s within three years of realising the problem again.




Just one final thing to note, the reason I MIGHT sue is because it was an error that the first surgeon made and it’s a permanent lump on my nose. Plus the blockage and loss of smell. I feel like this error has caused me unnecessary problems. Morally, I think I’ve now come round to the idea that it wouldn’t be totally wrong to look into it. Don’t really know how and to who I should go about it though. Any advice would be appreciated.

Edit - That being said, ideally the doctor who f**ked up the first surgery would be the one sued. And with that being unlikely, and the fact I’m moving into my new house for uni Tuesday, it’s probably very unlikely I’m going to end up doing it anyway. As much as I’d love to get an apology from the surgeon and a few quid for the trouble it’s caused.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 09:04 - Sep 12 with 579 viewsjontysnut

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 05:46 - Sep 12 by The_Romford_Blue

Managed to find this old thread from a couple of years ago.

Firstly, I didn’t sue the NHS at the time based on some of the stories in this thread. However, the lump on my nose has grown back again over the last year and once again, my right nostril doesn’t let me breathe through it. My sense of smell is awful as well - to the extent that mates at uni would put spices under my nose to see which ones I could and could not smell - was about half. It’s almost non-existent.

Anyway, I have started to look back into suing them as a couple of friends have suggested I should. So I’m looking into it. The first surgery was outside the 3 year period BUT, because attempts were being made to sort it, I’m thinking that the time would not be 3 years from the first surgery. Since its grown back again in the recent years, I could argue it’s within three years of realising the problem again.




Just one final thing to note, the reason I MIGHT sue is because it was an error that the first surgeon made and it’s a permanent lump on my nose. Plus the blockage and loss of smell. I feel like this error has caused me unnecessary problems. Morally, I think I’ve now come round to the idea that it wouldn’t be totally wrong to look into it. Don’t really know how and to who I should go about it though. Any advice would be appreciated.

Edit - That being said, ideally the doctor who f**ked up the first surgery would be the one sued. And with that being unlikely, and the fact I’m moving into my new house for uni Tuesday, it’s probably very unlikely I’m going to end up doing it anyway. As much as I’d love to get an apology from the surgeon and a few quid for the trouble it’s caused.
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if you need any advice in future this is an independent organisation which provides advice and support and there is some useful info people people seeking redress - whether that's in the form of an apology or acknowledgement that something has gone wrong or compensation

https://www.avma.org.uk/help-advice/claims/
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 09:54 - Sep 12 with 548 viewsPinewoodblue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 05:46 - Sep 12 by The_Romford_Blue

Managed to find this old thread from a couple of years ago.

Firstly, I didn’t sue the NHS at the time based on some of the stories in this thread. However, the lump on my nose has grown back again over the last year and once again, my right nostril doesn’t let me breathe through it. My sense of smell is awful as well - to the extent that mates at uni would put spices under my nose to see which ones I could and could not smell - was about half. It’s almost non-existent.

Anyway, I have started to look back into suing them as a couple of friends have suggested I should. So I’m looking into it. The first surgery was outside the 3 year period BUT, because attempts were being made to sort it, I’m thinking that the time would not be 3 years from the first surgery. Since its grown back again in the recent years, I could argue it’s within three years of realising the problem again.




Just one final thing to note, the reason I MIGHT sue is because it was an error that the first surgeon made and it’s a permanent lump on my nose. Plus the blockage and loss of smell. I feel like this error has caused me unnecessary problems. Morally, I think I’ve now come round to the idea that it wouldn’t be totally wrong to look into it. Don’t really know how and to who I should go about it though. Any advice would be appreciated.

Edit - That being said, ideally the doctor who f**ked up the first surgery would be the one sued. And with that being unlikely, and the fact I’m moving into my new house for uni Tuesday, it’s probably very unlikely I’m going to end up doing it anyway. As much as I’d love to get an apology from the surgeon and a few quid for the trouble it’s caused.
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Am I right in thinking the original surgery was five years ago and well before your eighteenth birthday.

You seem to think you maybe out of time but it isn't clear when you became aware the surgeon had made an error. When you are a minor at the time the three years doesn't start until your eighteenth birthday.

I'm guessing you are out of time which is your own fault you may end up paying for cosmetic surgery every 2-3 years, or you could just live with it.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 11:04 - Sep 12 with 498 viewsRyorry

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 19:24 - May 11 by BlueBadger

Frankly, incompétent and dangerous surgeons are a menace and if suing is what it takes to make them change their practice or be removed from practice, then it's all good.


Sadly, there are still rude & overbearing to the point of bullying ones still around too :(

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 11:09 - Sep 12 with 489 viewsitfcjoe

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 11:04 - Sep 12 by Ryorry

Sadly, there are still rude & overbearing to the point of bullying ones still around too :(


Black box thinking by Matthew Syed is really good about this.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 11:10 - Sep 12 with 480 viewsRyorry

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 11:09 - Sep 12 by itfcjoe

Black box thinking by Matthew Syed is really good about this.

Premise is the difference in the Aviation industry where mistakes and errors are seen as learning opportunities compared to Healthcare where mistakes are denied, covered up and swept under the carpet.

A really good, sure both you and Badger would enjoy it.


Will have a look, cheers.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:02 - Sep 12 with 398 viewsjeera

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 09:54 - Sep 12 by Pinewoodblue

Am I right in thinking the original surgery was five years ago and well before your eighteenth birthday.

You seem to think you maybe out of time but it isn't clear when you became aware the surgeon had made an error. When you are a minor at the time the three years doesn't start until your eighteenth birthday.

I'm guessing you are out of time which is your own fault you may end up paying for cosmetic surgery every 2-3 years, or you could just live with it.


" which is your own fault"

Trouble with this is most decent thinking people hate the very thought of 'suing' the NHS, understandably.

Then there's threads like this that shows how others may judge despite not being in the same position themselves.

I wish I had sought legal advice now if I'm honest, following the consequences of my treatment, but you hope that things will improve and your conscience and other people who have no understanding influence the procrastination.

I think it's probably best to not ask for advice on some things and to just go with your own instinct.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:53 - Sep 12 with 356 viewsOxford_Blue

Surgeon owes you a duty to take reasonable care by the standards of modern medical opinion

If he fell below that and it caused you legally recoverable loss then you may have a claim.

Don’t go online to a claims portal. They’re rubbish.

Go to a local firm who has a good rating in the directories like the legal 500 or Chambers.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 14:02 - Sep 12 with 336 viewsOxford_Blue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:46 - May 11 by jas0999

In my opinion, this American 'sue everyone' culture makes for a very sad society. I appreciate it doesn't help you, but these things do occasionally happen. Suing someone who is doing their best under extremely challenging and trying situations/circumstances isn't the answer.

Having said all that, it's not me who is affected. Your call.


It’s not a question of “sue everyone” it’s about having recourse under the law for compensation of a professional if negligent. Trying your best isn’t a valid defence.

Just wait til something happens to you.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 14:11 - Sep 12 with 324 viewsSuperfrans

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 05:46 - Sep 12 by The_Romford_Blue

Managed to find this old thread from a couple of years ago.

Firstly, I didn’t sue the NHS at the time based on some of the stories in this thread. However, the lump on my nose has grown back again over the last year and once again, my right nostril doesn’t let me breathe through it. My sense of smell is awful as well - to the extent that mates at uni would put spices under my nose to see which ones I could and could not smell - was about half. It’s almost non-existent.

Anyway, I have started to look back into suing them as a couple of friends have suggested I should. So I’m looking into it. The first surgery was outside the 3 year period BUT, because attempts were being made to sort it, I’m thinking that the time would not be 3 years from the first surgery. Since its grown back again in the recent years, I could argue it’s within three years of realising the problem again.




Just one final thing to note, the reason I MIGHT sue is because it was an error that the first surgeon made and it’s a permanent lump on my nose. Plus the blockage and loss of smell. I feel like this error has caused me unnecessary problems. Morally, I think I’ve now come round to the idea that it wouldn’t be totally wrong to look into it. Don’t really know how and to who I should go about it though. Any advice would be appreciated.

Edit - That being said, ideally the doctor who f**ked up the first surgery would be the one sued. And with that being unlikely, and the fact I’m moving into my new house for uni Tuesday, it’s probably very unlikely I’m going to end up doing it anyway. As much as I’d love to get an apology from the surgeon and a few quid for the trouble it’s caused.
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You really should stop worrying about the hospital, surgeon, NHS in all this. I certainly wouldn't look upon this as being an action against the surgeon either - he obviously didn't do anything deliberately, may well have been at the end of a 15 hour shift (for all we know) and under immense pressure, as is typical these days.

In all likelihood, you will be taking action against the NHS trust (presuming it was and NHS hospital and not private) and I'd imagine they'd either have cover for any legal proceedings launched against them or would factor any possible legal actions in their overall finances. Also, the kind of claim you may have is going to be relatively small beer relative to the turnover of a NHS Trust. The East Of England NHS Trust turned over £623m in its 2018/19 accounts.

There is some good advice on here to follow. I'd certainly pursue it.

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