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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? 17:07 - May 11 with 16304 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.




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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:03 - May 11 with 2960 viewsjeera

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.


Requiring justice isn't an American trait.

If you mean tripping up some kerbstone then looking for someone to blame, I agree with you.

But if someone has had their life damaged by people paid a lot of money for their expertise then they are fully entitled to be compensated. How else should they survive?

The notion of a state safety net is a fallacy.
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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 23:07 - May 11 with 2949 viewsThe_Romford_Blue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:03 - May 11 by jeera

Requiring justice isn't an American trait.

If you mean tripping up some kerbstone then looking for someone to blame, I agree with you.

But if someone has had their life damaged by people paid a lot of money for their expertise then they are fully entitled to be compensated. How else should they survive?

The notion of a state safety net is a fallacy.
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My career as a future model ain't a possibility anymore if this ain't fixed


Even though I've a banging quiff

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:16 - May 11 with 2935 viewsjeera

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:07 - May 11 by The_Romford_Blue

My career as a future model ain't a possibility anymore if this ain't fixed


Even though I've a banging quiff


Isn't Rommers. Isn't.

There's no such word as ain't.

Edit: sorry to learn of your fledgling modelling career going south.

Or saaaf.

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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 23:20 - May 11 with 2924 viewsThe_Romford_Blue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:16 - May 11 by jeera

Isn't Rommers. Isn't.

There's no such word as ain't.

Edit: sorry to learn of your fledgling modelling career going south.

Or saaaf.

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I wouldn't be a model anyway tbh


Too much travelling

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:22 - May 11 with 2919 viewsjeera

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 23:20 - May 11 by The_Romford_Blue

I wouldn't be a model anyway tbh


Too much travelling


Well this is it mate.

I'm sure the profession will be disappointed but it sounds like you've made up your mind.

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 01:00 - May 12 with 2883 viewswellyblue

The first thing that you would need to do would be to quantify what damage the surgeon did to you, in monetary terms...how much would you be suing for and why...

Then you would have to prove negligence, difficult in medical cases, you would need to produce expert witnesses to give evidence that the surgeon was negligent, and you would find that the defence would bring up an equal number of expert witnesses to say that he wasn't. There are risks involved in all medical procedures, were you fully informed of them all?

Good luck though.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:24 - May 12 with 2805 viewsjeera

Went in for a routine op and haven't worked since. Fecked me right up.

I have considered looking into trying to sue as my life is pretty much ruined - at least for now; can't work - can't earn money.

I'd have no qualms taking money from the trust whatsoever. Had no home, no way of paying for myself, slept all over the place for many months and spend half my time curled in a ball in pain.

I should probably post this on Homer's thread as I do get the odd part of a day here and there when the pain eases off a bit and I actually dare to go out for a short time for a beer. I then get fecking quizzed by people who haven't a clue and think I'm off work skiving, or some such nonsense.
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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 18:31 - May 12 with 2799 viewstaximan

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:24 - May 12 by jeera

Went in for a routine op and haven't worked since. Fecked me right up.

I have considered looking into trying to sue as my life is pretty much ruined - at least for now; can't work - can't earn money.

I'd have no qualms taking money from the trust whatsoever. Had no home, no way of paying for myself, slept all over the place for many months and spend half my time curled in a ball in pain.

I should probably post this on Homer's thread as I do get the odd part of a day here and there when the pain eases off a bit and I actually dare to go out for a short time for a beer. I then get fecking quizzed by people who haven't a clue and think I'm off work skiving, or some such nonsense.
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nhs killed my mum through medical negligence

i will not be taking any legal action
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:39 - May 12 with 2795 viewsjeera

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:31 - May 12 by taximan

nhs killed my mum through medical negligence

i will not be taking any legal action


That's terrible and I hope someone was held accountable to stop whatever it was happening again.

For me, I have lost the ability to keep myself and provide myself with a home.

The system doesn't provide the way people may think. At all.

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 18:42 - May 12 with 2787 viewsRoyKeanesDog

No, and I don't think I would ever dream of doing it.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:44 - May 12 with 2784 viewsjeera

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:42 - May 12 by RoyKeanesDog

No, and I don't think I would ever dream of doing it.


But what if your recent long weekend experience became a long -term reality because of it?

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 18:52 - May 12 with 2769 viewsconnorscontract

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:24 - May 12 by jeera

Went in for a routine op and haven't worked since. Fecked me right up.

I have considered looking into trying to sue as my life is pretty much ruined - at least for now; can't work - can't earn money.

I'd have no qualms taking money from the trust whatsoever. Had no home, no way of paying for myself, slept all over the place for many months and spend half my time curled in a ball in pain.

I should probably post this on Homer's thread as I do get the odd part of a day here and there when the pain eases off a bit and I actually dare to go out for a short time for a beer. I then get fecking quizzed by people who haven't a clue and think I'm off work skiving, or some such nonsense.
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Then I would encourage you to seek legal advice.

Doctors and hospitals pay for indemnity insurance. When something goes wrong, resulting in pain, distress and financial hardship it is totally in order to seek recompense for your clearly genuine and demonstrable losses.

As has been pointed out elsewhere, there are time limits on this so I'd urge you to get on with it.

The safety net, as you say, is looking very ragged, and a thumping majority for May at the Election could only make things more difficult for those who, like you, through no fault of their own, become reliant on benefits.

That Cameron and co's austerity approach now leads to the kind of interrogation you mention for sick people having any sort of social life during a good spell is an additional poisonous aspect of it all.

Sue them.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 19:02 - May 12 with 2743 viewsTractorWood

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 22:22 - May 11 by The_Romford_Blue

Cheers to you and Jas.



What date you off to the next England away game bud? Before the championship restarts?


Yes. June 10th in Scotland and 13th Vs France in Paris.
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I know that was then, but it could be again..
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 19:36 - May 12 with 2715 viewsThe_Romford_Blue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 19:02 - May 12 by TractorWood

Yes. June 10th in Scotland and 13th Vs France in Paris.
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Ooh Scotland away will be lively

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 21:08 - May 12 with 2684 viewsRoyKeanesDog

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:44 - May 12 by jeera

But what if your recent long weekend experience became a long -term reality because of it?


That's a fair point, but I'd only do it as a last resort.

Not for a blocked nose.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 21:16 - May 12 with 2672 viewsWeWereZombies

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 19:36 - May 12 by The_Romford_Blue

Ooh Scotland away will be lively


Fingers crossed this cyber attack does not stop your op from happening tomorrow, hope it goes ahead and hope it goes well.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 21:34 - May 12 with 2653 viewsThe_Romford_Blue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 21:16 - May 12 by WeWereZombies

Fingers crossed this cyber attack does not stop your op from happening tomorrow, hope it goes ahead and hope it goes well.


Cheers bud



Decided I'd have a night at the dogs tonight since it'll be a while before I'll be able to after tomorrow

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 22:22 - May 12 with 2623 viewsMelford

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 21:08 - May 12 by RoyKeanesDog

That's a fair point, but I'd only do it as a last resort.

Not for a blocked nose.


It is hard to live with though. I have the same problem but in reverse. I went to see my GP a couple of years ago because I can't breathe through my nose, one nostril doesn't work at all. Hasn't done for years. My GP looked at me, shone a light up my nose and told me I had a deviated septum, it's basically at a 45 degree angle in my nose. He told me about the operation, cut the septum out from the back and reset it, back to work in 3 weeks. When I went to hospital for a consultation and scan apparently I didn't need an operation at all. What I was told to do instead was make a solution of bicarb of soda and salt water and squirt that up my nose twice a day instead for a few months which did the best part of ***k all. Told them it wasn't working, they sent me for a scan. Called me in for the results and told me there's no problem with my nose and they're discharging me, no further treatment needed even though one nostril is completely blocked and the other one is at 50% and I can't breathe through my nose.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 22:49 - May 12 with 2605 viewsThe_Romford_Blue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 21:08 - May 12 by RoyKeanesDog

That's a fair point, but I'd only do it as a last resort.

Not for a blocked nose.


Only just seen this

The first op was because I could not smell or breathe through my nose at all. Also meant that I would get headaches more (apparently)


The second op was the same thing, except it had to be done because the 1st op left me with a collapsing nostril (from the surgeon mistake)


Tomorrow's op is because I have a lump on the side of my nose from the bone growing awkwardly




It's not about blockage tomorrow

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 07:35 - May 13 with 2539 viewsBenters

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:42 - May 12 by RoyKeanesDog

No, and I don't think I would ever dream of doing it.


No neither would i.

I think its shocking Rommy you are thinking of doing it.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:18 - May 13 with 2521 viewsPinewoodblue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 07:35 - May 13 by Benters

No neither would i.

I think its shocking Rommy you are thinking of doing it.


Not really sure how Rommy is going to quantify a loss. There are no financial implications involved, he isn't a shrinking violet his condition isn't likely to impact on his social life.

It isn't enough to prove negligence you have to quantify a loss and it has to be significant enough to make litigation worthwhile.

Seems to me it isn't life threatening and just a talking point on social media.

Still we all will want to know how Rommy gets on today.

The view expressed may be influenced by the fact my wife is in a spinal injuries unit in Sheffield following a lifestyle changing fall.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:22 - May 13 with 2511 viewsThe_Romford_Blue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 07:35 - May 13 by Benters

No neither would i.

I think its shocking Rommy you are thinking of doing it.


Ermmm why?

It was a mistake from the surgeon that has led to me having two additional operations, and 18 months with a lump on my face

Anyone, I'm off to the hospital.

I'll text Newcy rather than find this thread tonight/tomorrow and I'm sure he'll pass on I'm fine.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:23 - May 13 with 2510 viewssparks

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:52 - May 12 by connorscontract

Then I would encourage you to seek legal advice.

Doctors and hospitals pay for indemnity insurance. When something goes wrong, resulting in pain, distress and financial hardship it is totally in order to seek recompense for your clearly genuine and demonstrable losses.

As has been pointed out elsewhere, there are time limits on this so I'd urge you to get on with it.

The safety net, as you say, is looking very ragged, and a thumping majority for May at the Election could only make things more difficult for those who, like you, through no fault of their own, become reliant on benefits.

That Cameron and co's austerity approach now leads to the kind of interrogation you mention for sick people having any sort of social life during a good spell is an additional poisonous aspect of it all.

Sue them.


If its NHS it will be the NHSLA not an insurer.

However Jeera should certainly consider the position properly and get some advice if what he says is correct.

Only so much I can say here, but need to be aware of time limits and of ideally to get genuinely competent specialist lawyers on it rather than a high st firm which dabbles. Happy to receive a PM Jeera, should you wish to have some thoughts in that regard.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:27 - May 13 with 2502 viewsBenters

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:18 - May 13 by Pinewoodblue

Not really sure how Rommy is going to quantify a loss. There are no financial implications involved, he isn't a shrinking violet his condition isn't likely to impact on his social life.

It isn't enough to prove negligence you have to quantify a loss and it has to be significant enough to make litigation worthwhile.

Seems to me it isn't life threatening and just a talking point on social media.

Still we all will want to know how Rommy gets on today.

The view expressed may be influenced by the fact my wife is in a spinal injuries unit in Sheffield following a lifestyle changing fall.


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.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:32 - May 13 with 2497 viewssparks

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.


I think these things very much depend on individual circumstances.

I dealt with a case many years ago in which a fellow at a private hospital had ACL surgery. An artery was nicked very slightly in the process, and not noticed. His leg filled up with blood during the night and both drs and nurses just assumed he was complaining a bit too much about the pain and gave him self controlled morphine.

By the time the problem was realised to have been significant, the blood supply to his calf and foot had been disrupted for many hours due to the pressure created inside his leg. He had to have 60% of the muscle in his lower leg removed as it had necrosis.

This was a young fit man who played a lot of sport. He was reduced to a young less fit man who would always have a pronounced limp and lost his job as manager of a food chain because he couldnt get around and stay on his feet all day.

I dont think it was unreasonable for him to sue. Do you?
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