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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? 17:07 - May 11 with 16058 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 09:20 - May 13 with 2652 viewsPinewoodblue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:32 - May 13 by sparks

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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Clearly justifiable and probably uncontested with regards to liability. Always important to involve legal Profesion in complex cases to ensure the injured party received appropriate compensation.

You must have dealt with many cases where the sum first offered has been woefully inadequate.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 09:32 - May 13 with 2640 viewsThe_Romford_Blue

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.


At the hospital - have a bad feeling about this one for some reason. Terrified I'll wake up half way through.


Benters my case is different to yours as I'd be sueing if this doesn't work as:
a) it was a personal mistake
b) I'd be left with an unnecessary lump on my face forever. As if it doesn't work today, that's two attempts to rectify it and after that, it's unlikely and rare to work afterwards.


All because of human error 3 years ago

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 09:42 - May 13 with 2632 viewshoppy

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 09:32 - May 13 by The_Romford_Blue

At the hospital - have a bad feeling about this one for some reason. Terrified I'll wake up half way through.


Benters my case is different to yours as I'd be sueing if this doesn't work as:
a) it was a personal mistake
b) I'd be left with an unnecessary lump on my face forever. As if it doesn't work today, that's two attempts to rectify it and after that, it's unlikely and rare to work afterwards.


All because of human error 3 years ago


Hope all goes well, Rommy, and they get you sorted so your modelling career isn't over before it's begun.

You probably wouldn't be the only one to have spent last night with some dogs that has a lump on their face this morning... and probably a major hangover as well.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 11:59 - May 13 with 2591 viewssparks

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 09:20 - May 13 by Pinewoodblue

Clearly justifiable and probably uncontested with regards to liability. Always important to involve legal Profesion in complex cases to ensure the injured party received appropriate compensation.

You must have dealt with many cases where the sum first offered has been woefully inadequate.


This particualr case was pretty difficult. What was interesting- to me at least- was that the damage to the artery was not negligent. It was accepted, after much debate and expert input, that this was a risk of the operation and not anyone's fault. What was arguably negligent was the aftercare. The private hospital via their nursing staff (who I acted for) were blamed for not spotting the symptoms are checking frequently enough. They in turn blamed the doctor, who they told, by phone a couple of times, that the patient seemed to be in more pain than expected and was complaining of numbness, but he did not react urgently.

Oddly enough, I was dealing with this at the same time as I did my ACL in the cause of the pride of ITFC. I never had the surgery and have a deficient ACl to this day. Partly because I was acutely aware of what the operation entailed and what could go wrong :-)

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:18 - May 13 with 2574 viewsRyorry

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.


I think the decision is best left to those who've actually experienced the problems and whose lives it affects, not to people theorizing about it who aren't in possession of the full facts, nor living with the problem/s caused for (potentially) the rest of their lives.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:22 - May 13 with 2565 viewsRyorry

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 09:32 - May 13 by The_Romford_Blue

At the hospital - have a bad feeling about this one for some reason. Terrified I'll wake up half way through.


Benters my case is different to yours as I'd be sueing if this doesn't work as:
a) it was a personal mistake
b) I'd be left with an unnecessary lump on my face forever. As if it doesn't work today, that's two attempts to rectify it and after that, it's unlikely and rare to work afterwards.


All because of human error 3 years ago


Fingers crossed it goes ahead and then all goes well Rommy, best wishes. If you manage to get a date out of any of the nurses, at least you'll know it's down to your scintillating personality and wit, not just your facial beauty

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:23 - May 13 with 2565 viewssparks

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:18 - May 13 by Ryorry

I think the decision is best left to those who've actually experienced the problems and whose lives it affects, not to people theorizing about it who aren't in possession of the full facts, nor living with the problem/s caused for (potentially) the rest of their lives.


The classic case of course, is the negligent childbirth which results in hpoxia and a mentally handicapped child needing special care throughout its life. Thats expensive business...
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:36 - May 13 with 2536 viewsBenters

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 08:22 - May 13 by The_Romford_Blue

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.


Thats up to you.

I just wouldnt sue anybody who had tried to help me.

The NHS is in enough of a mess without people fleecing it out of a few grand.

Good day .

Gentlybentley
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:45 - May 13 with 2513 viewsLord_Lucan

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 22:22 - May 12 by Melford

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.


I can only breath through one nostril and it changes as to which one. Quite frustrating in certain situations!

I had an op where they shaved the bone but it didn't work.

My Dad was misdiagnosed years ago. Well he wasn't actually misdiagnosed, he had a carotid artery but on the scan they completely missed the brain tumour which was growing rapidly. If they had noticed it then we might have all had a bit more time together. I decided against suing them as my Dad wouldn't have wanted it. Wish I had now though.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:50 - May 13 with 2508 viewsBenters

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:22 - May 13 by Ryorry

Fingers crossed it goes ahead and then all goes well Rommy, best wishes. If you manage to get a date out of any of the nurses, at least you'll know it's down to your scintillating personality and wit, not just your facial beauty


He hasnt gone to Moorfields Hospital !

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:57 - May 13 with 2499 viewstaximan

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:36 - May 13 by Benters

Thats up to you.

I just wouldnt sue anybody who had tried to help me.

The NHS is in enough of a mess without people fleecing it out of a few grand.

Good day .


exactly this

i suppose its the way of the world these days, something for nothing and all that
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:01 - May 13 with 2492 viewsBenters

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:57 - May 13 by taximan

exactly this

i suppose its the way of the world these days, something for nothing and all that


Modern times innit .

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:10 - May 13 with 2489 viewswellyblue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:45 - May 13 by Lord_Lucan

I can only breath through one nostril and it changes as to which one. Quite frustrating in certain situations!

I had an op where they shaved the bone but it didn't work.

My Dad was misdiagnosed years ago. Well he wasn't actually misdiagnosed, he had a carotid artery but on the scan they completely missed the brain tumour which was growing rapidly. If they had noticed it then we might have all had a bit more time together. I decided against suing them as my Dad wouldn't have wanted it. Wish I had now though.


My father died 10 weeks ago, pulmonary thrombosis, the evening before he died he called his doctors describing his symptoms and asking for a call out, he was advised to make an appointment to be seen in a few days time.

Apparently the correct information that he should have been given was to get himself to hospital as soon as, had he been given that information he might still be with us.

At this moment the family have put in a complaint that is being looked into, doubt that we would sue though, it won't bring him back.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:18 - May 13 with 2471 viewsRyorry

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 12:57 - May 13 by taximan

exactly this

i suppose its the way of the world these days, something for nothing and all that


So if medical negligence left you unable to work for the rest of your life and therefore unable to pay your mortgage so you and your family became homeless, you wouldn't expect any remedy for that?

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:19 - May 13 with 2469 viewsRyorry

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:10 - May 13 by wellyblue

My father died 10 weeks ago, pulmonary thrombosis, the evening before he died he called his doctors describing his symptoms and asking for a call out, he was advised to make an appointment to be seen in a few days time.

Apparently the correct information that he should have been given was to get himself to hospital as soon as, had he been given that information he might still be with us.

At this moment the family have put in a complaint that is being looked into, doubt that we would sue though, it won't bring him back.


Very sorry to hear that welly, condolences.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:21 - May 13 with 2467 viewsimsureazzure

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:10 - May 13 by wellyblue

My father died 10 weeks ago, pulmonary thrombosis, the evening before he died he called his doctors describing his symptoms and asking for a call out, he was advised to make an appointment to be seen in a few days time.

Apparently the correct information that he should have been given was to get himself to hospital as soon as, had he been given that information he might still be with us.

At this moment the family have put in a complaint that is being looked into, doubt that we would sue though, it won't bring him back.


My father died new years day 2014, killed in great part by Ipswich hospital.

He had a scan in which it was discovered he had an aneurysm, this went unreported to his GP or any relevant staff at Ipswich hospital for a year.

After being reported it was discovered there was another in his neck, he had surgery to remove this, it turned out not to be an aneurysm, meanwhile the older aneurysm was getting worse.

My dad was given three dates for surgery all cancelled, the aneurysm burst and killed him on new years day, 6 months after the unrequired surgery on the non aneurysm.

Ipswich hospital admitted liability, on the understanding that I would not sue for manslaughter, which was my full intention.

Please forgive me when I do not go all ra ra ra when people praise the NHS for everything they do.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:33 - May 13 with 2451 viewswellyblue

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:21 - May 13 by imsureazzure

My father died new years day 2014, killed in great part by Ipswich hospital.

He had a scan in which it was discovered he had an aneurysm, this went unreported to his GP or any relevant staff at Ipswich hospital for a year.

After being reported it was discovered there was another in his neck, he had surgery to remove this, it turned out not to be an aneurysm, meanwhile the older aneurysm was getting worse.

My dad was given three dates for surgery all cancelled, the aneurysm burst and killed him on new years day, 6 months after the unrequired surgery on the non aneurysm.

Ipswich hospital admitted liability, on the understanding that I would not sue for manslaughter, which was my full intention.

Please forgive me when I do not go all ra ra ra when people praise the NHS for everything they do.


A few days after my father's death my sister happened to be at my mother's whilst she had a doctor call out, my sister was telling my mother about my father's symptoms and my mother's doctor chipped in with, 'that sounds like a blood clot'.

That was before the post-mortem, a doctor who had never seen my father diagnosed the symptoms that his own doctor had missed...
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:45 - May 13 with 2426 viewstaximan

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:33 - May 13 by wellyblue

A few days after my father's death my sister happened to be at my mother's whilst she had a doctor call out, my sister was telling my mother about my father's symptoms and my mother's doctor chipped in with, 'that sounds like a blood clot'.

That was before the post-mortem, a doctor who had never seen my father diagnosed the symptoms that his own doctor had missed...


very similar

life or death stuff

not a blocked nose or something !!!!!!!!!
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:59 - May 13 with 2403 viewsLord_Lucan

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:10 - May 13 by wellyblue

My father died 10 weeks ago, pulmonary thrombosis, the evening before he died he called his doctors describing his symptoms and asking for a call out, he was advised to make an appointment to be seen in a few days time.

Apparently the correct information that he should have been given was to get himself to hospital as soon as, had he been given that information he might still be with us.

At this moment the family have put in a complaint that is being looked into, doubt that we would sue though, it won't bring him back.


Sorry to hear that. My Dads doctor was / is useless. He was misdiagnosed so many times, on one occasion the GP said "Stop worrying and watch the cricket"

The same doctor refused to come out to my Mum when she was in agonising pain, after some while my Dad insisted he came out to look at her. Turned out she had a gangrenous gall bladder and could have snuffed it.

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 14:08 - May 13 with 2401 viewsRyorry

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 13:21 - May 13 by imsureazzure

My father died new years day 2014, killed in great part by Ipswich hospital.

He had a scan in which it was discovered he had an aneurysm, this went unreported to his GP or any relevant staff at Ipswich hospital for a year.

After being reported it was discovered there was another in his neck, he had surgery to remove this, it turned out not to be an aneurysm, meanwhile the older aneurysm was getting worse.

My dad was given three dates for surgery all cancelled, the aneurysm burst and killed him on new years day, 6 months after the unrequired surgery on the non aneurysm.

Ipswich hospital admitted liability, on the understanding that I would not sue for manslaughter, which was my full intention.

Please forgive me when I do not go all ra ra ra when people praise the NHS for everything they do.


Sorry to hear that azzure.

There are good and bad ones, same as in any other walk of life.

My own GP only told me that my symptoms were "bizarre", when in my early 40s I was showing all the classic symptoms of stroke - mouth down on one side, slurred speech (no drink involved!) couldn't raise arms above my head, couldn't walk 50 yards without falling over. Multiple strokes only diagnosed when I insisted on a brain scan & after weeks they gave me one just to keep me quiet...

Had to teach myself to walk again, got no aftercare or support.
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 16:13 - May 13 with 2348 viewsBenters

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

So if medical negligence left you unable to work for the rest of your life and therefore unable to pay your mortgage so you and your family became homeless, you wouldn't expect any remedy for that?


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

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 16:26 - May 13 with 2331 viewstaximan

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 ?


good point
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 17:44 - May 13 with 2273 viewsRyorry

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 ?


To be fair, I suppose there's not going to be any compensation for you having been born with few braincells ...

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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:07 - May 13 with 2235 viewsBenters

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 17:44 - May 13 by Ryorry

To be fair, I suppose there's not going to be any compensation for you having been born with few braincells ...


Charming Lady,i hope your waterbutts run dry for months on end !

Gentlybentley
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Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:50 - May 13 with 2214 viewsRyorry

Anyone ever sued a surgeon/hospital? on 18:07 - May 13 by Benters

Charming Lady,i hope your waterbutts run dry for months on end !


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.

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