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Gastroenterology negligence compensation claims

  • Occasionally, disorders and diseases of the digestive system can be worsened or even caused as a result of negligence.
  • We can advise whether problems are likely to have been caused by negligence and whether a claim for compensation can be considered.

Gastroenterology related diseases and disorders cover medical problems associated with the entire digestive system from excess wind to liver cancer. Gastroenterology is concerned with disorders and diseases of the digestive system, including the liver, stomach and intestines.

What is gastroenterology negligence?

Gastroenterology negligence refers to the failure of a healthcare provider to provide appropriate care and treatment for conditions related to the digestive system. This can include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, improper treatment, or failure to provide necessary follow-up care, resulting in harm or injury to the patient.

What is a gastroenterology negligence claim?

A gastroenterology negligence claim is a legal action taken against a healthcare provider who has failed to provide adequate care or treatment for a patient’s gastrointestinal condition, resulting in harm or injury to the patient. This can include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or improper treatment.

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Sarah Stanton

Partner | Medical negligence

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What are examples of gastroenterology disorders and diseases?

Examples of these disorders and diseases can include but are not limited to:

  • Bowel Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Perianal diseases
  • Twisted bowel
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia

Medical care for gastroenterology related disorders can range from diet plans to surgery which can be extremely urgent. Lifestyle changes may be required for many disorders. Gastroenterology disorders can be disabling. However, if they were caused or worsened as a result of the negligence of your healthcare provider you may be able to claim compensation to help you with your disability.

Are you eligible for compensation?

You could be eligible for compensation if:

  • You have been delayed treatment as a result of late diagnosis where you believe the condition ought to have be diagnosed earlier;
  • you have suffered as a result of poor management of your condition;
  • You have encountered problems with or suffered side effects from your medication for your digestive disorder.

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Many people who suffer from the effects of gastroenterology disorders require some support for the rest of their lives. We have a wide range of contacts with organisations that can help you and can work closely with you including:

  • Case managers who will assess and organise any support and care you may need;
  • Support workers who will visit you on a regular basis to provide you support and help;
  • Community rehabilitation such as occupational therapy.

If you think you have you have suffered due to negligence, you or your family should contact a solicitor as soon as possible. The sooner we can begin work on your claim the sooner we can begin to help you.

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Our expert team are based across our offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking. We deal with clients throughout the country and we will visit you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation unit.

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