CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE | HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED?

When it comes to The National Health Service here in the UK , it does an amazing job and I really do salute the service we have and will be ever grateful for it, and I know a lot of others will be too.


A few years ago , I had a stomach hernia surgery repair , that I had been putting off for nearly 10 years. It came after having my second child , and once I had my third baby, it just made it ten times worse , and the pain was excruciating.

I would constantly tense my stomach all day to try and ‘hold’ it in and by the end of the evening my stomach would be in absolute knots from tension.

I suffer with a lot of chest infections too and the coughing would make it unbearable and I would have to hold a pillow into my stomach before coughing.

It really was an absolute nightmare to live with but I was so scared to get it fixed so I didn’t tell anyone about it.

I still did nothing after our third baby was born and lived with it for another year until it started protruding out more and I started to become really worried.

I went to the doctors who referred me to the hospital for surgery, I was in absolute bits and my anxiety was through the roof, what if surgery went wrong?.

I spoke to the consultant when I had my initial assessment for surgery , and this is where I could ask any questions or ask about any concerns I had .

I was worried about negligence, what if something went wrong during surgery, what if I woke up - all these things were running through my mind .

Although thousand and thousands of people are treated in the UK by the NHS and have had amazing results and recovery, there are unfortunately some cases where things go wrong .

When this does happen you might be able to make a  clinical negligence claim against the NHS. 

If this is you and you are wondering where to start the  process , how to go about things or have some questions you want answering then Wilson Browne Solicitors have all the information on their website and are more than happy to answer any queries you might have .

2 comments

  1. I haven't personally been affected but I do know two people who have in the past. I don't know if they took it further but it is always a worry

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  2. My anxiety would have been through the roof too, I think especially since having children I am always worried about something going wrong!!

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