Urology negligence claims are when you are injured due to medical negligence by a urologist or perhaps a gynaecologist during a hysterectomy who may damage a ureter. You go to a urologist for professional care of your bladder, urethra, ureter and kidney problems, not for unacceptable treatment.

When you receive unacceptable care from a urologist, you may have a urology negligence claim. The urologist may have damaged your urinary tract, failed to notice a urology problem or not treated an existing issue. 

Urology negligence can cost you in pain and suffering as well as time off work and restrictions on your life.

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor seeks compensation for you in a urology negligence claim.

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What is Urology negligence?

Urology negligence is less than professional medical treatment from a urologist, GP, or another doctor. Missing the signs of a urology issue is clear medical negligence and should never happen to a patient. 

Instead of providing you with an acceptable level of care, the medical professional treats you in an unprofessional manner, doing you damage in the process. The harm could be due to less than-acceptable medical treatment, missing signs of infection or a misdiagnosis of an existing issue.

You can claim compensation for the harm done due to urology negligence. The doctor owes you a duty of care, and when they breach that duty, you may have a claim for damages.

Our No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitors will get you the compensation you deserve for any one of the common urology negligence claims.

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Common urology negligence claims

Common urology negligence claims, such as a diagnosis error or a surgical error, are dealt with every day in the UK. The negligence claims are for the unacceptable treatment you experienced and for the damage caused.

Common urology negligence claims are:

Common urology negligence claims

Misdiagnosis of a urology issue

Misdiagnosis of a urology issue is a common source of urology negligence claims. Your doctor, instead of diagnosing an infection, gives you the all-clear and sends you home. The infection gets worse, and you end up in hospital. So a infection which could have been treated by antibiotics may develop into urosepsis which results in the need for urgent hospital treatment and IV antibiotics. 

A misdiagnosis may also underestimate the extent of a urology issue. The urologist advises you that a kidney stone will pass naturally when in fact, it does not, causing terrible pain and numerous urinary tract infections.

Failed sterilisation

A failed vasectomy or tubal ligation may need further surgery to correct the initial surgical negligence. 

Further surgery will always carry risks and requires you to spend more time in hospital and recovery.

Failure to read scans and test results

A failure to read scans and test results will not only miss the chance to diagnose an infection, but it will also delay treatment. 

Your doctor orders the tests but only gives them a cursory glance, missing the warning signs and the chance to get ahead of a urology problem.

Scans and tests are tools in the diagnosis of urology issues and can spot problems before they become serious complications. Failure to read scans and test results is medical negligence which may lead to bigger problems.

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Missing the signs of cancer

Missing the signs of cancer is one result of not reading scans and test results. A doctor can also miss the signs of cancer by not examining you correctly, referring to your family history and not scheduling tests and scans.

By missing the signs of early bladder cancer, prostate cancer or testicular cancer, the doctor is also missing the chance to start treatment for your cancer.

Early diagnosis and treatment are vital for successful cancer treatment.

Damage due to surgery

Damage due to surgery can be sliced nerves, nicks to the arteries or even damage to other organs. The surgeon carrying out the urology surgery must do so in a professional manner and at an acceptable level of competence.

Damage due to urology surgery errors can be:

  • Circumcision errors, removing too much or too little
  • Perforation of the bowel or the bladder and other organs
  • Causing damage to the ureter
  • Failure in carrying out a vasectomy
  • Damage to testicles due to hernia surgery
  • Damage to female reproductive organs
  • Not relieving testicular torsion
  • Nerve damage leading to lack of sensation

Surgery damage in urology may affect reproduction and cause incontinence in some patients.

Failing to refer the patient for further treatment

Failing to refer the patient for further treatment is very serious urology negligence. The examining doctor should investigate fully and refer you for further tests where necessary. 

A full reading of your and your family’s medical history is a good indicator of the need for further treatment and examination and should not be ignored.

Failing to refer you for further treatment delays diagnosis, delays starting treatment, and may lead to a simple issue becoming a dangerous one.

Are you eligible for compensation?

If you want to obtain compensation for the negligence you have suffered, we have a simple 3 step process to make sure you get the money you deserve

  • Take our online assessment & speak with our team

  • Our team of doctors and lawyers will undertake a full medical review based on your medical records

  • We will send a legal letter of claim and our solicitors will pursue your compensation on your behalf

All case reviews are 100% cost and commitment free.

Prescription errors

Prescription errors cause urology issues and even long-term complaints from patients who suffer this type of urology negligence.

Chronic pain, incontinence and other issues are symptoms of medication errors in urology negligence.

The prescribing doctor may order too much or too little of a medication for a patient. The administering doctor or nurse may also make similar errors, causing problems for the patient.

A prescription error may delay correct treatment and lead to your condition getting worse.

Infection after surgery

Infection after surgery can happen if the doctor does not order an antibiotic or the surgery staff fail to administer the correct dose. Infection can happen if the bladder is perforated and material leaks into the body without being stopped, and the area cleaned.

Inadequate post-surgical care also causes infection. Poor standards of hygiene and failing to change bandages can quickly spread infection in a urology patient.

A urinary tract infection can spread and cause secondary problems. Sepsis is difficult to treat, may cause organ failure in patients, and is often seen in urology negligence claims.

There is a risk or urinary retention following surgery and it is essential that someone passes urine naturally before being discharged. Should you be discharged when in urinary retention this a serious medical emergency as the bladder becomes distended and can lead a bladder which can no longer function to contract to expel urine. This is know as an atonic bladder. 

Compensation for urology negligence claims

Compensation for urology negligence claims ranges from the £10,000s to awards of more than £1 million in the more severe cases. The compensation awarded will be for the direct damage from the urology negligence and the future effects on your life.

Patients who suffer urology negligence may face a lifetime of care and have issues such as incontinence, reproduction problems, and chronic pain.

Compensation for urology negligence can be:

  • Infection due to surgical errors up to £10,670
  • Loss of one kidney up to £44,840
  • Failed vasectomy or tubal ligation up to £22,960
  • Failure or delayed cancer diagnosis, more than £100,000
  • Death due to surgical errors, more than £120,000
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All amounts are approximate and are only a guide to what is possible in urology negligence claims. You can also claim for the changes you need to make in your life and the costs into the future.

As in all medical negligence claims, each case is dealt with on merit and how much you suffer due to the urology negligence.

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will be the one to advise you on a urology negligence claim. They will know from experience what your case may be worth and how to make a successful claim.

Our No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will handle your urology negligence claim for compensation and for all damages incurred.

Our Process

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The first step is to get in touch and tell us what went wrong. It’s free and easy. Call our 24-hour helpline: 0800 246 1122 or request a callback here.

Medical Evaluation

Once you have spoken with our team we’ll let you know how we can help. Typically the next step is to obtain your medical records for us to review.

Legal Letter

Once all your medical records have been received they will be reviewed by a medically & legally qualified member of our team. If there is evidence of medical negligence we will send a letter of claim to the negligent party outlining your medical negligence claim.

What can you claim for when you sue for urology negligence?

You can claim compensation for any damages that occurred when you sue for urology negligence. 

There are two types of compensation damages due when suing for any type of medical negligence: General damages and Special damages.

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General damages

General damages are when you sue for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity, PSLA, you have experienced due to negligence.

  • Pain is that above what is normally expected for your procedure.
  • Suffering is the inconvenience and changes to your life that cause you discomfort.
  • Loss of Amenity is any difficulty you have in doing everyday tasks, such as walking, sitting, playing sports and sleeping.

Special damages

Special damages include loss of earnings, future care costs, and out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Loss of earnings includes compensation for time off work and any reduction of your income in the future.
  • Future care costs are for any care you will need as a result of medical negligence.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses cover medical appointments, travel, accommodation and meals.

Be sure to keep payslips, receipts and proof of any losses you experience due to the medical negligence. You deserve compensation to cover all losses, including loss of life, medical costs, and long-term care needs. 

When you or a loved one suffers from the effects of urology negligence, you make a claim for urology negligence compensation. 

Your No Win No Fee solicitor will guide you through the steps in making a urology negligence claim.

Who is at fault for Urology negligence?

A medical professional is responsible for urology negligence. The GP who missed your symptoms of the urinary tract infection or the emergency doctor, who thought your chronic pain was only a mild infection when you have kidney stones, could be responsible for the urology negligence. 

The medical professional owes you a duty of care when dealing with your urology problems. You may suffer urology negligence if they are negligent with that duty of care. 

Medical negligence is treatment below an acceptable standard by a medical professional. The surgeon, instead of putting the care needed into the urology surgery, damages the bladder or the nerves, which is clear medical negligence.

You may need to undergo years of treatment to correct the errors of urology negligence. By behaving less-than-professionally, the doctor risks your health, and the effects could be with you for life.

You can claim compensation for the urology negligence and get help with getting your life back on track again.

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What are the steps involved in making a urology negligence claim?

The steps involved in making a urology negligence claim go from seeking medical advice to issuing court proceedings. 

The steps are a part of any successful compensation case, and settlement can happen at any stage in the process.

Your medical negligence solicitor will do the rest when you follow the steps correctly and gather all the facts and figures.

Seek medical advice on the injuries you have suffered or are suffering immediately you realise you experienced urology negligence.

Contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor who operates on a No Win No Fee basis and tell them what went wrong. The right solicitor will look at your case, see where the problem lies, and advise if you suffered urology negligence.

The Medical Negligence Team also have a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme, where you get all the money awarded in a negligence claim. 

You are the one who suffered medical negligence, and you should get all the money due for the suffering.

Your medical negligence solicitor obtains your medical records with your permission. By reading your records, they will confirm if they think you have a valid urology negligence claim.

The medical negligence team will know from your medical records if the case will result in compensation being paid.

The medical negligence solicitor sending a letter of claim to the negligent party is the next step. The letter will ask them to admit the urology negligence in what is known as ‘sending a letter of claim.’

When the negligent party receives the letter of claim, it has up to four months to provide a written response.

Getting a response from the negligent party’s insurer will move your compensation claim closer to a conclusion.

The insurer will either admit the medical negligence or say they intend to defend the case. Deciding to defend the case is known as ‘deny liability’ in legal terms.

If they admit liability, your urology negligence claim can be valued, and the two parties will meet to decide on your compensation payment. 

Your solicitor will negotiate with the negligent party and use their experience to get the compensation you deserve.

Issuing court proceedings is the next step if they deny liability in your urology negligence claim. 

Going to court happens, too, when they are not prepared to pay a fair amount for the injuries you have suffered. Your medical negligence solicitor issues the court proceedings. 

Remember that less than 1% of medical negligence cases end up in court, and very few of those cases ever make it to the courtroom.

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Using a No Win No Fee solicitor

Using a No Win No Fee solicitor is the only way to a successful urology negligence compensation claim. Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will not charge you for a claim you do not win. 

Always have a fee agreement in place before engaging a medical negligence solicitor. If they start talking of a ‘win fee’ or a ‘success fee,’ you should walk away. The negligent party insurers should pay all fees.

The medical negligence solicitor should also operate a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme. When you win the case, all the money awarded should go to you, not the solicitor.

You are the one who suffered the urology negligence, and you deserve the compensation to get your life back to normal.

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How long do I have to make a claim for urology negligence?

You have three years to make a claim for urology negligence. All medical negligence claims are subject to limitation periods.

For example, in England and Wales, medical negligence claims must generally be brought and court proceedings issued within three years of the injury or three years of knowledge of the facts giving rise to the urology negligence claim. 

If someone has passed away, it is the date of death if the limitation period has not expired at the date of death. 

Children not under a disability typically have until they reach 21 to start a urology negligence claim or court proceedings.

Persons with a disability, who lack capacity, are not subject to any limitation period. 

Can I make a medical negligence claim against the NHS?

Yes, you can make a medical negligence claim against the NHS. Suing the NHS for negligence is not unusual. People sue the NHS for compensation for medical negligence and receive the money they deserve for the negligent treatment. 

There are between 8,000 and 10,000 successful medical negligence claims against the NHS each year—amounts in compensation claims awarded against the NHS range from £1000 to over £10 million. 

The amount of compensation you receive covers minor injuries such as scarring to serious life-threatening negligence, which leaves you with long-term care needs.

We trust in and use the NHS daily and do not expect negligence. It happens, though, and the NHS has a dedicated team to handle medical negligence compensation claims, called NHS resolution.

NHS Resolution has a responsibility to treat patients who seek compensation fairly. Patients pay for the NHS through their taxes, and for that they deserve respect and the best medical treatment.

Contact The Medical Negligence Team

Contact the Medical Negligence Team today to discuss your urology negligence claim for compensation. We have both the legal and medical experts to guide you along the steps to a successful medical negligence claim for compensation.

At the Medical Negligence Team, we fight every compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis. You will not be out of pocket for an unsuccessful claim.

We have a very high success rate and a reputation for a speedy and successful resolution to all medical negligence cases.

Our 100% Compensation Guarantee puts all the money you win into your pocket. You or your loved one suffered urology negligence and deserve every penny of the compensation claim.

Contact us at the Medical Negligence Team for all your medical negligence needs.

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