Medical Negligence

Bowel and Bladder Damage

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Suffering bowel or bladder damage due to an avoidable medical error can leave you with both life-changing and embarrassing symptoms. It could happen in many ways, perhaps due to negligent surgery, or because a problem was not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion.

The resulting incontinence can be difficult to manage and debilitating, but our sympathetic lawyers are here to help you with a legal claim for compensation.

Common types of bowel and bladder damage are:

  • An undiagnosed and untreated tumour
  • Surgical damage
  • Spinal damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Cauda Equina
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ERIC FOUND LIFE WITH A STOMA VERY DIFFICULT AND HIS WIFE PROVIDED HIM WITH A LOT OF HELP AT HOME . HOWEVER, SHE TOO BECAME ILL AND STRUGGLED TO SUPPORT HIM.

Eric’s Story

 

Eric had suffered from ulcerative colitis for many years. He eventually had surgery to remove his rectum and form an ileo-anal pouch (or ‘J pouch’). This is a two-stage operation. After stage one he needed a temporary ileostomy with stoma bag. However, the surgeon left a stump of rectum in place. This meant that the procedure could not be completed and he was left with a permanent ileostomy. He is also at risk of cancer in the remaining rectal stump and has to have checks each year.

He found life with a stoma very difficult. The stoma leaked frequently, it was noisy and sometimes smelly. He avoided going out of the house and became very depressed. He had always taken pride in his appearance, wearing smart clothes but was now only able to wear loose-fitting track suit bottoms.

 

How Did We Help Eric?

 

His wife provided him with a lot of help at home in managing his stoma. However, she became ill herself and struggled to support him

This was a complex claim but we established a right to damages. He was able to recover an early part-payment (interim payment) of damages of £100,000. This enabled him to pay for care and support at home. The claim was eventually settled by negotiation and he received damages of £800,000.

All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals

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Having dealt with many claims for bowel or bladder damage involving incontinence, we understand how seriously it can affect your day-to-day life. Our team are here to listen to you in a professional, supportive and caring way.

Our team of experienced bladder and bowel negligence lawyers are ready to help – call now and start your claim today.

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