The bladder and bowel are vulnerable parts of the body, and medical professionals must take care when performing surgery, inserting medical devices or prescribing medication to minimise the risk of injury. Bladder and bowel damage can have serious, long-term consequences for a patient’s health and quality of life.
Switalskis’ expert medical negligence solicitors know how difficult it can be to deal with a bowel or bladder injury in the aftermath of surgery, or because a medical professional made a mistake. Our team has pursued many bowel and bladder injury compensation claims on behalf of people like you.
At Switalskis, we approach every case differently and tailor our services to each individual client. When you call us, we’ll take the time to discuss your circumstances and understand what you need from us. That way, we can make sure that we amplify your voice during this process and keep pushing towards the best outcome for you.
We know that issues of incontinence related to bladder and bowel damage can be embarrassing to talk about. We always approach every case sensitively and with empathy. We’ve worked with many people in the past who’ve been through experiences just like yours.
An injury to your bowel or bladder can have permanent or even life-changing repercussions. Making a claim is a way to highlight your concerns to the medical professionals involved in your care and to compensate you for the damage you have suffered. Switalskis will act as your ally during this fight, and maintain a singular focus on pursuing the compensation you deserve.
Medical negligence can potentially lead to bladder or bowel damage and is a particular risk in certain surgical procedures. Surgeons must be very careful when working on these organs, as the consequences of an injury can be severe. The most common scenarios that result in bowel and bladder damage include:
Damage to the bowel can often lead to a patient having to have a stoma. This could be a or ileostomy. A patient may have a as a result of damage to the bladder. Having a can lead to a raft of other problems such as bags bursting and leaking and ongoing incontinence. We have dealt with all of these issues before and are here to listen to any of your symptoms with care and kindness.
If you’re unsure about your eligibility to make a bowel or bladder damage claim, get in touch with the team at Switalskis. We’ll chat in confidence about your situation and let you know whether we think you have a claim.
Making a claim can be a long process, and there are many elements that can affect how the case moves forward. The nature of your injury (including whether it was a bowel or bladder injury or both) and the circumstances around it will affect how long the process takes and how much compensation you’ll get.
If you’re worried about the claims process, get in touch with the team at Switalskis. We can explain everything in detail and answer any questions. If you decide to pursue your claim with us, we’ll provide regular updates and stay in touch throughout the process to make sure you always understand how the claim is progressing and what the next steps are.
If you suffered damage to your bowels or bladder due to a surgeon’s error, you have the right to claim compensation. At Switalskis, we don’t think you should be held back by your financial circumstances, and we offer several different approaches to funding a case that allow anyone to claim, with minimal financial risk.
These options will only apply in certain cases, so if you’re unsure, it’s best to speak to our team. Contact us to discuss your circumstances and we’ll let you know about the options that are available to you, so you can make an informed decision about funding your case.
In most cases, there is a three-year time limit in which you must start your claim for bowel damage or bladder damage. Referred to as the limitation period, this usually begins from the date the negligence happened, or from the date that you realised the negligence was the cause of the harm you suffered.
There are rare exceptions to this three-year limit that may apply to your case. For example:
If you think you might be eligible to make a claim but are unsure about the time limit, get in touch with Switalskis as soon as possible. We’ll advise you about whether you can claim and get the process started quickly if the end of the limitation period is drawing near.
When you’re eligible for compensation, it’s important to act. Take the first steps towards securing the bladder and bowel damage compensation you’re owed with Switalskis. Call us on 0800 1380 458 or contact us through our website today.