Medical negligence

ENT services claims

When mistakes are made in respect of ENT services (ears, nose and throat) it can cause additional suffering, If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

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When do ENT services become a case for medical negligence?

ENT is a specialist area dealing with all injuries and illnesses relating to your ears, nose and throat. If errors have been made by an ENT specialist or your GP when dealing with an ENT problem, and that problem gets worse, or you develop another condition, as a result of those mistakes, you may have a case for medical negligence.

What are the most common ENT illnesses and surgeries?

There many types of ENT illnesses and surgeries. The most common include:

Surgeries:

  • Parotid surgery
  • Adenoid surgery
  • Tonsil surgery, adult or child
  • Nose surgery

Illnesses:

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Snoring and apnoea
  • Sinusitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness
  • Deafness

For more information about different ENT services, visit the ENT UK website.

What are the most common ENT mistakes that can lead to medical negligence?

Our medical negligence solicitors have secured compensation for many clients in regards to a variety of different types of ENT services. Common reasons for medical claims include:

  • Risks haven't been explained properly
  • Neglecting the patient
  • Lack of precautionary measures
  • Clinical error
  • Lack of instructions regarding after-care

ENT treatments can sometimes cause problems that can't always be connected to a mistake of the surgeon or another medical professional. However, we've helped clients to win compensation in the following negligence cases:

  • Nerve damage
  • Hearing loss
  • Mistreatment in the inner ear, causing tinnitus
  • Blood clots
  • Asymmetry in the appearance of the ears
  • Infections
  • Decreased sense of smell

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How do I make a medical negligence claim for ENT errors?

Our medical negligence team are one of the best in the country and are highly ranked in independent legal guides, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. The team is highly experienced in dealing with negligent ENT claims and can provide you with the best possible service, not only ensuring that you get the best outcome to your case, but can ensure you get the treatment and additional support you need to assist with your recovery. Visit our Medical Negligence FAQs or our Medical Negligence Claims Guide for further information on how to make a claim.

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