Urological negligence claims
If your urologist failed to diagnose your condition or made a mistake in treating you, the effects can be severe. 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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What is urological negligence?
If your GP or urologist failed to treat you correctly and as a result you’re urological problems have worsened, or if mistakes made by another medical professional has caused you to suffer urological problems, you may be entitled to claim compensation due to medical negligence.
How do I know if I have a claim for a urological error?
Our medical negligence experts have specialised in negligence involving urological errors for many years and have secured compensation for a variety urological error claims. Common urology mistakes can include:
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Mistakes in taking a patient's history
- Misinterpreting the results, failing to read X-rays correctly
- Hernia operations leading to death of a testicle
- Vasectomy errors causing damage to the testicular artery
- Failure to diagnose testicular torsion
- Other surgical errors
- Mistakes during circumcision
Other treatment error
- Not conducting a satisfactory physical exam
- Not taking the patient’s medical history into account
- Prescribing the wrong medication or making a mistake with a prescription
- Not carrying out correct investigations including X-rays, scans and blood tests
- Neglecting the patient
Can I claim for a failed vasectomy?
If you have a failed vasectomy, you might be able to claim compensation for medical negligence if the surgeon failed to cut the vas deferens tubes correctly or if the medical professionals advising you failed to give you the correct post-operative instructions. You should be made aware that it takes around four months until your semen is clear of sperm. During this time, you should use an alternative contraceptive method. If you’re unsure whether or not you can make a claim, .
How much compensation will I get for a urological negligence claim?
Every compensation claim for urological negligence is different as it depends on the seriousness of the injury and the affect it has had on your life. In addition, you may have losses, such as loss of earnings, care costs, aids and equipment which will also be included in your claim. Speak to one of our specialists today to find out more about making a on .
How much time do I have to make a urological claim?
If you believe you have a urological claim, it’s important that you seek advice from a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence cases as soon as possible, as there are time limits in place in England, Scotland and Wales.
Generally, a urological claim should be made within three years from the date the negligence occurred or the date you were first aware that you had suffered a significant injury or illness due to negligence. However, there are exceptions. To read more about the time limits of making a claim, please read our or our .
Why choose Slater and Gordon's urological solicitors?
Not only do we have many years' experience securing compensation for urological negligence, we also have the utmost sensitivity to handle your case with great care.
We offer home and hospital visits and provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything Slater and Gordon have done to fight this case for us. I appreciate it has involved a lot of people. Please can you also thank the expert witnesses who have provided their expertise and help. Mr and Mrs H (medical negligence client)
I cannot recommend Slater and Gordon enough, throughout the entire period of the case, all the staff have been both very professional, and supportive. Mr Q (medical negligence client)
Kept informed regularly as to how my claim was going, prompt replies to any questions I had, excellent customer service at all times. Excellent service from all staff that have been involved in my claim. Ms S (medical negligence client)