This is a very broad area and you will find links on this page to several of the more common urological injuries that lead to medical negligence litigation. Essentially, any treatment or surgery involving the kidneys, bladder, ureters, prostate or male reproductive organs is classed as urology. As it is a wide reaching medical discipline, the variety of different urological injuries leading to medical negligence litigation is also wide reaching. Our Medical Negligence team will discuss the treatment and/or surgery that you (or the person you are contacting us about) has undergone, what appears to have gone wrong and whether or not a medical negligence claim arising out that treatment is likely to be successful.
Whilst the links on this page will lead you to a more detailed description of just some of the most common urological injuries, we have also listed some examples below. This list is certainly not intended to be complete and so even if the injury that you are concerned with does not appear here, our Medical Negligence team will still be able to assist you and provide you with the benefit of our expertise:
- Delayed diagnosis of renal cancer – For example, a patient presents to a Urologist with blood in his/her urine (haematuria). A diagnosis is made of urinary tract infection and no ultrasound scan, flexible cystoscopy or other investigations are carried out and the patient is sent home. Several months later, with the patient still in pain, a scan is finally carried out and a diagnosis of renal cancer is made but by that stage the cancer has spread.
- Bowel perforation after bladder biopsy – In actual fact bowel perforation is a well known complication of bladder biopsy and if it occurs it does not necessarily mean that the surgeon concerned has been negligent. However, if the patient was not warned before the surgery of this risk, or the perforation was not quickly identified and repaired then the patient may have a claim for medical negligence.
- Failed vasectomy – Vasectomies are by no means guaranteed to succeed and if they do not, and a repeat procedure is required, this again does not necessarily mean that there has been negligence. There may however be a claim if there is evidence that the vasectomy procedure was not carried out to an acceptable standard or if the patient had subsequently been told that the procedure had been successful but his partner thereafter falls pregnant.
Our Medical Negligence team at Metcalfes is experienced in handling claims for clients who have sustained injury as a result of a urological procedure. So, if you or someone you know has suffered such an injury then contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.