Urology is the field of medicine relating to the urinary tract and the male genital organs. It includes healthcare and treatments relating to the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra and male reproductive organs. It is a surgical specialty but also relates to the management of conditions relating to each of those organs.
What is urology negligence?
Urology negligence is when the level of care you receive falls short of the professional standards you should expect from a healthcare professional. When you endure pain or hardship as a result of negligent urological treatment, you’re entitled to claim urology negligence compensation.
The recent urology recall in Northern Ireland is an example of when urological negligence can lead to compensation claims. Failings in urology care across Northern Ireland, and particularly at hospitals in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, were uncovered during an investigation. This has led to hundreds of patients being recalled for urology treatment.
The Northern Ireland urology recall centred on patients who were under the care of consultant urologist Dr Aidan O’Brien. If you were recalled for urology treatment or if you believe the treatment you received was negligent, please get in touch for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Types of Urology Negligence Compensation Claims
Various forms of urology negligence can result in a compensation claim, such as:
Surgical errors resulting in incontinence, damage to organs, nerve damage or impotence
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of kidney, bladder, prostate or testicular cancer
Delayed diagnosis of renal disease
Mismanagement of kidney failure
Failing to diagnose or treat kidney stones
Infection caused by inadequate post-surgical care
Urology Compensation Claim Process
We understand that urology negligence can lead to medical problems that are sensitive and often very serious. Knowing the burden that can place on you, we’ve created a urology claim process that is straightforward and simple. Our medical negligence solicitors will be there to support you at every stage.
Step 1: Contact Reid Black The first step is to get in touch for a free consultation. It’s completely confidential and there’s no obligation to proceed.
Step 2: Gathering Information If you’re ready to go ahead, we’ll start gathering information to support your urology claim. This will include your medical records and any other relevant evidence.
Step 3: Medical Assessment We’ll arrange for you to be examined by an independent medical professional. It’s important that we know the full extent and long-term impact the negligence has had on your health and well-being.
Step 4: Compensation Negotiations Next, we will negotiate with your healthcare provider or its insurer to secure the maximum compensation to which you’re entitled.
Step 5: Compensation Payout We’ll continue to support you to make sure the agreed compensation payout reaches your account promptly.
Urology negligence compensation is awarded based on the seriousness of the pain or problems you’ve experienced due to the negligence. The compensation will be awarded in two categories: general damages and special damages.
General Damages – You’ll receive general damages for the pain and suffering you’ve endured as a direct result of urology negligence, and the impact it has had on your life.
Special Damages – You’ll be awarded special damages for any financial consequences you’ve experienced because of the negligence.
Total loss of natural function: £120,000 – £210,000
Function impaired: £60,000 – £100,000
Injury with almost complete recovery: £20,000 – £50,000
Serious or permanent damage/loss of both kidneys: £170,000 – £250,000
Risk of future UTI or loss of natural function: £75,000 – £120,000
Loss of one kidney: £40,000 – £60,000
Complete loss of natural function: £125,000 – £170,000
Impaired function: £50,000 – £100,000
Injury with almost complete recovery: £21,000 – £42,000
Male Infertility & Impotence
Impotence or loss of function: Up to £180,000
Infertility: Up to £120,000
Prolonged pain after vasectomy: Up to £50,000
Why Choose Reid Black?
Our specialist medical negligence experts are among the best urology claims solicitors in Northern Ireland. We’ve been helping people to claim urology negligence compensation since 1993. Our recent experience includes securing compensation of £300,000 for a client who was the victim of negligence during surgery for a prolapsed bladder. We’ll use our legal expertise to secure the compensation you deserve.
Libby Smyth of Reid Black Solicitors has brought successful claims against Antrim Hospital, Causeway Hospital, Altnagelvin and all major Belfast Hospitals.
Libby has more than 20 years experience in medical negligence cases and is supported by Reid Blacks firm of litigation solicitors.
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There are a number of various cost arrangements which can be put in place and if you are under 18 years of age then you are likely to be entitled to Legal Aid for a medical negligence claim as it is the child’s income, which is taken into account as opposed to a parents’ income.
Anyone who has suffered physically, mentally or financially as a result of negligence in their urology treatment is entitled to make a urology claim. You can also claim on behalf of your child aged under 18 or a loved one who doesn’t have the mental capacity to make their own claim.
Straightforward urology claims can be settled in as little as six months. In cases where very serious injuries are involved or when the at-fault party claims they are not liable for the injuries or that the standards of care provided were not negligent, urology claims can take much longer to settle.
For claims that are likely to take a long time to settle, we may be able to secure an interim compensation payout so that you don’t suffer unnecessarily in the meantime.
Yes, gynaecology claims work in the same way as urology claims. If you’ve suffered because the level of care you received during gynaecological treatment or surgery fell below acceptable professional standards, you will be entitled to make a gynaecology compensation claim.
No Win, No Fee urology claims are not allowed under the law in Northern Ireland. Any solicitor offering a No Win, No Fee urology claim in Northern Ireland is doing so illegally.
Instead, we offer a range of ethical alternatives to No Win, No Fee. This includes free initial legal advice and insisting that the at-fault party covers your legal fees as part of your settlement. You will always keep 100% of the compensation you’re awarded.
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