Specialist ear, nose and throat (ENT) solicitors
Our medical negligence solicitors specialise in ear, nose and throat legal claims. Our experienced team has won many ear, nose and throat claims recovering substantial damages for our clients on a 'no win, no fee' basis.
ENT Surgery Claims
Ear, nose and throat surgery (ENT surgery) covers a wide range of procedures carried out by ENT Surgeons and otorhinolaryngologists. Care will often involve the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the ears, nose, throat as well as more general head and neck conditions too. These may include tumours within the throat or nose, sinusitis, salivary gland disorders and loss of hearing.
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Ear, nose and throat (ENT) medical procedures
The vast majority of ENT procedures are straightforward, and pose an extremely low risk to patients’ wellbeing. ENT procedures are often performed in order to improve patients’ quality of life, as opposed to being directly related to their health. ENT procedures include:
- Removal of minor nasal obstructions
- Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea
- Rhinoplasty (nasal surgery)
- Pinnaplasty (ear surgery)
- Balance problems
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Facial pain
While most procedures are carried out correctly, cases of medical negligence can occur during even the simplest of procedures, resulting in debilitating and disfiguring injuries. Common injuries resulting from ear, nose and throat surgery include:
- Damage to the facial nerve causing facial weakness
- Vocal cord damage either through surgery or during anaesthetic intubation
- Failure to diagnose and treat tumours of the nose and sinuses
- The diagnosis and management of throat or neck swellings and failure to diagnose tumours
- Incorrect treatment of inner ear problems affecting balance and resulting in Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Failure to correctly diagnose hearing problems leading to deafness
- Thyroid disease
By far the most common compensation claims associated with ENT are related to damage caused to the bones surrounding the eye skull during Functional Endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS).
A frequently occurring complication of this operation is leaking of cerebral spinal fluid from the brain, which, if not successfully repaired, can lead to permanent loss of a patient’s sense of smell or can cause meningitis.
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If you believe you have a legal claim relating to ear, nose and throat surgery, for further information or if you believe you have suffered as a result of a ENT Negligence, please contact us.
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
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