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Surgical procedures are often very complicated, and treatments can be highly technical and complex. Many of these carry some level of risk and most patients are warned of these risks before surgery. Sadly, mistakes are made by many medical professionals resulting in pain, heartache and frustration for victims and their families alike.

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Ruth Powell


Ruth is a Partner and Head of our Clinical Negligence Department. She has exclusively practised in clinical negligence since qualifying in 1995 and has a wealth of experience in complex and high value clinical negligence claims.

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) claims

Many Ear, Nose and Throat departments have a very high workload resulting in many patients being examined and operated on by relatively inexperienced doctors.

Inevitably this leads to sub-standard care and problems for Ear Nose and Throat patients.

Conditions that can affect the ears, nose and throat can include the following:

  • Adenoid surgery
  • Grommets
  • Hearing or Deafness
  • Infections of the Ear
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Perforated Ear Drum
  • Sinus Infection
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsil Surgery

In some ear, nose and throat operations facial nerve damage may occur. It is possible that this is a recognised complication of the type of operation, but it may also be caused through medical negligence.

Ear, nose and throat operations may also cause damage to the nerves linked to the vocal chords, affecting speech. Senses can be affected, such as the sense of smell, hearing and sight.

An experienced medical negligence solicitor will be able to advise you on the possibility of bringing a claim if you feel you have been injured as a result of negligent ear nose and throat surgery.

To receive advice in connection with ear nose and throat medical negligence contact one of our expert team of solicitors today.

Over the years the clinical negligence experts at Hugh James have successfully recovered damages for many patients and have become experts in this field of medical negligence.

We are able to assist you on a no win, no fee basis.

If after talking to us, you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice session.

We are dedicated to your best interests and can advise you on how to proceed.

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