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Gastro-intestinal negligence compensation claims

Unfortunately, some hospitals are neither as safe nor as clean as we would all expect them to be. 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.

Gastrointestinal conditions are wide ranging and varied. They include:

  • polyps
  • various infections
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • pancreatic diseases
  • ulcers
  • cancers

With the wide range of conditions that can potentially affect the gastrointestinal region there are many procedures that may need to be carried out both complex or routine.

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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.

Gastro-intestinal negligence claims

In this area there are broadly two main potential clinical negligence claims:

  • A claim could be made either for a failure by a medical professional in diagnosing a gastrointestinal condition which leads to some injury that could have been avoided.
  • A claim could also be made for positive action made by a medical professional that causes injury to a patient, if this injury could have been avoided if the procedure had been carried out competently.

Failure to diagnose a gastrointestinal condition: This category of claims covers both a failure to carry out appropriate tests to diagnose the gastrointestinal condition suffered by the patient as well as a failure to diagnose a gastrointestinal condition faced with test results that would indicate the condition in question.

Positive action by medical professional that injures the patient where injury could have been avoided if the procedure had been carried out competently: This category of cases includes a medical professional who carries out the complete wrong procedure in the face of a certain set of circumstances as well as a medical professional who, having selected the correct procedure to carry out, performs the procedure below the standard expected and causes injury.

Whatever your injury, Hugh James have the commitment, resources, expertise, experience and standing to get the result you want.

We make the process of pursuing clinical or medical negligence compensation claims as easy as possible for you.

Hugh James negligence experience

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 have access to the best specialist medical experts to enable us to obtain evidence of past and possible future needs to ensure that you are adequately compensated for the disability you suffer.

We treat every client with sensitivity and care, whilst aiming at the same time to deliver results including the highest financial settlement possible.

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

If you or a member of your family has suffered as a result of a medical negligence, contact our friendly and approachable team today.

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.

Our team of lawyers is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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