Urology Negligence Compensation Claims

Urology Negligence Compensation Claims

Urology deals with diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive organs, so any errors in the way urological issues are treated can have a serious impact on your on-going quality of life. Negligent treatment can leave you with a range of consequences, including incontinence, fertility issues and chronic pain. In the case of the most serious issues, such as bladder cancer, substandard treatment can even result in the death of the patient.

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If you have been harmed by urology negligence, claiming compensation is often the only way to ensure you get the ongoing help and support you need to deal with the effect on your life. Compensation can be used to pay for private treatment, specialist equipment and to replace any income lost if you have to take time off work.

Such claims can be highly valuable, but they also tend to be complex, with a high burden of proof needed to secure compensation. This is why it is essential to work with a team of experienced medical negligence lawyers who know exactly what is needed to build a successful claim and get the best settlement available for you.

IBB Claims' clinical negligence team have the specific experience with urology negligence claims that you need to ensure your claim is handled the right way from day one.

We can help you navigate the entire claims process, offering empathetic and pragmatic advice and support, giving you the best chance of a positive outcome while keeping things as simple and stress-free as possible for you.

We offer a free initial consultation for all clinical negligence claims so we can get a clear understanding of your situation and give an honest assessment of whether we believe you have a claim worth pursuing.

Where we believe your claim justifies further investigation, we are usually able to offer a no-win no-fee agreement, meaning there is normally no upfront cost to start a urology negligence claim with IBB.  

To start a urology compensation claim, call us today on 0333 123 9099. Alternatively, you can email us at enquiries@ibbclaims.co.uk or use the contact form on the right to request a callback.


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Our expertise in urology negligence claims

Our clinical negligence lawyers help clients all over England and Wales with all types of compensation claims related to urology negligence.

We are able to secure substantial compensation for our clients in relation to issues such as:

  • Urological surgery errors
  • Failed vasectomies
  • Misdiagnosis and late diagnosis of urological conditions such as bladder cancer and testicular cancer
  • Post-surgical infections
  • Negligent treatment of kidney stones
  • Negligent treatment of testicular torsion

To find out more about our specific expertise relevant to your situation, please get in touch.

How we handle urology compensation claims

When dealing with the consequences of urology negligence, the last thing you want to face is the additional stress of going to court. Fortunately, our team is likely to be able to resolve urology negligence claims out of court, using our strong expertise in alternative dispute resolution.

This means that the overwhelming majority of urology compensation claims can be dealt with faster and at lower cost using negotiation and other non-confrontational methods. As well as saving you time, money and stress, this also allows you to keep more control over the progress of the case, rather than leaving matters in the hands of a judge.

However, for those cases where court proceedings are required, please be assured that our team has the experience and skills needed to effectively represent all the way. We have strong links with specialist barristers and other professionals, so whatever course your claim takes, we can call on the expertise you need to secure the best available outcome.

We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Law reflecting our expertise in this area.

Our team has also been recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, the two leading client guides to the legal profession, for our skill in handling clinical negligence claims.

Our no win no fee urology compensation claims service

We know that many people have concerns about the cost of pursuing a compensation claim. However, we support the majority of our clients on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so there is no upfront cost to start a urology negligence claim with IBB.

With a no win, no fee urology claim (more properly known as a ‘conditional fee agreement’), you only contribute towards your legal costs if we win compensation for you. This means there is no financial risk to you in making a claim.

We will offer a clear estimate of our fees and any other costs involved at the outset, with the final fees based on a percentage of only part of any compensation won. That way you always get to keep the majority of any settlement achieved.

What counts as urology negligence?

For treatment to be considered negligent, you need to be able to show that:

  1. The errors made in your treatment caused the care you received to fall below medically acceptable standards i.e. other clinical professionals in the same circumstances would not have made the same errors.
  2. The substandard treatment you received resulted in a worse outcome for your health than could have been achieved with competent treatment.

How can you prove urology negligence?

The standard of proof needed to establish urology negligence took place is high and various types of evidence will usually be needed for your case.

Types of evidence we will typically rely on include:

  • Medical records
  • Witness testimony
  • Evidence from independent urology experts

Your claim will only be as strong as the evidence used to support it and the way this is presented, so we strongly recommend using solicitors with specific experience in urology claims, such as ours, to give you the best chance of securing a fair outcome.

How much compensation can you claim for urology negligence?

You can normally claim two different types of damages for urology negligence:

Financial Losses and Expenses – For specific financial losses.  This includes things such as paying for private treatment and care, as well as lost income due to having to take time off work and not able to return to work, or not able to command the same level of income enjoyed before the accident.

General Compensation – For non-financial losses, such as pain, suffering and lifestyle changes.  

The exact value of your claim will depend on the circumstances, including how severe the injuries are and how much they are affecting your life.

Our solicitors will give you an estimate of your claim’s likely value at the outset, so you have a clear idea of how much you may be entitled to.

Time limits for urology negligence claims

The standard time limit for any type of medical negligence claim is 3 years from the time the negligence occurred, or when you became aware of it.

However, there are certain situations where the time limit may be longer, especially where you are making a claim on behalf of someone else.

If you need to bring a urology compensation claim for someone who is under 18, you will have until their 18th birthday to do so. If this is not done, the claimant will have 3 years to bring their own claim after they turn 18, giving a final deadline of their 21st birthday.

If you need to make a claim for someone who has died as a result of urology negligence, you will normally have 3 years from the date of death to do so.

There is normally no time limit to bring a claim for someone who suffered urology negligence if they lack the mental capacity to bring a claim by themselves.

Get in touch with our expert urology claims solicitors today

To arrange your free consultation on starting a urology negligence compensation claim, please call us on 0333 123 9099, email us at enquiries@ibbclaims.co.uk or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.

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