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Gastroenterology related diseases and disorders cover medical problems associated with the entire digestive system from excess wind to liver cancer

Some symptoms of many of the diseases and disorders can be quite embarrassing for the individual concerned. However there is a wide range of support groups and associations which may be able to provide you with support.

What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is concerned with disorders and diseases of the digestive system, including the liver, stomach and intestines. Examples of these disorders and diseases can include but are not limited to:

  • Bowel Cancer

  • Liver Cancer

  • Oesophageal cancer

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Stomach cancer

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Diverticular disease

  • Faecal incontinence

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Perianal diseases

  • Twisted bowel

  • Gallstones

  • Hernia

Medical care and rehabilitation

Medical care for gastroenterology related disorders can range from diet plans to surgery which can be extremely urgent. Lifestyle changes may be required for many disorders.

Long-term support and care

Many people who suffer from the effects of gastroenterology disorders require some support for the rest of their lives. We have a wide range of contacts with organisations that can assist you and can work closely with you including:

  • Case managers who will assess and organise any support and care you may need;

  • Support workers who will visit you on a regular basis to provide you support and help;

  • Community rehabilitation such as occupational therapy.

When should I contact a solicitor?

You or your family should contact a solicitor as soon as possible. The sooner we can commence work on your claim the sooner we can begin to assist you.

We can advise you on your benefit rights and also advise on dealing with debts which might arise due to being off work. Our specialist community care team can also provide advice on your entitlement to health and social care support at home during the continuance of your claim.

Can I claim compensation for my medical condition?

Gastroenterology disorders can be disabling. However, if they were caused or worsened as a result of the negligence of your healthcare provider you may be able to claim compensation to assist you with your disability where:

  • you have been delayed treatment as a result of late diagnosis where you believe the condition ought to have be diagnosed earlier;

  • you have suffered as a result of poor management of your condition;

  • you have encountered problems with or suffered side effects from your medication for your digestive disorder.

If you believe that you or someone you know has suffered as a result of medical negligence please contact Tim Spring. We deal with clients throughout the country and we will visit you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation unit.

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