Gastroenterology Negligence Claims

Gastroenterology is a complex area of medicine that focuses on disorders of the digestive system – including the oesophagus, stomach, liver, bile ducts, intestines, colon, rectum, and gallbladder. 

If you have suffered avoidable injuries or harm resulting from the misdiagnosis of a condition or mistakes made in your gastroenterology surgery, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or other procedure you could be entitled to make a gastroenterology compensation claim.

At Devonshires Claims, our experienced medical negligence solicitors can advise and represent you in gastroenterology negligence claims. We have worked with victims of medical negligence from all parts of England and Wales and will fight tenaciously to obtain justice and compensation for you and your family.

Our medical claims experts offer a ‘No Win No Fee‘ agreement for surgical error claims as well as access to a network of highly specialised medical experts and barristers. For more information or to request your free no-obligation case evaluation please contact us on 0333 900 8787, email or complete our online form.

Examples of Gastroenterology Negligence

Mistakes made in diagnosis or treatment of a gastroenterology condition could include:

  • Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of serious digestive tract issues such as Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Delay in diagnosis or treatment of cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach, pancreas, small and large bowel.
  • Misinterpretation of imaging or test results.
  • Negligent endoscopic treatment i.e. mistakes made during an endoscopic procedure e.g upper endoscopy, gastroscopy, enteroscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), colonoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy. These mistakes could include perforations / tears to organs such as the stomach, oesophagus, gall bladder, duodenum and bladder.
  • Negligent surgery i.e. mistakes were made before, during or after surgery for a gastroenterology related condition e.g. gastric bypass surgery (bariatric surgery). These mistakes could include perforations to organs such as the stomach, intestines, liver, gall bladder, damage to blood vessels, the bile duct and staples in the wrong part of an organ.
  • Unnecessary gastroenterology surgery or treatment
  • Failure to obtain adequate patient consent to surgery, endoscopy or treatment
  • Negligent care after gastroenterology surgery or an endoscopic procedure e.g. failing to diagnose or treat an injury or infection and manage complications.
  • Injury, cuts or burns to the bile duct during surgery or an endoscopic procedure


Gastroenterology Negligence FAQs


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Compensation claims for gastroenterology medical negligence not only reflect pain and suffering experienced but also:

  • Allow victims to obtain justice for the mistreatment and negligence they experienced
  • Provide families with an explanation of the incident and an apology if failings are acknowledged

The compensation payment will depend on a number of factors:

  • The pain and suffering of the victim
  • The impact of the delay and / or negligence on health and quality of life – including current and future care requirements, medical aids, home adaptations or other necessary assistance
  • Any financial losses occurred as a result of the injuries – including past loss of earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses and equipment costs
  • Any future financial losses eg. loss of earnings, loss of promotion prospects, pension

Compensation for endoscopy and gastroenterology negligence falls into two main categories:

General compensation (General Damages): this includes compensation for your pain and suffering and the impact of the injury on your lifestyle and quality of life.

Financial losses and expenses (Special Damages): these include the costs associated with private treatment, care support, travel expenses, other medical expenses, specialist equipment and loss of income.

Devonshires Claims’ medical negligence and compensation claims experts will carefully assess your case and will work hard to obtain the maximum compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

Patients who have experienced medical negligence in endoscopies or gastroenterology surgery have three years from the date of the injury within which to make a compensation claim.

You may have longer to bring a claim in the following circumstances:

If you are claiming for a child – You will have 3 years from their 18th birthday to make a claim.

If you are claiming for someone who lacks mental capacity – A child or adult without capacity to run a claim, may not have a time limit within which to bring a claim.  We recommend that you contact Devonshires Claims if you have any queries involving those who lack capacity and our specialist solicitors will be able to assist.

If you are making a claim for someone who has died – You will generally have 3 years from the date of death of the injured party to bring a claim.

Due to the three year limit within which to make certain compensation claims, Devonshires Claims’ recommends starting your medical negligence claim as soon as possible. Contact our experts for a free no obligation review of your case.

We provide:

  • ‘No Win No Fee’ claims service for endoscopy or gastroenterology surgical claim compensation claims.
  • A ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement is also known as a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’.  Under a No Win No Fee agreement, you will not be charged any costs if your case is not successful*.
  • If you win you will pay a maximum of  25% from your damages**.



Why choose our experts to represent you in your endoscopy or gastroenterology medical negligence claim?

Devonshires Claims has over 20 years’ experience in obtaining justice and compensation for victims of medical negligence.  We have clients throughout the UK and have been recognised in Legal Directories such as the Legal 500.

We offer our clients:

  • A friendly, compassionate and professional claims service
  • A free case evaluation
  • No Win No Fee agreement
  • Access to a network of medical experts and specialist barristers
  • Our expertise in dealing with a variety of medical negligence claims including very complex medical cases
  • Our expertise in securing the maximum compensation available

For more information on Devonshires Claims ‘No Win No Fee’ gastroenterology claims service contact us today on 0333 900 8787 email or complete our online contact form.

Client Stories

Delayed diagnosis of Crohn’s disease resulted in permanent ileostomy


This was a case of a young woman who had acute presentation of severe Crohn’s disease which was not diagnosed definitively until her late re-representation with life-threatening complications. The delay in diagnosis led to the development of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a colonoscopy and the client suffering from a permanent ileostomy.


The claim settled for £80,000 during mediation

What our clients say:
I would certainly recommend them to anyone I know. They still believed in my case even when the other side declined neglect. They were willing to go to court but luckily the defence paid out without this being the case. I am extremely grateful for the support they gave all the way through the claim. - M.G.
I am very happy with the service provided by Devonshires and Sandra Wheeler. They have been very professional and discussed everything with me thoroughly as the case progressed. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to friends and family. - Chris
I approached Devonshires for a medical negligence claim. I found the whole process easier than expected and agreed to a very small charge to protect against financial costs. I was well informed of progress and had all questions answered throughout. I would recommend using this service and would like to take this opportunity to thank Katie and her team again. - T.N.

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