If you were under the knife for a gynaecological procedure and your bladder was damaged on accident by your surgeon, you need to call a lawyer right away. Over 210,000 people die annually in hospitals, and many more are injured. You may have a case for a medical malpractice suit which, though it won't fix the damage that was done, can compensate you for your injuries.
If you are going to have a permanent problem because of what happened during the surgery, and you'll need future surgeries and other medical treatments, you need to meet with a lawyer from a firm like R.J. Marzella & Associates, P.C. fast. Provide the following during your first appointment with your lawyer.
Statement of the Mistake
Get a statement from the medical professional, nursing staff, or the hospital that goes into detail about what went wrong. Your lawyer is going to use this as evidence in the case, and they'll see if the hospital is trying to cover something up. You'll want a statement to show the diagnosis of your new problem as well.
Projected Medical Work Needed
Have a medical professional write a statement that says what you will need to have done to correct the problem, or to help you deal with your new medical problem. If you need to have another surgery or if you need to have the bladder repaired, your lawyer wants to see the proof and know what doctor is going to do it for you.
Bring all of the medical bills from the surgery where your bladder got injured, and then bring a list of all of the medical expenses you've now had because of the injury. You should keep the expenses in separate folders but bring everything that you have to date. If you had to miss out on a paycheck because you were away from work and you dealt with other expenses because of the surgery, bring that information too.
The lawyer isn't just going to go for compensation because of the financial losses you've suffered, but also for the past and future grief. Dealing with this problem for a lifetime isn't going to be alright because you have a large sum of money, but the sum of money may make things easier for you. If your bladder was injured because the doctor made a mistake while they were operating on your body and you now will never be the same, the lawyer is going to fight to make sure that you get everything you deserve to get.