Waiting over a year too get my ear op

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I went too a gp over a year ago was told I had a ear infection I was put on antibiotics and ear drops for a week. Week later I went back as my ear still was block, another gp put me on another stronger antibiotics, week later I went back, and was told be my ear drum was inflamed he couldn't see right inside so, he referred me to ENT, after ENT removed polyup, didn't work , then I was told I would have a op as ear drum was deseased. I was told waiting list for op can be upto 6months, 11 months later I have a op Monday but last week I had a ear test by ENT and I've already lost 40% of my hearing in my affected ear. I was told the op won't improve my hearing just prevent more polyups, and it could get worse over time.

i feel I've been waiting way to long that if was treated sooner I wouldn't of lost quite a lot of my right ear hearing, as a ear infection was not treated quick enough I am angry to be honest as my hearing loss could of been prevented if treated right. Is this medical negligence, do you think I should seek legal advice?

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    Why the wait ? I know in the past I have had doctors prescribe medicines to remove fluid, as this causing hearing issues . But one year seems a long time . I am having a 4th surgery to replace a stapees prosthetic . I wish you the best . Maybe it's time for a new doctor
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    Dont know very much about malpractice or insurance regulations. Going to seek legal advice, with all documentation, does not sound like a bad idea. What do you have to lose except more hearing?
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      Exactly , I wish you all the best . People without hearing loss have no idea of the day to day stress when you can't hear
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      Found out today by my GP that the consultant at hospital hasn't even been sending copies of my appointments with them, and what he's found extra to my doctors, So I shall be depending he sends the notes to them, which means more waiting it's totally wrong NHS for ya!!
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