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£7250 settlement for surgical error
26 April 2021
In 2018 our client attended her GP complaining of abdominal pain, she was referred to hospital for an ultra sound scan which confirmed an ovarian mass. She continued to suffer pain and underwent a repeat scan before being admitted to hospital in early June with considerable pain. This resulted in her undergoing a laparotomy to remove of one of her ovaries.
A CT scan performed the day after surgery, due to increased pain and discomfort, confirmed that there was a defect in the rectus sheath, which had resulted in herniation of the small bowel. The surgical wound had also reopened (known as wound dehiscence).
Our client underwent emergency surgery the same day to correct the surgical error which had been caused by the surgeon failing to adequately close the sheath by placing the stitches too close to the edge of the sheath, and at too large a distance.
How we helped:
True Solicitors were able to prove that hospital was negligent when operating on our client and obtained a settlement figure of £7250.
Read more about making a claim for surgical negligence here.