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Bowel Injury during surgery
6 November 2023
Our client underwent a suprapubic catheter insertion (SPC) as she had issues with her long-term urethral catheter for urinary retention.
She suffered a small bowel injury during the surgery which was not identified until almost 4 months later. This resulted in the client requiring ongoing urethral catherterisation and intermittent self-catherterisation, and suffering bladder spasms and catheter expulsions which significantly impacted her quality of life.
She required a repeat SPC insertion to return to her pre-incident condition but developed severe anxiety about a further procedure and needed to undergo CBT treatment to alleviate her concerns. She required ongoing care from her family for 5 years and would continue to do so until she had the repeat SPC insertion. Future treatment, care and travel expenses were claimed to cover this.
How TRUE helped:
Whilst this claim was unusual and complex, we did ultimately achieve a settlement of £55,000 for our client, which included future treatment costs allowing her to undergo the further SPC insertion and move on with her life.
Our client stated “They understood I had capacity but also had autism and they heard me! They supported me from start to finish and helped me understand everything even if I asked them to explain things to me. I recommend True Solicitors as a fully accessible company for people with additional needs and I thank them for going above and beyond and understanding.”
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