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£15,000 Settlement for Client Who Suffered Due To Negligent Gynae Treatment
30 June 2020
Patient receives a five figure sum following the failure to remove a suture during surgery:
What happened: Our client was pregnant and underwent a cervical suture insertion to reinforce her cervix during pregnancy (this is a treatment where a stitch is placed in or around the cervix in circumstances where the cervix starts to shorten and open too early during a pregnancy, which can cause either a late miscarriage or premature birth). Subsequently the pregnancy was beset with significant complications and difficulties, leading to a medical termination, during which there was a failure to remove the cervical suture.
The effect on our client: The failure in removing the suture led to distressing gynaecological symptoms and abdominal pain necessitating numerous medical appointments and internal examinations. She required multiple courses of antibiotics and underwent ultrasound scanning. She also developed psychiatric symptoms in response to her ongoing physical symptoms. The suture was eventually removed after a period of approximately 5 years.
How TRUE Solicitors were able to help: We brought a claim on behalf of our client on the grounds that there was a failure to remove the suture, resulting in 5 years of symptoms and medical investigations that could have otherwise been avoided. No admissions were made by the Defendant and Court proceedings were commenced. Whilst the Defendant maintained its position, we were able to negotiate settlement once we had finalised our medical evidence.
Level of settlement achieved: £15,000