Compensation obtained for patient who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal surgery) at Nuffield Hospital Haywards Heath and suffered bile duct injury requiring further surgery, admission to ITU and on-going symptoms.
Compensation for the family of a 50 year old man who died of kidney cancer due to multiple failings but Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
This clinical negligence case arose out of the care provided to Mrs H during the birth of her son. During an emergency c-section, Mrs H suffered damage to her ureter and lost a lot of blood. She also suffered from post-operative complications.
Our client, Mrs K, required multiple surgeries after suffering post-operative anastomotic leaks and a ureteric injury during surgery for bowel obstruction. Unfortunately, Mrs K then suffered a head injury and stroke when she tripped over a raised area in the hospital corridor. At that time it was also found that a JJ stent had been left in place for 9 months after her previous surgery, causing urosepsis and other urological problems.
Our client, Mr P, attended A&E on two separate occasions reporting pain and discomfort in his groin. Despite exhibiting symptoms of testicular torsion Mr P was not appropriately examined. This resulted in a six day delay in his diagnosis and treatment which resulted in his right testicle being removed.
Hospital catheter negligence causes permanent bladder problems
Our client, Mr K, suffered from incontinence, infections, severe pain and psychiatric harm after a number of failures by his urology consultant including the performance of a procedure which had been unauthorised and not licenced by the PCT.
James Cahan, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £13,750 for a school boy who underwent an urgent orchiectomy (removal of testicle) and subsequent prosthesis insertion due to undiagnosed testicular torsion following his attendance at A&E, Eastbourne District General Hospital 3 weeks previously.
Peter Cooper won an undisclosed seven figure sum for permanent damage to his kidneys, which eventually led to a transplant.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who obtained £60,000 compensation in a claim where the results of a CT scan remained undiscovered for 12 months by which time the tumour had increased in size having an adverse effect on her prognosis, which was then very poor.
This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently acted for a man suffering from a torsion of the testicle. He was misdiagnosed during three separate hospital attendances despite the GP repeatedly diagnosing the condition correctly.