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Click to play, Sara explains Medical Negligence Compensation.
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Injuries can arise from different types of gynaecological treatments including contraception procedures, termination of pregnancy, hysterectomy and pelvic floor repairs amongst others.
We are aware the issues in these cases are of a very sensitive nature and will be handled with compassion and understanding. Sara Westwood is one of the partners in the Clinical Negligence Team specialising in such claims and is happy to advise on bringing a claim.
The Claimant suffered with stress incontinence (the inability to control the urge to urinate) for which she underwent a TVT (tension free vaginal tape) procedure. This involves a mesh tape being placed under the urethra like a sling or hammock to keep it in its normal position. The tape is inserted through tiny incisions in the abdomen and vaginal wall. Unfortunately it wasn’t picked up that the tape had passed through the bladder (this isn’t in itself negligent but the failure to identify the injury to the bladder is negligent). She suffered significant pain and discomfort and had to undergo a further three procedures to remove the tape. Her claim was settled in the sum of £19,000.00.
Ms J underwent a hysterectomy and pelvic floor repair. During the procedure her ureter was damaged. There was a delay in diagnosing the injury and by the time she was seen by an urologist the damage, which had compromised her kidney, was found to be irreparable and her kidney had to be removed. Her case settled for £35,000.00.
Ms N had surgery to remove an ovarian cyst. During the procedure one of the instruments perforated her bowel but this went unnoticed until her condition deteriorated the following day. She had developed peritonitis and had to be taken back to theatre for treatment. Her recovery was slow and complicated by chronic fatigue syndrome. Her claim was settled in the sum of £70,000.00.
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