|Types of Claims|
|Accident and Emergency|
|Cosmetic or plastic surgery|
|Defective Medical Products|
|GP and Nursing Claims|
|Pregnancy and Birth Claims|
Click to play, Sara explains Medical Negligence Compensation.
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Whilst the majority of operations are successful, mistakes amounting to surgical errors negligently caused do arise and for example:
Mr L underwent a restorative panprocto colectomy with ileorectal pouch reconstruction for ulcerative colitis and post surgery developed an anastomotic leak causing life threatening sepsis resulting in multiple surgical intervention. The claim settled for a lump sum award of £600,000 with a periodical payments order of £10,650 per annum for life.
Mr W was admitted to hospital with suspected appendicitis. During the operation a section of his bowel was found to have inadequate blood supply, but the decision was taken to treat this conservatively, rather than to remove it. He was discharged from hospital only to be readmitted as a hole had appeared in the damaged part of the bowel, which caused faeces to leak out, resulting in peritonitis and gangrene. He underwent a further operation and following this surgery he developed significant incisional hernias. The symptoms from these, and his bowel surgery, left him unable to work and requiring significant care. His claim settled in the sum of £550,000.00
Ms G was admitted to hospital with a painful hip. It was suspected she had a deep vein thrombosis, but this was ruled out following a scan and she was discharged. She was readmitted the following day and diagnosed with a very serious infection, called necrotising fasciitis. She underwent surgery, but this was performed negligently, in that the surgeon did not take steps to protect the major blood vessels which were at risk of damage due to the serious infection. One of the arteries had ruptured causing a massive haemorrhage and Ms G suffered a cardiac arrest and sadly died. A claim was made on behalf of her estate and the claim settled for £27,500.00.
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