Surgical Negligence Claims & Compensation

Negligent hernia operation Case Study

The claimant was referred by his GP to a surgeon at hospital as he had a painful right inguinal hernia. He was advised to undergo surgery and in due course he underwent a mesh repair.

Negligent gallbladder operation

Lorna Lymer at our Gloucester office acted for a claimant who had a keyhole procedure to remove his gallbladder (a cholecystectomy).

Avoidable MRSA infection

The claimant was referred to hospital to investigate rectal bleeding which revealed a small colonic polyp. This was removed and the pathology confirmed an adenocarcinoma so the claimant was advised to undergo a sigmoid colectomy.

Death of patient as a result of a perforated bowel following a hemicolectomy

Negligent treatment of a femoral fracture suffered by a professional jockey

The patient was a professional jockey who fell from his horse. He suffered a comminuted fracture to his left femur when he was trodden on by a trailing horse.

Negligent mastectomy and reconstructive surgery

The patient underwent a mastectomy and breast reconstruction operation described more fully as a DIEP flap operation. Post operatively the patient developed a haematoma.

Negligent breast augmentation surgery

The patient underwent breast augmentation surgery. Contrary to her wishes she was given large implants which were inserted sub muscularly leaving her with great pain and oversized and deformed breasts.

Death of patient from peritonitis following negligent bowel surgery

The patient suffered with pain in his abdomen for around 3 months. A colonoscopy revealed that he was suffering with sub acute intestinal obstruction from an intusuccepting cancer at the splenic flexure and he required emergency surgery.

Negligent hysterectomy causing severe urinary problems

Following a total abdominal hysterectomy the patient developed significant pain and urinary problems. She had frequency of mitruition and copious leaking. After 3 months she was referred back to hospital when detrusor instability was diagnosed following urodynamic studies.

Negligently performed hysterectomy

We were instructed on behalf of MK in relation to her abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oopthorectomy resulting in damage to her ureter. The claimant had a history of chronic pelvic pain and underwent a number of investigations in 2001.

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