Case Study: Settlement secured for surgery victim

Written by: Keoghs Solicitors

Date: 9th February 2015

Our Medical and Clinical Negligence team have obtained a substantial settlement for an elderly lady, who endured significant suffering after a swab was left in her abdomen during surgery.

As a result of the retained swab our client underwent a further operation. She also suffered profound side effects including infection, sepsis and urinary incontinence. The case raised complex issues surrounding causation and what suffering was caused by the first necessary operation and the second operation necessitated by the hospital’s failings.

Our Medical and Clinical Negligence team specialise in complex or high value cases. We provide an expert and personal service to sensitively assist clients who are enduring what is often one of the most difficult experiences of their lives.

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