Irwin Mitchell’s specialised medical negligence team has helped a woman claim compensation after surgeons left a piece of equipment in her for seven years.
Barbara suffered from dysuria, dyspareunia, haematuria and recurrent urinary tract infections. On 10 December 2005, Barbara underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy, following which a haematoma formed and drains were inserted to prevent recurrence of the haematoma. In January Barbara had further surgery to remove the drain but only one was removed and she was later discharged from hospital.
Over the years Barbara continued to experience haematuria, urinary tract infections and dyspareunia. She visited her GP on a number occasions who referred her to the gynaecology and urology departments at her local hospital.
In 2012, Barbara finally had a CT scan which indentified the drain that was left in place in 2006. As a result of the retained drain Barbara underwent unnecessary complex surgery and suffered a significant amount of pain and emotional distress.
Barbara decided to contact Irwin Mitchell’s specialised medical negligence team and one of our experienced legal professionals, Kelly Morris, was able to deal with the claim. Kelly contacted the hospital’s trust and was able to negotiate a five figure sum in compensation.
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