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Negligent Weight-Loss Surgery

Bridge McFarland's Ian Sprakes & Danielle Barney won £35,000 in compensation for a lady who underwent weight loss surgery and as a result of negligence by the surgeon ended up on a ventilator and in intensive care for 2 weeks.

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Our Client, 28, needed two weeks in intensive care and a total of five weeks in hospital in 2007 after “keyhole” surgery intended to help her lose weight by bypassing part of her stomach went badly wrong.

 

The operation initially appeared to go well but, it was claimed, the surgeon failed properly to suture one of four port entry sites used to insert the surgical instruments.

 

As a result, the claimant developed a hernia that obstructed her small bowel, causing pressure that broke down or “blew out” the stomach bypass. She quickly developed acute peritonitis and required two further emergency operations to reduce the hernia and repair the original surgery. She had to spend a total of 11 days on a ventilator and also underwent a tracheotomy.

 

Our client later required further surgery to repair the hernia and she has been left with unsightly and distressing scars on her abdomen.

 

As a result of the negligence our client was awarded £35,000 in compensation.

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How can I find out if medical treatment was negligent?
During the investigations of your clinical negligence claim we will be required to obtain disclosure of all relevant medical records - both hospital and GP - in the manner set out in the pre-action protocols. Once all of the relevant medical records have been received they will be considered on a preliminary basis. They will then be sent to an independent expert nurse who will index and paginate the records to ensure that they are in some semblance of order.
Can my doctor/hospital stop treating me if I bring a claim against them?
It is entirely at the discretion of you and your treating clinician. Should you or your treating clinician consider that your doctor-patient relationship has broken down that treating clinician may consider that they can no longer treat you in a professional manner. However, if you have a complaint against your treating clinician it may not be wise to continue treatment from them in any event.

 

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