Surgical Injuries: Case Studies

The specialist clinical negligence team at JMW secured £21,000 in compensation for 'Nick' after negligent surgery to remove his appendix left him in need of a further emergency operation and with permanent scarring.

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'Gordon' was left with permanent bowel and bladder problems after negligent spinal surgery and aftercare. JMW's Steven Brown obtained a compensation settlement of £145,000 for Gordon.

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Whilst serving in the Army Daniel sustained a twisting injury to his right knee and continued to suffer pain from that knee. He underwent several courses of physiotherapy and a number of arthroscopies, but his condition persisted. JMW Solicitors win £185,000 for negligent knee surgery.

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An operation Rose needed to relieve pain she was suffering caused by bunions was performed incorrectly with the result that her situation worsened.

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Barry, 55, of Sheffield, was left with permanent scarring due to negligence following an operation

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Simon suffered an agonising second bout of appendicitis and further surgery after doctors failed to remove the whole of his appendix the first time round. Simon’s case was taken on by Steven Brown, and he was awarded £6,750 in compensation.

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Sharon had many years of trouble becoming pregnant and attended hospital for an investigatory laparoscopy. Endometriosis was noted but the procedure was abandoned due to excessive bleeding.

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Natasha had suffered from problems with her kidneys since birth. She was diagnosed as having a duplex left kidney and as a consequence, she was admitted to hospital heminephroureterectomy (removal of a portion of a kidney and ureter).

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Ian wore a partial denture for one tooth. During the evening Ian inadvertently swallowed the denture, and it became lodged in his throat. He attended A& E and it was discovered that the denture was lodged in his oesophagus at approximately the level of the 6th cervical vertebrae.

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The middle joint of Wendy’s right little finger had been permanently flexed since birth (“trigger” finger). As it had become painful and something of a nuisance she decided to have it straightened.

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Case study of a woman who was awarded £7,500 in compensation due to negligent closing of a wound following surgery.

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JMW secured £7,500 in compensation for Cheryl, who suffered severe infection after swabs were left in her abdomen during surgery.

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Bryony Doyle, one of JMW's specialist clinical negligence solicitors, secured £13,000 in compensation for 'Luke' after his bladder was damaged during surgery, causing him to require a further operation and suffer additional scarring and a prolonged recovery.

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'Tina' suffered appalling surgical negligence during a double mastectomy and suffered significant complications. Rebecca Cahill, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at JMW, investigated the care provided and obtained a compensation settlement totalling £70,000 for Tina.

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Kate suffered appalling complications due to negligently performed breast cancer surgery. Rebecca Cahill, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at JMW, was able to find answers for Kate, as well as securing a £170,000 compensation settlement to help with her recovery.

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