Birmingham Women's NHS Trust Compensation Claim

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence at the Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To speak to an expert about your situation, call Quittance on 0800 376 1001.

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Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust (2004) - Case Study

A 37-year-old woman (39 years at trial) accepted damages of £12,000 (£16,740.9 RPI adjusted) in an out-of-court settlement after receiving a tear to her labia during surgery.

The claimant was admitted to a hospital within the Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust for an operation to remove a cyst at the opening to her vagina. During surgery, the gynaecological registrar decided not to remove the cyst but instead to cut into it and suture the edges, allowing the cyst to drain.

Shortly after the surgery, the claimant started to bleed. She was returned to the operating theatre where a different gynaecologist found that the cyst had been partially removed, causing the haemorrhage. The cyst was removed and the wound closed up, but the claimant sustained a tear to her left labia minora.

A skin tag formed over the tear. This caused the claimant considerable pain and discomfort. She underwent a further operation to repair the labia after which she made a full recovery.

Compensation settlement

In an out-of-court-settlement, the claimant accepted total damages of £12,000 (£16,740.9 RPI adjusted) for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by her injury.

Making a compensation claim against Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Medical negligence is a highly specialised area of law and making a claim can initially seem overwhelming. NHS Trusts are large, complex organisations. It can take a long time to gather the evidence that is needed to show professional negligence and to resolve the claim.

Drawing on decades of experience, Quittance's panel of solicitors handle complex medical negligence claims professionally and sympathetically. We work hard to get you the amount of compensation you deserve and to give you peace of mind when you need it the most.

Call us on 0800 376 1001 to discuss your situation with a claims expert or find out what your claim could be worth.

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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher