Nottingham University Hospital Trust Compensation Claim
If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence at a hospital within the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust you may be entitled to compensation. To speak to a solicitor about a medical negligence claim, call Quittance on 0800 612 7456.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (2006) Case Study
A 42 year old woman was awarded £25,000 at Leicester County Court after she lost a kidney following a negligently performed sterilisation.
The woman, a knitwear worker aged 29 at the time of her injury, underwent 2 sterilisation operations at a hospital within the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust in 1993. Both procedures were performed using the Filshie clip - a globally recognised method for female sterilisation.
The Claimant fell pregnant after the first operation and was referred back to the same hospital for a termination of the pregnancy and resterilisation.
Around 9 years later, in 2001, she began to experience episodes of severe abdominal pain. An ultrasound scan revealed that her right kidney was swollen and right ureter was dilated along part of its length.
An intravenous uretogram showed 2 Filshie clips on the left side of the Claimant's pelvic area, and one on the right. There was a blockage of the right ureter at the level of the clip.
A DMSA scan - a special test to assess structure, location and function of the kidneys - was performed and it was discovered that there was no function in the right kidney. A nephrectomy was recommended and the Claimant's right kidney was removed by laparoscopy in December 2002.
The operation was successful and the Claimant made a good recovery, although the knowledge that she would be reliant on one kidney for the rest of her life caused her to suffer stress.
Due to the pain prior to the operation and her subsequent recovery period, the Claimant was generally weak and tired, and was therefore unable to work for 6 months. During his same period she was also reliant on her partner to carry out domestic chores (such as cooking, cleaning, washing and shopping) on her behalf.
At the end of this time the Claimant was able to return to work part-time and eventually full time.
The Claimant was awarded a total of £25,000 (£33,410.26 RPI adjusted) of which £18,000 (£24,055.38 RPI adjusted) was for general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
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