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£200,000 compensation awarded for negligent gallbladder surgery

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    A client, represented by Simon Elliman, Head of the Clinical Negligence Team, received agreed compensation of £200,000, in respect of negligently performed keyhole surgery to remove her gallbladder (also known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy). During the procedure the common bile duct …

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A client, represented by Simon Elliman, Head of the Clinical Negligence Team, received agreed compensation of £200,000, in respect of negligently performed keyhole surgery to remove her gallbladder (also known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy). During the procedure the common bile duct was inadvertently clipped (rather than the cystic duct), resulting in bile leaking into our client’s abdomen. She had to spend a long period in hospital, undergoing several further operative procedures, and ultimately reconstructive surgery.

She continues to suffer abdominal pain, fatigue and constipation, and faces risks of developing cholangitis, and complications from adhesions. She was forced to give up her work as a Night Sister earlier than she would have done.

She received compensation of £200,000 for her pain and suffering, and financial losses, including loss of earnings.

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