05 March 2012
Woman to seek clinical negligence damages?
A woman may launch a clinical negligence claim after she contracted cancer from a kidney transplant.
Gillian Smart had the operation at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, only to discover later that the female donor was suffering with the disease.
The lady had been a diabetic for over 30 years and received the organ in 2010.
However, after finally getting a transplant she was told five days later that she was suffering from a rare form of cancer - intravascular B Cell lymphoma - as a result of the operation.
The NHS has subsequently apologised to Ms Smart over the situation, which has been labelled a result of "human error".
Lynda Hamlyn, chief executive of NHS Blood and Transplant - which gives two million units of blood to hospitals in England and north Wales annually - stated: "I do not underestimate how traumatic this has been for those involved, but lessons have been learned through an extensive investigation."
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Posted by Trusha Vyas
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