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£26,000 Clinical Negligence Claim Resolved

14 March 2011

RJW have recently represented an elderly man who made a hospital negligence claim after a catalogue of errors left his requiring unnecessary operations. Our client had previously suffered serious pain in his gall bladder. It had previously been identified that he had gall stones and as such underwent regular reviews. Our client was admitted into hospital to undergo an operation to remove his gall bladder which would, in theory, have resolved his issues. Some time later, our client fell seriously ill again with symptoms similar to those of his previous condition. Exploratory surgery revealed that some surgical equipment which should have been removed had been left inside our client. Upon removal of these stents our client made a good recovery. After negotiations between our expert clinical negligence solicitors and the defendant our client was awarded compensation of £26,000.