A woman from Cornwall has received a six figure sum in clinical negligence compensation, following complications after a gall bladder operation.
The Plymouth Herald is reporting that the woman, who has not been named for legal reasons, was admitted to the Derriford Hospital, for surgery to remove her gall bladder.
The operation itself was successful but post-operative complications set in, causing bile to leak into the woman’s system, this caused her acute pain and sepsis and eventually led to the onset of a life changing cardiac arrest.
The woman believed to be in her forties, suffered severe brain damage and is now dependent on her family for the support she requires to cope with day to day life.
With the help of her daughter, she launched a claim for clinical negligence compensation against the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, claiming that the care she received following her surgery was sub-standard.
The Trust, who has not admitted liability for the incident, agreed to settle the claim for a six figure sum in damages.
According to the newspaper, the woman will receive a lump sum payment of £107,000 followed by payments of £20,000 per year, to cover the costs of her ongoing care.