£70,000 obtained for loss of kidney function following hysterectomy

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Julie Crossley, an associate at Ashtons Legal, has obtained £70,000 for a woman who suffered avoidable injury during an abdominal hysterectomy.

After the woman suffered an unexpected haemorrhage, her surgeon failed to carry out any ureteric checks. As a result, her ureter was left unrepaired which caused a blockage and left her with a loss of kidney function.

As a result of the negligence, the woman required numerous hospital admissions and she suffered psychological issues. Following on from this she made the decision to retire early.

Julie comments: “This was a sad case where the lady suffered an avoidable injury leading to her having to undergo further procedures which were uncomfortable and distressing. She found it difficult to cope and despite her employers trying to accommodate her with reduced hours and a change of role she felt she could not continue to work and decided to retire with a view to recovering properly and then looking for employment in the future.”

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